Toronto to Croatia and Bosnia: Group Trip

SPECS

Who: Three people, Two Beds

Where: Toronto to Dubrovnik + Zagreb, Croatia and Mostar, Bosnia

When: Monday, June 3rd - Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Budget Per Person: $1500.00

Notes: So the nice thing about taking two days in Mostar is you have a bunch of options to visit around there as well, I mean, after taking in its beautiful bridge and eating many cevapi. You can go to Pocitelj, Kravice Waterfalls, Blagaj and Medjugorje if you’re religious. Really take advantage of visiting Bosnia, you won’t regret it.


Flight: Toronto to Zagreb | June 3rd - June 12th

$871.00 CDN: roundtrip (direct)

Flight: Zagreb to Dubrovnik | June 4th - June 10th

$203.00 CDN: roundtrip (direct, takes off 3hrs after landing in Zagreb)

Stay: AirBnB for three in Dubrovnik | June 4th - June 6th

Option 1: $301.00 CDN ($100.33/per person); Bed + Sofa bed, Good location, Looks cozy, Perfect reviews

Option 2: $255.00 CDN ($85.00/per person); Bed + Sofa bed, Looks super cute, Great location, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $274.00 CDN ($91.33/per person); Close to beaches, Close to transit, Looks nice, Great reviews

Option 4: $291.00 CDN ($97.00/per person); Very nice view, Quiet location, Walking distance to center, Perfect reviews

Bus: Dubrovnik to Mostar | June 6th - June 8th

$40.00 CDN: roundtrip (might be able to find it cheaper when you get there, takes about 3hrs)

Stay: AirBnB for three in Mostar | June 6th - June 8th

Option 1: $185.00 CDN ($61.67/per person); Place looks amazing, Great location, Perfect reviews

Option 2: $274.00 CDN ($91.33/per person); Pool, Looks cozy, Close to bridge, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $195.00 CDN ($65.00/per person); Looks great, Great location, Perfect reviews

Option 4: $154.00 CDN ($51.33/per person); Central location, Looks cozy, Perfect reviews

Stay: AirBnB for three in Dubrovnik | June 8th - June 10th

Option 1: $288.00 CDN ($96.00/per person); Looks cute, Perfect reviews, Great location

Option 2: $274.00 CDN ($91.33/per person); Nice terrace, Looks cozy, Perfect reviews, Great area

Option 3: $322.00 CDN ($107.33/per person); Looks great, Central location, Perfect reviews

Option 4: $315.00 CDN ($105.00/per person); Close to transit, Close to town, Looks cozy, Great reviews

 

Stay: AirBnB for three in Zagreb | June 10th - June 12th

Option 1: $194.00 CDN ($64.67/per person); Awesome location, Looks nice, Perfect reviews

Option 2: $239.00 CDN ($79.67/per person); Looks big, Perfect reviews, Great location

Option 3: $194.00 CDN ($64.67/per person); Close to transit, Looks nice, Perfect reviews

Option 4: $231.00 CDN ($77.00/per person); Looks great, Great location, Perfect reviews

 

Total: Overall, if you go for the LEAST expensive options I posted it's about $1406.33 per person for the trip and for the MOST expensive options it's about $1492.66 per person for the trip.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

 

I am not a licensed travel agent of Ontario and make itineraries as a hobby. Any itineraries used by readers are of their own free will and choosing. Site owner is not responsible for any misadventures, mishaps, airline issues or accommodation issues that occur on trip itineraries that are posted or individually e-mailed to readers.

Toronto to Fiji Baecation

SPECS

Who: Two People, One Bed

Where: Toronto to Nadi, Fiji

When: Wednesday, April 3rd - Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

Budget Per Person: $2000.00


Flight: Toronto to Los Angeles | April 3rd - April 10th

$382.00 CDN: roundtrip (direct, lands two hours before you fly to Nadi)


Flight: Los Angeles to Nadi | April 3rd - April 10th

$1130.00 CDN: roundtrip (direct, returns two hours before your flight home to Toronto)

Stay: Hotel for two in Nadi | April 4th - April 10th

Option 1: $904.00 CDN ($452.00/per person); Double room, Pool, Looks nice, Great reviews

Option 2: $592.00 CDN ($296.00/per person); Studio, Looks super cute, Free airport shuttle, Good reviews

Option 3: $533.00 CDN ($266.50/per person); Standard Double room, Beachfront, Looks great, Great reviews

Option 4: $571.00 CDN ($285.50/per person); Double Room with Ocean View, Beachfront, Looks great, Great reviews

Option 5: $362.00 CDN ($181.00/per person); Standard Double Room, Simple, Beach, Good reviews

Option 6: $864.00 CDN ($432.00/per person); Double Queen Beachfront with Balcony, Looks beautiful, Beach, Great reviews

Total: Overall, if you go for the LEAST expensive options I posted it's about $1693.00 per person for the trip and for the MOST expensive options it's about $1964.00 per person for the trip.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

 

I am not a licensed travel agent of Ontario and make itineraries as a hobby. Any itineraries used by readers are of their own free will and choosing. Site owner is not responsible for any misadventures, mishaps, airline issues or accommodation issues that occur on trip itineraries that are posted or individually e-mailed to readers.

Toronto to Rio de Janeiro: Quickie Solo Trip

SPECS

Who: One Person, One Bed

Where: Toronto to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

When: Saturday, March 16th - Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Budget: $1200.00


Flight: Toronto to Rio | March 16th - March 22nd

$906.00 CDN: roundtrip (quick layovers, great airline)

Stay: AirBnB for one | March 16th - March 22nd

Option 1: $204.00 CDN; Close to Flamengo beach, Close to transit, Looks simple, Perfect reviews

Option 2: $257.00 CDN; Close to Copacabana beach, Looks cute, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $277.00 CDN; Looks cozy, Perfect reviews, Close to Copacabana beach

Option 4: $257.00 CDN; Central location, Looks nice, Perfect reviews

Option 5: $261.00 CDN; Perfect reviews, Looks great, Good location


Total: Overall, if you go for the LEAST expensive options I posted it's about $1110.00 for the trip and for the MOST expensive options it's about $1183.00 for the trip.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

 

I am not a licensed travel agent of Ontario and make itineraries as a hobby. Any itineraries used by readers are of their own free will and choosing. Site owner is not responsible for any misadventures, mishaps, airline issues or accommodation issues that occur on trip itineraries that are posted or individually e-mailed to readers.

