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!


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.


Creative Stopovers with Alaska Mileage Plan

Creative Stopovers with Alaska Mileage Plan

Alaska allows a free stopover on one-way awards, but where can you choose to have your stopover and which routings are possible?


Review: Marriott Novosibirsk

Review: Marriott Novosibirsk

The Marriott Novosibirsk is one of the best hotels in Siberia’s largest city, featuring stylish new rooms and excellent elite status recognition.


When You Can't Book the "Perfect" Award...

When You Can't Book the "Perfect" Award...

Booking award flights within six months of travel can be difficult, since the good flights will have already been snatched up. Here are some tips to overcome these challenges.


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!


Review: Trans-Siberian Railway First Class Nizhny Novgorod to Novosibirsk

Review: Trans-Siberian Railway First Class Nizhny Novgorod to Novosibirsk

The full review of my 41-hour train ride to Novosibirsk in the First Class carriages of the Trans-Siberian Railway. What an experience!


Vancouver Miles & Points Meetup

Vancouver Miles & Points Meetup

I’m hosting the inaugural Vancouver Miles & Points Meetup on Saturday, November 3. Come join myself and your fellow points enthusiasts for a night of food, drinks, and lively discussion!


Exciting New Benefits on the CIBC Aventura Cards!

Exciting New Benefits on the CIBC Aventura Cards!

CIBC has introduced some cool new benefits on their Aventura line of personal travel credit cards, including lounge access, a NEXUS rebate, and mobile device insurance.


Review: St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya

Review: St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya

I was fortunate to be upgraded to the incredible St. Regis Suite at the St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya. Here’s the full review of the luxurious experience.


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.