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Aeroplan Points Redemption, Affording to Travel, Travelling on a budget -

by Jesse Delgrosse | Gringos On The Run   Yes, I am well aware that Aeroplan isn’t the best points program out there. However, being that Air Canada more or less has a monopoly in Canada, their points are generally the easiest to collect. If you're Canadian, cards like the American Express Aeroplan Gold Card, the TD Visa Infinite Aeroplan, and the CIBC Infinite Aeroplan Visa  offer the best airline rewards programs in Canada. So how do you make the most of it? I'll come flat out and admit it, I'm an Aeroplan addict. I have multiple credit cards and run all my...

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Affording to Travel, Destinations 2016, Travelling on a budget -

Beach destinations can be pricey...especially in Europe, so bare with us. These may not be the absolute cheapest in the world in comparison to SE Asia and the Caribbean, but this is Europe and each one of the following offers excellent value for the experience. Poland Poland isn’t a place most people would consider for a beach vacation, yet on the northern coast is an area called the Polish Riviera. Along the Baltic coast, you’ll find miles of sandy shores, including some of the biggest sand dunes in Europe, and beach resorts that cost a fraction of the price of...

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  Photo: chinabagone 1. Don't be an idiot, get travel insurance before you leave. While it does cost money, it’s totally worth it if you get injured, and can end up saving you a lot in the long run.(i.e.  It is nearly impossible to buy travel insurance once you have left your country). 2. Travel during the low-peak season and avoid traveling during the summer and around holidays. 3. Enjoy a nice picnic instead of eating out. You can experience the local culture’s day-to-day activities, as well, by shopping in their grocery stores. 4. If you’re traveling between countries, try to...

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Ski For Less! Skiing has never been the cheapest of sports, there are however some cheaper options out there. And if you think about how much you would spend in an average week staying at home – weekly Montreal rent = $90; weekly grocery bill = $60; meal and drinks out = $50; total = at least $200! – suddenly a week of skiing abroad doesn’t seem quite so unreasonable. Although North Americans have access to an array of ski slopes from East to West a one day lift pass for the Mont Tremblant, or Whistler/Blackcomb in high season now...

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Affording to Travel, Student Travel, Travel Tips, Travelling on a budget -

What happens if you're someone with an insatiable appetite for travel, but can't see yourself doing so for several years or more cause of school? Photo: Jesse Delgrosse @gringosontherun   That is us in a nutshell. However, with a little time and many management we are able to jet off and explore much of the world in our spare time, and on University time. But what spare time? You may be asking. The key to traveling more is to make it your priority. I want to go here, now how can I achieve it. Here's how you can do it. Make...

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