TRAVEL HACKS

Globe Guide’s tried and tested, all-time favourite travel accessories
From a lounge pass card to packing cubes and luggage locks, here are the travel accessories that I almost always have on hand no matter where I’m going.

The ultimate list of little-known travel hacks
This list of the ultimate travel hacks- including why fake wallets and dryer sheets are your new best friend- will make your next trip that much easier. 

SAVING MONEY-BANNER

Travel hacking 101: How to get free flights
Want to fly first class for free? Here’s everything you need to know about travel hacking.

What’s in my wallet? The best credit cards for travel hacking
Love travel hacking? Here’s a list of the best credit cards you should have in your wallet.

The ultimate guide to using hotel reviews to find the perfect accommodation
Booking a dream trip? Here’s what to look for in a hotel review, and how to pay it forward after check-out by sharing your own experience.

The secret to getting luxury hotel rooms for half price
The Best Rate Guarantee or price match offered by many online booking sites can lead to huge savings on hotel rooms. Here’s how to make the most of it.

How to get a hotel room upgrade (without begging)
In my quest for luxe travel on the cheap, I’ve found a lot of ways to save- including how to get a hotel room upgrade.

Your trip for less: How to save on flights and accommodation
Your dream getaway doesn’t have to cost a fortune: usually, it comes down to good timing.

How to go on your honeymoon for free
A growing number of newlyweds are forgoing the classic Macy’s/Crate and Barrel/The Bay registries, and turning to honeymoon registries instead to fund their dream getaways.

PLANNING-BANNER

INFOGRAPHIC: How to plan a trip in 5 easy steps
Whether you’re dreaming of a week-long, all-inclusive vacation or a six-month backpacking jaunt, the choices can be endless. Fortunately there are some easy ways to help you decide where to go and what to see, as long as you spend a bit of effort planning ahead.

5 awesome things about hotel booking site Yonderbound
Yonderbound recently entered the travel-sphere, billing itself as a way to “inspire people to travel while making money.” Here’s what makes it so awesome.

Favourite Links
Even the quickest trips take planning, and these websites are a great place to start whether you need to book flights, find a hotel or figure out how much that getaway will set you back.

PACKING-BANNER

The ultimate packing list for the plane
Short of ponying up some big bucks and buying a seat in First Class, here are some tips for making the best of your next flight. Warning: you may look ridiculous.

5 important travel documents you should never leave without
When technology fails, savvy travellers pull out their paper backups. Here’s a list of the travel documents you should always have handy.

A fashionista’s guide to what to pack for winter in Europe
Travel and style don’t always mix, but no fashionista wants to look sloppy- especially while abroad. Here’s what to pack for winter in Europe.

What to pack for a ski trip
There are dozens of items you’ll need to bring for your next ski trip, so print off this handy packing list before you head for the hills.

What to pack for a beach vacation
A handy list of everything you need to pack for a beach vacation.

ON THE ROAD-BANNER

10 camping tricks that will make your life easier
From pop up tents and multi-purpose coolers to tips for food prep and staying warm, here are 10 camping tricks that will make your life easier.

10 beauty hacks that will change the way you travel
From perfecting a ponytail to tips on packing perfume and hats, here are some of the best beauty travel hacks that you never knew existed.

The best smartphone cases for travellers
From waterproof housings to built-in battery packs, here are some of the best smartphone cases for travellers who don’t want to lug around a camera.

This is why I cheated on my iPhone and left it for a Moto Z Play
A review of the Moto Z Play smartphone and mods, and why you’ll never go back to using an iPhone again!

The best way to keep your SD card—and memories!—safe
It turns out there is an easy way to ensure that your SD card is returned to you, in the unfortunate event that it gets lost

The best tricks for getting a good night’s sleep while travelling
Being no stranger to things like jet lag and partiers in the room down the hall, here are my best tricks for getting a good night’s sleep while travelling.

Why Twitter is a traveller’s new best friend
It used to be that when you had a problem with an airline, you either patiently stood in line at a ticket counter, or cradled a phone to your ear listening to horrid elevator music in hopes of finally connecting with a real person. Then, a wonderful wonderful thing was invented…Twitter!

How to avoid getting robbed while travelling
There are a number of easy precautions you can take before you even head to the airport, that will greatly increase your chances of having a hassle-free trip—and coming home with all your belongings.

5 things I learned from being robbed on the road
I learned some tough lessons after my purse with beloved possessions was swiped on vacation. Here are 5 things I learned, so the same won’t happen to you.

TRANSPORTATION-BANNER

Secret tricks and tips for booking Aeroplan rewards
From ditching the taxes to building a custom itinerary, here are secret tricks and tips for booking Aeroplan flight rewards.

Review of Avianca First Class
There are some perks to flying first class like skipping the queue and having access to the lounge, but is the high price tag worth it on Avianca? Here’s my experience.

The difference between non-stop and direct flights
Direct and non-stop flights might seem like the same thing–but that simple wording could add hours to your travel time.

Top 10 mistakes people make when renting a car
Paying too much, not renting a GPS and not planning a route are just some of the mistakes people make when renting a car. Here’s what else made the top 10.

Why Air North is the best airline you’ve never heard of
Canadian airline Air North gets top marks for customer service and their flight experience. Here are just a few reasons why flyers love the tiny airline.

CRUISES-BANNER

19 reasons to book a Viking River Cruise
Cruising is a fantastic way to explore amazing destinations without any effort. Here are 19 reasons you should book a Viking River Cruise.

The differences between a Viking River and Viking Ocean cruise
From on-board amenities to dining and tours, here are a few differences you can expect depending on if you’re enjoying a Viking River or Viking Ocean cruise

On a boat: How to save money on your cruise
Trips to the Caribbean usually cost at least $2000 per person, but a week-long cruise to the area will only set you back an average of $600 plus flight—not to mention you’ll enjoy five-star dining and get to see a number of different islands.