Frugal Summer Fun For Canada’s 150th Birthday

Since moving to Kelowna a couple of years ago we’ve experienced the heaviest snowfall in 50 years, raging forest fires that were three times the 10-year average and, now, major flooding with the highest water levels since the 1940’s. My brother claims I’m a disaster...

Having The Best Weekend Of The Fall Exploring Calgary

Having been born and raised in Calgary I always enjoy getting back to the city to explore old favourites and find new things to do. That’s why it was a special treat to bring my family up highway #2 from Lethbridge, AB to spend last weekend in Calgary. Not only...

5 Ways To Visit Europe On A Budget

This is a guest post by Paul Marshman, The Travelling Boomer, on how to visit Europe without breaking the bank. Most travellers agree – Europe is a great place to visit, especially in summer. Problem is, it can be an expensive place to travel. Staying in downtown...

14 Ways To Save Money On Travel

Travel is easily the thing I love to do most and last year I talked about Money Savings Tips From A Budget Savvy Traveler where I covered pre-trip planning.  This is long overdue but I’m back with more travel saving tips to help you hit the ground running. Here are 14...

How To Save On Foreign Currency Fees When Travelling

Look closely at your credit card statement after a trip out of the country and you’ll notice that your credit card company did you a favour by converting all of your foreign transactions into Canadian dollars. While the conversion is done for you at the market rate,...

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