Toronto to Tobago Baecation

SPECS

Who: Two People, One Bed

Where: Toronto to Tobago, Trinidad

When: Friday, January 18th - Friday, January 25th, 2019

Budget Per Person: $900ish


Flight: Toronto to Port of Spain | January 18th - January 25th

$510.00 CDN: roundtrip (direct)


Flight: Port of Spain to Tobago | January 18th - January 25th

$79.00 CDN: roundtrip (direct, two hours time between flights from/to POS)

Stay: AirBnB for two in Tobago | January 18th - January 25th

Option 1: $631.00 CDN ($315.50/per person); Good location, Close to beach, Perfect reviews

Option 2: $526.00 CDN ($263.00/per person); Looks super cute, Big, Perfect reviews, Close to the beach

Option 3: $614.00 CDN ($307.00/per person); Perfect reviews, Well located, Looks cozy

Option 4: $470.00 CDN ($235.00/per person); Simple, Looks cute, Great location, Perfect reviews

Option 5: $623.00 CDN ($311.50/per person); Perfect reviews, Looks great, Good location

Total: Overall, if you go for the LEAST expensive options I posted it's about $824.00 per person for the trip and for the MOST expensive options it's about $904.50 per person for the trip.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

 

I am not a licensed travel agent of Ontario and make itineraries as a hobby. Any itineraries used by readers are of their own free will and choosing. Site owner is not responsible for any misadventures, mishaps, airline issues or accommodation issues that occur on trip itineraries that are posted or individually e-mailed to readers.

Toronto to Oman, Qatar & Bahrain: Group Trip

SPECS

Who: Two People, Two Beds

Where: Toronto to Muscat, Oman - Doha, Qatar - Bahrain

When: Tuesday, March 5th - Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Budget Per Person: $2500.00

Notes: Check visa requirements on all countries. (I think?) most of them are visa-on-arrivals though.


Flight: Toronto to Muscat | March 5th - March 19th

$1096.00 CDN: roundtrip (quick layovers)

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for four in Muscat | March 6th - March 10th

Option 1: $907.57 CDN ($226.89/per person); Deluxe Two-Bedroom Apartment, Pool, Looks great, Good location, Great reviews

Option 2: $760.00 CDN ($190.00/per person); On the beach, Looks nice, Great reviews

Option 3: $542.00 CDN ($135.50/per person); Central location, Perfect reviews, Looks great

Option 4: $700.00 CDN ($175.00/per person); Looks cozy, Close to the beach, Perfect reviews

Flight: Muscat to Doha | March 10th

$151.00 CDN: one-way (direct)

 

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for four in Doha | March 10th - March 14th

Option 1: $844.00 CDN ($211.00/per person); 2 x Standard King Room, 5-star hotel, Pool, Looks great

Option 2: $971.00 CDN ($242.75/per person); Family Room, 5-star hotel, Great reviews, Looks nice

Option 3: $825.00 CDN ($206.25/per person); Looks great, Pool, Jacuzzi, By Marina, Great reviews

Option 4: $647.00 CDN ($161.75/per person); Bed + Sofa bed, Looks nice, Great reviews, Good location

Flight: Doha to Bahrain | March 14th

$324.00 CDN: roundtrip (quick layover)

 

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for four in Bahrain | March 14th - March 18th

Option 1: $410.00 CDN ($102.50/per person); Looks great, Bed + Sofa bed, Good location, Great reviews

Option 2: $491.00 CDN ($122.75/per person); Perfect reviews, Great location, Looks nice

Option 3: $844.61 CDN ($211.15/per person); Deluxe Two-Bedroom Suite, Pool, Looks nice, Great reviews

Option 4: $590.00 CDN ($147.50/per person); Great reviews, Looks nice, Nice views, Pool

Flight: Bahrain to Muscat | March 18th

$165.00 CDN: roundtrip (quick layover, lands 6hrs before your flight home)

 

Total: Overall, if you go for the LEAST expensive options I posted it's about $2135.75 per person for the trip and for the MOST expensive options it's about $2416.79 per person for the trip.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

 

I am not a licensed travel agent of Ontario and make itineraries as a hobby. Any itineraries used by readers are of their own free will and choosing. Site owner is not responsible for any misadventures, mishaps, airline issues or accommodation issues that occur on trip itineraries that are posted or individually e-mailed to readers.

Things To Do In Bali

I realize there are probably a MILLION pieces online for what folks think you should do while you’re in Bali. Look, I’m about to be 1,000,001 OK?

Because I plan SO MANY Bali itineraries I get asked frequently what I would suggest people do while visiting Bali, so instead of me having to send screenshots and links every single time, putting it in a blog post made the most sense. So here goes nothing, I hope I manage to steer you in the correct/fun direction. Everything listed below is something I actually did during my trip, so it isn’t hearsay or second-hand knowledge. I did this shit, and would suggest you do some of it too.

(Note: I tried to include as many descriptions and links to stuff as I could! So click around.)


Tanah Lot at Sunset

If you do absolutely nothing else, make sure you catch the sunset views at Tanah Lot. There will be at least another thousand people there with you so don’t expect much romanticism or mystique - but you will love it nonetheless. This temple looks unreal in person! Sometimes the water comes up really high and you can’t walk too close to it, but other times I saw people trying to walk/swim as close to it as they could for the perfect picture.


Spend the Day at Potato Head

This is the activity I did for my 30th birthday back in 2016. I literally spent the ENTIRE day here. What you do is show up at 9am and pick the cabana you want on their map. Once you do that you are given a little wooden ticket and have to come back at 10am when they open to enter your cabana. There are also choices for lounging chairs by the pool etc. I opted for the cabana because obviously I wanted to go all out for my birthday.

The minimum spend on the cabana was $1,000,000 Rupiah which converted to $100.00 Canadian. So to have the cabana for the whole day, I had to eat/drink $100 worth alone? Very easy. Very very easy. Embarrassingly easy. The cabana is awesome and you should definitely splurge on it. You have your own shade, towels, pillows and there’s a man with an AK-47 next to it guarding your stuff while you go swim. So quaint.

I really had an awesome time spending the whole day at Potato Head because you get to meet so many people from everywhere in the world that are looking to party, as well as getting enough relaxation by the pool and beach while profusely drunk and full of delicious food. Make sure if you can’t go early to get the cabana, that you still make it later in the day to at least get a drink and watch the sunset. Awesome day spent.


Visit the Rice Fields in Ubud

I truly hope the day YOU do this it isn’t 42 degrees outside like it was for me. The rice fields in Ubud are a must-do when in Bali because your eyes will thank you and you could potentially work off some of the food and liquor you’ve ingested while doing this activity.

The cost of a driver for an entire day in Bali is usually between $35-$40 and you should have the person get you to these rice fields at some point during this day. Make sure you wear some very comfortable running shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty because if you intend on going up and down on these hills, the mud and lack of traction are a bitch. The day I was visiting the rice fields was blistering hot outside so also make sure to wear a hat and a lot of sunscreen since there is no where to shelter yourself from the sun.

If Ubud is too much out of your way (depending on where you choose to stay in Bali) this website has an awesome list of other places in Bali to see the rice fields!


