Travel Tips

From budgets to philosophy, everything an aspiring nomad needs to know on the road.

Sleeping Tabby Cat

What To Do With Your Pets When You Go On Vacation

As the owners of a loving, older cat and former dog owners, we know all too well the hassle of trying to figure out what to do with our pet while we travel..The three main options for your pet are: have someone take care of your pet in your house, have your pet go to someone else's place or take your pet with you. What you do with them depends on how long you're traveling, how much money you're willing to spend and how much you trust others to take care of your extended family.Here are a few ideas to help you decide...
Australia's Whitsunday Islands Sailing Cruise

When It’s Time To Splurge

Like most travelers, we aren't made of unlimited money (wouldn't a trust fund be nice!). We save cash a lot of ways, from traveling during shoulder season, to bargaining and living more like locals.

There are times, though, that it makes sense to splurge a little and tell your inner Ebeneezer Scrooge to get lost.

How do you know when to tell your inner cheapskate to take a flying leap?

View of St Martin from the Airplane St Martaan

The 10 Worst Travel Mistakes You Can Make

Travel can be complicated. While we love to explore new cultures and places, the hassles of finding the best price, planning an itinerary and dealing with airport security and regulations can be overwhelming.If you can avoid these ten travel mistakes, you'll be well on your way to a ...
Packing List for Kids on Long Haul Flight Nap

34 Great Packing Tips for a Long Haul Flight with Kids

Does the thought of a long haul flight with your little kids leave you in a cold sweat? It shouldn't. We've taken flights from Vancouver to Hong Kong, hopped between islands in the Philippines, and flown from Canada to Cancun to Costa Rica as well as Calgary to Cuba and all over North America with two little ones in tow. The kids are now seven and three, but we flown with them from the time they were still breastfeeding and in diapers. Here are our top tips for taking long flights with little ones...