Boeing Dreamliner 787: Premium vs Economy (LOT Airlines)

For my first flight on the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner, I decided to treat myself to a Premium Economy ticket one way to compare value and experience. This particular flight was on Poland’s national carrier, LOT Airlines, which has direct flights from New York, Chicago, and Toronto to Warsaw, a major hub for subsequent flights…

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Travel Tip #5: Maximize vacation time

Unfortunately most of us do not have unlimited vacation time, but there are still tricks to make the most of what you have. I never ever take a vacation day off work unless I am travelling.  Some people love staycations, but I am not one of them…that is what weekends are for!  Here are a few tips to…

Travel Tip #2: Sign up for everything

Join mailing lists.  Recently I went to Miraval Resort in Arizona, a top world spa and way over my usual budget.  How did I do this?  My friend was on their mailing list and got word that they were having an incredible summer sale, so we booked it immediately.   Hotels and airlines will notify subscribers of…

Travel Tip #1: Consider different types of accommodations

Renting an apartment through a service like AirBnB or Vacation Rental By Owner can help you save money over the cost of hotels, especially when travelling in groups.  I have used AirBnB many times and never experienced issues (though sometimes places can be a bit quirky — just be open-minded, it’s part of the fun!).   My tips…

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Maximize your vacation, minimize your cost

I love travelling….I mean I REALLY love travelling.  I try to take as many trips as I can possibly squeeze in while still working full time.  Over the next little while, I will be sharing all my strategies for getting the best travel deals and maximizing your trips. Happy travels!