I have been saving up airmiles for more than 10 years and I barely have enough for one ticket to Asia. I therefore figured it was high time I cut the cord and tried another travel program (hello Capitol One). Before doing this though I needed to use up my miles so where to go? […]

Ukraine Chernobyl

When I decided to make a stop in Ukraine I knew I would have to make the time to visit Chernobyl. As most will know, Chernobyl is the site of the worst nuclear disaster in history when an explosion at the power plant on April 26, 1986 led to a nuclear meltdown. I had been […]


Stopping in Riga Latvia turned out to be one of my best choices on my Eastern Europe trip. AirBaltic uses Riga International airport as its main hub so my options were to either stay at the airport for 4hrs or spend an entire day in the nation’s capital. It was an easy decision for me […]


My first impression of Finland was that it looked just like northern Ontario. Same rocks, trees and rugged wilderness. My second was how the Helsinki airport looks like it was built by Ikea. Heading through customs was a breeze as was finding the bus stop –right outside the main hall – and ticket machine (it […]

En Route to Chiang Mai

June 4, 2013 It has been a while since I last posted anything on this site. We’ve been quite busy hopping around and I haven’t found much time to write with all the food and night markets distracting me. Right now we are in Bangkok en route to Chiang Mai from Krabi. Even after travelling […]

Bangkok Top 10 Places to Visit

About Bangkok Population:   69,518,555 (World Bank, 2011) Religion:        94.5% Theravada, Buddhism (Wikipedia, 2013) Currency:      Thai Bhat (approx $1 uSD = 30 Baht)   About Our Stay Average hotel cost: $15 per night in 2008.   Top 10 Places to Visit in Bangkok  1.    Royal Palace 2.    Reclining […]

Southeast Asia Vaccines

1.      Get the right vaccines. Based on our travel consultations with our doctors, we were requested to get the following vaccines. Please note that this for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide you with legit medical advice – consult your doctor if you have any questions.   Vivaxim (Typhoid/Hepatitis A)   Malaria […]

Travel Gear

Credit/debit cards Credit/debit cards work just about anywhere in the world, depending on the financial institution and their agreements. Call ahead of time so that you don’t have any transaction issues when you’re out there. Bringing large sums of cash is not advisable; you might find yourself in a pickle if you ever get robbed. […]