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.

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”

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”

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”

How We Use Points for Hotels and Flights – Our Trip to the UAE, Maldives, Qatar, and Indonesia

If we’re lucky, once a year we get to go away for up to 3 weeks in the fall based on our work schedules and the times we can take time-off. In the last few years, we’ve been really lucky with our trips that often include numerous stops on the same itinerary to maximize time,Continue reading “How We Use Points for Hotels and Flights – Our Trip to the UAE, Maldives, Qatar, and Indonesia”

Seasonal Travel Tips: Christmas Gifts in Carry-on

Last updated: December 15, 2019 Someone reminded me that Christmas is only 56 days away, which means many of us are starting to think about the gifts we will be buying and subsequently some of us will need to travel with them. Traveling during the holidays when it’s busy and the weather can affect travelContinue reading “Seasonal Travel Tips: Christmas Gifts in Carry-on”

Planning a Hawaiian Vacation: Oahu vs Maui

Last updated: September 30, 2019 Hawaii is one of those destinations that tops the bucket list of many travelers and most first-time visitors end up going to Oahu or Maui. While you can’t really go wrong with either island, they each have pros and cons depending on your expectations. In this post, we will compareContinue reading “Planning a Hawaiian Vacation: Oahu vs Maui”

Tips to Maximize Hotel and Airline Points for Travel

When we talk about airline and hotel points, we often think back to our first around the world trip in 2010 when we traveled for 3 months through 10 countries and pretty much stayed at hotels 4* and above the entire time with top-tier elite status in a major hotel rewards program which meant roomContinue reading “Tips to Maximize Hotel and Airline Points for Travel”

How We Use Points for Hotels and Flights – Our Trip to Vietnam, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka

We often get asked how we travel so much, use points, and score such great deals. As a precursor to our blog post about tips to maximize points redemptions, we will share all the details about our annual extended vacation last October/November 2017 to give you an idea of the amount of planning it takesContinue reading “How We Use Points for Hotels and Flights – Our Trip to Vietnam, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka”