Category: Plan

View from the train during a stop

How to Travel by Train in Sri Lanka – Colombo to Galle

Haunting, is one way to describe the opening scene of No Reservations Sri Lanka in which Anthony Bourdain’s ominous monologue is set against an auspicious backdrop focused on his train journey as colorful images of life in Sri Lanka are interjected. Fast-forward to almost 10 years later and we’re back home, writing this blog post after taking…
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December 25, 2017 0
Interjet flight taking off from PVR

Flying Interjet Between Canada and Mexico: What You Need to Know

Last Updated May 2019 At this time, Interjet offers service to Mexico City and Cancun from Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver, the 3 busiest Canadian airports utilizing Airbus A320 aircraft. As it is a new airline, I’ve been asked what I think of them, whether or not they’re a reputable airline and if I’d fly them. In this…
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December 20, 2017 4
Park Hyatt Buenos Aires Pool

Our Top 10 Pools: Enhance Your Hotel Stay

While we’ve rarely chosen to stay somewhere solely because of the pool, some pools have greatly enhanced our enjoyment during our stay. Taking into account the pool options when choosing accommodations can be a worthwhile strategy to maximize your enjoyment during your stay, whether it’s for leisure or business. Some examples of reasons why you…
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December 20, 2017 1
Machu Picchu Day Trip Peru

Tips: Planning a 1 Day Trip to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is on a lot of people’s bucket lists for different reasons and if you visit, you will be rewarded for your efforts. Our planning process to go to Machu Picchu started 1 year prior to our visit. When you tell people you’re going to Machu Picchu, anyone who has been will have all…
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December 12, 2017 0
Whistler Canada Hiking Wedgemount Lake

Visiting Canada: Visa vs eTA to Enter

As a Canadian living in Vancouver, I do recommend visiting my city, as well as other cities and town in Canada. While Canada is a Commonwealth realm country, most visitors will need a visa and/or an eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) to enter the country; only U.S. citizens are exempt from both. This post will provide…
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November 25, 2017 1

Tripadvisor 101: Finding What You Need

Whether you’re self-planning your trip or working with a travel agent, you will want to conduct some research to compare different options in the hopes of choosing the one you’ll enjoy the most. While the internet has made the task of researching easier, it has also made it more daunting due to all the various…
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November 20, 2017 1
The bar at The Pier at HKG

Review: Cathay Pacific’s The Pier Business Class Lounge at HKG

Maxine and I have been fortunate to experience first class and business class lounges across the world (including the Emirates First Class Lounge at DXB – Dubai Airport) but if there is one lounge that tops our list, it’s Cathay Pacific’s The Pier, Business Class lounge at HKG – Hong Kong International Airport. During our…
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November 6, 2017 0
The Danzai Noodles on EVA Air BR 25 between Seattle to Taipei.

Airplane Food: Top 5 In-flight Meals

In the Bon Appetit article “Anthony Bourdain Thinks You’re Crazy For Eating Airplane Food“, Anthony Bourdain answers questions about what’s acceptable to eat aboard a flight, which in fact is nothing at all…unless you’re on a long flight and in that case cheese and lots of port (emphasis on lots of port) are acceptable. While…
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November 6, 2017 0
Water in My Grave book

Books to Read Before Going to Sri Lanka

Reading literature from the country you are going to visit is a good starting point to immerse yourself into the culture and can even help you to plan other aspects of your trip. Since we knew little about Sri Lanka, we found a few books to read other than the usual travel guides. Here are…
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October 3, 2017 1
Jason at the end of the Awa’awapuhi Trail in the Koke’e State Park, Kauai

Hiking the Awa’awapuhi Trail in the Koke’e State Park, Kauai

This is a round trip 6.1 mile (about 10 km) hike through the Koke’e State Park to the valley rim of Nualolo and Awa’awapuhi valleys. You start the hike at about 4,100 feet and descend down to about 2,500 feet, which means it’s all uphill on the way back. Most websites and reviews categorize this…
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August 31, 2017 0