Canada, Tips

Prestige 25K with Air Canada: Is it really that prestigious?

Other than the Aeroplan Miles that you can get and redeem for travelling with Air Canada and other Star Alliance member airlines, have you ever wondered if it is worth it to be a loyal frequent flyer in order to earn status with an airline? Aaron did quite a bit of travelling last year and… Continue reading Prestige 25K with Air Canada: Is it really that prestigious?

Canada, Home cooking, Tips, Wellness

Red Apron: Gourmet Fresh Meal Delivery

Some weeks, we know we will be so busy that we will not have time to cook. Even meal delivery kits (where all our meal planning and grocery shopping is done for us) seem too much. Instead of relying on traditional fast food delivery or take-out, we opt for Red Apron during these weeks. Ordering… Continue reading Red Apron: Gourmet Fresh Meal Delivery

Tsuta soba noodle meal on JAL
Asia, Japan, Tips

Japan Airlines Economy Class (International) and Class J (Domestic) Review

International On our latest flight to Japan, we decided to fly with Japan Airlines (JAL). In the past, we have mostly flown with Air Canada. Since the prices were more reasonable with JAL, we gave up trying to book with a Star Alliance airline. We did not get to earn Aeroplan miles, but I have… Continue reading Japan Airlines Economy Class (International) and Class J (Domestic) Review

Tips

Bowsing Nom Nom’s Ultimate Travel Packing List

So it’s officially June and maybe some of you are planning to travel in the next few months. Travelling is so much fun but packing for a trip can be such a hassle. Through my years of travelling, I have come up with a packing list that is pretty minimalistic and helps me to remember… Continue reading Bowsing Nom Nom’s Ultimate Travel Packing List

Bridge to the food section
Canada, Tips, Vancouver

Review of Sky Team Lounge at YVR

We recently took advantage of the Priority Pass benefit with our new credit card at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) en route to Japan. With Priority Pass, we had two options at the YVR international terminal: either the classic Premium Plaza Lounge or the Sky Team Lounge. The Premium Plaza Lounge was immediately after security… Continue reading Review of Sky Team Lounge at YVR

Business Lounge @ Via Rail in Ottawa
Canada, kingston, Tips

Business Class on Via Rail: Ottawa – Kingston

I had to travel to Kingston for work recently and was booked on Business Class, so it provided me with the opportunity to blog about my experience. I am generally a huge fan of travelling by train. There are no security lines, the seats are more spacious, there is free wifi (albeit spotty) and I… Continue reading Business Class on Via Rail: Ottawa – Kingston

taiwan, Tips

Flying Premium Economy with Air Canada from Taipei to Vancouver

We were fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to fly Premium Economy on our flight from Taipei to Vancouver during our latest trip, so I thought I would write a review of our experience. We flew Air Canada so we can only comment on their Premium Economy class. Do share your own experiences with… Continue reading Flying Premium Economy with Air Canada from Taipei to Vancouver

Asia, Japan, Tips

Tips on Navigating the Tokyo Metro System (So You Won’t Miss Your Flight!)

Since we had a gong-show of an experience trying to get to the airport for our most recent flight out of Tokyo, I figured I will write about post with tips on navigating the Tokyo metro system (so you won’t miss your flight). 1. First and foremost, try not to book a flight in which… Continue reading Tips on Navigating the Tokyo Metro System (So You Won’t Miss Your Flight!)

Tips, Top ___ lists

9 Tips on Improving the In-flight Experience

As much as I love travelling, the actual act of travelling to a dream destination can be very dreadful at times. It is definitely not fun being squished into narrow, questionably-comfortable seats, with limited leg room, alongside hundreds of strangers. Here, I’ve complied a list of things you can bring/do, to make your journey more enjoyable. ...Continue reading

Tips, Top ___ lists

9 practical tips for travelling carry-on only

It's been a while. Having to pack again recently inspired me to write this post. Whether you are packing for a 2-week or a 2-month trip, the principles are the same. Earlier this year, I had to pack for a 2.5 month trip across Asia for the 30+ degree celsius tropical climate of Thailand as… Continue reading 9 practical tips for travelling carry-on only