Category: Plan

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
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
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
Our Copa flight at PTY

Finding and Booking Flight Deals During COVID-19: Good or Bad Idea?

Many of us are sad and disappointed in having to cancel and postpone travel plans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of us might even be looking forward to traveling again when it is safe and possible to do so and speculating as to when that might be. In this post, we talk about travels deals…
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April 17, 2020 1
American Airlines 787

AAdvantage Miles Expiry Extension and Purchase Miles Promotion During COVID-19

COVID-19 has been wreaking havoc on everything, and those who travel for leisure and travel have had numerous difficulties dealing with travel providers, especially airlines as they navigate these unprecedented times and circumstances. That being said, travelers do need to stay on top of their bookings to process cancellations and changes in a timely manner,…
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March 30, 2020 2
TAP Air Portugal airplanes at LIS - Lisbon Airport

Review: TAP Air Portugal A330neo Business Class from LIS – Lisbon to EWR – Newark

Last Updated: June 3, 2020 COVID-19 Update: Portugal has re-opened to tourists from certain countries as of June 1st. TAP Air Portugal is scheduled to resume flights to North America on June 4, 2020. Overview: For the last leg of our most recent around the world trip in November 2019, we booked business class tickets to…
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March 10, 2020 1
Japanese appetizer on JAL in Business Class from NRT to CGK

Flight Review: Japan Airlines 787 Business Class From NRT – Tokyo Narita to CGK – Jakarta

If you read our 2019 recap and review of JAL First Class, you might remember us talking about our Best Flight Rewards Redemption on JAL when we redeemed 70,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles to fly in JAL First Class from SFO – San Francisco International Airport to HND – Tokyo Haneda International Airport in Tokyo…
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March 5, 2020 0
Our JAL First Class Boarding Passes!

Flight Review: Japan Airlines 777 First Class From SFO – San Francisco to HND – Tokyo Haneda

If you read our 2019 recap, you might remember us talking about our Best Flight Rewards Redemption on JAL when we redeemed 70,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles to fly in JAL First Class from SFO – San Francisco International Airport to HND – Tokyo Haneda International Airport in Tokyo and in business class from…
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March 3, 2020 0
Sargassum seaweed on the beach

Sargassum Seaweed in the Caribbean: Will it ruin my beach vacation?

Updated: March 4, 2020 The first time we encountered that mass of seaweed known as “sargassum” was in Barbados in 2015; it seemed to have appeared from nowhere and just kept coming every day, making it unappealing to swim in the ocean and lounge on the beach where we were staying. Since then, we’ve been…
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March 1, 2020 59
Routing on our flight from DPS to IST on Turkish Airlines in business class on the 787

Review: Turkish Airlines 787 Business Class from DPS – Denpasar Bali to IST – Istanbul Turkey

Turkish Airlines started their Dreamliner 787-900 service on select international routes over the summer in 2019. These newly acquired 787s allowed Turkish Airlines to expand their fleet and to modernize their business class product. In November 2019, we flew on Turkish Airlines ‘ new 787 in business class from DPS – I Gusti Ngurah Rai…
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February 26, 2020 1