MacGyver kit for travellers

MacGyver kit for travellers

If you could foil pickpockets, fashion makeshift packing aids or repair travel gear with a few items weighing next-to-nothing, would you be tempted to add them to your packing list? If so, maybe you need a MacGyver Kit for travellers. Why “MacGyver?” In 2015, the...
Nazaré, Portugal

Nazaré, Portugal

Tradition and tourism coexist in Nazaré, a quaint coastal town 124 kilometres north of Lisbon. The relationship between the two is subtle. Neither overwhelms the other. At least, that was my experience in May, before the tidal wave of tourists descends on the town in...
Animal welfare and tourism

Animal welfare and tourism

Occasionally in my travels, I’m forced to confront my attitudes towards animal welfare and tourism. Until a recent trip to Morocco, it had been relatively easy. I simply avoided riding or handling any animal I perceived to be exploited for the benefit of tourists....
25 Tips on earning Aeroplan miles

25 Tips on earning Aeroplan miles

Updated August 12, 2016 In the 27 years since joining Aeroplan I’ve developed an almost insatiable appetite for award travel. Feeding this habit means my account needs to be constantly replenished, and I’ve discovered that earning points and miles can be almost as...
Is a NEXUS card worth it?

Is a NEXUS card worth it?

I’m sitting at the gate at LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) with my boarding pass, passport and NEXUS card, waiting for my flight to Halifax via Boston. I can’t help but reflect on my experience a couple of hours ago with U.S. immigration, customs and airport...
Delicious seafood paella in Barcelona

Delicious seafood paella in Barcelona

Hunting for the perfect paella in Spain can be a hit-and-miss endeavour. But, thanks to trip4real and a grandmother’s recipe, we scored a hit with a delicious seafood paella in Barcelona. This little gem surfaced during pre-trip research. I had a burning need to...
Cycling in Cambodia

Cycling in Cambodia

I’ve never waffled so much about a trip as I did with cycling in Cambodia. This type of indecisiveness was a stark contrast to other adventures where I’m usually the first one out the gate. It wasn’t the cycling, and it wasn’t Cambodia. It was the merging of the two...

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