Category: Plan

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Mexico City: Walk, Eat, Drink and Repeat

Mexico City is a great place to just walk, eat, drink and repeat all day and you will not run out of options to try and you will most likely leave with unfinished business. In this post, I’ll share where we ate and drank and share some observations about personal safety and some tips for…
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April 4, 2018 4
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Review: Ignacia Guest House, Mexico City

With elite status in 3 major hotel programs, we tend to leverage the cost and value of our accommodations by participating in loyalty programs. That being said, some of our most memorable and enjoyable stays have been at smaller boutique hotels. For us, smaller boutique hotels have typically offered a hotel experience in a less…
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April 4, 2018 1

24 Hours in Nashville: Our Highlights and Tips

We took advantage of a seat sale to book mini-mileage run to Nashville Tennessee in February 2018. In this post, we’ll talk about what we did in the 24 hours we had in the city and give you some tips to plan your trip. What’s Nashville Like? Nashville is a must-do pilgrimage for country music…
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March 21, 2018 0
Our Copa flight at PTY

Why Aeroplan Cancelled My Ticket Without Telling Me and Other Horror Stories!

As the date when Air Canada and Aeroplan end their agreement approaches quickly, we’ve been busy allocating our points to make the most of them in 2018 and 2019. Jason and I have a love – hate thing going with Aeroplan; it’s given us the opportunity to travel around the world affordably but has also…
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March 14, 2018 2
Duty Free Store at YVR - Vancouver

Duty-Free 101: Alcohol

If you’re like Kramer on Seinfeld, you like to shop at the duty-free store and it’s an integral part of your trip to the airport either on your way somewhere or coming back home. In this post, I’ll explain duty-free rules for alcohol for customs and airport security to help you maximize your duty-free purchases…
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March 12, 2018 0
EVA Royal Laural Menu

Airline Review: Why you should fly EVA Air

The best flights are those that you don’t want to end, the ones where you need a few extra hours to fully experience all the great amenities onboard. For us, flying on EVA in their Royal Laurel Class  777-300ER service between North America and Asia tops our list of those “best flights”. In this post,…
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March 4, 2018 0
Grounded flight at YUL

Air Canada’s AC Bid Upgrade: Is it worth it?

For the last couple of years, Air Canada has introduced a new program, the AC Bid Upgrade. Passengers who purchase tickets or redeem points for a flight can place a monetary bid to hopefully obtain a seat in a higher class of service; bids can be placed on seats in premium economy, Premium Rouge, and…
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February 16, 2018 10
A bed and breakfast on 11th Avenue West

Airbnb: Pros and Cons

Airbnb has become a popular choice for travelers looking for affordable places to stay, experience places as a local, and to meet others. Similar to VRBO and other similar sites, Airbnb connects those renting our rooms and properties to those looking to rent them. One of the things that makes Airbnb appealing is the app…
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February 5, 2018 7
Ocean view room at the Hilton Barbados

Save 20%: Hilton HHonors MVP Rate for Americas and Caribbean

While it’s not widely promoted, Hilton discounts rates at participating hotels by 20% through the MVP program. In order to get the rate, you must be a Hilton HHonors member (easy and free to sign-up) and in most cases affiliated to a sports entity to quality. Since I’m a Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer it was easy to…
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January 31, 2018 0
Jason in an Audi A4 from Silvercar in Austin

Car Rentals Tips and Why you should rent from Silvercar by Audi

Last Updated July 3, 2019 We hate renting cars. From the moment you stand around waiting for the shuttle to the ride on the shuttle shared with others, including screaming and vomiting children, and obnoxious people who are downright inconsiderate.  Then, as the shuttle pulls into the car rental’s office, you grab your bags make…
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January 29, 2018 0