Tag: travel advisory

Sargassum seaweed on the beach

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

Updated: July 25, 2019, 2019 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…
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July 1, 2019 58
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
Landing at YYZ in a snow storm

Winter Travel Woes – 5 Tips to Mitigate Disasters

Winter is a time when many of us just want to get away from the cold and snow and it’s also the time when it’s the most difficult to travel. During the polar vortex, thousands of flights were cancelled and hundreds more today when a winter storm hit Southern Ontario. Like many travelers, we’ve experienced…
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February 12, 2019 1
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
Ala Kahakai Trail sign

The Big Island of Hawaii – Kilauea Volcano and 5 Other Things You Need to Know

Hawaii is a destination on many people’s bucket list and with 4 major islands to visit, it can be difficult to choose one. Over the years, we’ve visited all 4 major islands and we have learned to appreciate them for different reasons but that being said, the Big Island has historically been our least favorite…
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July 6, 2018 4
CDMX sign in Condesa

Travel Advisory for Mexico – A Vacation Horror Story

…is the type of headline the media continues to use to sensationalize and exaggerate news stories involving popular Mexican tourist destinations. Some of you want to hear about all the bad things that happened to us on our last trip to Mexico; here’s what actually happened when we visited Sayulita, Mexico City, Playa Del Carmen…
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May 31, 2018 2
Puppy on WestJet

Airline Strikes: What You Need to Know

They don’t happen often but then they do, airline strikes can wreak havoc on travel. As of May 10, 2018, 91% of WestJet pilots voted in favor of a strike that could affect flights at the end of May and into June, depending on how negotiations go. In this post, we will discuss the impacts…
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May 11, 2018 1