Travel During COVID-19: Travel Interruption Insurance for Canadians

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.

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?”

Sargassum Seaweed in the Caribbean: Will it ruin my beach vacation?

Updated: FOctober 25, 2021 The first time we encountered that mass of seaweed known as “sargassum” was in Barbados in 2015; it seemed to have appeared from nowhere and just kept coming every day, making it unappealing to swim in the ocean and lounge on the beach where we were staying. Since then, we’ve beenContinue reading “Sargassum Seaweed in the Caribbean: Will it ruin my beach vacation?”

Kauai Island in Hawaii – Where to Eat and Drink

Last updated: February 6, 2020 As we keep visiting Kauai, we will keep updating this list with a focus on small, local and unique businesses. When there is only one location of the place mentioned, if you click on its name, you will be taken to a Google Map where you can pin the locationContinue reading “Kauai Island in Hawaii – Where to Eat and Drink”

Visit Guadalara in Mexico: 10 Tips to Plan Your Trip

Tell people you’re going to Guadalajara and you might get some strange stares and even the standard response of “Guadala…where?!”. And once you explain it’s in Mexico and the 2nd largest city with a tech hub and also known for tequila, mariachi, and a historic center with a UNESCO world heritage site due to painterContinue reading “Visit Guadalara in Mexico: 10 Tips to Plan Your Trip”

24 Hours in Tijuana – A Guide

Tijuana, also known as “TJ” is a Mexican city that shares a border with the San Diego area via the San Ysidro border crossing.  As Baja California’s largest city, it’s the starting point for those venturing down the Baja Peninsula as well as a popular day/weekend trip for others. On our last trip to SanContinue reading “24 Hours in Tijuana – A Guide”

24 Hours in Tijuana – Stay: A Review of the K Tower Boutique Hotel

The K Tower Hotel is a Mexican boutique hotel located in Tijuana’s financial district. Located beside its sister property, Hotel Lucerna, the K Tower Hotel is the adults-only contemporary luxury hotel in Tijuana.  With rooms on about 12 floors, it is a high rise hotel also popular for its rooftop bar and sushi restaurant. TheContinue reading “24 Hours in Tijuana – Stay: A Review of the K Tower Boutique Hotel”

24 Hours in Tijuana – Where to Eat

From low-key taco stands to modern and hipster’sih food truck gardens, and high end dining, you will need more than 24 hours to sample all of it in Tijuana. We barely got to visit all the places on our list and ended up trying places that weren’t. If there is one thing we did experienceContinue reading “24 Hours in Tijuana – Where to Eat”

24 Hours in Tijuana – The Craft Beer Scene

Perhaps due to its close proximity to San Diego, a pioneer in the craft beer movement, Tijuana has numerous breweries of its own and the beers can be enjoyed in their tasting room or at one of the craft beer bars in town. We were only here for 24 hours so we didn’t get toContinue reading “24 Hours in Tijuana – The Craft Beer Scene”