Are passport holders really that useful?

Here’s a question for the travelling masses – are passport holders really that useful?  I have a few that I got as gifts; they are made of quality materials, authentic brand names, and look very fashionable.  If I re-gift them – which I’m reluctant to do – it would be to someone special.  But are…

Travel apps that saved my life

Most regular travellers have their usual go to apps that they rely on with almost obsessive impulse.   They are all intended to make travel easier, less stressful and more organized.  Often times you get so entrenched in your regular apps you miss out on some of the new ones out there.  Here are my current…

Big Trip to the Big Apple

An eventful day despite the fact it was mainly a car ride.  Woke up and got ourselves together after an ok breakfast at the hotel got some gas and change and then packed the rest of the stuff for another 4 hours+ drive from Corning to Manhattan.  After a relatively smooth car ride for most…

Corning & Syracuse

First trip with our new addition to the family. She just turned 11 months on Dec. 17 and we are ready to roll back to our travelling mode.  Granted we went with her to Montreal and Quebec City (as well as Niagara Falls and Kingston) but this will be her first passport stamp to another…

Theme Park With Kids Tips

The life altering event of having kids really does follow the cliché and alters your life in ways you hear about but would never think they would apply to you – because you’re too cool to be a lame parent.  Well newsflash, you’re not, you will be a lame parent, but you sort of get…

Light Travelling 101

There is a growing “Light Travel” movement which I though was interesting.  The concept started with campers and hikers whose limited bag capacity and large needs for equipment in remote areas focused on travelling light where you can by reducing the amount of clothes you take and choosing products made of lighter materials.  This was…

Travelling With The In-Laws

There aren’t many things that are as close to being in hell as travelling with your in-laws, obviously depending on your in-laws.  I for one don’t mind it and I have wonderful in-laws, but yet there are still things to be mindful about travelling with in-laws. Travelling in general puts you in a situation where…

The Importance Of Travel Journals For Kids

My son is one of the few lucky children I know who has travelled to many places early on and I for one have seen it benefit him immensely.  Leas of which I think travels have long term impact on kids and how they evolve as they grow including: Creative thinking in figuring out how…

To Cruise Or Not To Cruise

There are really two kinds of people in this world, especially in the travelling world – those who swear by cruising as the epitome of vacation and R&R and those who not only find it a plastic and artificial form of travel (and with a complete lack of cultural education) or who discount it due…

Travelling Essentials – Items to have with you at all time

Despite the negative connotations I find the man purse a very important part of travelling (for me of course) – equal to the purse for women.  It’s more subdued than the siren light that comes with the “fanny pack” screaming tourist.  I would say it is even less obvious than the back pack albeit probably…