The purest way I can define life is that it is a beautiful, long and daring struggle. A constant series of problems to be solved with some pretty amazing bits sprinkled in. 2016 was the best and quite possibly the worst year of my entire life. I can recall sitting in my hotel room in Florence, on my honeymoon, trying so desperately to figure out how I could possibly be sad in that moment. And…

The hardest aspect of planning and executing a relatively short trip (5-7 days) abroad is making sure you have enough time to see everything. While that’s a whole other topic, jet lag can certainly put a damper on your plans during the first 2-3 days and even longer depending on the time difference.  So how do you avoid the 3-4 pm drag that sets in while you’re shuffling your way from the Louvre to Notre Dame? There…

If you’ve ever wanted to hit the gas on adventure and splurge on a dream trip to Europe, Asia, South Africa, wherever, now is the time to do it! Currency rates have never been better and the low cost carriers like Norwegian Air are driving down flight prices on all the major carriers. On top of that, there’s a bunch of great credit card promos going on and amazing award travel to be had from…

United, Delta and American Airlines are getting ready to unveil their new Basic Economy fares in an attempt to compete with the hundreds of low cost carriers popping up across the world. In theory it sounds great, but what’s involved and what should you know before making the leap to a much cheaper fare? What’s the catch? Well there are plenty… No checked bags. No exceptions on this – you literally cannot check a bag.…

Most of us can’t afford to fly in the lie-flat, luxury that business class provides, aside from the occasional splurge upgrade that forces your wallet to cringe with guilt. This doesn’t mean that you can’t come prepared and make your in-flight experience feel like a luxurious jaunt through the cloud laden sky. I’ve highlighted a number of products to add to your carry-on checklist to ensure your long-haul flight is comfortable and doesn’t feel quite…

Ernest Hemingway called it a “Moveable Feast”.  Thomas Jefferson said, “A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in The Point of Life”. If you are looking for a no frills travel guide to the most wonderful city in the world, then you’ve come to the right place. There are endless things do and see in the city of lights, but if you only have a few days, then what’s worth it…

We’ve put together a list of the top 10 last minute Christmas gift ideas for that traveler and wanderlust addict in your life. I’ve tried to include a mix of devices, cosmetics, and gifts that make air travel, packing and capturing memories from all of your adventures a bit easier for you. Enjoy! A cork board map to chart all of your wish list and past destinations. Moisture mist to keep your skin flawless during…

Arriving from Montreal after a 3 hour train trip through the cold, Canadian November air, we take a taxi up a hill and within just five minutes, it appears in front of us, the most photographed hotel in the world: Chateau Frontenac. Built in the 1890’s, the best way that I can describe this wonderful edifice is a mix between the castle from Beauty and the Beast and perhaps another fairy tale mansion.  The town of…

Jet lag can put a damper on your wildest of plans. For the longest time, I considered Europe and Southeast Asia the two areas of the world that housed my most prized travel bucket list items and unfortunately, those two sections of the map come with some serious internal clock struggles. However, I recently discovered that traveling and exploring cultures unlike your own doesn’t automatically require long flights, dehydration, and caffeine overload (although I will…