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Around the World on Points!



A Week in Charleston, Savannah, and the Coastal South


From DC, the original plan was to drive through Delaware and coastal Maryland, but it was raining all day so we decided to go to Wilmington, NC instead Continue reading “A Week in Charleston, Savannah, and the Coastal South”

We’re on a USA Road Trip! First Up: Philly & DC


Michelle and I are on a 26-day road trip around the eastern United States, driving our own car, starting in Montreal. Continue reading “We’re on a USA Road Trip! First Up: Philly & DC”

Eating Our Way Through Austin, TX

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(It’s Michelle again!)

I first decided I wanted to visit Austin over a year ago. Matt and I had heard great things about its thriving food scene and quasi-cowboy-hippie-culture. So when Matt was booking our tickets home from Cancun, we opted to use our free stopover for a short trip to Austin. Continue reading “Eating Our Way Through Austin, TX”

Three Days in the Most Magical Place on Earth

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Hello! Michelle here. Matt suggested that I take over our trip report on Disney since I’m a lifelong Disney devotee. From the cheesy street dancers to the churros and late night fireworks, I love everything about Disney World. Continue reading “Three Days in the Most Magical Place on Earth”

We’re Going to Mexico & Texas! Here’s how we Booked our Flights

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We have lots of travel planned for 2016, and we’ve booked tons of flights using points!  Continue reading “We’re Going to Mexico & Texas! Here’s how we Booked our Flights”

My Unofficial Travel Guide to Hawaii


If you’re planning a trip to Hawaii, here’s what I thought about the four major islands. Continue reading “My Unofficial Travel Guide to Hawaii”

A Long Weekend in San Diego

Sunset Cliffs

Michelle and I spent 4 nights and three full days in San Diego. My brother keeps winning fantasy football contests, and luckily for us he won a trip to San Diego on a weekend that he had an exam he couldn’t skip!  Continue reading “A Long Weekend in San Diego”

23 Hours in Guam

No editing – the water really looks like this

We had a 23 hour layover in Guam, landing at 6:00 pm and departing at 5:00 pm. We rented a car from Budget and stayed in Tumon Bay.  Continue reading “23 Hours in Guam”

Hawaii Part 3: Oahu


Day 12: We spent most of our day walking around Waikiki and on the beach, which is always enjoyable. Waikiki is essentially a mix of Beach, Fifth Avenue, and Tokyo.  Continue reading “Hawaii Part 3: Oahu”

Hawaii Part 2: Maui



Day 5: Our short inter-island flight had some good views of Maui and the three small islands, Molokai, Lanai, and Kaho’olawe. At OGG (Maui airport) we picked up the rental car and drove to the Aston Kaanapali Shores. Easy drive with  Continue reading “Hawaii Part 2: Maui”

Trip Report Hawaii, Part 1: Kauai

View from the Kalalau Trail

Day 1: After a very long 24 hours of travelling (getting here from Montreal involved an overnight connection in LAS and 2 hours in HNL), we (the family!) landed at LIH at 3:15 pm. We picked up our rental car and went straight to Walmart Continue reading “Trip Report Hawaii, Part 1: Kauai”

Acadia National Park – A Photo Trip Report


Most Montrealers don’t realize that one of the most beautiful National Parks in the USA (and the only one in the Northeast) is only a (7 hour) drive away! It’s an amazing place with many hikes (long and short), a long, rugged coastline, scenic drives, wildlife, and the perfect sunsets and sunrises.

Bar Harbor, the town just outside the National Park, is also great. Continue reading “Acadia National Park – A Photo Trip Report”

Trip Report: 48 Hours in Washington DC

Day 1: Michelle and I landed at Reagan Airport at 4:00 pm. We took an Uber X (free since we got a $20 credit for signing up with a referral link- you can use my link here to get a free ride up to $15 USD/$21 CAD) to our hotel, the Fairfield Inn on H Street (booked with Marriott points). The hotel was in an excellent location near lots of restaurants on 7th, and close to all the sights. Only downside was that the wifi was slow. Continue reading “Trip Report: 48 Hours in Washington DC”

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