In this post, we share information about insurance we have purchased to help offset the costs of extending our stay on a trip due to quarantine requirements.
Tag Archives: covid19
Greedy: Airbnb’s new policy sets disappointing precedents when booking refundable accommodations
Imagine booking a fully-refundable rate at a hotel, but still being charged a service fee if you need to cancel your reservation. This is a policy that Airbnb has implemented during these most uncertain of travel times.
Tips for Canadians who want to Visit Hawaii
Last Updated on November 3, 2021. On October 15, 2020 the Hawaiian Islands began allowing out of state travelers without a 14 day quarantine with the launch of the Safe Travels Multi-Tier Program. Since then, thousands of people have been returning to Hawaii for a number of reason, including tourism. On Tuesday, November 2, GovernorContinue reading “Tips for Canadians who want to Visit Hawaii”
Travel in British Columbia during COVID-19
On June 24, 2020, British Columbia transitioned to Phase 3 of BC’s Restart Plan. This included “the smart, safe and respectful return of travel and tourism within the province”. As a result, local tourism authorities worked with the Ministry and Provincial Public Health to introduce safety protocols and guidelines to help tourists plan and visitContinue reading “Travel in British Columbia during COVID-19”
The 10 Things We Don’t Miss About Travel
Travel is our thing and has been for the last 15+ years. Throughout the years, we have perfected how to travel for short weekend trips, mileage runs, and longer around the world trips to maximize each moment and optimized each deal to lead us to the destination, not the other way around. 2020 was offContinue reading “The 10 Things We Don’t Miss About Travel”
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”
COVID-19 Protocols for Tourists: 3 Extreme Examples
Recently there have been many news reports about countries that are planning to re-open to tourists, and the measures they plan to take in order to ensure the safety of both citizens and visitors. It’s been really interesting to see the variance in protocols being implemented – in some cases, the requirements have been veryContinue reading “COVID-19 Protocols for Tourists: 3 Extreme Examples”
Our Top 8 Hotel Picks for Socially Distanced Vacations
Even before COVID-19 arrived, we always appreciated space and privacy away from crowds, which is why we spent countless hours seeking out the best places to stay for the destinations we visited. Now, as we reflect on past travel and think about future travels, we have compiled a list of places that already offered socialContinue reading “Our Top 8 Hotel Picks for Socially Distanced Vacations”
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?”
Visiting Barbados: Pros and Cons
Last updated: February 2022 Originally Posted: February 14, 2019 Overview: Barbados is the most easterly island in the Caribbean and populated by about 280,000 people. The island is formed by limestone rocks and measures about 430 square kilometers. Barbados is just north of the equator and far away enough from the hurricane belt that itContinue reading “Visiting Barbados: Pros and Cons”