Category: Plan

Famous Clearwater Beach sunset at the Opal Sands Hotel

Travel Advisory: The Red Tide in Florida

We’ve been traveling to Florida together for over 10 years now and up until recently, we’d never heard of “the red tide”, which is a general term for “harmful algae blooms (HAB) in the ocean”. In this post, we will share information about the red tide affecting Florida beaches right now. The Red Tide –…
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October 21, 2018 0
Beach sunset at The Kahala

Planning a Hawaiian Vacation: Oahu vs Maui

Hawaii is one of those destinations that tops the bucket list of many travelers and most first-time visitors end up going to Oahu or Maui. While you can’t really go wrong with either island, they each have pros and cons depending on your expectations. In this post, we will compare each island and share considerations…
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September 20, 2018 5
Douglas Coupland's Digital Orca

Planning: 10 Tips for Visiting Vancouver

Updated: February 21, 2019 We love living in Vancouver and are proud to call this city home! Known as the “City of Glass” due to all the tall glass condos, Vancouver is a world renowned city that draws visitors all over the world due to its unique setting against a backdrop of awe inspiring nature,…
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September 10, 2018 3

Getting Sick while Traveling: Dos and Donts to Minimize the Risk

If you Google “how not to get sick when traveling”, you’re bound to get many results and each post offering their own dos and donts and some might leave you with such fear that you start to question whether or not you want to go on the trip at all! Before you call the airline…
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September 9, 2018 2
View from Anan

72 Hours in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, the city where traffic never comes to a full stop is an assault on the senses. A little jet-lagged and excited, you get your first glimpse at street life  as you hop into a taxi and make your way to where you’re staying. The first time you’re out in the street,…
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September 1, 2018 4

Tips to Maximize Hotel and Airline Points for Travel

When we talk about airline and hotel points, we often think back to our first around the world trip in 2010 when we traveled for 3 months through 10 countries and pretty much stayed at hotels 4* and above the entire time with top-tier elite status in a major hotel rewards program which meant room…
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August 26, 2018 5
Airport view

Tips: How to Travel with a Toddler

As a child-free couple, it is a lot easier for us to pack and go on trips than those who are traveling with little ones; within 15 minutes we have our carry-ons packed and head out to the airport. Recently, we traveled with our 6 year old niece, 3 year old nephew and their parents…
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August 20, 2018 1
Oregon Brewers Festival 2017 Program, mug and other swag

Tips for OBF (Oregon Brewers Festival) in Portland Oregon

OBF is a craft beer festival held in Portland Oregon from Thursday through to Sunday during the last full weekend in July. Based on attendance, it’s also supposed to the largest beer festival in North America and brings together local, state, and international craft breweries and beer lovers to share and taste beers for a…
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July 31, 2018 0
Street Art in George Town

48 Hours in Penang

We visited George Town for the first time in 2010 as part of an around the world 3 month trip we took and left with fond memories and hoped we would get to go back. In October 2017, we did get to come back to George Town and in this post, will give you some…
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July 16, 2018 0
We Leave Today Trip Route Map: 19,143 miles over 10 segments

How We Use Points for Hotels and Flights – Our Trip to Vietnam, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka

We often get asked how we travel so much, use points, and score such great deals. As a precursor to our blog post about tips to maximize points redemptions, we will share all the details about our annual extended vacation last October/November 2017 to give you an idea of the amount of planning it takes…
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July 10, 2018 2