Spa. Spa. Spa.

My biggest regret from being in Bali was not going to the spa EVERY SINGLE DAY. The cost of going to a spa in Toronto for one hour won’t be under $100.00 at the very minimum. But in Bali? I spent almost 2 1/2 hours there for $35.00. THIRTY FIVE DOLLARS. I got a 45 minute neck/scalp massage, a 30 minute facial and a 60 minute full body massage. The spa I went to was in central Kuta and the name of it was Smart Day Spa. Recently, two of my fellow travelers took my advice and went there while in Bali also and enjoyed it just as much as I did. Not only is the service cheap, the spa is really calming and nice to be in. Don’t expect that you’re walking into some musty place with sketchy people! Make sure you hit the spa in Bali.


Take a Day Trip to Neighbouring Nusa Lembongan

One of the things people won’t tell you about Bali is that their waters are no frigging joke. To swim there you’d better be a hell of a swimmer or really into surfing. I consider myself a pretty good swimmer and even with that, when the undercurrent on the Balinese beaches hits you?? Yep, suddenly you’re 20 meters out into the sea. It happens so quickly and for someone who is more accustomed to the tranquil waters of the Caribbean, there is no wading in the water to chill. You better swim for your life! (kidding, little over exaggerated)

This is where I would really recommend a day trip to Nusa Lembongan. It is a really small island but the beaches are very clean and tranquil. You can take a walk around town where they sell beautiful shawls made on the island by hand or you can just hang out at the beach. This island was definitely the more chill version of Bali, it was like Tulum where all you saw was hipsters and surfer dudes/ladies wandering around. When I went to Lembongan there was an excursion that had a party in the middle of the water and a canoe that would bring you over to the island as well and I think it maybe cost $125.00 for all of it.


Get a Day-Pass Somewhere Private: The Hilton

I love day passes to places. It’s like you get the experience of that location, without having to pay the full price of staying there as a guest overnight. This is how I made my way to The Hilton Bali.

There are probably dozens of high-end hotels/resorts you can get day passes to in Bali but I happened to stumble onto The Hilton because the owner of the villa I was staying in told me he used to work there and that it was worth the $20.00 charge. Sure. Twenty bucks will do.

This ended up being a really good place to relax all day because majority of the people at the beach were 60+ year old foreigners without kids that just wanted to tan. You pay the fee for the day pass and get to use their pools, get your lounge chair on the beach and access to their change rooms with towels etc. I especially loved that even though I wasn’t a guest of the hotel, I could order food to my lounge chair on the beach and just pay with my debit card for it. (or cash)


Try the Coffee and Tea

I do not drink coffee nor do I drink tea. Figured I’d get that out of the way before beginning this section. The only time I drink tea is when I’m horribly sick and coffee? The smell of it alone makes me a little nauseated. HOWEVER, whether you like or do not like them - you have to try and make it to these coffee/tea plantations where the stuff is made super fresh.

Fun fact - the most expensive coffee in the world is actually Kopi Luwak Coffee which is big business in Bali. Basically, this animal called a civet (super cute, you get to see them on the plantations) eats coffee beans and then poops them out to become, yep, the world’s most expensive coffee. Now I know you’re wondering wtf is wrong with me, but trust me, you have to try it. I tasted EVERY tea and coffee on the menu you see in the picture below (yes, they have you try a sip of all of them) and it was the first time in my life there was a coffee I enjoyed the taste of. I even bought a whole bag of it, Coconut Coffee.


Splurge at Kisik or Rock Bar: Ayana Resort

If you are about spoiling yourself, this part is for you. The food in Bali is very cheap so there is really no need for you to go to this place, but naturally, I am extra AF so I had to do it.

I took myself out on a $200 date in Bali. Now, that is the equivalent to $2,000,000 in Rupiah. Most of my meals were under $8.00 until this point, just for comparison. Sometimes you have to spoil yourself and do fancy things right?

While researching my trip to Bali I had read about this place called the Ayana Resort. I believe the cheapest room there per night is $300.00, meanwhile MY hotel cost $300.00 for a whole week. Crazy right? But there were two awesome bars/restaurants on the grounds of this resort calling out to me to visit.

One is called Rock Bar and from my understanding it is seating for only hotel guests. I had my eyes on their other restaurant called Kisik. I made a reservation a month ahead for seating at this restaurant because they fill up very fast because of their incredible views, and incredible food.

I ate a seafood skewer, I drank and also bought a whole lobster to myself. In the picture below you will see they even had my name on the table because I told them it was my birthday week so I felt extra special. Fresh seafood and an awesome view at sunset, there truly was nothing more perfect. I did have a small heart attack when my bill came but it was also expected, kind of.

Make sure if you choose to go to Kisik to make a reservation for around sunset, get there early so you can wander around the Ayana resort and definitely walk over to Rock Bar to take pictures as soon as you finish your dinner. Splurge a little on yourself, you already made it all the way to Bali right?


Trust me, Bali has so many activities and incredible things to do that you will never ever be bored there. This list of mine didn’t even touch the surface of all the beautiful places you could go see in Bali that I didn’t even have time to make it to. (I.E: Broken Beach in Nusa Penida, Mount Batur, Mount Agung and of course the Uluwatu Temple) There’s just so many things you can fit into your itinerary while there because one of the best parts of being in Bali is - RELAXATION.

I hope those of you reading this make it to Bali one day and get to do some of the aforementioned activities. If you have been to Bali before and think there are other MUST DO activities or sights for Bali newbies to try, please make sure to leave it in the comments!

  • Mirna

Toronto to Portugal and Cape Verde Trip

SPECS

Who: Two People, Two Beds

Where: Toronto to Lisbon, Portugal and Sal, Cape Verde

When: Tuesday, June 11th - Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

Budget Per Person: $1500.00

Notes: Pretty sure this is carry-on only for the flight to Sal? Not sure. You’ll still love it. I made the stay in Sal until the 20th because yes, you do fly on the 19th but it isn’t until super late. May as well still have a place to use during that day. Also, I made the stay in Lisbon begin on the 19th for the same reason, you land super early, it’s way more convenient to have somewhere to go right away instead of wandering the streets until check-in.


