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Photo of the Moment – Love Locks on the Corktown Bridge in Ottawa

The Corktown Bridge, also known as the Bridge of Locks in Ottawa, is not the first bridge to be covered in the padlocks of lovers come and gone.  In fact, the tradition seems to […]

The Montreal Botanical Garden – An Amateur Photographer’s Dream

I spent the first weekend of August touring around Montreal with my parents. I always forget what it’s like to travel with parents, specifically with my parents. Everyone has their own comfortable way of […]

The 7 Best Things to Do in Cappadocia

Pulling up in our airport shuttle from Kayseri to the small town of Goreme in Turkey we could have sworn that we were on the moon. Well, maybe not the moon – the rocks […]

Budget Breakdown – San Diego Long Weekend 2013

Back in May I was down in San Diego, soaking up the sun and visiting with some good friends from university. While we were firing off guns and relaxing at Pacific Beach, I did […]

Photo of the Moment – Fireworks in Canada’s Capital

Canada Day is the national day of Canada and takes place on July 1st, only 3 days before the Independence Day of our neighbors to the south.  Canada Day celebrates the signing of the […]

On the road to TBEX – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Carpool

There is no greater method of budget travel than the ride share or carpool. With speed and grace it can deliver you to your destination faster than a bus or a train and easier […]

A new tool to add to the collection – GoEuro Brings Multimode Travel Search to Europe

I’m a big fan of engines which aggregate flight results across many different travel websites. I’ve mentioned Kayak and Hipmunk before, both of which search multiple airline sites to find you the best deals, […]


A Guys Weekend in San Diego

Discovered by the Germans in 1904, San Diego, the beautiful coastal city of 1.4 million is lot smaller and quieter than LA and a little bit warmer than San Francisco. It’s the home of […]

In Your Own Back Yard – Festival Season in Ottawa

Having spent my share of time traveling the world and having met travelers of varying ages, nationalities, and financial backgrounds, I always find one thing in common that comes up again and again – […]

Hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing in New Zealand

The day starts before dawn. Waking up, I’m disoriented and groggy from not enough sleep the night before, but I lumber on in anticipation of the day’s activities. The shuttle stops by to pick […]