Review: National Bank VIP Lounge at YUL – Montreal Trudeau International Airport

We recently had the chance to visit the National Bank VIP Lounge at YUL – Montreal Trudeau International Airport and share information about the lounge in this post and compare its features to the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge.

Best Canadian Credit Cards for Travel 2021

In this post, we share which credit cards we’ve signed up for recently and why:
1) HSBC World Elite MasterCard
2) WestJet RBC World Elite 3) MasterCard
American Express Aeroplan Reserve Card

COVID Cancellations: Refund Status Update

After months and hours of fighting tooth and nail, we have managed to close the loop on all of our outstanding claims for refunds with airlines and hotels! We ended up pretty lucky by not losing lots of money and ending up stuck with a bunch of travel vouchers that would be difficult to useContinue reading “COVID Cancellations: Refund Status Update”

Finding and Booking Flight Deals During COVID-19: Good or Bad Idea?

Many of us are sad and disappointed in having to cancel and postpone travel plans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of us might even be looking forward to traveling again when it is safe and possible to do so and speculating as to when that might be. In this post, we talk about travels dealsContinue reading “Finding and Booking Flight Deals During COVID-19: Good or Bad Idea?”

Review: TAP Air Portugal A330neo Business Class from LIS – Lisbon to EWR – Newark

Last Updated: June 3, 2020 COVID-19 Update: Portugal has re-opened to tourists from certain countries as of June 1st. TAP Air Portugal is scheduled to resume flights to North America on June 4, 2020. Overview: For the last leg of our most recent around the world trip in November 2019, we booked business class tickets toContinue reading “Review: TAP Air Portugal A330neo Business Class from LIS – Lisbon to EWR – Newark”

We Leave Today: The 2019 Recap

It’s been another busy year for us; working full-time while maximizing all the travel opportunities that present themselves and also seeking them out. It is always a challenge for us to balance visiting all the places we are interested in but also to visit the places where the return on investment for miles and pointsContinue reading “We Leave Today: The 2019 Recap”

Review: El Vado Motel in Albuquerque New Mexico

Last Updated on July 15, 2020. Initially posted on September 20, 2019. COVID-19 Update: At this time, El Vado is open and offering staycation specials for locals; please call (505) 361-1667 for more information. In addition, the restaurants have re-opened too and access to the outdoor space is available. The pool is available and socialContinue reading “Review: El Vado Motel in Albuquerque New Mexico”

Review: Alaska Airlines Lounge SEA-TAC North Satellite Terminal

Seattle-Tacoma Airport (SEA-TAC) is the 8th busiest US airport and commercial and cargo flights continue to increase. As part of the airport’s growth and modernization strategy, the North Satellite Terminal, also known as the “N-Gates” has been renovated and expanded. In addition to new vendors, 8 more gates, Alaska Airlines has also opened their 15,800Continue reading “Review: Alaska Airlines Lounge SEA-TAC North Satellite Terminal”

Top 15 Destinations in 15 Years: Our List

We often get asked “What’s your favorite place out of everywhere you’ve traveled?” and it is such a difficult question to answer because we tend to find things we enjoy in all of the places we visit! That being said, after 15 years of travelling together, there are definitely places that we remember more fondlyContinue reading “Top 15 Destinations in 15 Years: Our List”

Plan – 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Booking Flights

Last updated: November 24, 2019 As easy as it can be to search for flights and book them either using points or paying for them, there are complexities to air travel that are not always easy to find and understand. We’ve learned from mistakes we’ve made and how to avoid them. In this post, weContinue reading “Plan – 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Booking Flights”