Flight: Toronto to Lisbon | June 11th - June 22nd

$597.00 CDN: roundtrip (direct)

Stay: AirBnB for two in Lisbon | June 12th - June 14th

Option 1: $193.00 CDN ($96.50/per person); Looks great, Great location, Perfect reviews

Option 2: $188.00 CDN ($94.00/per person); Perfect reviews, Looks cute, Good location

Option 3: $200.00 CDN ($100.00/per person); Perfect reviews, Good area, Looks cute

Option 4: $191.00 CDN ($95.50/per person); Central location, Looks nice, Perfect reviews

Flight: Lisbon to Sal | June 14th - June 19th

$385.00 CDN: roundtrip (direct)

 

Stay: AirBnB for two in Sal | June 14th - June 20th

Option 1: $523.00 CDN ($261.50/per person); Close to a private beach, Looks cute, Perfect reviews

Option 2: $527.00 CDN ($263.50/per person); Central location, Looks nice, Prrfect reviews

Option 3: $523.00 CDN ($261.50/per person); Bed + Sofa bed, Pools, Great reviews, Good area

Option 4: $457.00 CDN ($228.50/per person); Close to a beach, Pool, Close to town, Perfect reviews

 

Stay: AirBnB for two in Lisbon | June 19th - June 22nd

Option 1: $298.00 CDN ($149.00/per person); Looks very cozy, Good location, Perfect reviews

Option 2: $289.00 CDN ($144.50/per person); Bed + Sofa bed, Looks simple, Good area, Good reviews

Option 3: $296.00 CDN ($148.00/per person); Looks cute, Great reviews, Central location

Option 4: $288.00 CDN ($144.00/per person); Great reviews, Central location, Looks hipsterish

 

Total: Overall, if you go for the LEAST expensive options I posted it's about $1448.50 per person for the trip and for the MOST expensive options it's about $1494.50 per person for the trip.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

 

I am not a licensed travel agent of Ontario and make itineraries as a hobby. Any itineraries used by readers are of their own free will and choosing. Site owner is not responsible for any misadventures, mishaps, airline issues or accommodation issues that occur on trip itineraries that are posted or individually e-mailed to readers.

Hamilton to Cancun: Group Trip

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Who: Four People, Four Beds

Where: Hamilton to Cancun, Mexico

When: Saturday, January 19th - Saturday, January 26th, 2019

Budget Per Person: $500.00

Notes: The flight price is WITH carry-on luggage FYI. Wooohoo. Also, if you feel adventurous I wrote a blog post on how to get from Cancun to Playa de Carmen and/or Tulum for cheap that you can find here.


Flight: Hamilton to Cancun | January 19th - January 26th

$268.00 CDN: roundtrip (direct)

Stay: AirBnB for four | January 19th - January 26th

Option 1: $596.00 CDN ($149.00/per person); Downtown Cancun, Looks cozy, Perfect reviews

Option 2: $687.00 CDN ($171.75/per person); 2 beds + 2 sofa beds, Looks cute, Downtown location, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $838.00 CDN ($209.50/per person); Pools, Looks great, Great location, Perfect reviews

Option 4: $679.00 CDN ($169.75/per person); 3 beds + Sofa bed, Nice looking, Pool, Good location, Perfect reviews

Total: Overall, if you go for the LEAST expensive options I posted it's about $417.00 per person for the trip and for the MOST expensive options it's about $477.50 per person for the trip.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

 

I am not a licensed travel agent of Ontario and make itineraries as a hobby. Any itineraries used by readers are of their own free will and choosing. Site owner is not responsible for any misadventures, mishaps, airline issues or accommodation issues that occur on trip itineraries that are posted or individually e-mailed to readers.

Toronto to France and Tunisia Baecation

SPECS

Who: Two People, One Bed

Where: Toronto to Paris, France and Tunis, Tunisia

When: Monday, February 4th - Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Budget Per Person: $1100ish

Notes: Pretty sure this is carry-on only.


Flight: Toronto to Paris | February 4th - February 13th

$468.00 CDN: roundtrip (super quick layovers)

Stay: AirBnB for two in Paris | February 5th - February 8th

Option 1: $415.00 CDN ($207.50/per person); Place looks super cute, Good area, Perfect reviews

Option 2: $358.00 CDN ($179.00/per person); Sofa bed, Close to Notre Dame, Great reviews

Option 3: $372.00 CDN ($186.00/per person); Close to transit, Perfect reviews, Looks nice

Option 4: $339.00 CDN ($169.50/per person); Looks quirky, Perfect reviews, Good location

Flight: Paris to Tunis | February 8th - February 12th

$134.00 CDN: roundtrip (direct)

 

Stay: AirBnB for two in Tunis | February 8th - February 12th

Option 1: $252.00 CDN ($126.00/per person); Looks very cozy, Perfect reviews, Good location

Option 2: $458.00 CDN ($229.00/per person); Great location, Looks awesome, Nice views, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $341.00 CDN ($170.50/per person); Perfect reviews, Looks nice, Great location

Option 4: $467.00 CDN ($233.50/per person); Looks fancy, Good area, Great reviews

Option 5: $323.00 CDN ($161.50/per person); Pool, Looks great, Perfect reviews

 

Stay: AirBnB for two in Paris | February 12th - February 13th

Option 1: $107.00 CDN ($53.50/per person); Close to airport, Looks cozy, Great reviews

Option 2: $123.00 CDN ($61.50/per person); Looks great, Close to airport, Good reviews

Option 3: $117.00 CDN ($58.50/per person); Great reviews, Close to airport, Looks nice

 

Total: Overall, if you go for the LEAST expensive options I posted it's about $951.00 per person for the trip and for the MOST expensive options it's about $1104.50 per person for the trip.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

 

I am not a licensed travel agent of Ontario and make itineraries as a hobby. Any itineraries used by readers are of their own free will and choosing. Site owner is not responsible for any misadventures, mishaps, airline issues or accommodation issues that occur on trip itineraries that are posted or individually e-mailed to readers.

Toronto to Ecuador Trip Itinerary

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Who: Two people, Two beds

Where: Toronto to Quito, Ecuador

When: Tuesday, May 7th - Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Budget Per Person: $1000.00


Flight: Toronto to Quito | May 7th - May 14th

$538.00 CDN: roundtrip (great airline, quick layovers)

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for two in Quito | May 7th - May 14th

Option 1: $880.99 CDN ($440.50/per person); Deluxe Twin Room, Looks great, 5-star hotel, Great reviews

Option 2: $711.86 CDN ($355.93/per person); Deluxe Twin Room, Nice views, Quiet location, Breakfast included, Looks great

Option 3: $636.13 CDN ($318.07/per person); Twin room, Looks rustic, Central location, Great reviews, Breakfast included

Option 4: $413.00 CDN ($206.50/per person); Place looks great, Perfect reviews, Nice views, Central location

Option 5: $283.00 CDN ($141.50/per person); Perfect reviews, Looks beautiful, Great location

Total: Overall, if you go for the LEAST expensive options I posted it's about $679.50 per person for the trip and for the MOST expensive options it's about $978.50 per person for the trip.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

 

I am not a licensed travel agent of Ontario and make itineraries as a hobby. Any itineraries used by readers are of their own free will and choosing. Site owner is not responsible for any misadventures, mishaps, airline issues or accommodation issues that occur on trip itineraries that are posted or individually e-mailed to readers.

