The hilly capital of Lisbon, Portugal is known as one of Europe’s better weekend city breaks. With only four days sightseeing in the capital, we aimed to make the most of our stay here by setting out sightseeing immediately on arrival after our international flight. Lisbon is a terrific city to visit and packed full of terrific sights. Activity City Visit: The Seaside Town of Belem and Inside the Jerónimos Monastery, Lisbon,… Read More

The hilly capital of Lisbon, Portugal has many attractions throughout its core. As we had tackled it’s commercial neighbourhood of Baixa the day prior, we spent the day looking at the Castle named the Castelo de São Jorge. We ended the day riding one of Lisbon’s most famous trams; Tram 28E which rides the length of the city across many of its hilly neighbourhoods. Activity City Visit: Exploring the Turrets of Castelo… Read More

The hilly capital of Lisbon, Portugal is known as one of Europe’s better weekend city breaks. With only four days sightseeing in the capital, we aimed to make the most of our stay here by setting out sightseeing immediately on arrival after our international flight. Lisbon is a terrific city to visit and packed full of terrific sights. Activity City Visit: First Steps in the Hilly Capital City of Lisbon, Portugal. I… Read More

For my stay in Lisbon Portugal, I was looking for a property that was going to be easy on a family stay, that was reasonably located to the airport and the attractions in town, and that offered value in terms of Marriott Bonvoy loyalty benefits. The Sheraton Lisboa Hotel and Spa offered all that. Despite being a business traveller hotel, it was a perfect fit for our four day stay in Lisbon,… Read More

TAP Portugal is known for its reasonably discounted business class fares that can be used to travel across the Atlantic Ocean in reasonable comfort. The fares were often available to be purchased for one way travel, and included a generous 200% earning of points into Air Canada’s Aeroplan as a Star Alliance Partner. I would get the opportunity to travel across the Atlantic Ocean on these discounted business class fares. The real… Read More

The simple goal for today was to get myself to Toronto with all my bags in order to collect my son and start our international adventure to Portugal, the United Kingdom and Ireland. I had purchased this ticket on a separate ticket as a one way. While this isn’t a full review, I thought it would be interesting to share in the experience of summer travel with Air Canada before a longer… Read More

Summer travel is often among the hardest to gain outsized value. Demand is often high with families travelling together, hotel rates are often high and planners often get the best points and miles seats. However, having a diversified points and mileage balance can help families achieve strong value out of your travelling points and currencies. In this trip, we outline how we put together a family trip through Europe in the middle… Read More

On select routes, British Airways continues to maintain an international First Class cabin in four class aircraft consisting of World Traveller (economy), World Traveller Plus (premium economy), Club World (business class) and First Class. The only way to make a British Airways First Class event even more special is to experience it on their Airbus 380 offering on select routes. We were able to gain access to this First Class offering on… Read More

The Cathay Pacific First Class Lounge in London Heathrow Terminal Three is one of the nicer and more pleasant lounges available at the London Heathrow airport system. The Cathay Pacific Lounge offers small format First Class Lounge that is the best available option at London Heathrow Terminal Three with amenities that include a small dining area, several varieties of champagne and loungers with airside views. Review: Cathay Pacific First Class Lounge, London… Read More

Qantas Airlines offers some of the most consistent and terrific lounges in Australia and around the world. If you’re lucky enough to find yourself with the ability to access one, make sure you take advantage and savour the food and wine program found with each location. Our visit to the Qantas Business Lounge at London Heathrow Terminal Three allowed us the opportunity to enjoy the Gin and Tonic Bar, and relax before… Read More

There are times when you visit a city that you just don’t get enough out of it as you had hoped. During this visit, I turned exceptionally ill. This prevented me from all of the activities that I had hoped, while we stayed in one of the most expensive tourist cities in the world. Despite this, I managed to get out and see a little of what London had to offier. City… Read More

When you’re only in town for a quick stay, there is nothing more important than “location” when it comes to your choice of hotels. The Le Meridien Piccadilly was well located just steps from Piccadilly Circus in Mayfair, London, United Kingdom. Our brief stay at the property would allow us to get the most out of our two day London stopover. Review: Le Meridien Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom “An exceptionally centrally located… Read More