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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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AirBnB has literally changed the entire hospitality industry. Love em or hate em, they are a major player in the accommodation market, and quite frankly, they have some incredibly unique properties for rent.   But they’re not always as good as they’re cracked up to be. There are many questions renters need to ask, strategies …

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Puerto Vallarta is our home away from home and we’ve been there more times than any other destination on the planet. The culture of the romantic zone, the perfect beaches that wrap around the bay and the great infrastructure keep drawing us back time and time again. The one problem though is the ability to …

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If you are travelling with a Canadian passport, consider yourself very lucky! Canadian’s are blessed with having a very powerful passport, allowing us to visit 184 countries VISA FREE! In 2022 the Henley Passport Index (which ranks the worlds passports and how strong they are) updated that Canada will remain in the 7th spot for …

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Myanmar is quite the hidden gem of a country, and hasn’t yet been overrun with tourists. Still untouched and authentic, Myanmar is a true wonder and an off-the-beaten path destination, waiting to be explored. With incredible sights to offer, the friendliest people on earth and a tasty cuisine, Myanmar is a curse. Because once you …

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