Travel

Buying miles and points: Is it worth it?

Airlines, hotel chains and most loyalty programs have an option to buy points or miles from them, but is it worth it? Buying miles and/or points is usually not a good deal in the vast…

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BMO Rewards review

BMO Rewards Guide | How to maximize your points

BMO Rewards has been really aggressive as of late. They’ve had huge marketing campaigns and they often offer BMO customers one of the cards for free for the first year. Admittedly, getting the annual fee…

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Aeroplan Rewards Guide

Aeroplan Rewards Guide

Are you looking for an Aeroplan rewards guide? Aeroplan is Canada’s largest airline loyalty program and one of the best in the world. What Aeroplan members may not realize is that the program went through significant…

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Air Canada Bereavement Fares

Air Canada Bereavement Fares | What you need to know

Travel is usually associated with something fun and exciting, but the unfortunate reality is that sometimes we need to travel or change existing travel plans because of a tragedy. Those of us who find ourselves…

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HSBC Rewards Guide | How to maximize your points

Although HSBC Rewards is a program that’s used all over the world, it’s not as popular in Canada since HSBC isn’t one of the big five banks. What you might not realize is that HSBC…

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Understanding Your Hotel Cancellation Policy

When I book accommodations, I first look at the hotel cancellation policy. Although my travel plans are usually set, I want to ensure that the rooms I book are flexible if I change my mind.…

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Air Miles update

Air Miles Update | A complete overhaul

Earlier this year, BMO acquired Air Miles. When the announcement was made, many people weren’t sure what to make of the move. BMO Rewards isn’t the most popular bank travel program, and despite having 10…

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Asakusa temple in Tokyo

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Japan?

With Japan now fully open to the public again, a natural question to ask is how much does it cost to go to Japan? There’s a big misconception that Japan is expensive, but I didn’t…

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Japan Rail Pass

Is The JR Pass Worth it?

**I’ve been bombarded with questions about the JR Pass, and I don’t have time to reply to everyone. As a result, I’ve disabled comments. If you read this entire post, I make it pretty clear…

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how much does it cost to go to Disneyland castle

How Much Does it Cost to go to Disneyland?

The cost to go to Disneyland can vary quite a bit, but if you’re planning a trip to one of the happiest places on earth, it’s a good idea to have a rough budget in…

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