Travel

Save Big With Airbnb, What You Need To Know

When travelling, accommodations tends to be our biggest expense after airfare, but there are always ways to save money. Airbnb has picked up a huge following over the years and it’s not become my preferred choice when I’m looking for a place to stay. If you’re unfamiliar with Airbnb, it’s a service with over 600,000…

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Europe Food Costs, How I Ate Everything

Europe food costs vary per city but it’s easy to find a good value for your money as long as you don’t eat out every meal. Here’s a picture blog of all the food I ate in Europe along with the cost listed in Canadian dollars.  I tend to grab a quick takeout lunch and…

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How costs in Europe compare to home

On my recent Euro trip I had the opportunity to observe and talk about personal finance with a couple of locals in The Netherlands and Belgium and it’s quite interesting to hear how people view their money around the world. We obviously mainly compared the differences between Canada and Europe and it’s quite shocking how…

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The Biggest Travel Ripoffs

I’m back from Europe and while I was there I was reminded of some of the biggest travel ripoffs. These won’t actually ruin you but it’s a good reminder of what to look out for when travelling abroad. Anything sold at a market – I’ll admit as a tourist markets are a lot of fun, so many…

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Is Free Travel Insurance Enough?

My full post today appears at the TuGo Travel blog. Did you know that when traveling our Canadian health plans don’t exactly cover us? A quick trip to the hospital in Canada is free, but overseas it could cost us thousands of dollars. For this reason I tell everyone that travel medical insurance is a…

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Budget Travel tips with Because Money

Last week Jackson Middleton and Robb Engen invited me to be a guest on the Because Money webcast where we covered everything budget travel. Now I know not all of us have time to watch the entire video so here’s a breakdown of some of the tips / sites I covered. ACCOMMODATIONS Airbnb – This…

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Free Toronto Attractions

Whenever I travel I always look for free attractions first because nothing is better than free.  Any money I can save on attractions means I can spend it somewhere else during my trip like a nice meal. Here’s my picks of the top free Toronto Attractions. Nathan Philips Square Toronto’s City Hall is the main…

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Travel Saving Tips From A Budget Savvy Traveller

Many of us dream about traveling to exotic places but give up because it’s just too expensive. Outside of all-inclusive vacations, travel deals don’t really exist. What you should be looking for is ways to minimize costs or ways to stretch your dollar. Your dream vacation can still be a reality, all you need is…

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