3 Scams To Watch Out For When You Travel

3 Scams To Watch Out For When You Travel

Thieves and con artists can make travel a frustrating experience at times. While we can protect ourselves against pickpockets with security theft prevention products from brands PacSafe, we need to be wary when it comes to the scam artists. These people can act like...
Luggage Cleaning. Luggage Buying. A Few Tips.

Luggage Cleaning. Luggage Buying. A Few Tips.

You go out and buy the best luggage you can afford and you want it to last.  After a few trips it is scuffed and dirty, and nothing like the merchandised piece you picked off the shelf. And you want it clean again.  You come off the plane in Italy and you think the...
In Las Vegas I discovered National Geographic’s Polar Bears!

In Las Vegas I discovered National Geographic’s Polar Bears!

This is one of the best known conservation icons in the world. Their magazines are devoured by the millions and often saved for decades. Their work in bring to light the plight of animals like the Polar Bear is legendary. While they do brand products with their logo...
Airline Weigh Scales are Accurate…Arn’t They?

Airline Weigh Scales are Accurate…Arn’t They?

It all started with a question that was posed to me from a reader of my weekly travel column in the Winnipeg Free Press.   The reader had recently gone a trip that involved a flight to one city with Airline one and then Airline Two on their second segment.  ...

What’s the weight of your Bag?

There was a lot of goodwill being tossed around when Air Canada and then Westjet announced they would no longer add fuel surcharges to their tickets. And there was equal enthusiasm when Air Canada retreated from its initial policy of charging for a second bag that you...

How big is your Carry-on?

While there is some semblance of sanity in the size and allowance of carry-ons for Canadian airlines, not only is the allowable size of carry-on pieces larger in the U.S. (22in vs. 20 in.), the monitoring of what people were bringing on board was lax to say the least....