Travel Talk

Keeping It Weird in Portland

Keeping It Weird in Portland

I spent four days discovering all the “weird” sights, sounds, and smells that Portland has to offer. Here’s a rundown of what to do in the Pacific Northwest’s quirky youngest sibling.


Impressions from Round-the-World 2019, Part 1

Impressions from Round-the-World 2019, Part 1

Immediate impressions from the first half of my round-the-world journey, which brought me to Beijing via Accra, Istanbul, Perth, Auckland, and a sweet ride on Singapore Suites.


Applying for a Ghana Visa

Applying for a Ghana Visa

I share my recent experience applying for a Ghana visa as a Canadian citizen. Here’s all you need to know for getting the necessary documents to visit the West African country.


How to Book the Cook with Singapore Airlines

How to Book the Cook with Singapore Airlines

All you need to know about the Book the Cook service, a unique feature that allows premium passengers to pre-order their meals from a wide range of gourmet dishes.


Booked: The Crazy Aeroplan Trip

Booked: The Crazy Aeroplan Trip

A new First Class adventure, four continents, seven countries, 16 flights – all in one spectacular Aeroplan redemption (okay, maybe two). This promises to be a trip to remember!


Impressions from Paris & South East Asia 2018

Impressions from Paris & South East Asia 2018

My usual post-trip update, in which I share with you the initial impressions from my recent round-the-world luxury hotel trip. And wow, what a trip it was!


The Five Stages of Wanderlust

The Five Stages of Wanderlust

Over the years, I’ve found that travel always evokes the same recurring emotions within me. Here’s my attempt at a self-diagnosis as I prepare to visit my last two continents next week.


24-Hour Layover: Seoul

24-Hour Layover: Seoul

Your guide to a long layover in Seoul. Get a taste of the history, food, culture, and cutting-edge technology that the city is known for in a whirlwind 24 hours.


Cathay Pacific Will Honour Cheap First Class Fares!

Cathay Pacific Will Honour Cheap First Class Fares!

Cathay Pacific offered up First Class transpacific flights at crazy-low prices over New Year’s Eve. Here’s a recap of how it all played out.


Exploring Tokyo on the Yamanote Line

Exploring Tokyo on the Yamanote Line

See Tokyo the easy way by following the JR Yamanote line around the circle. From the lights of Shinjuku to the fresh seafood in Tsukiji, here are all the highlights from my summertime trip.


Booked: A Luxury Hotel World Tour

Booked: A Luxury Hotel World Tour

I’ll be ringing in the new year in Paris before heading to South East Asia for a few weeks. With no less than six luxury hotels and resorts lined up, this promises to be a trip for the ages.


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.