Asakusa temple in Tokyo

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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The basics of travel insurance

When it comes to travel, quite often people forget to consider travel insurance. The cost of health care outside of Canada is insanely expensive. A trip to the walk-in clinic will cost you more than $100 USD, if you need more serious medical attention, you could pay hundreds if not thousands of dollars. To simply…

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Food in Japan is amazing, it’s actually one of the reasons I decided to return to the country. When I first visited Japan, I was on a limited budget, but this time I told myself that I wouldn’t cheap out on my meals. Fortunately, good food in Japan can be found at reasonable prices. If…

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travel fees to avoid

After booking your trip, the last thing you’ll be thinking about is travel fees, but since they always seem to have a way of creeping up on us. They may not cost as much on an individual basis, but when you add them all up, they could cost us a few hundred dollars. I don’t…

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Budapest is one of those cities that constantly ranks in various Top 10 lists, yet it’s still hardly visited by many travellers. After seeing so many amazing pictures, I finally decided to make a stop there on my most recent Eurotrip. With stunning architecture, refreshing thermal baths, and a culture that can be unique, Budapest lives up to…

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using your mobile abroad

Let’s be realistic, who doesn’t travel without their cellphone these days? They offer so much convenience that it would be silly not to travel with it. The problem is, when using your mobile abroad, roaming charges can add up to some ridiculous amounts if you’re not paying attention. Fortunately for all of us there’s many…

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The skyline of Chicago

I recently returned from Chicago, and what a great city. Although the city is the third largest in the United States with a population pushing 3 million, never did I feel like it was a “busy” city. The people of Chicago were nice and friendly, but travellers come for the skyline, attractions, and food. Trust me,…

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