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Last Night in Bangkok

Hi friends! I have to get up in 7 hours so I’m going to keep this one light 🙂 I’m writing to you from my hostel in Bangkok. It’s far from the city centre but within walking distance to DMK airport, where I’ll be catching an early morning flight tomorrow to Hanoi and eventually making my way back to Toronto. […]

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8 Ways to Make Money Online While You’re on the Road

This week’s post is by my guest blogger Mary Walton, a fellow blogger at Simple Grad. Travelling is fantastic, there’s no doubt about it. However, you’ve got to think about how you’re going to fund your travels while you’re away from home. With some work you can make all of your cash online. Most hotels, hostels, and coffee shops have […]

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5 Hacks for Travelling on a College Budget

Happy Thursday! This week’s post is by my guest blogger Tess Pajaron from Open Colleges. One of the best times to travel is while you’re in college. You haven’t started your professional life yet, and other than school, you most likely aren’t overloaded with grounding commitments that will keep you tethered to one place. The only thing that stops most students is […]

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…And We’re Off to Asia!

Our SE Asia adventure starts TODAY when we fly out this eve. First stop: Siem Reap! We’re super excited and have a great trip lined up. We have a loose itinerary to allow for lots of room to explore and wander. First things first though…I need to start packing. Eeks! See you guys in three weeks when I’m back. As always, send […]

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10 Unique Wedding Venues in Ontario

One of the top things on our wedding must-have’s is a unique venue that reflects who we are as a couple. We wanted something unique and casual and our search took us to the far depths of the internet to discover all the non-conventional places we could get married at. The great news is if you’re looking for a unique […]

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The Wallet Diet is 2!

Happy Birthday to The Wallet Diet! It officially turns 2 this month. A lot has happened in the last year for this blog and myself. Andrew and I got engaged on NYE and have been busily planning away for our July 2017 wedding. I’ve also left my full-time office job this year to become a solopreneur, focusing on my freelance writing and […]

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How to Stay Healthy While Traveling

While most people are packing on the winter weight now that it’s getting colder, I’m sweating and busting my butt to stay bikini ready. We fly out to Asia in exactly 22 days where sun and beach await us! I’m on a good fitness plan at home but I know from experience it’s staying in shape while abroad that’s the […]

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Settling For Less

I’m fresh off a great Thanksgiving long weekend! I ate myself into a food coma and spent lots of time with friends and family. Thanksgiving is meant to remind you to be thankful for what you have; to express gratitude every day and appreciating one’s blessings even if life may not seem perfect or whole. We have a tendency to chase newer, […]

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Copenhagen: Top 10 Things to Do

Copenhagen was easy to fall in love with. It has a casual comfort about it, like that feeling you get when you’re walking down your favourite street and every corner feels familiar yet exciting at the same time. While Copenhagen no doubt has its flaws (see: ridiculously high cost of living) it’s the closest I’ve come to experiencing what a […]

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Budgeting for Our Southeast Asia Trip

Our Southeast Asia adventure begins in less than two months! Our flights and accommodations have been booked and now comes the fun part where we figure out what we want to do when we’re there. For the past few weeks I’ve had my nose in a Lonely Planet guidebook and brushing up on my Vietnamese. The travel bug tends to […]

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