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Becoming a Travel Advisor & Why I still Love My Job

Becoming a travel advisor was not a career I always dreamed of. I'm not what you would call a "natural born traveller". Those who know me might be surprised by that fact, but nonetheless, it's true. I wasn't jet-setting around the world from…
Air Bnb Hurts Not Helps

How Airbnb Hurts Not Helps Locals

In an era where travellers seek out the coveted the local experience, no one wants to hear that the most popular home-sharing platform Airbnb hurts not helps local communities. If you live in a large city, popular mountain town or anywhere…
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How Adventure Travel Empowers Women in Local Communities

Adventure travel has been my favourite niche to sell for over a decade, and for many reasons. I think it encourages travelers to appreciate the symbiotic relationship between Earth and animal kingdom; It provides travelers with the opportunity…

7 Reasons Why Travel Agents Are Still Relevant in 2018

"Why would I need a travel agent when I can book everything online?" If I had a dollar for every time I heard that or read that, I could quit selling travel and wander the world full time. With the plethora of online information at your fingertips,…
Bucketlist Alaskan Cruise

A Bucketlist Alaskan Cruise: Glacier Viewing, Small Town Charm & Why You Should Go Now

It's high noon and while much of the ship is congregating in the Lido Market for lunch, or out on the crowded observation deck, we're perched on our private verandah, cameras in hand, trying to catch our breath with every passing spectacle.…
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10 Tips for Traveling with Children Under Age 2

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Traveling with children under age 2 (or any age) is a daunting proposition and can cause a great deal of anxiety if you're not prepared. And therein lies the key; Preparation. When my little guy was born back in July, the countdown to getting…
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12 Reasons Why Booking a Villa is Totally Worth It

Booking a villa was not necessarily a well-known accommodation option for families or large groups a decade ago. Once upon a time, sun-seeking group travelers only had the option of spending their hard earned time and money at some gargantuan…
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3 Ways to Avoid Being Bumped From Your Flight

There is nothing worse than arriving at your gate, passport in hand, luggage all checked-in, beach bag slung over your shoulder, sun sand and fun mere hours away and then, a few ominous words tear you from your cocktail-infused daydream: "Would…

5 Reasons to book a Topdeck Tour

Every travel consultant worth their salt has a portfolio of trusted tour companies to share with their clients. I have a few favourites, depending on the demographic, but for anyone between 18 into their mid thirties, one of my top choices…