Travel Tips and Resources

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

Kowloon, Hong Kong

Travel More With These Money Saving Travel Tips

If I won the lottery…the first thing I would do is travel. We’ve all said this or heard this. It’s true that travel can be expensive, but it isn’t necessarily as costly as you might think. Not only that, but spending more money doesn’t necessarily mean you will have a better time. Thankfully there are a lot of […]

The White House

How to See Washington DC, Up Close and Personal

Our visit to Washington DC was going to be just a short side trip to our vacation in New York City. But there is so much to see and do that we stayed longer than originally planned. There are numerous world-class museums, monuments, and tours of Capitol Hill, and much of it is free! There are also great restaurants, theatre and […]

Packing List

General Packing Tips Rolling items helps you fit more in and they wrinkle less. Packing cubes are great to keep things neat and organized. Adjust packing list as needed, according to the destination, weather, and your taste. If you like skirts, you may not need as many pants, etc. Pack wrinkle-free items as much as […]

Amazing Japan: Five Insider Survival Tips

Japan has one of the world’s most fascinating cultures to explore. Our daughter Carlee has spent the last few years living in Asia, much of that time in Japan. We were able to visit her there recently, and her experience made our trip so much easier. Here are some of her insider survival tips to make your visit to amazing […]

Monterchi

Top 3 Secrets for Saving Money on Flights

Sometimes people raise their eyebrows when they hear we’re going on another trip, or wonder how we can afford to travel often. I’m a travel bargain hunter, and while we want to splurge now and then we are always looking for ways to cut our travel expenses. Saving on airfare is the first thing we […]

Winston Goes to Spain

“Who will look after my dog?” is a common dilemma when going on vacation.  Our solution was to bring our Yorkshire Terrier, Winston, along with us for a six week trip to Spain. Winston has travelled with us on several road trips in western Canada and the US, but we have never taken a pet on a transAtlantic flight. If we were taking a […]