September in Sri Lanka with Experientially

Apparently TripAdvisor doesn’t yet allow reviews of tour operators—which is a real shame, because if you were to book a holiday to somewhere like Sri Lanka you could really benefit from the expertise of someone who knows their way around. Hotels are pretty easy to find and book, of course, but while you could technically use any one stop to arrange for transport to the next, why not let someone else take care of that for you?

That’s exactly what we did for our inaugural visit to the island, with a company called Experientially. Full disclosure: we made our initial contact with the owner through a family connection, but as far as I know no special consideration was given to us.

Experientially laid a one-two punch on our 10-day stay in Sri Lanka that knocked us off our feet… in a good way!

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Premium Economy Long Haul Smackdown!

I recently tried Air Canada’s long haul Premium Economy product for the very first time, and came away fairly impressed. Rather than going into details that you might already know, I thought it might be useful to compare AC to the other PE experiences that I’ve had. For reference, here’s all of them thus far:

Cathay Pacific – YYZ-HKG-YYZ – December/January, 2011-2015
Qantas – JFK-LAX-MEL, BNE-LAX-JFK – August, 2014
British Airways – YYZ-LHR, MRU-LGW – July, 2015
EVA Air – YYZ-TPE-YYZ – November, 2016
Lufthansa – YYZ-MUC-HND – April, 2017
Air Canada – YYZ-HKG, YVR-YYZ – September, 2017

I’ve rated these airlines across six categories, scoring them between 0 and 5 in each. The winner will emerge in the final tally of points, so let’s get to it!

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Off-Season Paradise: Our Review of Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa

My girlfriend and I enjoyed at 5-day winter getaway in Bermuda at the end of January. I used to have family that lived on the island, and I know that weather through the winter months here can be a bit of a crapshoot. We were fortunate, though, to have only one entire day of rain during our visit. We were also fortunate to book a room at the Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa.

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