August 7, 2018

We discuss the how the best planned itineraries can go sideways when delays and cancellations and what you can do about it!

July 9, 2018

A few weeks ago we discussed how to plan your vacation including booking flights and hotels as well as the activities you’ll experience while on your vacation. The next step in the travel experience is preparing to travel which is a step many eager travellers skip only to discover when they travel the value of such preparation.  I’ll discuss these items in several timeframes: weeks ahead, days ahead and while in transit.

Weeks...

June 9, 2018

The activities you take part in are the most likely reason you’re embarking on your vacation in the first place. Even if you’re travelling for work, there are often opportunities to enjoy a cultural experience such as shark diving in Cape Town. A common mistake travellers sometimes make when booking travel is they assume that those activities can be booked when they’re on the ground at their destination. They assume that a tou...

June 6, 2018

I’m often asked how I manage to travel so often. My answer has always been the same: flexibility and getting what you want. On the one hand you need to be flexible in some areas of travel planning such as when and where you’re going. On the other hand, you need to have a set of principles you’re looking for in your travel experience. There’s no point booking a cheap flight if it means having an extra long layover in airport....

May 24, 2018

Now that I’ve convinced you that travel is something you ought to get into the habit of doing, it’s time to reveal the biggest downside to travel - it requires a decent amount of planning! All too often I see eager travellers book their travel first and ask questions later. This is a recipe for disaster as travellers soon realize that what they thought would work won’t end up working.

Setting Goals

The first and most important s...

May 22, 2018

Travel should be an important part of everyone's life and within everyone's reach. We look at some of the reasons why travel matters.

April 22, 2018

Over the past year I’ve flown over 70,000 miles across numerous continents and airlines including many you’ve probably never heard of before like Canadian North. My journeys have taken me as far south as South Africa and as far north as Iqaluit in the Canadian arctic.  I’ve witnessed a variety of cultures and had incredible experiences while travel such like zip lining through forests in New Zealand or riding a camel in Egypt....

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