Toronto to Portugal & The Canary Islands Group Trip

SPECS

Who: Four People, Two Beds

Where: Toronto to Lisbon, Portugal - Tenerife + Fuerteventura, Spain

When: Tuesday, June 11th - Monday, June 24th, 2019

Budget Per Person: $1500.00

Notes: I’m sending you to the islands first, you’ll thank me when it’s time to go home that you’re finishing your trip in Portugal. Also, I believe the travel to the islands is carry-on only pricing.


Flight: Toronto to Lisbon | June 11th - June 24th

$597.00 CDN: roundtrip (layover on way home)

Flight: Lisbon to Tenerife | June 12th

$167.00 CDN: one-way (super quick layover, takes off 2hrs after landing in Lisbon )

 

Stay: AirBnB for four people in Tenerife | June 12th - June 16th

Option 1: $401.00 CDN ($100.25/per person); Quiet Area, Looks beautiful, Pool, Perfect reviews

Option 2: $458.00 CDN ($114.50/per person); Looks huge, Perfect reviews, Central location

Option 3: $577.00 CDN ($144.25/per person); Perfect reviews, Looks like some fancy pants place, Central location

Option 4: $306.00 CDN ($76.50/per person); Looks super cute, Quiet area, Perfect reviews

Option 5: $533.00 CDN ($133.25/per person); Pool, Looks great, Quiet location, Great reviews

Flight: Tenerife to Fuerteventura | June 16th

$74.00 CDN: one-way (direct)

 

Stay: AirBnB for four people in Fuerteventura | June 16th - June 21st

Option 1: $680.00 CDN ($170.00/per person); Heated pool, Looks great, Perfect reviews, Central location

Option 2: $680.00 CDN ($170.00/per person); Really nice looking place, Great reviews, Good area

Option 3: $646.00 CDN ($161.50/per person); By the beach, Looks awesome, Perfect reviews

Option 4: $467.00 CDN ($116.75/per person); Good reviews, Ocean view, Looks cute

Option 5: $426.00 CDN ($106.50/per person); Bed + Sofa bed, Looks beautiful, Pool, Perfect reviews

Flight: Fuerteventura to Lisbon | June 21st

$146.00 CDN: one-way (quick layover)

Stay: AirBnB for four people in Lisbon | June 21st - June 24th

Option 1: $391.00 CDN ($97.75/per person); Great location, Bed + Bunk beds, Great reviews

Option 2: $414.00 CDN ($103.50/per person); Looks chic, Perfect reviews, Nice area

Option 3: $425.00 CDN ($106.25/per person); Central location, Looks cute, Perfect reviews

Option 4: $323.00 CDN ($80.75/per person); Looks simple, Perfect reviews, Great location

Option 5: $428.00 CDN ($107.00/per person); Great location, Place looks beautiful, Perfect reviews

Total: Overall, if you go for the LEAST expensive options I posted it's about $1247.75 per person for the trip and for the MOST expensive options it's about $1405.25 per person for the trip.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

 

I am not a licensed travel agent of Ontario and make itineraries as a hobby. Any itineraries used by readers are of their own free will and choosing. Site owner is not responsible for any misadventures, mishaps, airline issues or accommodation issues that occur on trip itineraries that are posted or individually e-mailed to readers.

Toronto to Morocco Baecation

SPECS

Who: Two People, One Bed

Where: Toronto to Casablanca, Morocco

When: Tuesday, March 26th - Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Budget Per Person: $1400.00


Flight: Toronto to Casablanca | March 26th - April 2nd

$848.00 CDN: roundtrip (quick layovers)


Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for two in Casablanca | March 27th - April 2nd

Option 1: $983.30 CDN ($491.65/per person); Deluxe Double Suite, 5-star hotel, Breakfast included, Looks great

Option 2: $917.15 CDN ($458.58/per person); Standard Double Room, Looks great, Great reviews, Nice location

Option 3: $1030.15 CDN ($515.08/per person); Superior Double Room, Great views, Central location, Looks nice, Breakfast included

Option 4: $462.00 CDN ($231.00/per person); Good location, Great reviews, Looks cozy

Option 5: $525.00 CDN ($262.50/per person); Beautiful place, Nice views, Central location, Perfect reviews

Option 6: $532.00 CDN ($266.00/per person); Looks awesome, Great location, Perfect reviews

 

Total: Overall, if you go for the LEAST expensive options I posted it's about $1079.00 per person for the trip and for the MOST expensive options it's about $1363.08 per person for the trip.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

 

I am not a licensed travel agent of Ontario and make itineraries as a hobby. Any itineraries used by readers are of their own free will and choosing. Site owner is not responsible for any misadventures, mishaps, airline issues or accommodation issues that occur on trip itineraries that are posted or individually e-mailed to readers.

Carnival Itinerary: Toronto to Miami Broward Carnival 2019

SPECS

Who: Four people/Two Beds, Two people/Two beds

Where: Toronto to Miami

When: Wednesday, October 9th - Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Budget Per Person: Whatever I can find for a good price.

Notes: I think this is carry-on only. Do what you like with that info. Also, no solo options for this one because Miami is DUMB expensive for a week.


Flight: Toronto to Miami | October 9th - October 16th

$323.00 CDN per person; roundtrip (direct)

Flight: Buffalo to Miami | October 9th - October 16th

$256.00 CDN per person; roundtrip (quick layovers)

 

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for four | October 9th - October 16th

Option 1: $1075.00 CDN ($268.75/per person); Awesome location, Looks cozy, Good reviews, Bed + Sofa bed

Option 2: $1215.59 CDN ($303.90/per person); Designer One-Bedroom Apartment with Kitchen, It’s kind of ugly outside but looks nice inside, Great reviews, Good location, South beach

Option 3: $1402.56 CDN ($350.64/per person); Double Room, South beach, Looks cute, Great reviews

Option 4: $1391.94 CDN ($347.99/per person); Double Room, Looks great, Mid-beach, Great reviews

Option 5: $478.83 CDN ($119.71/per person); Bunch of beds, Deluxe Quadruple Room, Good reviews, Great location, Miami beach, Breakfast and Dinner included

Option 6: $1344.00 CDN ($336.00/per person); Looks great, South beach, Good location, Great reviews, Bed + 3 couches

 

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for two | October 9th - October 16th

Option 1: $976.00 CDN ($488.00/per person); Bed + Sofa bed, Looks cute, Great location, Perfect reviews, Miami beach

Option 2: $1027.00 CDN ($513.50/per person); South beach, Bunk beds, Looks cute, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $1049.00 CDN ($524.50/per person); Looks nice, Perfect reviews, Great location, South beach

Option 4: $938.00 CDN ($469.00/per person); Miami beach, Good area, Great reviews, Bed + Sofa bed

Option 5: 895.00 CDN ($447.50/per person); Looks cozy, Great reviews, Good area, Miami beach

Option 6: $478.83 CDN ($239.42/per person); Bunch of beds, Deluxe Quadruple Room, Good reviews, Great location, Miami beach, Breakfast and Dinner included

Option 7: $1110.41 CDN ($555.21/per person); Double Room, Looks nice, Great reviews, Mid-beach

Total: For four you're looking at between $442.71 CDN and $673.64 CDN per person for the trip. For two you're looking at between $495.42 CDN and $878.21 CDN per person for the trip.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

 

I am not a licensed travel agent of Ontario and make itineraries as a hobby. Any itineraries used by readers are of their own free will and choosing. Site owner is not responsible for any misadventures, mishaps, airline issues or accommodation issues that occur on trip itineraries that are posted or individually e-mailed to readers.

