Tag: travel insurance

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

Plan – 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Booking Flights

Last updated: November 24, 2019 As easy as it can be to search for flights and book them either using points or paying for them, there are complexities to air travel that are not always easy to find and understand. We’ve learned from mistakes we’ve made and how to avoid them. In this post, we…
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May 28, 2019 1
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
Grounded flight at YUL

Airfare 101: How a $300 flight can cost you $1,000

Most of us are always on the lookout for cheap airfare deals and when we find one, we often impulse buy it in fear of the deal disappearing only to be left with buyer’s remorse later on. Just recently, a friend of ours booked “the deal of a lifetime” and later complained that due to…
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April 19, 2018 2
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 3
View of Mount Agung from Bali Asli Restaurant

Travel Deals to Bali: Should you go right now?

Since the end of September, concerns about Mount Agung erupting have affected travel to Bali. When the volcano erupted on November 27, it forced DPS – Denpasar Airport to shut down for 2 days as flights had to be cancelled due to the volcanic ash in the air that clogs jet engines. As the tourism…
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December 26, 2017 1