5 Frugal (and Wonderful) Travel Destinations

Tweet The following is a guest post by Alban, a personal finance writer. He provides frugal tips and helps people to compare travel rewards credit cards. The old saying goes that a change is as good as a holiday but why choose one over the other when you don’t have to settle for just change […]

Getting Ready for Vacation Roundup

Tweet We are packing the last few things in our bags and counting down sleeps until we leave for our family vacation. The kids and I will leave Alotau, PNG on Sunday. On Tuesday, we’ll meet Craig in Sydney and begin our family vacation. There’s a lot of excitement around here. The kids are especially […]

First Time Flying? 17 Things You Must Know

Tweet Attention first time fliers! I read this on one of my facebook friend’s statuses today: (Please excuse any incorrect grammar or lack of consideration in the post!) “Note to people who dont fly much– when the plane shakes a little, do not put your head on your knees, grab my shoulder and start repeating […]

Is Random Security Screening Really Effective?

Tweet I passed through three security checkpoints on this trip. I was fortunate enough to be ‘randomly’ selected for a security screening. I was passing through the metal detector and made it through safely without any notice from the machine. The security person yelled, “Security check, no alarm,” and I was directed to a separate […]

A Delayed Flight Travel Roundup

Tweet Craig left Alotau, PNG yesterday afternoon with his final destination being Beamsville, Ontario after a few layovers and short drives along the way. His flight from Brisbane to Los Angeles has been delayed, so we’ll see what kinds of lessons he comes back with after his travels. Are you a business traveler? Try these […]

10 Travelling Essentials for Young Families

Tweet In less than 2 weeks, I’ll be embarking on a trip from Papua New Guinea to Sydney, Australia. I’ll be travelling alone (one way) with my 3 children. I’ve been thinking about the travelling essentials – especially for my carry on, since I’ll have my hands full. Here are some travelling essentials for your […]

Family Camping Holidays | 8 Ways To Enjoy Camping As A Family

Tweet Planning a family camping holiday can be a great way to have a lot of fun together as a family and travel cheap at the same time.  By the way, when I talk about camping, I’m referring to the ‘real’ stuff – none of this sleeping in a $75,000 mansion on wheels.  Just you […]

Weekly Roundup

Tweet Here are some good travel reads from this week. Check out these Tips for Getting Free Airline Upgrades. Headed to Disney this summer?  Look at this post of Best Quick Service Eats at Disney World. Being an American married to a Canadian,  I thought this post Of Americans, Canadians, and Flags was interesting.  Nomadic […]

5 Signs You Need A Family Vacation

Tweet It’s getting closer to the time when many families in North America do family vacations.  The kids will be out of school soon, and the weather is starting to warm up.  (Though my brother in Wyoming keeps complaining about snow still!)  Maybe you don’t want to go on a family vacation.  Or maybe you’re […]

My Travel Booking Report – Travel Sites I Used

Tweet Later this month I’ll be taking a trip from Papua New Guinea to Canada, the United States, and Australia.  Since I talk a lot about traveling I thought I would share with you where I bought my tickets and travel plans from and why. Getting out of PNG there really is not a lot […]