Travel Tip – Upgrades

Travel Tip – Upgrades

Just a few hours in, and our trip to Vancouver is already blessed! It’s also a really great travel tip – keep your eye out for upgrades, and always say yes if you are offered one that gives you something special for just a fraction of the price it would...
Packing Light for the End of the Earth

Packing Light for the End of the Earth

So, I have a huge trip coming up in five days – an amazing tour of Argentina, Patagonia and Chile! I am most excited to see the Perito Moreno Glacier near El Calafate, and to get to the very bottom tip of South America. I am going with Broad Escapes – a...
Travel Tip – Online Check-in

Travel Tip – Online Check-in

One of the best things you can do when preparing to fly, is to check in online (usually offered within 24 hours of your flight). Not only can it help to secure your seat (in the event of over-booking), it can dramatically decrease your stress and time in line ups at...
Have Passport, Will Travel!

Have Passport, Will Travel!

Just got my new 10-year Canadian passport in the mail today, and I’m ready for another year of travel! The process was pretty easy and quick (received it about a week after I renewed in person), though I did shake my head at a few people in line ahead of me. I...
Travel Tip – Look Outside Your Hotel

Travel Tip – Look Outside Your Hotel

One of the easiest travel tips to save money is to simply take a walk around your hotel after you arrive. Look for drug stores, food stores, convenience stores. A 5 – 15 minute walk could save you a lot of cash for things like water, snacks and wine (which...
Travel Tip – Sketchers Go Walk Shoes Rock!

Travel Tip – Sketchers Go Walk Shoes Rock!

I am a big believer in wearing practical, comfortable shoes while on holiday (and, well, just in general). I am also a big believer in investing in a good pair that will last a few years, rather than buying cheap ones that pinch or fall apart quickly. On the advice of...

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