Carry On Bag Dimensions – All the Dimensions You Would Ever Need in 2019 to Ensure Your Carry On Fits for All Flights

Thinking of going for a carry-on only trip? Depending on where you’re coming from and where you’re going, your carry-on bag dimensions can vary. Let’s imagine that we’re traveling across the continent of our dreams, and you’ve booked a whole bunch of regional and budget airlines to get you from one location to the next. Trying to save some money, you try the carry-on only style, and pack your entire life into one tiny bag. Just as you’re about to board your flight though, you’re stopped by the flight attendants. They’re eyeing your bag and … oh no! Your bag is juuuuuust a little too large to go into the cabin, so they force you to check it in, and you’re stuck with a check baggage fee. This totally could have been avoided if some background work was done!

Have no fear, for we’ve created a list that takes away that leg work for you. This list is a work in progress! At the moment, you’ll find a list of carry-on restrictions and limitations for more than 80+ airlines servicing North America and Africa. I’ll be making weekly updates over the course of the next several weeks to include more airlines as I find them.

This post contains affiliate links. For more information, see our disclosures here.

Continue reading “Carry On Bag Dimensions – All the Dimensions You Would Ever Need in 2019 to Ensure Your Carry On Fits for All Flights”

The Essentials – Medicine to Carry When Traveling Abroad

The Essentials - Medicine to Carry when Travelling Abroad - Blog Post Cover

Here is a list of 10 essential over-the-counter medicine to carry when traveling abroad. Illnesses are bound to happen no matter where you are, or what you’re doing. But with the additional changes that traveling introduces, your routine is thrown out whack, and sometimes your hygiene routines might relax (hello beach picnics without washing your hands because clean running water isn’t nearby!). As such, its no wonder that it feels like illnesses happen a lot more frequently when you’re away from home.

Consequently, packing medication with you when traveling is a must! In this post you’ll find:

  • A list of all the medicine to carry when traveling abroad
  • The generic / medicinal ingredient names of the over the counter medication (in case you run out of the medication when you’re abroad and need to buy backups pronto)
  • The preferred dosage strength of the medication to carry

This post contains affiliate links. For more information, see our disclosures here.

Continue reading “The Essentials – Medicine to Carry When Traveling Abroad”

Everything You Need to Know for a Winter Yurt Camping Experience

Everything you need to know for a winter yurt camping experience
Yurt location – Georgian Bay View Yurt

I feel like my favorite local websites have really been upping their winter getaway posts (like this, this, this, this, this, and this ). Have you noticed it too? Because if you did, you’d probably have read about winter yurt camping and might have even considered doing it! Sites like Narcity and BlogTo have mentioned how great it is to take glamping into the colder months. We couldn’t agree with them more!

Winter yurt camping can be a fun way to start a winter adventure, have a mini romantic getaway, or be a fun way to live life unplugged for a couple of days. Yurts might just be the comfortable, easy, and relaxing experience that you’re looking for. Make it your best experience ever, and read up on things you need to know before booking your first winter yurt.

Continue reading “Everything You Need to Know for a Winter Yurt Camping Experience”

Two and Half Days in Arizona – Road Trip Costs

ItemCost (CAD $)
Accommodations and Transportation
     Nissan Rogue Car Rental  72.66
     AirBnB Campsite Rental  60.23
     Hotel Aspen (breakfast included)161.57
     Gas (duration of trip)  66.27
Meals
     In N’ Out  31.08
     Groceries from Trader’s Joe  27.18
     MartAnne’s Cafe – Dinner  61.22
     Lolo’s Chicken and Waffles 63.36
Flights
     Maria’s Flight (covered as part of extended company
     training)
  00.00
     Anson’s FlightN/A*
     Angelo’s FlightN/A*

*These items are marked as N/A as its been quite a while and unfortunately we never did get a chance to update each other on the flight costs! If we ever find them again, we’ll be sure the update the post with the additional costs.

For our Two and a Half Days in Arizona, our group of three shared a total road trip cost of $543.57 CAD (excluding flight costs). On a per night basis, this equates to $90.56 CAD/ night per person. Compared to the Quebec Road Trip Costs, (which worked out to $75 CAD /night per person) there was an increase in expenditure. This costed 30% more than the Quebec Road Trip, but given a smaller travelling group, and the additional costs of currency conversion, the added expenditure for this trip was understandable.

Our spending comprised of the following categories:

Continue reading “Two and Half Days in Arizona – Road Trip Costs”

Quebec Road Trip Costs – How I spent only $75/night

How I only spent $75/night on my road trip to Quebec

Oftentimes, vacations would cost me upwards of $1,500 for one week, or approximately $214/day. Unless I somehow double my income, I’ll have to limit myself to having a maximum of one of these vacations a year. So how can I go about incorporating more travel vacations in a year without breaking the bank? Now, I haven’t been tracking the costs of my vacations in detail. Most times, I’m only aware of the final cost of the trip itself. As an experiment, and as a way to start figuring out to have more vacations for less, I started to track how much my Quebec Road Trip cost.

Surprisingly, after all the finances were balanced out, I only spent $75/night!

Continue reading “Quebec Road Trip Costs – How I spent only $75/night”