Understanding WestJet's Member Exclusive Fares

Understanding WestJet's Member Exclusive Fares

Member Exclusive fares are a unique way to redeem your WestJet Dollars for a higher dollar value. Let’s take an in-depth look.


Review: W Suzhou

Review: W Suzhou

I had a wonderful time revelling in the stylish and extravagant interiors of the W Suzhou, my first-ever W hotel stay. Here’s the full review my stay at the luxury hotel.


CIBC Aerogold for Business: 35,000 Aeroplan Miles for Free!

CIBC Aerogold for Business: 35,000 Aeroplan Miles for Free!

An incredible new offer on the CIBC Aerogold for Business allows you to earn 35,000 Aeroplan miles for $0 out-of-pocket. Get in on the action at your nearest CIBC branch!


I Redeemed My Points for... Merchandise?!

I Redeemed My Points for... Merchandise?!

Redeeming points for merchandise is generally ill-advised, but when CIBC Aventura offered some sweet deals on Cyber Monday, I couldn’t resist.


Review: Trans-Mongolian Railway Second Class Ulaanbaatar to Beijing

Review: Trans-Mongolian Railway Second Class Ulaanbaatar to Beijing

I hopped onboard the distinctive Mongolian trains for our final 29-hour leg from Ulaanbaatar to Beijing, bringing my Trans-Siberian Railway trip to a satisfying end.


How to Maximize Your Marriott Elite Status

How to Maximize Your Marriott Elite Status

Here’s a rundown of earning and maximizing elite status within the new Marriott loyalty program, including some hot tips for attaining the coveted Platinum Elite status.


Why RBC Avion Must Not Be Overlooked

Why RBC Avion Must Not Be Overlooked

Don’t underestimate the power of RBC Avion points, which can be earned relatively easily and transferred to a nifty set of airline partners with the occasional transfer bonus as well.


The Best Credit Cards with No Foreign Transaction Fees

The Best Credit Cards with No Foreign Transaction Fees

We go over the best Canadian credit cards that don’t charge any foreign transaction fees. Start saving the 2.5% FX fee on all your foreign purchases today!


Review: Best Western Gobi's Kelso Ulaanbaatar

Review: Best Western Gobi's Kelso Ulaanbaatar

The Best Western Gobi’s Kelso hosted me in Ulaanbaatar on my train journey from Moscow to Beijing. Here’s a review of the hotel and some highlights from my brief time in Mongolia.


Which Countries Regulate Fuel Surcharges?

Which Countries Regulate Fuel Surcharges?

Fuel surcharges are one of the biggest frustrations of redeeming points for travel. Which countries regulate these surcharges, and how can you take advantage?


Review: Trans-Mongolian Railway Second Class Irkutsk to Ulaanbaatar

Review: Trans-Mongolian Railway Second Class Irkutsk to Ulaanbaatar

We bid farewell to Russia as we made our way down to Mongolia’s capital in the Second Class carriages of Russian Railways Train #306.


US Credit Cards: The 2018 State of Play

US Credit Cards: The 2018 State of Play

I share with you the latest developments in the scene for Canadians looking to expand their points-earning potential through US credit cards.


Killer End-of-Year Offer on the HSBC World Elite MasterCard

Killer End-of-Year Offer on the HSBC World Elite MasterCard

Grab the spectacular signup bonus on the HSBC World Elite MasterCard before December 31! Plus, enjoy No FX Fees, 31-day travel insurance, and airline transfer partners.


Exploring Irkutsk & Lake Baikal

Exploring Irkutsk & Lake Baikal

As our last stop in Russia along the Trans-Siberian Railway, we spent a few days exploring the city of Irkutsk and the nearby natural spectacle of Lake Baikal.


Maximizing Miles & Points in Two-Player Mode

Maximizing Miles & Points in Two-Player Mode

There are unique challenges and opportunities when earning and redeeming points as a couple. Here are a few strategies you can employ if you’re in “two-player mode”.


Impressions from Vancouver 2018

Impressions from Vancouver 2018

Three days, eight flights, and countless sleepless hours later, I finally returned home from my “Canadian hopper” adventure. Here are my immediate impressions from the trip.


Airline Secrets: What Is Fuel Dumping?

Airline Secrets: What Is Fuel Dumping?

Fuel dumping is an ingenious way to score cheap airfare by taking advantage of flaws within the airlines’ ticketing systems. Here’s your intro to this closely-guarded technique.


Review: Trans-Siberian Railway Third Class Novosibirsk to Irkutsk

Review: Trans-Siberian Railway Third Class Novosibirsk to Irkutsk

Find out what it’s like to travel as a Third Class citizen on the Trans-Siberian Railway as our journey continues eastbound towards Irkutsk and Lake Baikal.


The 5 First Class Airlines I'd Love to Fly Next

The 5 First Class Airlines I'd Love to Fly Next

I’ve flown five of the world’s leading airlines in First Class so far. Here are the next five on my list, including a few that I’ve already got planned coming up!


Booked: The Canadian Hopper

Booked: The Canadian Hopper

After hosting the Prince of Travel meetup in Vancouver this weekend, I’ll be taking a rather interesting route home in order to visit some new parts of Canada!