My favourite travel gear hacks

My favourite travel gear hacks

What’s a travel gear hack? Often overused, the term hacking has been described, in part, as an appropriate application of ingenuity. To me, most hacks are about using everyday items in creative ways. Travel gear hacks use items in ways that are different from...
What’s in your travel wallet?

What’s in your travel wallet?

As the credit-card advertisement says, “What’s in your wallet?” What’s in your travel wallet is as much about what you take with you on your trip as what you leave at home. It’s also the result of determining what should go in your wallet and what needs to be carried...
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...
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...

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