The first vacation I can remember was a short trip to PEI when I was about five years old. I remember the excitement waiting for the ferry and being slightly alarmed at the red soil. We had fun times in Cavendish but then evening came upon us and we had to find a place to stay. My parents had not booked any accommodation. We drove by many, many “no vacancy” signs. Mom later told me she thought we’d be sleeping in the car. Finally we found a B&B with a room although it was just for two people. Thankfully they let us stay and the four of us made it work. That might have been when I realized the value of planning.
My first plane ride came when I was ten years old. We went to Orlando and I was over the moon. Words cannot describe the joy on that trip. My parents used a travel agent and it was terrific.
After high school graduation came my first trip to Europe. Again, extreme jubilation. It was a whirlwind organized tour that I wouldn’t exactly recommend, but at the time it was just awesome to be in Europe. My next trip across the pond was for a summer study abroad program in England. I also took the train up to the Scottish highlands to see the village where my ancestors lived before they took off for Nova Scotia. It was incredible.
In the years since, I have been collecting points and miles, analyzing promotions, looking for deals and gathering information on how to achieve good value at a low cost. I love researching travel. The purpose of this blog is to share whatever interesting deals or tips that I come across that might be of value to other travellers.