Travel Tips and Resources

Tips to make your travels easier, more rewarding, and save money.

Grand Hotel Taipei, Taiwan

Best Places to Stay in Taiwan

Here is a list of some of our favourite places to stay in Taiwan. Our list of Taipei and Taiwan hotels and B&Bs features both budget and affordable luxury options.

Statue of Liberty – Crown Access

How to See the Statue of Liberty with Crown Access

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are highlights of a trip to New York, especially if you reserve a Crown Access Ticket, and climb the 393 stairs inside the statue for an unforgettable view from the crown.

Hadrian's Wall Path

Hadrian’s Wall Walk Tips and Resources

We recently completed our first long-distance walk on Hadrian’s Wall Path in England. It was a wonderful trip for us, and we would do it again in a heartbeat! (now that my blisters have healed). Here are some tips and resources to help you plan your own Hadrian’s Wall Walk.


Hadrian’s Wall Walk – West to East

The day finally arrived for our first long distance walk, west to east on Hadrian’s Wall National Trail in England. Hadrian’s Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was built in 122 AD by Roman soldiers, under the orders of the Emperor Hadrian. The path follows this stone wall across England from coast to coast, so we could say “we walked across England!”

hiking gear

Hiking Gear for a Hadrian’s Wall Walk

Hiking Gear for a Hadrian’s Wall walk (or almost any walk). What we used for our first long-distance walk – what worked and didn’t work for us. 

Bluke the cat

How to travel with your cat to Korea

Most people don’t travel internationally with their cat, but we recently brought Bluke from Calgary, Alberta to Seoul, South Korea. Here are a few of our cat travel tips.