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Why Social Media Ads Are A Waste Of Your Time And Money
Ever since my iPhone started tracking how much time I spent by looking at the screen and reporting my...
On Behalf Of Grounded Travellers, Separated Couples and Families Worldwide: Is It Time To Get Vaccinated?
“Are your vaccinations up to date?” This used to be a common question for anyone travelling anywhere more or...
Is Travel Hacking Worth It?
Some of the best things in life aren’t goals to be achieved, but experiences to be enjoyed: happiness, freedom,...
Why I Deleted My Bumble Account
I went for another run this morning and my running coach mentioned “connections”: how many people could you check in on today, outside of social media, directly in person, via phone or text? I realize that while I have a lot of “connections” – that more important list of people could... Read more
Tips For New Travel Hackers: Where And How To Start Travel Hacking Your Way To Free Flights
After a 15 month travel hiatus due to Covid, we’re all new to travelling again now that the world is starting to open up. We’re finding ways to use up our vouchers, travel banks, and maybe even time off work that was left unused. As a travel hacker, I’m... Read more
Happy Birthday Canada – Free Online Course Access For Canada Day
It’s Canada day week up here in the great white North – and we’re enjoying tropical temperatures here in Calgary for the entire week it sounds like. With the border closed I cant go to Vegas yet – but Vegas came to us. To celebrate Canada Day I’d like... Read more
Please Stop Mindlessly Sharing Mental Health Posts
Have you seen any of those mental health related posts on social media lately? Something like this: Mental health issues related to our lock down and the pandemic are especially hard for people with depression and other mental health disorders. Could any two of my Facebook friends just copy... Read more
Living Abroad For 13 Years: What I Promised Myself
Because everyone talks about goals, goals can lose their meaning. They end up being just another thing on a todo list. Instead – I make promises to myself from time to time. Things I want to keep and stick with. This week I’m celebrating my 13th “Canaversary”. It’s been a... Read more
Is Travel Hacking Worth It?
Some of the best things in life aren’t goals to be achieved, but experiences to be enjoyed: happiness, freedom, joy, mindfulness… In short: this moment, now. All of those experiences come together in an elevated form through travel, when I’m away from everything familiar. That’s why travel is one of... Read more
Learning To Travel Again
Have you started planning your first post-vaccination trip yet? What’s that one place that you have always wanted to see, but never did… before the pandemic? I’m wondering if I was the only person secretly hoping to see a mini travel show after exiting the vaccination clinic to help me... Read more
My 4 Required Steps Before Travelling Again
I’ve seen a lot of articles float by recently about when we can travel again. With vaccines becoming more readily available, we’re all starting to get itchy hoping to finally take our sweet travel revenge on Covid. Updated vaccination timelines show that all eligible Canadians will be immunized with... Read more
Fighting the Pandemic War: Here’s How To Use Your Travel Vouchers
Chances are you have some travel vouchers waiting to be used. With vaccines becoming more readily available to larger groups of eligible people, you may be itching to go somewhere different than your backyard. But what’s the best way to make use of your vouchers? Travel in general, airlines... Read more
Have You Ever Considered Yourself A Consultant?
Have you ever considered yourself a consultant? The title “consultant” used to be reserved for retired diplomats and former top executive officers. They would be recruited because of their “contacts”, rather than their practical knowledge. Their “consultant” role was more honorary than actual. That picture has changed dramatically over... Read more