Toronto to Bali Trip

SPECS

Who: Two People, Two Beds

Where: Toronto to Bali, Indonesia

When: Sunday, February 3rd - Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Budget Per Person: $1500.00

Notes: Typically when you’re in Bali you don’t stay in ONE place the whole time so I made the trip for you between two places, Ubud (to relax when you arrive) and Kuta (to get your party/spa/swimming on). Please make sure to read about vaccination info and ‘Bali Belly’ in this post I wrote before I went there back in 2016.


Flight: Toronto to Bali | February 3rd - February 13th

$1169.00 CDN: roundtrip (layovers that you can go explore during if you want)

 

Stay: Hotel for two people in Ubud | February 4th - February 8th

Option 1: $218.00 CDN ($109.00/per person); Deluxe Double or Twin Room, Central location, Pool, Breakfast included, Great reviews

Option 2: $159.00 CDN ($79.50/per person); Deluxe Twin Room with Free Light Supper: Place looks beautiful, Good area, Breakfast included, Great reviews

Option 3: $205.00 CDN ($102.50/per person); Super Deluxe Double or Twin Room, Pool, Looks beautiful, Good location, Great reviews, Breakfast included

Option 4: $342.00 CDN ($171.00/per person); Superior Suite, Breakfast included, Looks amazing, Pools, Great reviews

Stay: Hotel two people in Kuta | February 8th - February 13th

Option 1: 254.00 CDN ($127.00/per person); Double or Twin Room, Looks nice, Good location, Great reviews

Option 2: $243.00 CDN ($121.50/per person); Double or Twin Room, Pool, Looks great, Breakfast included, Good location

Option 3: $279.00 CDN ($139.50/per person); Deluxe Double or Twin Room, Breakfast included, Nice looking pool, Good location, Great reviews

Option 4: $323.00 CDN ($161.50/per person); Deluxe Twin Room with Pool View, Breakfast included, Close to beach, Looks great

 

Total: Overall, if you go for the LEAST expensive options I posted it's about $1370.00 per person for the trip and for the MOST expensive options it's about $1501.50 per person for the trip.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

 

I am not a licensed travel agent of Ontario and make itineraries as a hobby. Any itineraries used by readers are of their own free will and choosing. Site owner is not responsible for any misadventures, mishaps, airline issues or accommodation issues that occur on trip itineraries that are posted or individually e-mailed to readers.

Toronto to Puerto Rico, St. Croix & St. Thomas

SPECS

Who: Four People, Two Beds

Where: Toronto to Puerto Rico, St. Croix and St. Thomas

When: Wednesday, January 23rd - Friday, February 1st, 2019

Budget: $1300.00 per person

Notes: FYI - this is carry-on only, not checked in luggage. You’re going somewhere warm, you don’t need much clothing OK?


Flight: Toronto to Puerto Rico | January 23rd

$194.00 CDN: one-way (layover)

 

Stay: AirBnB for four people | January 23rd - January 27th

Option 1: $448.00 CDN ($112.00/per person); Great location, Perfect reviews, Looks nice

Option 2: $642.00 CDN ($160.50/per person); Close to beach, Looks great, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $611.00 CDN ($152.75/per person); Looks very nice, Perfect reviews, Central location

Flight: Puerto Rico to St. Croix | January 27th

$89.00 CDN: one-way (direct)

 

Stay: AirBnB for four people | January 27th - January 29th

Option 1: $363.00 CDN ($90.75/per person); Bed + Sofa bed, Great reviews, Pool

Option 2: $574.00 CDN ($143.50/per person); Center of island location, Looks big, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $705.00 CDN ($176.25/per person); Bed + Sofa bed, Looks very nice, Perfect reviews

Ferry: St. Croix to St. Thomas | January 29th

$65.00 CDN: one-way

Stay: AirBnB for four people | January 29th - February 1st

Option 1: $886.00 CDN ($221.50/per person); Perfect reviews, Nice views from place, Looks cozy

Option 2: $581.00 CDN ($145.25/per person); Close to beach, Looks cozy, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $601.00 CDN ($150.25/per person); Looks cute, Close to transit, Good area, Perfect reviews

Flight: St. Thomas to Toronto | February 1st

$354.00 CDN: one-way (layover)

Total: Overall, if you go for the LEAST expensive options I posted it's about $1050.00 per person for the trip and for the MOST expensive options it's about $1260.25 per person for the trip.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

 

I am not a licensed travel agent of Ontario and make itineraries as a hobby. Any itineraries used by readers are of their own free will and choosing. Site owner is not responsible for any misadventures, mishaps, airline issues or accommodation issues that occur on trip itineraries that are posted or individually e-mailed to readers.

Group Travel Checklist - Should I Travel With These People?

Here you are wondering to yourself if you should embark on a trip with 10 people to Thailand for a wedding or maybe to carnival in Rio. You aren’t comfortable traveling alone, but you’re also unsure about the weirdos you call your friends and their reliability.

I’ve made this checklist just for you! If the people/person you intend on traveling with (regardless of how many of them there is) can pass this checklist - you’re cleared for take off. Now I understand this check list won’t be perfect science, bullshit happens ALL the time on trips that you just can’t foresee. Also, I didn’t give this checklist an actual number of items to discuss, because I began writing it and just things kept popping into my head. I truly do believe this list will REALLY make you think about who you are going with and make your decision much more straightforward.



  • Does this person have a solid source of income?

    • Not here to insult those who may not be gainfully employed, not at all. But if this person is a ‘oh shit forgot my wallet’ type or someone who isn’t consistent with their actual bill payments, this ain’t the one. Drop them. If they can’t take their bills seriously, they sure as hell won’t take this trip seriously.

      • Special mention to those who are also cheap. There’s people who DO have a very good, steady job but won’t spend a cent on living it up a little on vacation. If you are the ‘YOLO IM ON VACAY’ type of spender, and the other person is frugal Freddy, this probably won’t work.


  • Does this person arrive on time for group outings?

