Tag: travel planning

COVID Cancellations: Refund Status Update

After months and hours of fighting tooth and nail, we have managed to close the loop on all of our outstanding claims for refunds with airlines and hotels! We ended up pretty lucky by not losing lots of money and ending up stuck with a bunch of travel vouchers that would be difficult to use…
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August 17, 2020 0
Routing on our flight from DPS to IST on Turkish Airlines in business class on the 787

Review: Turkish Airlines 787 Business Class from DPS – Denpasar Bali to IST – Istanbul Turkey

Turkish Airlines started their Dreamliner 787-900 service on select international routes over the summer in 2019. These newly acquired 787s allowed Turkish Airlines to expand their fleet and to modernize their business class product. In November 2019, we flew on Turkish Airlines ‘ new 787 in business class from DPS – I Gusti Ngurah Rai…
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February 26, 2020 2
Setting at AMA in Hanalei

Kauai Island in Hawaii – Where to Eat and Drink

Last updated: February 6, 2020 As we keep visiting Kauai, we will keep updating this list with a focus on small, local and unique businesses. When there is only one location of the place mentioned, if you click on its name, you will be taken to a Google Map where you can pin the location…
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January 8, 2020 1
Max beside a mural in Guadalajara

Visit Guadalara in Mexico: 10 Tips to Plan Your Trip

Tell people you’re going to Guadalajara and you might get some strange stares and even the standard response of “Guadala…where?!”. And once you explain it’s in Mexico and the 2nd largest city with a tech hub and also known for tequila, mariachi, and a historic center with a UNESCO world heritage site due to painter…
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October 27, 2019 3
Max and a mural in Marfa

Weekend Trip to Marfa in West Texas

Part of the fun of some of our trips is often ending up somewhere random and Marfa, Texas was one of those. Unless you live in Texas, are into the modern art, or religiously watched every episode of Parts Unknown, chances are you probably have never heard of this small West Texas town in the…
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September 13, 2019 4
Max in Nha Trang in January 2011

Tips: Planning a Trip to Vietnam

Located in the South China Sea, Vietnam is a great place to visit if you are looking to experience a unique culture and natural beauty. It might not be as popular and accessible as other South East Asian destinations like Bali or Thailand but it offers visitors many options to explore cities, villages, rice terraces,…
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August 23, 2019 1
Air Canada Flight at YVR

Should You Buy the Air Canada Weekend Flight Pass?

Flight passes are essentially pre-paid flight segments at a fixed cost that are offered by some airlines. Flight passes are often marketed for the flexibility they offer travelers and their cost-effective price. In this post, we evaluate Air Canada’s Weekend Flight Pass to help you figure out if it is a good deal for you.…
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June 14, 2019 2
Passengers at the airport

Visiting Europe: ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorisation System)

Beginning in 2021, Canadians, Americans, and citizens from 59 other countries intending to travel for leisure or business to one or more countries in the European Union’s Schengen area will need to submit an application online through the “ETIAS” (European Travel Information and Authorisation System) prior to departure. If the application is not approved, the…
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March 12, 2019 0
Map of our trip

How We Use Points for Hotels and Flights – Our Trip to the UAE, Maldives, Qatar, and Indonesia

If we’re lucky, once a year we get to go away for up to 3 weeks in the fall based on our work schedules and the times we can take time-off. In the last few years, we’ve been really lucky with our trips that often include numerous stops on the same itinerary to maximize time,…
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March 6, 2019 5
Airport security funny

Seasonal Travel Tips: Christmas Gifts in Carry-on

Last updated: December 15, 2019 Someone reminded me that Christmas is only 56 days away, which means many of us are starting to think about the gifts we will be buying and subsequently some of us will need to travel with them. Traveling during the holidays when it’s busy and the weather can affect travel…
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November 1, 2018 0