Immigrating to a different country breaks something in you. Something that can never be repaired. Is it for better or worse? After living and working in Canada for a decade today it’s time to make up the balance.Read more
When searching for travel deals everybody starts in one place: online. The internet has opened up a whole new...
The most important thing I get out of travel is something I call Experience Value. Experience Value doesn’t directly...
Toronto’s claim to the title of world’s most multicultural city is a tough one to argue with. 160 different languages are spoken in the city, and the celebration of diversity is a huge part of what life in Toronto, and Canada as a whole, is all about. Unlike most... Read more
Enjoy this short travel video and interview with yours truly – bestselling travel author Wilko van de Kamp. It was shot on a summer motorcycle trip to my happy place – British Columbia. It’s a relatively short (3-6 hours “only”) from Calgary, depending on where you’re going, but a... Read more
Travel Hacking the airlines is what it all started with. After moving to Canada I was pretty broke, but still wanted to explore and travel from this end of the world. From a European perspective, the size of this country is insane. Another side-effect (literally) from living in Canada... Read more
Just over a month ago, fellow traveler Anthony Bourdain committed suicide by hanging himself in his hotel room in France. Bourdain was working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series, Parts Unknown. In a way, he’s like the traveler who never found the way home – or... Read more
A few years ago, I wrote a travel hacking book that explains the theory behind the secrets of travel I have used to explore the world, and fly for free. That book was never supposed to be a book. It started with just some emails that I wrote to friends... Read more
Do you ever think: if travel was free, you’d never see me again? I’m sure you can relate. My vision is to “just fly”. The only one stopping you from traveling to that place you’ve always wanted to see (but never did), is you. Sure, you may think there... Read more
I’ll admit it. I’m a frequent Las Vegas visitor. I’m also a travel hacker, and travel hacking Las Vegas is not only a lot of fun, it comes with insane rewards! For me, Sin City is a perfect little break from the bitter cold Canadian winters. Even in summer,... Read more
Airports can be a tricky place to navigate, and everyone gets a little stressed by just the thought of all the hassle that comes with it. My vacation mindset starts to kick in the second I get to the airport or even on the way there, but it gets... Read more
Last time I arrived in Paris, the city of light and love, it was horrible. After a great train ride from Amsterdam, and looking forward to a few relaxing days in Paris I arrived at the wrong hotel. There turned out to be two hotels, with exactly the same name. Thanks, Expedia.... Read more