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The Best Narita Airport Hotel (That’s Cheap Too!)

I think we can all agree, Tokyo is not known for its super affordable hotel rooms. Don’t get me wrong, it’s an incredible city, but it’s not going to come up on any Top 10 Most Budget Friendly lists anytime soon. Many people (especially with a quick stop!) will try and stay near Narita airport …

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Celebrity Millennium Renovation – Full Review with Photos

This year the Celebrity Millennium went into a 35-day dry dock in Singapore and emerged in February with a sparkling new renovation. We had just taken the Millennium from Vancouver to Tokyo a few months before the renovation. The two-week transpacific voyage was one of the best travel experiences of our lives, so we knew …

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5 Amazing Celebrity Repositioning Cruises For Under $1000

We’ve fallen head over heels for repositioning cruises and there is no turning back. They are without a doubt the best way to travel from Point A to Point B. When we find a great deal on repositioning cruises, it just makes them a ‘no brainer’ way of transportation and a great alternative to flying. …

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Is Aqua Class on Celebrity Worth It?

The question any Celebrity newbie has on their mind: “Is Aqua class worth the price?”Usually followed with: “What is the difference between Aqua and Concierge class?” I recently had both of those questions on my mind while booking a 2-week voyage from Tokyo to Vancouver after I noticed a very attractive price on the Aqua …

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20 Things I Missed (and didn’t miss!) About Canada After Living in Asia

Canada and South East Asia couldn’t be farther from each other. I mean that both geographically and in terms of day to day life. They are strikingly different. Spending 6 months (mostly in Vietnam) was certainly an adventure. I’m going to give it to you straight here: I loved it and hated it at the …

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5 Alternatives to the Classic African Safari Trip

Everyone can visualize the image of a classic African safari trip. A big savannah plain, with some thorny bushes and trees scattered over it. Across fields there are antelopes, giraffes and zebras all over the place, while in the bushes warthogs, lions and leopards are hiding, waiting to be discovered. The search for animals is …

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45 Safety Tips For Travel – How To Stay Safe On Your Next Trip

Travel safety is a big deal, yet something that is commonly overlooked by excited travelers. I get it… you’ve booked a sweet getaway and you just want to relax, tour around and take some time off. Getting super involved with safety measures, precautions and preparing for the worst sounds like a vacation buzz-kill. And it …

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The 5 Best Neighborhoods to Visit in Istanbul

Ahh, Istanbul – one of the most populous cities in the world that straddles between Asia and Europe, hugging the Bosphorus strait. It is a feast for the senses. In Istanbul, life is thrown in your face – noise, cats, pungent smells, hordes of people, grit, non-stop car horns, uncontrolled yet controlled, and I love …

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Travel Packing Guide | A No-Nonsense Approach on How To Pack

There are a lot of packing blogs out there with these ‘ultimate packing lists’ that include every item you likely OWN, let alone need to pack. It would take the most cavernous of suitcases in order to fit all that junk.Those lists are lazy. Who says you need to pack all that?? Packing like you …

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7 Reasons Why You Need To Visit The Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands – They’re only 3 hours from Brisbane, yet surprisingly, they remain a hidden gem of the South Pacific. Many people haven’t heard of them, but that’s all about to change. You can’t keep over 900 pristine islands a secret for long. I was one of those people. I had just gone through …

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