6 Ways Knowing the Local Language Saves You Money

When travelling, taking a guided tour, eating food in local restaurants, bartering in bustling markets and braving local transport is all part of exploring new cultures. While it’s important to support local economies, we’ve all been duped by a tourist trap in one or more of these situations. However, knowing the local lingo may allow [...]

By |2019-09-14T15:22:41-04:00September 5th, 2019|Travel, Travel news|

Marriott Bonvoy Off-Peak and Peak Redemption Rates Coming on September 14th

Back in April, Marriott Bonvoy announced that off-peak and peak redemption rates for a free night stay would be coming to Marriott.com and the Marriott Bonvoy App in the future. Today, Marriott said that those changes come into effect on September 14th, 2019 so you have about a month to make some reservations at the [...]

By |2019-08-26T09:20:38-04:00August 15th, 2019|Credit cards, Travel, Travel news|

Travel Programs and Credit Card Hacking – Frequently Asked Questions

I have been writing and talking about travel loyalty programs and credit card hacking for a long time now. Over the years, many people have reached to me to ask questions on this blog,  Facebook, Twitter,  Instagram and I’m always happy to answer. Since lots of people have been asking the same questions, I’ve created [...]

By |2019-07-02T16:14:15-04:00July 2nd, 2019|Credit cards, Travel, Travel news|

Dynamic Currency Conversion Explained

When it comes to travelling, dynamic currency conversion is something you need to know about since it’s one of the biggest travel fees you can avoid. In case you’re not familiar with dynamic currency conversion, it’s when you get the option to pay for your purchases in your home currency when using credit cards abroad. [...]

By |2019-09-03T15:07:40-04:00June 6th, 2019|Credit cards, Travel, Travel news|

Marriott Bonvoy Review

Let’s get to the point, my Marriott Bonvoy review is positive. Ever since Marriott Rewards merged with Starwood Preferred Guest and Ritz-Carlton Rewards in August 2018, the combined program has easily become the best hotel loyalty program in the world. On Feb. 13, 2019, the program changed their name to Marriott Bonvoy. Full disclosure, my [...]

By |2019-06-28T14:59:02-04:00April 29th, 2019|Credit cards, Travel, Travel news|

Don’t Forget to do These 10 Things Before a Trip or It’ll Cost You Big

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation. All opinions are my own. Everyone dreams about travelling. It’s fun to fantasize about what you’ll see and do, but to reach your bucket list destinations, you need to ensure you have enough money saved so you can reach [...]

By |2019-04-25T07:49:20-04:00March 20th, 2019|Travel, Travel news|