    • I realize this will offend some of the people who are (undoubtedly) good people but just bad with time. Trust me, don’t travel with those either. The last thing you need is Tommy Toolate making the whole group miss an activity because he was hungover and you were all too nice and waited for him.

  • Is this person a scammer?

    • Don’t do it. You don’t want to find out at the gate that the credit card used to purchase their flight was owned by Henry Connor the 3rd but it’s Rachel Smith that’s somehow on the flight with you. You don’t want to get to your destination country and suddenly ALL those credit cards in hand have been cut off because the actual owner(s) of them caught on and now your travel partner has no funds.

  • Can you be near this person without feeling a murderous rage for an extended period of time?

    • I realize some folks travel with people out of availability, not necessarily because they WANT to travel with them. Folks are afraid of traveling alone and whatnot. You really have to think to yourself if this person is someone you will not want to kill. Traveling is already taxing on GOOD relationships. When there are delays, lost bags, you’ve been in transit for 40+ hrs etc. So now, think about the person(s) you chose to go at this with very carefully.

    • Also, to add to this one - when it comes to personalities make sure you’re choosing someone/a group of people who is/are either very much like you so you can do everything together OR is/are nothing like you but has/have a strong sense of independence. You definitely do not want someone who doesn’t have similar interests as you accompanying you to shit they don’t want to do and you have to listen to them complain whole time. You want someone who can be independent and feels comfortable going off to do their own thing as well.

  • How is this persons hygiene?

    • I know, I know - this not the most comfortable conversation to have with yourself nonetheless with another person. But seriously, do you want to travel with Tamara Toostink? Hygiene is a big deal in a travel partner because you do not want to be stuck next to someone who bathes twice a week in a hot-climate country for a 15-hr direct flight home. Also, in your hotel/AirBnB room this will be the most unpleasant of situations for someone who is a clean freak. Now, if both of you smelly I guess this might work out. But if you are someone who takes pride in washing your bushy parts regularly, I would REALLY advise against traveling with someone who avoids bathing like I avoid middle seats in an airplane.

  • Food. Food. Food.

    • Are you a squid in its own ink broth eater? Or maybe you like chicken fingers and fries only? You see how this could end up being an issue right? If you are someone who absolutely loves to eat anything and everything but your travel companion won’t step out of the foreign McDonald’s - this could cause a lot of shitty situations. I also mean, literally, shitty. Because if you are traveling with someone who has a very weak stomach or even might have a seafood allergy etc. Oh boy. Obviously this one isn’t a complete deal breaker, but you really should consider that you may not ever have a meal together in a seafood restaurant because they may have a severe allergy OR that you may be stuck bringing your yummy kebabs off the street into the local Pizza Hut to appease your travel buddy.

  • How is this person with cultures/people/places different than theirs?

    • This one falls perfectly after food, because a big part of experiencing other peoples culture is enjoying their food.

    • There’s no nice way to say this, but is your travel partner some country bumpkin that might embarrass you or a whole nationality/race when you get there? There’s always an A for effort to those people who are trying to get out and explore the world so that they can be exposed to different types of people, languages and cultures. However, are they ACTUALLY about that life? When I was at the Louvre in Abu Dhabi, my friend and I watched a pale European woman make fun of and pretend to make her eyes different to match a statue of Buddha. That’s frigging disgusting. Also, we watched countless women at the Mosque in Abu Dhabi be told over and over again to cover their hair. Is this really the kind of people you want to be with when you travel? I would personally die of second-hand-embarrassment being associated with someone who behaves like that.

  • Does this person have a substance abuse issue?

    • Another very uncomfortable conversation to have. This is no way meant to demean those who have drug or alcohol abuse issues, I hope all of you get help for those issues. However, big big HOWEVER, that doesn’t mean you should bring those people on trips with you while they’re still in full abuse mode. People who abuse alcohol at an all-inclusive resort might actually drink themselves into oblivion. Or imagine at carnival? All those all-inclusive fetes or playing mas in the hot sun with all that liquor on the road. Do you want to be with someone who will drink over their capacity and you’re now finding them almost getting run over by the big truck? Or they’re so sick, you have to now LEAVE playing mas (that you paid a lot of money for) to take them home and care for them? Fuck that. Moving on to drugs, I mean smoking a little bit of weed in Jamaica or Amsterdam won’t really cause you too much issue. When you get into places like Bali or shit, even maybe Vegas? Don’t be out with the person who will be doing lines of coke off the toilets in Vegas. Even worse, don’t be with the person who will do hardcore drugs in Bali and now they end up in jail for life because they had meth on them.

  • What is their relationship status?

    • Oooooh spicy time! Let’s talk about what you might have to consider when it comes to both SINGLE people and TAKEN people on vacation.

      • Single People: Honestly, is this person going to be Battry Betty on your trip? Obviously plenty single people travel just fine and don’t bring back their shenanigans to your hotel, but what if this person does? You go to a club and your travel buddy picked up some foreign girl and brought her back to your hotel, she crazy, now she has stolen your damn passport and your toiletries. I realize this is a little wild, but seriously. If the person you are traveling with is single, you probably should find out what (who?) they’re trying to get into while you’re vacationing. You might be single and just NOT want to participate in any shenanigans, while your travel partner thinks he’s running his own brothel.

      • Taken People: I’ve had worse experiences traveling with those who have a significant other, than those who are single. That’s just speaking for myself, but holy shit does that come with its own set of problems. Is the girl you’re traveling with going to argue with her man the ENTIRE GODDAMN TRIP? You leaving for Egypt for two weeks, right before you leave, her man pisses her off. Guess what that flight, the whole trip, all activities etc. gonna look like now for you? Now you’re stuck with Miserable Mindy for the whooooooooole trip just because she is CHOOSING to argue with a man who is six time zones away. There are plenty boyfriends and girlfriends who will intentionally start arguments with their s/o that is going on a trip without them, just to ensure they are miserable and therefore, do not cheat or DARE NOT have a good time without them present. (stupid, I know) But sadly, this WILL become your problem as the person on the trip with them. Be sure they’re in a stable relationship situation or just know how to ignore people a million time zones away while traveling.

  • Is this person FUN?

    • This one might seem kind of silly, but seriously, are you really going to have a good time with this person/group of people? It doesn’t matter how well prepared, smart, reliable etc. someone is - will you actually have a bomb ass time with them on this trip? There are some people who are super hype for a trip, have their money right and everything but then when you get to your location they are just lame and boring or want to stay in the hotel on Twitter or watching Netflix. Why the hell did you even come on the trip then? Booerns. There are vacations that are meant for relaxation, absolutely, but if you planned out a whole fun trip with someone and they might end up being homebody Harry the whole time, you really could have just gone alone.

