Travel Tips Posts

10 Reasons to Visit Vancouver in the Spring

Vancouver is a magnificent cultural haven that makes a fabulous vacation spot all year round. But, if you want to get the absolute best that Vancouver has to offer, you can’t beat visiting in the spring. The whole city seems to get a case of ‘Spring Fever’ which results in events and activities at every corner.


Spring comes early in Vancouver, so plan your vacation between March and May to get the best experience. If you’re considering a trip to Vancouver and you’re on the fence regarding dates, take a look at these top 10 reasons to visit this vibrant city in the spring.

Choosing a Travel Credit Card

Despite credit card use being so prevalent in American society, there are plenty of people who are unaware of the added perks that come with travel credit cards. In an effort to acquire customers, certain credit companies offer bonuses that can be redeemed for airfare, hotels or even spending money!

 There are many cards to choose from, each with their own set of pros and cons, so there’s really no perfect travel reward card for everyone. Most have annual fees, and others have restrictions for redeeming travel points. Some cards have very high interest rates to deflect the cost of the points they offer and other cards offer sign-on bonuses only when you qualify by spending a certain amount of money in a set time frame. Definitely do your due diligence and read all of the fine print before signing up for a deal. But, if you love to travel and you’re in the market for a new credit card, travel rewards cards can’t be beat! If it’s still all a bit confusing for you, this breakdown of various travel credit cards is sure to make your day.

Getting Around on Vacation

We know that most people book their airport parking right before their trip. But have you ever forgotten to look into how you’re going to get around while on vacation? Most of us just default to the usual rental car or taxi and go on our way. But there are so many more options.


The Busy Person’s Guide to Planning a Stress-Free Holiday Vacation


Written by guest author, Sean Morris.

Most of us are busy all of the time, doing our best juggling act to balance work and family. Stress might be a part of your daily life as you worry about your children’s well-being, your aging parents’ health, the volatility of the industry you work in, conflicts with your spouse, or any number of other regular stressors. Add in the holidays and things can seem almost unbearable. A holiday vacation should be your reprieve, yet trips often become another stressful event. Here are a few tips for busy professionals to ensure a stress-free vacation.

2016 Best Holiday Destinations and Escapes

Are you hoping to make this holiday season as magical and memorable as possible? Who says you have to stay home in order to enjoy the winter festivities? Book a holiday vacation this year and enjoy the holidays like you never have before. There are destinations that will hearken back to the old days with holiday lights, carols and cocoa. Or you could escape it all and spend your holidays laid out on a sun-soaked beach with a cocktail in hand. Whichever your preference, make this season merry with these perfect holiday destinations!

If you’d like to grip nostalgia by the shirt collar, you can’t beat these holiday destinations that really know how to do it up every December.


1. Whistler, CA

Whistler Mtn.

Photo by Murray Foubister / CC BY-SA


Photo by peanutian / CC BY-SA

If your idea of the perfect Christmas is the quintessential “White Christmas,” look no further than Whistler, Canada! This quaint town embraces the holidays every year with all of their fun Christmas traditions and old-time charm. This real-life snow globe boasts a Christmas village decorated with millions of lights and holiday-themed activities the whole family will enjoy. Get some skiing in while you’re there, too. The ski lift provides the best, birds-eye-view of Whistler’s winter wonderland!