5 Places to go Wine Tasting in Niagara

Its that time of the year – Wine tasting season. How else can you spend a lazy day on a budget with friends, than cycling from one winery to another tasting the best of the summer wines that Niagara has to offer. The question however is, where do I go? How do I get there?…

Wine Tour Itinerary – 5 Days in the Niagara Region

There are approximately 88  wineries in the Niagara region.  The itinerary below is a recommendation based on reputable wineries within easy commute distance of each other within their respective areas. Expect wine tasting to take about 30 – 45 mins per winery, budget more time if you are taking a tour. Budget between $5 to…

Fourth of July in Toronto – Things to do

Its the Fourth of July – and Toronto, Canada is firmly on the map.  Toronto is one of the fastest growing cities in North America and the home to the Toronto Raptors – the 2019 NBA Champions. What better time to find out what the fuss is about than a visit during the Fourth of…

Review of Allure of the Seas – 7-day Western Caribbean Cruise

April is a great time of the year to cruise the Caribbean’s.  Its not too hot not too cold, the waters are just beginning to warm up and the beaches not yet crowded.  This was our first time on one of the top ten largest cruise ships in the world – Royal Caribbean’s Allure of…

Japan Travel Guide – The Foreign and the Familiar

Travelling to a foreign country like Japan is always exhilarating. But underneath that excitement, there lies that nagging anxiety – Will I overcome the language barrier? Will I be able to adjust to the culture differences? Will I be able to get around? All these thoughts and more swam around my head as I embarked…

Review of China Essence 10 days tour

This  air-inclusive 10 day China tour came with a budget-friendly price tag of less than $599 USD and not only included flights from North America but meals and stays at 5 star hotels. Deals like these sound too good to be true and sometimes are.  My family and I (family of six) had to try…

Travel for free on points!

Once a year my wife and I would pick a destination and travel there for free!  Whether its New York, Las Vegas or Miami our flights, Accommodation and car rentals would be 100% free.   How did we make this happen?  By signing up for some of the best reward programs programs on our credit…

Essence of China Tour – The Great Wall!

My family usually goes on vacation to tropical places with beautiful beaches and wonderful weather. I thought that we would be able to go to a beach in China. Sadly, my geography failed me again; China was our first trip as a family in a long time that was not tropical. Even though I packed…

How to Travel in Luxury for Cheap!

As a family of 6 we have always been travelling with the kids for vacation.  With such a large number budget had always been an issue.  As the kids grew older and our tastes  got better we started looking for creative ways to travel in luxury for less.   In this blog we will share…

Travel Tip – Read Reviews

Reviews are very important.  The difference between a good travel experience and a great one is often hearing what others have to say during the same trip.   We recently went on a road trip to Orland Florida.  Normally we would go online and book a villa in the area we are interested in and…