Travelling on a budget RSS

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...

Read more

Deal of the Day, Deal of the week, Travelling on a budget -

WestJet has dropped the price of a last minute flight from Toronto to Curacao down to $379 CAD roundtrip including taxes. Photo: http://beachesofaruba.com/ These are non-stop flights too! This flight is about 45% below the typical cheapest roundtrip prices from Toronto to Curacao. Where is Curacao? Curacao is an island / country in the southern Caribbean, near Aruba. In fact, it's so far south in the Caribbean, you're practically in Venezuela. Availability for travel October 23 to October 30 How to find and book this deal 1. Go to Skyscanner or Expedia  2. Search for a flight from Toronto to Curacao (CUR) Use the...

Read more

adventures, Travel Guides, Travelling on a budget -

Our friends over at Soulstice Swim know the spots! The Philippines (Palawan) Beaches ( ✔), Lush Tropical isalnds ( ✔), Cristal clear water ( ✔)... Affordability ( ✔ ✔). Palawan province is made up of 1,780 islands and islets, rocky coves, and sugar-white sandy beaches. As of September 2016, Palawan Island was rated the "Most Beautiful Island in the World" as voted by respective readers of rival travel publications Conde Nast Traveller and Travel + Leisure. To top it off El Nido, located at the northern tip of the island, was also currently rated the "Most Beautiful Beach in the World" by Conde Nast Traveller readers.  Bonus: The Philippines were a Spanish Colony...

Read more

Cheap Travel, Travel Tips, Travelling on a budget -

I’m a firm believer that to truly make the most of any adventure, it’s required to read up on some background knowledge to acquaint yourself with a new culture. For this, I often turn to Rick Steves’ traveling philosophies which strongly align with my own, stating that affording travel is simply a matter of priorities and often times, “spending more money only builds a thicker wall between you and what you traveled so far to see.” While staying in a fancy hotel and signing up for the numerous excursions obnoxiously advertised to you in the lavish lobbies can be exciting, they many...

Read more

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...

Read more