There are a lot of lists out there telling people what travel gear they should pack for their travels. We’ve done them in the past and lots of other people have some great advice too. For this post however, we wanted to share some items that you may not have thought of or even heard [...]
Nobody wants to worry about money while travelling, but we all do. Tracking your finances is a simple way to get some freedom from this financial anxiety. You could keep track of your travel expenses the old school way with a pen and notebook, or try to remember what you spent and enter the amounts [...]
Recently, we made it home from our travels just in time to attend the launch of the new American Express AIR MILES Reserve Credit Card. As some of you may already know, Dave and I are proud American Express Canada Ambassadors and we take every opportunity we can to meet up with our good friends [...]
What is the most often asked question about Travel Photography? What Camera should I buy for my travels? You know the situation. You are ready to hit the road for that next great adventure and you want to get great images to share with your friends, but you are not sure what is the best [...]
Packing and preparing for airport security As the holiday season approaches thousands of travellers will be packing and heading to the airport to make their way to visit family and friends. During these busiest travel days of the year, what and how you pack can determine whether your airport experience kicks off your holiday the [...]
We’ve been flying a lot these days and the more we fly, the more we notice little quirks about airline travel that make no sense to us. All the rules and regulations are a mystery. Why do airlines do what they do and why do people seem to lose all common sense when flying. Each [...]
Yesterday we told you about how we are living our lives lately in perpetual jet lag. We’re tired – a lot. But things could be worse. We do take steps to remedy our jet lag and I can’t imagine what things would be like if we didn’t follow a few rules. So as avid travellers [...]
Dave and I are always shocked with how many people don’t take out travel insurance when they travel. As avid travelers, the first thing we think of after we have booked our trip is travel insurance. We recently posed the question on our Facebook page and the vast majority of people answered that they don’t [...]
We are new to using our iPhone for photographs. Loving iPhonegraphy. We only just bought the new iPhone 4s before leaving on our trip to Europe and we have been learning and testing as we go.
Travelling with baggage has become increasingly complicated as airlines address continuously evolving security concerns, and work every angle to eke out revenue. While it might not be a big deal for a business traveller making a quick trip to New York to comply with the stringent requirements, those of us with more complex travel plans- [...]
Going to Antarctica is a once in a lifetime experience. There is no way that we’re heading there without a full bag of photography equipment and electronics to capture every moment. With each trip we keep adding to our gear list and now we have gotten to the point where our electronics are definitely outweighing [...]
We have saved thousands of dollars by seeking out free accommodation on our travels. These opportunities are easier to find than you’d think and have not only saved us money but led us off the beaten track, provided some of our most interesting travel experiences, enabled us to connect with local communities and been a refreshing break from the backpacker trail.
During the holiday season money is tight. However, we have a little nest egg that we can use through our travel rewards with American Express to stay at hotels during the festive season.
We’re on CTV News Express today again and we love having our posts go along with what we’re talking about on air. Seven minutes isn’t a lot of time for these two chatty people so we like to expand on what we could have, should have and would have said if we had unlimited time. [...]
Air Travel has become a royal pain over the past decade. Security checks are tight, everybody’s in a bad mood and the lines are growing to the point where arriving 3 hours early barely give you enough time to check in and board your plane on time. Remember when you were a kid and going [...]
Recently we’ve had a lot of questions from people asking us how they can start adding adventures into their travels. People have asked if it is scary to do the things we do and how can they put adventure into a vacation when they don’t have a lot of time” We’re here to tell you you [...]
Have you ever had a £2000 phone bill? That was a message we saw on facebook from a fellow Mongol Rallier after returning to England from Mongolia. Cell phone companies are evil. They overcharge for roaming fees, make it impossible for your to keep in touch with your loved ones and watch their stocks grow as [...]
Once you’ve been working for 10 years or more and your career seems well underway, you might feel as though the opportunity to travel the world while you are still young has passed you by. But the idea of taking a sabbatical, or a year out, is one that has spread from the fringes of [...]
According to Wikipedia there are now upwards of 295,000 apps now available in the Android marketplace; not bad considering there were only 2.300 available this time (March) two years ago (2009). There are seemingly amazingly addictive and efficient apps available to aid in the avoidance and completion of most everyday tasks. From help completing your [...]
One of the first things we do when entering a new country is buy a SIM card and set up our cell phone. We don’t have a home plan from Canada and we would never use it over seas anyway, even if we did. With roaming fees and outrageous prices, we would never be able [...]