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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.


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.


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!


Novosibirsk, the Heart of Siberia

Novosibirsk, the Heart of Siberia

I spent two days in Siberia’s largest city, getting a taste of what day-to-day life looks like in this relatively unexplored part of the world.


Impressions from Europe 2018

Impressions from Europe 2018

A recap of the best bits from my recent trip to Europe: Oktoberfest, London, Tallinn, and a few awesome flights, hotels, and lounges!


WestJet Announces Boeing 787 Routes to Europe

WestJet Announces Boeing 787 Routes to Europe

WestJet announced today that the first Boeing 787 Dreamliners in their fleet will be operated between Calgary and Western Europe beginning in 2019.


The Best of Copenhagen in 48 Hours

The Best of Copenhagen in 48 Hours

Jessica is back to share with you the highlights from her latest travels. With endless pastries and happiness levels off the charts, Copenhagen’s a place I really must visit sometime soon!


Around the Clock in St. Petersburg

Around the Clock in St. Petersburg

Peter the Great’s unmistakeable Russian opulence, distinctive bridges across the Neva, and intoxicating “white nights”. St. Petersburg dazzled me with its unique charms.


Booked: Oktoberfest!

Booked: Oktoberfest!

I’m bound for Munich this weekend for the world’s largest beer festival before heading to London next week. Get the lowdown how I booked my on my latest trip.


Stack Prepaid MasterCard: The New Best Prepaid Card in Canada

Stack Prepaid MasterCard: The New Best Prepaid Card in Canada

The new Stack Prepaid MasterCard has no FX fees and no ATM withdrawal fees, making it ideal for foreign cash withdrawals. Plus, you can earn $20 just by signing up today!


Airline Secrets: What Are Nested Trips?

Airline Secrets: What Are Nested Trips?

In this edition of Airline Secrets we look at the art of “nesting” airline tickets within each other, which can be advantageous in many situations.


Seven Summer Nights in Moscow

Seven Summer Nights in Moscow

The skyline of Moscow glimmers with majestic cupolas and fearsome Soviet skyscrapers. Read about my week-long visit during the FIFA World Cup.


Airline Secrets: What Is Hidden City Ticketing?

Airline Secrets: What Is Hidden City Ticketing?

In Airline Secrets, we go over strategies like hidden city ticketing, which can help you save staggering amounts by taking advantage of airline pricing weaknesses.


Booked: The City of Roses

Booked: The City of Roses

I’m in Portland catching some Pacific Northwest vibes this weekend. Read about the motivations behind this trip and how I made it happen.


24-Hour Layover: Mexico City

24-Hour Layover: Mexico City

Mexico City is a cultural hotbed and a food lover’s heaven, and I was thrilled to visit for the first time albeit only for a 24-hour layover.


An Old-Timer's Thoughts on Premium Class Travel

An Old-Timer's Thoughts on Premium Class Travel

Fresh off the jet bridge from Asiana First Class, I share some general thoughts on travelling in premium cabins now that I’ve done it a few times.


24-Hour Layover: Panama City

24-Hour Layover: Panama City

Here’s what I have to share from my long layover in Panama City, where the historic old town collides with a canal-inspired commercial metropolis.


Booked: Adventures in East Asia

Booked: Adventures in East Asia

I’m in Asia for a while longer, so I’ve arranged a side-trip around the region to explore new places and rediscover old favourites.


Rio de Janeiro, the Marvellous City

Rio de Janeiro, the Marvellous City

Watch my new video capturing the best parts of my recent trip to Rio de Janeiro, one of my favourite cities in the world.