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An Alaska Airlines E-175 arriving

Plan – Flying out of PAE – Paine Field on Alaska Airlines

Last updated: September 14, 2019 On March 4, 2019, Paine Field (also known as Snohomish County Airport) began domestic commercial flight service. Located about 30 miles north of Seattle and 125 miles south of Vancouver, PAE – Paine Field Airport is a good option for those who want to avoid driving in Seattle traffic on…
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April 2, 2019 4
Tijuana town once you cross the pedestrian overpass

24 Hours in Tijuana – A Guide

Tijuana, also known as “TJ” is a Mexican city that shares a border with the San Diego area via the San Ysidro border crossing.  As Baja California’s largest city, it’s the starting point for those venturing down the Baja Peninsula as well as a popular day/weekend trip for others. On our last trip to San…
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April 1, 2019 0
Our room at the K Tower Boutique Hotel

24 Hours in Tijuana – Stay: A Review of the K Tower Boutique Hotel

The K Tower Hotel is a Mexican boutique hotel located in Tijuana’s financial district. Located beside its sister property, Hotel Lucerna, the K Tower Hotel is the adults-only contemporary luxury hotel in Tijuana.  With rooms on about 12 floors, it is a high rise hotel also popular for its rooftop bar and sushi restaurant. The…
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April 1, 2019 2
Sign at Telefonica Gastropark

24 Hours in Tijuana – Where to Eat

From low-key taco stands to modern and hipster’sih food truck gardens, and high end dining, you will need more than 24 hours to sample all of it in Tijuana. We barely got to visit all the places on our list and ended up trying places that weren’t. If there is one thing we did experience…
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April 1, 2019 4
Inside Teorema/Ludica's tasting room

24 Hours in Tijuana – The Craft Beer Scene

Perhaps due to its close proximity to San Diego, a pioneer in the craft beer movement, Tijuana has numerous breweries of its own and the beers can be enjoyed in their tasting room or at one of the craft beer bars in town. We were only here for 24 hours so we didn’t get to…
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April 1, 2019 2
Air Canada Signature Seat and Entertainment

Flight Review – Air Canada Signature Service 777 YYZ – Toronto to YVR – Vancouver AC 103

In spring of 2018, Air Canada upgraded their business class product by introducing “Air Canada Signature Service” on select flights. Having flown on Air Canada in business class domestically and internationally in the past, I was excited to get upgraded on our flight from YYZ-YVR this past February to experience the new Signature Service product…
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March 19, 2019 2
Classic room

Stay – Review of Le Germain Hotel Ottawa

Le Germain Hotel Ottawa is part of “Groupe Germain Hotels”, which also includes Alt Hotels and Alt + hotels. Groupe Germain is Canadian family-run business that started with one property in 1988 and has grown to a total of 17 hotels, with a plan to grow to 20 hotels by 2020. With a focus on…
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March 14, 2019 0
King room on the 7th floor

Stay – Review of the Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel

The Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel is conveniently located within the YYC – Calgary International Airport between the international and domestic terminals. With full amenities such as a spa, meeting and event space, indoor pool and hot tub, M Club lounge, and a full restaurant and bar, it combines the amenities you expect from a…
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March 14, 2019 1
Passengers at the airport

Visiting Europe: ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorisation System)

Beginning in 2021, Canadians, Americans, and citizens from 59 other countries intending to travel for leisure or business to one or more countries in the European Union’s Schengen area will need to submit an application online through the “ETIAS” (European Travel Information and Authorisation System) prior to departure. If the application is not approved, the…
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March 12, 2019 0

Hilton Honours Status Match – Is it worth it?

The Hilton Honours Status Match is accepting applications for a fast-track to either Gold or Diamond status with the hotel brand’s loyalty program through to March 2020. We suspect this is partly due to the SPG/Marriott merger that has not gone well and has some looking to switch loyalty programs. In this post, we share…
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March 9, 2019 0