Asakusa temple in Tokyo

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Japan?

If you plan on travelling to Japan for the first question most people ask is how much does it cost to go to Japan? There’s a big misconception that Japan is expensive, but I didn’t find it to be that much more expensive than other major cities I’ve visited. There are plenty of ways to do…

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Should I Travel Right now?

While some countries are opening up and welcoming visitors, others are reporting record daily numbers of COVID-19. It’s obvious that there are certain places you want to completely avoid for now, but the question many people ask is, should I travel right now? There’s no easy answer to that question, as it really depends on…

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Scotia Rewards

Scotia Rewards | How to get the most out of your points

Scotia Rewards is one of the most popular credit card rewards programs in Canada. What makes it appealing is that it’s easy to earn points, your points are flexible and Scotiabank has some great credit cards. When compared to other bank travel rewards programs, many people believe Scotia Rewards is the best. The best might…

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The Best Travel Rewards Programs in Canada

When I’m asked about the best travel credit cards in Canada, I tell people about the generous sign up bonuses and benefits you’ll get. What people don’t realize is that it’s the travel rewards program that they’re tied to that often makes them so great. Credit card offers change all the time and what’s a…

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WestJet Companion Voucher Explained

Have you ever noticed the option to select the WestJet companion voucher on their website? It’s right there on the main page above where you choose your destinations for flights. Some people may have ignored that checkbox since they don’t have a WestJet companion voucher, but I’m sure they still wondered what is the WestJet…

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Toronto Public Transportation streetcar

Toronto Public Transportation: How to ride the TTC

Toronto public transportation, more commonly known as the TTC is either excellent or terrible depending on who you ask. For many residents of the city, the network is subpar as there aren’t that many subway lines compared to other major cities in the world. However, visitors will likely find that Toronto public transportation is excellent…

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Points Redemption Stories

Almost all of my content is related to earning points and what you could redeem for those points, but I’ve rarely shared some practical examples. Quite often my readers share their redemption stories with me via e-mail or social media but I’ve never published them. Today, with their permission, I’m sharing some of their redemptions…

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CIBC Rewards Review

CIBC Rewards | How to get the most out of your points

CIBC Rewards is a popular program better known under the CIBC Aventura name. Although I rank the CIBC Rewards program behind American Express Membership Rewards and RBC Rewards, CIBC Rewards is still a pretty solid travel rewards program due to the flexibility of your points. CIBC credit cards may not be that popular, when you…

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American Express Membership Rewards

American Express Membership Rewards | Everything you need to know

The American Express Membership Rewards program is the best bank travel rewards program in Canada. The program shines since it’s flexible and valuable. What many people don’t realize is that with Amex Membership Rewards, you can earn large amounts of points in a short period of time which never expire as long as you have…

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How Much Does it Cost to go to Universal Studios Orlando

There’s no doubt in my mind that Universal Orlando Resort has the best theme parks in Orlando. Yes, you could argue that Disney World is a better experience, but if you’re looking for thrills and the best rides, then you should make Univeral your top priority. Of course, most people wonder how much does it…

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