My 2016: a year in travel photos

2016 was yet another amazing year full of wonderful travels. As per last year, and years before, 2016 began in sunny San Diego. We hiked the mountains and shopped the malls. We were also invited by Lego to visit the Legoland theme park! March 2016 took us to Hong Kong once again to visit family…

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Exploring San Diego Summer Ed.: Nothing Comes Close to the Golden Coast

As you may already know, Carl’s parents relocated to San Diego almost 10 years ago when we were in high school. Since then, we’ve been visiting San Diego pretty regularly. We usually go during Christmas break, leaving on Dec 26th and returning a few days after the New Year. For the past 10 years, San…

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Travel Guide: The other side of the Golden Gate Bridge: Day 2

I’ve been to San Francisco a few times now but I’ve never spent more than a few hours on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge and boy was I missing out! While I love the city, I also enjoy hiking. It makes me feel less guilty about all the food I consume during…

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How to spend 2 days in San Francisco, day 1

Once in a while, work sends me on wonderful adventures – some more exciting than others. This time I got the chance to re-visit San Francisco. When my SFO trip was confirmed, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. The two things I missed last time because I overspent my time at the Disney…

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IMO: Avoid these tourist traps from Toronto to Thailand

We’ve all been there, we pay a hefty fee for admission only to be disappointed by mediocre exhibits in tourist traps. In my own opinion, here are some places I’ve been to that I would not recommend and maybe some alternatives to consider: Toronto Let’s start local. The CN Tower in no doubt offers a…

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How we found the best flight and hotel deals in San Francisco

Flights: While we scored a relatively good deal (considering it was peak season to travel) on the flights, the exchange rate kicked our butts $695USD > $821CND. I did my usual routine and once again used www.bing.com/travel, an aggregate search for flights, which lead us to book our flights through Orbitz. The one thing we…

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1.25 Days in Chicago for under $260 per person

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An All Inclusive Guide to Boston – Day 1 – Harvard

If you haven’t already, read this first: Weekend in Boston: Flight & Hotel for 2 under $800 When I was planning our trip to Boston, the hardest part was figuring out where to start, and optimizing the time we had. Do a little bit of research before you leave but don’t get too tied down…

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The Ultimate West Coast Road Trip: 3 States, 4 Cities, 7 Days

It was my first time in San Diego, or actually my first time out to the West coast so we wanted to make the best out of our short trip. What a memorable adventure this was. From listening to the waves of the Pacific Ocean, to standing in awe of the Grand Canyon and sliding…

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