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How To Find The Best Travel Deals Online
When searching for travel deals everybody starts in one place: online. The internet has opened up a whole new...
The Experience Value of being Higher than Empire State
The most important thing I get out of travel is something I call Experience Value. Experience Value doesn’t directly...
The story behind the Lady in Red
This image takes me back to Paris. It was late summer of 2011 and I went back to Europe...
Email Vacation Autoresponder Tips And Examples
It seems that the few days before you take a vacation are the most stressful of all – there are things to pack, home items to care for, laundry to do and work to manage. Even if you’re just taking a week off, it seems  you need to double... Read more
The Truth About Timeshare Vacation Homes – And Why I Don’t Own One
Property management and vacation resorts have found a new way to market their properties. Like the name suggests, timeshares offer vacationers the opportunity to share use of a property for a specified period of time. If you want a vacation spot without making a substantial investment, a timeshare may... Read more
Check Out My 6 Most Popular Travel Destinations
Where are you traveling next? I often end up answering this same question. I travel all the time, and people are curious where I’m off to next. Ultimately, it doesn’t really matter where I go next. What matter is where you’d like to go. What’s that next destination on... Read more
Let Your Credit Cards Fly You For Free Using The Golden Travel Hacking Rules
Credit cards get a bad rap these days. Insane interest rates keep many North Americans in debt forever. Paying anywhere between 20-35% is no exception. We use one credit card to pay off the other, making just the minimum payments as we go along. For every $100 in balance,... Read more
Celebrating 9 years in Canada: a one-way ticket to hell?
Les Brown said religious people are afraid of going to hell; spiritual people have already been there. With a degree in religion in my back pocket, and years of religiously attending church every Sunday morning, I certainly never wanted to go to hell. I moved to Canada instead. Today... Read more
Did You Ever Swim With Pigs?
I recently adopted a new annual tradition, which is to escape the Canadian winters with a week in the Bahamas. On my first trip there, I learned about an interesting “bucket list” item, according to some: swimming with pigs. While one of the beach vendors peaked my interest with... Read more
8 Over The Top, Bucket-List-Worthy Luxury Places To Stay Around The World
Have you ever wanted to spend the night in an igloo? How about a hotel enshrouded in ice? Perhaps a more warm destination, relaxing in luxury just steps from a private beach, or residing in style while visiting Pismo Beach? I’ve written before about alternative hotel options, preventing the... Read more
5 Criteria To Make Your Next Airbnb Stay A Hit, Not A Miss
If you are going to be traveling for an extended period of time, chances are you won’t want to stay at a hotel. Not only can it be very costly, but it can be very hard to feel like you are at home in that type of environment. So... Read more
One Of My Inconvenient Fears As A Frequent Flyer: Turbulence
I’m a frequent flyer but actually have a mild fear of turbulence. Fear of the unknown is the root of all emotion disturbance. This is all too true when it comes to flying. Turbulence, is the second biggest fear amongst travelers (actually crashing is the number one fear). Flying... Read more
5 Mistakes I Made As A Rookie Cruise Passenger
Let me start out by saying I didn’t think I would enjoy cruising as much as I did. I like to say there is a difference between traveling and vacationing and cruising definitely falls into the vacation category. But there’s nothing wrong with that. When I travel, I like... Read more