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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 use…
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August 17, 2020 0
Elma

Review: Elma Turkish Restaurant, Penticton, British Columbia

Elma is a new’ish restaurant opened in Penticton, British Columbia (it opened in 2019) that offers “a Turkish inspire dining experience”. Located by the waterfront, Elma has indoor and outdoor seating on two floors with views of Lake Okanagan. We have been excited to visit since it opened and had to chance to dine at…
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July 14, 2020 0

We Leave Someday Stop #5: Crete, Greece

The fifth stop on our virtual travel series is the island of Crete in Greece! Find out why Crete is at the top of our list of places to visit when we leave someday. Why: Crete is one of 226 inhabited islands in Greece and also the largest. About 260 kms long and 56 kms…
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July 3, 2020 0
Jason boarding the airplane with his Thule bag in backpack format

COVID-19 Protocols for Tourists: 3 Extreme Examples

Recently there have been many news reports about countries that are planning to re-open to tourists, and the measures they plan to take in order to ensure the safety of both citizens and visitors. It’s been really interesting to see the variance in protocols being implemented – in some cases, the requirements have been very…
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June 12, 2020 3
Sunny skies on our arrival

Our Top 8 Hotel Picks for Socially Distanced Vacations

Even before COVID-19 arrived, we always appreciated space and privacy away from crowds, which is why we spent countless hours seeking out the best places to stay for the destinations we visited. Now, as we reflect on past travel and think about future travels, we have compiled a list of places that already offered social…
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June 6, 2020 2
View from the room at Hester Creek

Destination Guide: Okanagan Valley and Similkameen Valley in British Columbia

Last updated: July 10, 2020 Originally Posted: June 28, 2018 Known as the “Napa of the North”, the Okanagan Valley is located in the Canadian province of British Columbia and spans an area of 180 kms. Home to stunning scenery, outdoor recreation and known for its wineries and fruit orchards, the Okanagan Valley offers visitors…
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May 25, 2020 7

We Leave Someday: Puerto Escondido, Mexico

The fourth stop on our virtual travel series is the beach destination of Puerto Escondido in Mexico! Find out why we added Puerto Escondido to our list of places to visit when we leave someday. Why: Every time we visit somewhere new in Mexico, we find ourselves inspired to visit even more of the country. We…
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May 17, 2020 0

We Leave Someday: Mauritius

The third stop on our virtual travel series is the island of Mauritius! Find out why Mauritius is at the top of our list of places to visit when we leave someday. Why: Located 3,644 kilometres east of Johannesburg, South Africa, the island nation of Mauritius is a good destination to combine with time in…
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May 12, 2020 4
Air Canada Signature Pre-departure Bar

Aeroplan Promo on May 7, 2020: Should you buy miles for 1 cent + bonus?

For us, it is not a matter of if we will travel but when and so, in addition to spending time trying to get refunds for trip cancellations, we have also been monitoring deals that have been popping up now for future travel and also assessing if we should invest them. On May 7, Aeroplan…
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May 5, 2020 0

We Leave Someday: Cartagena, Colombia

The second stop on our virtual travel series is Cartagena in Colombia! We did have a trip here planned for April 2020 but had to cancel and hope to do this trip again in the future. Find out why we chose Cartagena and what we were looking forward to here. Why: Based on the itinerary…
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May 3, 2020 3