Seeing Vancouver BC – Free

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Summer is the best time to visit Vancouver.  It’s sunny (usually), warm (usually), and there’s lots of free events and attractions to take advantage of.  Even though I live here, I still do all the touristy things during the summer, especially if they are free.  Here are some of my favourites: GastownPhoto Credit: K. SyThe TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival marks the beginning...

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Vacation recap – Student card success!

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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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Germany on a budget: Make your own neck pillow

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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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Germany on a budget: Accomodation

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In about a month, Brian and I are heading to Germany for a 3 week trip.  I’m super excited.  The trip is entirely paid for in cash – though I won’t go into the details here. We’ve planned the trip down to the last dollar and have really tried to maximize experiences and value. Over the next few posts, I’m going to talk about some of the tricks and tips we’ve used.Cheap...

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