Canada – taxes vs. tourism

Last month Canada quietly revoked a long standing tax refund for visitors. As of April 1 (and this is no fool’s joke) visitors can no longer get a rebate on the 6% Goods and Services Tax (GST) or the 6% federal portion of the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) paid on lodging or goods exported from Canada. While […]

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Summer 2007 travel

Every year I take one or two big trips. This year I’m heading around the world to visit family and friends and also explore some new places. Most of my itinerary is now set, but some details are still being worked out. I’ll post more details later, but as a quick overview here is the […]

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Photo links fixed

I’m glad to say that after upgrading the blog and photo plug in software the photo links are fixed now, so happy browsing. FYI I’ve also added a new Travel Products & Services page where I’m starting to list companies that you might helpful. As a disclaimer I do get referral fees from some of […]

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Travel Products & Services

Below are links to some providers I use when traveling. Hopefully they will be helpful to you too. Hotels I often start with Hotels.com when researching a new destination. Maps Phone Tel3Advantage is one of the best international calling programs I’ve found Tel3Advantage Travel Insurance My Travel Guard is an affordable, made to order travel […]

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Cheap, clean NYC hotel

For the same NY trip I had to find an inexpensive hotel too. That’s not easy in the Big Apple where business class hotels regular run almost $500 a night. Web research does help too much either unless you already know where you want to stay. There are just too many options. Luckily I stumbled […]

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