Why your dream trip isn’t out of reach

What’s your dream trip? Do you want to travel somewhere far away that fascinates you? Or maybe you have a specific bucket list item to cross off?  Now what’s stopping you from making it?  There are so many reasons why your dream trip is out of reach: family, professional obligations, bad timing or fear. But…

5 free things to do in Toronto this summer.

Summer is THE time to enjoy the city. The weather is great, and each week brings a flurry of great ways to explore Toronto. But now that it’s August, and summer is ending, it can feel like the activities are beginning to wind down. And if you’ve been splurging and find yourself hurting for cash,…

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…