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…

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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

I love to travel, but I absolutely hate the fees and charges that can come up. It’s a bit ridiculous when you think about it. There are more than a few things that are designed to get more money from travellers. It may not seem like a lot at first, but once you start adding…

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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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