5 New Scams You Should Know About

5 New Scams You Should Know About

Every year there is a new set of scams that come to irritate, if not rob us of our values. Forewarned is forearmed. Look out for these on your next trip.

Gabor Lukacs, Hero or Bum?

Gabor Lukacs, Hero or Bum?

A few years ago Dr. Gabor Lukacs was a math professor at the University of Manitoba. It never became really clear whether he left on his own volition or was pushed with a settlement of some kind. It seemed, at least, he was a thorn in the side of University management...
The CIA visited thattravelguy.ca…For Real!

The CIA visited thattravelguy.ca…For Real!

When we visited France in September, we came back very impressed with Paris, the people, and everything there was to see and do. Soon after we returned the tragic events that woke up a nation and the world occurred. I felt personally impacted having just returned and...
Top 10 Important Travel Planning tips.

Top 10 Important Travel Planning tips.

I am often asked for travel tips as readers look for any information that will make their travels safer, more comfortable and hassle free. Here are my top 10 tips to include in your travel planning. Take steps to stay healthy. Travelers to high risk countries need to...
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...
Carrying Butane Appliances Across the Border. An Absolute Maybe!

Carrying Butane Appliances Across the Border. An Absolute Maybe!

A short time ago I received this email question from a reader. I answered the question in my weekly column in the Winnipeg Free Press but after getting more comments on the subject from readers, I thought a wider circulation of the message might be in order. Question:...

Ten Plus Years After 9/11 Line-ups Continue…However!

Security is everyone’s concern. But the extreme lineups that we tend to often encounter when we travel can cause significant frustration. Finally it appears there may be some solutions in sight, especially for those who travel most frequently. As we all know with the...

I’m Flying This Week, But Won’t Be Patted Down.

This issue may now be going totally out of whack. Not that we believe anybody official these days but the statements about the radiation that is emitted from a body scanning machine have been consistent. The radiation, they say, is less than what you are going to get...