Trip planning

The biggest travel ripoffs

The Biggest Travel Ripoffs

Although I love to travel, one thing I hate are the travel ripoffs that I’ve come across. Quite often these things are tourist traps that are aimed at new travelleres, but often the biggest ripoffs come from airlines or banks who are trying to maximize their profits. To be fair, I’m sort of “happy” that…

Read More

How to Spend One Week in Japan

Let’s be realistic, one week in Japan is not enough to see the country, but it’s enough to give you a taste for the first time. Some may think that spending just 7 days in the Land of the Rising Sun is not worth it but trust me, you won’t regret making a trip to…

Read More

Sintra Day Trip Guide

Lisbon has a ton of great attractions, but if you have time to spare, a day trip to Sintra is a must. If you google the town right now, you’ll come across images of stunning palaces and historic sites that seem to be lifted right out of a fairytale. The area was actually a retreat…

Read More

Where to Stay in Bali: The Best Hostels in Bali

Bali has become a backpacker’s paradise. This beautiful island is fun to explore and can be incredibly affordable and offers great value. Many consider Bali to be the perfect destination for affordable luxury. From low priced massages to cheap but delicious places to eat and drink, and accommodation including hostels. Bali’s hostels range from the…

Read More
How to Enjoy Orlando Without Spending a Fortune bikes

How to Enjoy Orlando Without Spending a Fortune

**Visit Orlando and Universal Orlando Resort sponsored parts of my trip to Orlando. They had no say in the content of this article. There’s no denying that Orlando can be an expensive destination. If you were to visit any of the theme parks, you’ll spend at least $100 USD per ticket for a one day…

Read More

How to Get a NEXUS Card: Everything You Need to Know About NEXUS Applications

Do you travel frequently back and forth between Canada and the United States? Are you tired of waiting in the long security lines at airports or at land crossing borders? Well then, you may want to consider getting a NEXUS Card. In this article, I’m sharing everything you need to know about how to get…

Read More
Best Hotels Near Disney World with a Shuttle - Ritz Carlton

Best Hotels Near Disney World with a Shuttle

When planning a vacation to Walt Disney World there is a lot to take into consideration including where to stay, how to get around, and of course, the cost of a trip. One of the best ways to tackle the cost issue is to stay in a central hotel near Disney World that offers a…

Read More

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…

Read More

How Much Does it Cost to go to Toronto?

Toronto is one of the most diverse cities in the world which is why many people want to visit. On any given weekend you’ll find a major cultural event and there’s always some kind of sporting event going on that’s worth checking out. The question is, how much does it cost to go to Toronto?…

Read More

7 Ways to Get the Most Marriott Points Value

There is no doubt in my mind that Marriott Bonvoy is one of the best travel rewards programs in Canada. Admittedly, the program has been devalued quite a bit over the years, but it’s the best hotel loyalty program since Marriott has more than 6,500 hotels in 115+ countries. That’s more properties than any other…

Read More