Don’t Speak The Language? Try Anyway.

I am not very good at speaking other languages. In Canada, French was compulsory for a few years in school, and the Latin I took for a year managed to sink in, even though I flunked both. I have taken Spanish lessons – classroom, Rosetta Stone, Duolingo – and they’ve helped a little. I understand […]

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Vancouver BC Canada to Los Angeles From $198 CAD Roundtrip

Excellent roundtrip non-stop price from Vancouver to LA on Westjet. Availability in November and December. Click here to see the price on Momondo. Sample fare dates are Tuesday December 5 through Tuesday December 12 2018. Note – If you prefer to book through Air Canada or Westjet, their fares for the period of November 14 […]

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Another Reason To Come To Colorado.

Rocky Mountain National Park. ROCKY MOUNTAIN 8K from More Than Just Parks on Vimeo. Watch this full screen. Click on the full screen icon (little arrows thingie) on the bottom right. As part of their More Than Just Parks project, Will and Jim Pattiz spent two years filming in the majestic Colorado mountains. Some filmmakers […]

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Westerners Rejoice! More Delta Flights To Europe.

And they’re non-stop. This is a great time to plan your trip to Europe, no matter where you live in North America. Many budget airlines have moved into the market, forcing the older established North American airlines to step up. Delta Is Adding a Ton of New Flights to Europe in 2018 by Elaheh Nozari […]

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O Canada! Is This The Perfect Rewards Card For You?

There aren’t many things Canadians envy about America, but there are three that come to mind that my Canadian family and friends complain about. Canadian winters, expensive phone plans, and lousy travel credit cards. As an expat, I can’t disagree with any of those. I signed up for the Chase Sapphire Reserve card when it […]

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Medellin, Colombia. Photos And Video.

My trip to Medellin was a whirlwind. I found a last minute fare on Spirit, and my brother-in-law was in Medellin on business, meaning I had a free place to stay. Unfortunately, I only had a couple of days, so I didn’t see everything I wanted. I loved the city. Everything seems to be uphill […]

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Caribbean Travel Update

First, the good news. Nearly 70 percent of the islands in the Caribbean were not affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The bad news is that 30 percent were, some very badly, and tourism is way down in the entire region. The object of this post is twofold. To encourage you to make a donation to […]

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Things you shouldn’t do on an airplane.

Here are a few of my personal peeves. Don’t recline your seat back. We have little enough space, so don’t rob the person behind you. Don’t kick the seat in front of you. Because that’s me in front of you, and I don’t appreciate it, especially if I’m trying to sleep. Same goes for slamming […]

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Helpful Tips For Traveling With Seniors

It’s pretty obvious that I love to travel. It’s also becoming more apparent to me that my advancing age means changes in my abilities. It takes me longer to unkink after a long flight. It’s harder for me to toss my carry-on into the luggage bin. I can’t walk as far as I used to. […]

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Want a free trip to Sweden?

Yes, you can get a free trip to Sweden. There’s just one small catch. You have to buy a Volvo. You knew this had to be too good to be true, right? But wait! There’s more! Volvo says you will actually save money on the purchase price of your new Volvo. They take care of all […]

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Denver to Mazatlan, Mexico new non-stop service

Sun Country Airlines has announced a non-stop service to the beautiful city of Mazatlan, Mexico. The flights leave Denver each Wednesday and return to Denver on Wednesdays, so you will have to spend at least a week soaking up the sun on beautiful Pacific Ocean beaches. Previously, it has required at least one stop to […]

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Flat Packing Versus Rolling: Which Actually Saves More Space?

Are you a clothes roller or a flat packer? Rolling your clothes supposedly reduces wrinkles and creates more room in your suitcase. Flat packing supposedly does the opposite. So, which method actually allows you to get more stuff into that carry-on? Condé Nast Traveler did a thoroughly unscientific test, and produced a short video.

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Canada Guide: Vancouver

Canada turns 150 years old this year, and the country is celebrating coast to coast. The American dollar is worth about $1.30 at the time of writing, so your travel buck will go a long way. Passport 2017 is a great place to start planning your visit to Canada. I think Vancouver is the most […]

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8 Things I Love About Colorado

1. Sunshine. It seems like the sun always shines here. While that’s not actually true, we do get a lot of sun. Annual days of sunshine: Colorado Springs 247 Denver 245 Grand Junction 242 Pueblo 258

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