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Celine: We are still coming. Don't worry.

We are on our way to Las Vegas and we have had to make an overnight stop in Houston due to a connection issue. Don't be alarmed, but it was a security issue.

One Day in Singapore

One Day in Singapore

I'm travelling to Singapore for one day.

The Andaz Tokyo

The Andaz Tokyo

We are spending Canadian Thanksgiving weekend in Tokyo this year. Brad found a seat sale that couldn't keep us away. Our hotel this trip is the Andaz, a beautiful, new, modern hotel near the Shinbashi station.

Travelling Home in Etihad Apartments

Travelling Home in Etihad Apartments

Our route home from Japan included a leg from Abu Dhabi to New York (JFK) on the Etihad A380 in the Apartments. The leg is the reason why we planned this trip to Japan in the first place, we managed to get a points ticket in order to enjoy a one-of-a-kind travel experience.

The Journey Home - Japan August 2016 Trip

The Journey Home - Japan August 2016 Trip

Today we started our journey home to Toronto. We started from Sapporo and flew to Haneda (Tokyo) tonight. We are staying the night at Haneda and the really journey starts tomorrow. We are taking JAL Business class to Singapore, Etihad Business to Abu Dhabi, and then Etihad Apartments (First) to New York where we transfer to American airlines for our final leg. It will be an exciting adventure, and a long one.

Japan - August Trip

Japan - August Trip

Today we embark on a 10 day trip to Japan. What prompted this trip was an opportunity to fly home using points in the fabulous Etihad Apartments. More about that later. So building around this flight we decided to travel to parts of Japan we have yet to explore: Sapporo and Nagoya.

Choose-Your-Own-Adventure: California Accommodations

Choose-Your-Own-Adventure: California Accommodations

Normally I am a hotel traveler when I go on holiday; it’s the fastest simplest way to make a plan of where to stay. From individual hotel sites to aggregate sites like Expedia, Kayak or Hotels.com, I’ve always done quick and easy online bookings to secure my travel plans. Last fall when I decided to do a little California roadtripping I figured it was the perfect opportunity to try out some new accommodations experiences and compare options along the PCH from LA to San Francisco.

Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright

Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright

Fallingwater is a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright nestled in the woods in Pennsylvania. I have wanted to visit this house for a while to check out this amazing piece of history and architecture. My curiosity was piqued when I started collecting Lego Architecture sets and Falling Water was one of the sets you could purchase. Finally, this past birthday, Brad special ordered the Lego set (it has been discontinued) so we booked a trip down to PA. My rule is that I won't build the set until I see the real thing, so I was excited to finally make it down.

Aloha Honolulu!

Aloha Honolulu!

In order to retain status, Brad had to work in a trip that will give him enough miles to once again reach 1K status with United. Brad will be heading to Hawaii for a whopping 4 hours, turning around, and then heading back to Toronto.

Meet me for a Singapore Sling, in Singapore?

Meet me for a Singapore Sling, in Singapore?

In order to reach my goal of 100,000 status miles with United, I'm going to fly to Singapore for a day. It may take me 24 hours to get there and 24 hours to get home, but Business First for cheap was very tempting.

Weekend in Costa Rica

Weekend in Costa Rica

Last night we returned from a very short trip to Costa Rica. We left on Saturday and got back into Toronto on Monday night. So two full nights in Costa Rica, it was a seat sale on Copa Airlines that paid us in United status miles and for $270 CAD return, who couldn't say no?

Driving 101: Roadtripping in California

Driving 101: Roadtripping in California

As a freelancer in the TV industry, I enjoy the benefits of contract work, like taking breaks between jobs if I can manage it. My main gig involves a LOT of air travel across Canada and around the world, so when it came to planning for a September hiatus, I had a simple goal: less airport, more open road.

What is waiting for me in Hong Kong? United 1K.

What is waiting for me in Hong Kong? United 1K.

No it isn't déjà vu. I'm on my way to Hong Kong again only two weeks after the last trip to the same city. Am I crazy? Maybe. But the deal was about $600 per return ticket and the trip to Hong Kong has a great reward at the end: United 1K.

SIM Cards in Japan

SIM Cards in Japan

?One word of advice if you are planning to buy a SIM card for use in Japan -- buy it at the airport when you land!! It was surprisingly difficult to find a tourist-friendly SIM card to buy elsewhere in the country.

Japan, here we come!

Japan, here we come!

August 18th we embark on a two week long trip to Japan. Steven, Brad, Zak and our friend Alen will be joining us. We are stopping in Chicago on the way for a day then Hiroshima, Osaka, Kyoto and ending in Tokyo.

My Maui Hawaii Tips

My Maui Hawaii Tips

I always equate Maui as paradise with the comfort of America. Beautiful beaches, resorts and a Costco to pick up liquor.

Oahu Hawaii

Oahu Hawaii

If you want to shop and eat just like you never left the mainland this is the island to go. Waikiki has everything you would find in a mainland America mall... but just a lot closer to the beach.

My Hawaii Tips

My Hawaii Tips

Having being to Hawaii more than a handful of times, I have some tips for visiting the islands. As I continue to visit the islands, I'll continue to build on this information.

Kelly Clarkson singing Blank Space by Taylor Swift in Toronto

Kelly Clarkson singing Blank Space by Taylor Swift in Toronto

Saturday night, August 27, 2015, I went viral. Not in a health way, but in a social media way. I attended Kelly Clarkson in Toronto at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, took a video of her singing Blank Space by Taylor Swift and posted it to YouTube.

A Day at Milano Expo 2015

A Day at Milano Expo 2015

Brad and I (Steven) visited the Milan Expo 2015 this past week. The park is still "new" as it just opened last week. Although we didn't get to experience all the pavilions we did cover a lot of countries within the 10 hours that we were there.

South Korea at Milano Expo 2015

South Korea at Milano Expo 2015

South Korea's pavilion blew us away. We thought it was a little strange at first that we had to watch an introduction presentation before heading in. What they were doing was throttling the people going through the pavilion so everyone could experience everything. We weren't disappointed.

Japan at Milano Expo 2015

Japan at Milano Expo 2015

How can I not expect lots from Japan? We love the country and Tokyo is one of our favourite cities. So expectations were high when we went into the Japan pavilion. We weren't disappointed.

No more UberX Taxi for me

No more UberX Taxi for me

Last night in Ottawa, I took my second and probably my last ride in an UberX "taxi".

Hanging at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Bamboo Pool Cabana

Hanging at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Bamboo Pool Cabana

Even though Celine was supposed to be the highlight of the weekend (my dreams were crushed by her sore throat), the highlight turned out to be the Cabana at The Cosmopolitan Bamboo Pool. After years and years of trips to Vegas, we finally took the plunge and got a Cabana. We have always toyed with the idea, but with 7 of us on this trip, the time seemed right and we were all looking forward to a day at the pool.

Brad Gets Rouged And Lives To Tell

Brad Gets Rouged And Lives To Tell

The Guys Who Travel went to Vegas last weekend, and on the flight down, Brad gets Rouged! Here's his story.


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