5 tips to travelling the world without breaking the bank


Yau Tsim Mong District in Hong Kong

I’ve been lucky to have had the chance to travel to 10 different countries in the past 5 years. People often ask how my husband and I can afford to go on vacation so much and to be honest, we can’t. We’ve just been very good at finding different ways to save money on flights and accommodations. Now, when I say “we” I really mean my husband. He should definitely get all of the credit as he’s the one that does all of the mind-numbing research, scouring deal websites and forums for information.The good news is, I’ve paid attention over the past couple of years and have learned a thing or two from his thrifty ways so take a look at the 5 tips I’ve used to become a world traveler…

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Where to eat: Big Island,HI


Punalu’u Beach

Eating local food is one of the things I look forward to most when travelling. Living in Toronto exposes you to so many different culture’s and foods, so it’s amazing when you get to try those foods in the country they originated from. I recently traveled to the Big Island, which seems to be one of the lesser known main islands that make up Hawaii, and I had the opportunity to visit several amazing spots that dished out some of the most delicious meals I’ve had. Below are three of the more memorable restaurants I had the pleasure of dining at while on the Big Island…

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The Top 5 things to do in Quebec City


The Parliament Building

The other weekend I got the chance to escape the mild Toronto weather and venture out into cold and snowy Quebec City. The last time I had been to Quebec was way back when I was a little kid so it was like discovering the city all over again.

Heading to Quebec was the perfect mini-vacation for several reasons: The Canadian dollar is pretty weak right now so heading south of the border is not very appealing, Quebec is only an 8 hr car or bus ride away from Toronto AND the predominantly french-speaking province is home to the poutine and the smoked meat sandwich- need I say more?

Although there are tons of things to do in and around Quebec City here are my Top Five recommendations:

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