Update: July 16-22

While the rest of the country suffers through a heat wave (a friend told me that with the humidity, it feels like 48 degrees Celsius in Toronto right now), Vancouver is a comfortable and sunny 19 degrees. It’s going to get toasty at 24 degrees tomorrow – I’m going to take the opportunity to get some exercise and go for a bike ride. I have been inspired by the Schleck brothers performance...

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Vacation recap – Student card success!

Vacation recap, trip to Germany, vacation, travel abroad
As you know, CF and I recently returned from our vacation in Germany. In addition to saving lots of money on accommodations and a little money on neck pillows, we found the attractions to have very good deals for people with student cards! Thanks to a clerical error before I graduated, my student card expires next month even though I have been graduated for 3 years. Since CF is back in school and also...

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Posted in: Minimalism and Frugality, Travel

Germany on a budget: Make your own neck pillow

Germany on a budget, travel on a budget, cheap travel, travel hack, travel tip, cheap accommodation
Today is the big day! This evening, CF and I will head to the airport and begin our 9.5 hour flight to Frankfurt. Sleep on an airplane can be tough to come by, but in order to arrive fresh we’ll be trying to get as much rest as possible. On my recent work trip to Holland, a co-worker encouraged me to buy a neck pillow for the trip.  I didn’t, and ended up getting very little sleep. I suggested...

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