Flying Interjet Between Canada and Mexico: What You Need to Know

Last Updated May 2019 At this time, Interjet offers service to Mexico City and Cancun from Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver, the 3 busiest Canadian airports utilizing Airbus A320 aircraft. As it is a new airline, I’ve been asked what I think of them, whether or not they’re a reputable airline and if I’d fly them. In thisContinue reading “Flying Interjet Between Canada and Mexico: What You Need to Know”

Our Top 10 Pools: Enhance Your Hotel Stay

While we’ve rarely chosen to stay somewhere solely because of the pool, some pools have greatly enhanced our enjoyment during our stay. Taking into account the pool options when choosing accommodations can be a worthwhile strategy to maximize your enjoyment during your stay, whether it’s for leisure or business. Some examples of reasons why youContinue reading “Our Top 10 Pools: Enhance Your Hotel Stay”

Tips: Planning a 1 Day Trip to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is on a lot of people’s bucket lists for different reasons and if you visit, you will be rewarded for your efforts. Our planning process to go to Machu Picchu started 1 year prior to our visit. When you tell people you’re going to Machu Picchu, anyone who has been will have allContinue reading “Tips: Planning a 1 Day Trip to Machu Picchu”

Visiting Canada: Visa vs eTA to Enter

As a Canadian living in Vancouver, I do recommend visiting my city, as well as other cities and town in Canada. While Canada is a Commonwealth realm country, most visitors will need a visa and/or an eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) to enter the country; only U.S. citizens are exempt from both. This post will provideContinue reading “Visiting Canada: Visa vs eTA to Enter”

Tripadvisor 101: Finding What You Need

Whether you’re self-planning your trip or working with a travel agent, you will want to conduct some research to compare different options in the hopes of choosing the one you’ll enjoy the most. While the internet has made the task of researching easier, it has also made it more daunting due to all the variousContinue reading “Tripadvisor 101: Finding What You Need”

Review: Cathay Pacific’s The Pier Business Class Lounge at HKG

Maxine and I have been fortunate to experience first class and business class lounges across the world (including the Emirates First Class Lounge at DXB – Dubai Airport) but if there is one lounge that tops our list, it’s Cathay Pacific’s The Pier, Business Class lounge at HKG – Hong Kong International Airport. During ourContinue reading “Review: Cathay Pacific’s The Pier Business Class Lounge at HKG”

Airplane Food: Top 10 In-flight Meals

Last updated: May 8, 2020 In the Bon Appetit article “Anthony Bourdain Thinks You’re Crazy For Eating Airplane Food“, Anthony Bourdain answers questions about what’s acceptable to eat aboard a flight, which in fact is nothing at all…unless you’re on a long flight and in that case cheese and lots of port (emphasis on lotsContinue reading “Airplane Food: Top 10 In-flight Meals”

Books to Read Before Going to Sri Lanka

COVID-19 Update: Sri Lanka is expected to re-open to international tourism in August 2020. For more information about the COVID-19 protocols, click here. Overview: Reading literature from the country you are going to visit is a good starting point to immerse yourself into the culture and can even help you to plan other aspects ofContinue reading “Books to Read Before Going to Sri Lanka”

Hiking the Awa’awapuhi Trail in the Koke’e State Park, Kauai

This is a round trip 6.1 mile (about 10 km) hike through the Koke’e State Park to the valley rim of Nualolo and Awa’awapuhi valleys. You start the hike at about 4,100 feet and descend down to about 2,500 feet, which means it’s all uphill on the way back. Most websites and reviews categorize thisContinue reading “Hiking the Awa’awapuhi Trail in the Koke’e State Park, Kauai”

Mileage Run: 36 Hours in Anchorage Alaska

We’ve been flying on Alaska Airlines and achieving elite status for years now, but strangely enough, we had never been to Alaska. When a good deal popped up to fly to ANC – Anchorage from YVR – Vancouver through to SEA- Seattle this past May, we decided to book the tickets as it would giveContinue reading “Mileage Run: 36 Hours in Anchorage Alaska”