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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.

Time Lapse Travel - Las Vegas to Salt Lake City

Time Lapse Travel - Las Vegas to Salt Lake City

Had to make a quick flight to Salt Lake City today so I thought I would give the time-lapse another go.

TSA Pre Check Expands to Air Canada

TSA Pre Check Expands to Air Canada

TSA Pre Check has been expanded to Air Canada making it the first International Carrier to be a part of the program.

Flying Executive First in a Studio Pod on Air Canada

Flying Executive First in a Studio Pod on Air Canada

This week I was able to fly for the first time in a Studio Pod on Air Canada from Vancouver to Toronto. I have flown numerous times in a standard pod and this is a huge step up from the claustrophobic old pods, in my opinion.

What's In Brad's Wallet

What's In Brad's Wallet

There are lots of different credit cards available for Canadians. Here's what Brad has in his wallet, and why.

Las Vegas - Best Hotels

Las Vegas - Best Hotels

When you tell someone you are going or have just visited Las Vegas, the first question almost everyone asks is where did you stay? There are good hotels and bad hotels, lucky for us, most of the time we are at the good hotels.

Las Vegas - Best Pools

Las Vegas - Best Pools

What makes a good pool? We like character. Waterfalls and palm trees go a long way.

Best Spa

Best Spa

Spas in Las Vegas are legendary. Huge facilities where you can get lost in your relaxation for days at a time.

Las Vegas - Best Restaurants

Las Vegas - Best Restaurants

There is definitely no shortage of places to eat. "Where should I eat?" is probably one of the second most frequent questions we are asked. We'll separate it out into three categories.

Las Vegas - Best Shows

Las Vegas - Best Shows

With so many trips to Vegas we have seen a lot of shows. We do have our favourites, I don't think we have seen very many duds, but we just do go to ANY show.

So Long Aeroplan AND Air Canada, Hello United Mileage Plus

So Long Aeroplan AND Air Canada, Hello United Mileage Plus

Goodbye Air Canada Aeroplan, Hello United Mileage Plus. Why Brad is finally making the switch.

Weekend in the Florida Keys

Weekend in the Florida Keys

Brad had a conference in Key Largo this weekend, and of course I jumped at the chance to escape Toronto December weather and head down to the tropics. The conference was at the Marriott Key Largo Friday and Saturday. Sunday morning we left for a night in Key West. I was really looking forward to this drive, and I wasn't disappointed.

Bacchanal - Now better than the Wicked Spoon in Las Vegas

Bacchanal - Now better than the Wicked Spoon in Las Vegas

We just wrapped up a great weekend in Las Vegas after participating in the Rock'n'Roll 1/2 Marathon, chilling at the Aria Spa and filling our mouths with some delicious buffet food.

Running the 1/2 Marathon in Las Vegas

Running the 1/2 Marathon in Las Vegas

About four months ago our friend Dana asked us if we wanted to join her in Vegas to cheer her on at the Rock'n'Roll marathon. We were planning our flights about 12 weeks prior to the race and I wondered if I should maybe join her for the 1/2. Could I do it? Could I find the time and energy to train? Could I skip the drinking and heavy eating this trip to Vegas? It turns out I could.

SPA DAY GETAWAY: Voda Spa, West Hollywood

SPA DAY GETAWAY: Voda Spa, West Hollywood

Mike has a spa day at Voda Spa in West Hollywood and tells all...

Madonna at Hard Candy Opening in Berlin

Madonna at Hard Candy Opening in Berlin

Who knew this trip to Berlin would be so full of celebrity. I went from D-List to A-List in exactly one week. Who did I see?

When in Berlin, don't miss the Reichstag

When in Berlin, don't miss the Reichstag

If you are coming to Berlin, plan ahead and book a tour at the Reichstag. Being a government building you can't just walk up, as appealing as it may be, and expect to be ushered in. We booked a few weeks in advance and had no problem getting a booking. Alen, who I went with did the booking, and got us on an English tour which was well worth it I thought. The other option is to just get a booking to go to the observation floor and the dome. We actually got to see most of the building and also the assembly hall while learning some interesting facts.

Airport People

Airport People

?So far this trip to Berlin has been entertaining, I don't mean the TV shows I downloaded to my iPad, but watching the other passengers.

The Shard - Tallest Building in London

The Shard - Tallest Building in London

I was excited to find out last night that The Shard, the tallest building in the European Union, had an observation deck. I love a good observation deck so I can check out the city sites and really absorb how big a city is.

Dining in the kitchen at Monk Kitchen

Dining in the kitchen at Monk Kitchen

A fun dinner at Monk Kitchen, actually in the kitchen, with the chef and his team. A delicious dinner and a great experience.

Luggage tracking is here! With our new Trakdot.

Luggage tracking is here! With our new Trakdot.

After our great luggage loss of Janurary 2013, we were very quick to order the Trakdot luggage tracking devices when it was announced in the winter. After placing our order on March 3, five and a half months later, we have the devices in hand.

From The Mailbag - Earning Aeroplan Points From The US

From The Mailbag - Earning Aeroplan Points From The US

From the Guys Who Travel mailbag -- "How Can I Collect Aeroplan Points Through A Credit Card As A US Resident?"

Local Secrets: Nights Out In NYC

Local Secrets: Nights Out In NYC

Mike shares some local secrets from his recent trip to NYC


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