How to Keep Your Money Safe When Travelling

One of my favourite things about travelling is exchanging my Canadian dollars for the currency of whichever country I’ll be visiting. There’s something about getting different coloured bills which sometimes come in ludicrous denominations that gets me excited about travel. I’ve already covered the best ways to exchange your money, but some people wonder how [...]

By | 2017-06-18T15:12:45+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Budget Travel, Travel|

How we Spent six Days in Portugal for Less than $2,000 Including Airfare

Some of you know that I went to Portugal back in January. Although I’ve mentioned in passing how cheap it is to visit the country when I looked at all my receipts after my trip; I couldn’t believe how little I spent. My six-day trip to Portugal cost me less than $2,000. That’s less than [...]

By | 2017-06-05T09:02:40+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Budget Travel, Destinations, Travel|

The 10 Cheapest Airfare Destinations for Canadians

Cheapflights.ca has just released their annual Compass Report where they took a look at where Canadians are travelling to and how much it costs to get there. The data was taken from searches done on their own site in the last year from six major markets: Calgary, Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg. The report [...]

By | 2017-06-11T10:21:12+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Budget Travel, Travel|

Canadians Travelling to the Middle East is Rising

Bookings to the Middle East from Canada are up 170% in 2017, this according to Adventure Travel Company, Intrepid Travel. This is incredible news as the region has seen a dramatic decrease in tourism since the Arab Spring started back in late 2010. Why am I so excited about the news? I visited the Middle [...]

By | 2017-05-21T10:07:55+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Destinations, Travel, Travel news|

Canadian Credit Cards Without Foreign Transaction Fees

One of the most annoying things about credit cards is the fact that most of them charge an additional fee of 2.5% when we make a purchase in a foreign currency. You'd be forgiven if you didn't know about this since it's not widely advertised, but the fee is rolled right into the exchange making it [...]

By | 2017-06-03T12:55:14+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Budget Travel, Credit cards, Personal Finance, Travel|

American Express Gold Rewards Card Review: Earn 25,000 Aeroplan Miles Fast!

If you’re looking to earn 25,000 Aeroplan Miles fast, then signing up for the American Express Gold Rewards card is a must. After spending $1,500 in the first three months of having the card, you’re instantly given 25,000 American Express Member Rewards (Although it can take up to 10 weeks for these points to post [...]

By | 2017-06-20T15:30:25+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Budget Travel, Credit cards, Personal Finance, Travel|