Travel tip of the week: Always debit in the local currency!

Vendors try and make money anyway they can. And for the last few years, one additional way they’ve been doing this is by attempting to increase the price you see on purchases. When paying with a foreign credit or debit card in duty free shops, restaurants and other touristy places, you’ll frequently be given the…

How to book the cheapest flight on the web

There are enough websites to book plane tickets to give you an aneurysm. You could try things the old fashioned way and pick up the phone to call a travel agent, as they do sometimes have deals not found online,  but this post is about how to book the cheapest flight on the web. As a…

Hungarian Cuisine: Advice for Dining in Budapest

We were recently in Budapest and enjoyed a number of meals around town. Traditional Hungarian cooking is typically rich and meat-centric. There are some great deals to be found in Budapest, meals that would normally cost around 20 to 30 euro in Western Europe, will cost you around 10 euros. Tip on Ordering Wine in…

Driving the Rocky Mountain National Park

One of the absolute highlights of the United States is the Rocky Mountains (though technically we share them with Canada). A drive through snow capped mountains with lovely valleys and streams beats the monotony of a flat drive any day of the week. If you find yourself in the Colorado Rockies there is a myriad of…