(Special mention: People who will take good pictures of you for IG, definitely take with you. People who know how to swim if you don’t, definitely take with you. Nurses, always take nurses with you. Definitely don’t take vegans anywhere. People who know how to shut the fuck up, definitely take with you.)


Whatever you do - stick with your gut when it comes to anyone you will travel with. That’s really the most basic tip to give. I wrote a post before on How to Travel In a Group and Still Remain Friends, because even the best of friends can have problems while on road. All of these weird logistics and factors are also the reason I prefer to travel alone, although I am fortunate to have fun and reliable friends.

I really hope this either made you laugh, offended you or maybe even (by some miracle) helped you with some group trip you were contemplating. You can put in the comments below what are some of your red or green flags when choosing to travel with people!

  • Mirna

Toronto to Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire

SPECS

Who: Three people, Two beds

Where: Toronto to Accra, Ghana and Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

When: Wednesday, April 3rd to Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Budget Per Person: $2100ish


Flight: Toronto to Accra | April 3rd - April 17th

$1090.00 CDN: roundtrip (layovers, good airline)

Stay: AirBnB for three in Accra | April 4th - April 11th

Option 1: $606.00 CDN ($202.00/per person); Place looks great, Good location, Perfect reviews

Option 2: $759.00 CDN ($253.00/per person); Pool, Looks great, Perfect reviews, Good location

Option 3: $341.00 CDN ($113.67/per person); Quiet area, Perfect reviews, Looks big

Option 4: $633.00 CDN ($211.00/per person); Good location, Big place, Pool, Perfect reviews

Option 5: $708.00 CDN ($236.00/per person); Looks cute, Perfect reviews, Good location

Flight: Accra to Abidjan | April 11th - April 16th

$517.00 CDN: roundtrip (direct)

 

Stay: AirBnB for three in Abidjan | April 11th - April 16th

Option 1: $588.00 CDN ($196.00/per person); Place looks great, Perfect reviews, Good location

Option 2: $505.00 CDN ($168.33/per person); Great reviews, Looks cozy, Good location

Option 3: $487.00 CDN ($162.33/per person); Good location, Perfect reviews, Looks big

Option 4: $726.00 CDN ($242.00/per person); Looks great, Perfect reviews, Quiet area

 

Stay: AirBnB for three in Accra | April 16th - April 17th

Option 1: $54.00 CDN ($18.00/per person); Close to the airport, Looks cozy, Great reviews

Option 2: $43.00 CDN ($14.33/per person); Looks simple, Bed + bunk bed, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $75.00 CDN ($25.00/per person); Good location, Looks simple, Perfect reviews

 

Total: Overall, if you go for the LEAST expensive options I posted it's about $1897.33 per person for the trip and for the MOST expensive options it's about $2127.00 per person for the trip.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

 

I am not a licensed travel agent of Ontario and make itineraries as a hobby. Any itineraries used by readers are of their own free will and choosing. Site owner is not responsible for any misadventures, mishaps, airline issues or accommodation issues that occur on trip itineraries that are posted or individually e-mailed to readers.

Toronto to Curacao: Last Minute Quickie Trip!

SPECS

Who: Two People, Two Beds

Where: Toronto to Curacao

When: Saturday, December 1st - Wednesday, December 5th

Budget Per Person: $500.00

Notes: FYI - this might be carry-on only, not checked in luggage. You’re going somewhere warm, you don’t need much clothing OK?


Flight: Toronto to Curacao | December 1st - December 5th

$287.00 CDN: roundtrip (layovers)

 

Stay: AirBnB for two people | December 1st - December 5th

Option 1: $341.00 CDN ($170.50/per person); Pool, Looks cute, Great reviews, Good location

Option 2: $388.00 CDN ($194.00/per person); Place looks amazing, Perfect reviews, Pool

Option 3: $375.00 CDN ($187.50/per person); Bed + Sofa bed, Looks cozy, Great reviews

Option 4: $388.00 CDN ($194.00/per person); Looks super cute, Great location, Great reviews

 

Total: Overall, if you go for the LEAST expensive options I posted it's about $457.00 per person for the trip and for the MOST expensive options it's about $481.00 per person for the trip.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

 

I am not a licensed travel agent of Ontario and make itineraries as a hobby. Any itineraries used by readers are of their own free will and choosing. Site owner is not responsible for any misadventures, mishaps, airline issues or accommodation issues that occur on trip itineraries that are posted or individually e-mailed to readers.

Toronto to Four Continents, One Trip

SPECS

Who: Four People, Two Beds

Where: Toronto to Singapore - Perth, Australia - Mauritius Island - London, UK

When: Monday, April 29th to Monday, May 20th, 2019

Budget Per Person: $3500.00

Notes: Yes, this shit is wild. I’m not quite even sure of the luggage allowances but I had to still try a ting. This probably could have been done more basic, maybe using Israel as the Asia and Morocco or Egypt as the Africa but I really wanted to test how good I was at this shit. I hope you guys enjoy this itinerary as much as I enjoyed making it.


Flight: Toronto to Singapore | April 29th

$504.00 CDN: one-way (quick layover)

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for four in Singapore | May 1st - May 5th

Option 1: $520.00 CDN ($130.00/per person); Bed + Sofa bed, Pool, Close to stuff, Grea treviews

Option 2: $748.00 CDN ($187.00/per person); Pool, Good location, Perfect reviews, Looks big

Option 3: $672.00 CDN ($168.00/per person); Looks big, Perfect reviews, Good area

Option 4: $775.000 CDN ($193.75/per person); Good area, Looks simple, Great reviews

Option 5: $938.00 CDN ($234.50/per person); 2 x Economy Double Room, Good location, Looks nice, Good reviews

Flight: Singapore to Perth | May 5th

$154.00 CDN: one-way (direct)

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for four in Perth | May 5th - May 11th

Option 1: $710.00 CDN ($177.50/per person); Looks great, Perfect reviews, Close to transit

Option 2: $667.00 CDN ($166.75/per person); Close to transit, Looks awesome, Big, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $715.00 CDN ($178.75/per person); By the river, Looks beautiful, Good location, Perfect reviews

Option 4: $759.62 CDN ($189.91/per person); Two-Bedroom Apartment, Pool, Good reviews, Central location

Flight: Perth to Mauritius Island | May 11th

$751.00 CDN: one-way (good layover, good airline)

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for four in Mauritius | May 11th - May 16th

Option 1: $561.00 CDN ($140.25/per person); Place looks incredible, Close to beach, Pool, Perfect reviews

Option 2: $381.00 CDN ($95.25/per person); Perfect reviews, Looks great, Good area

Option 3: $710.00 CDN ($177.50/per person); Beachfront, Looks cozy, Pool, Great reviews

Option 4: $798.91 CDN ($199.73/per person); Quadruple Room with Sea View, Breakfast and Dinner included, Good location, Looks cute

Option 5: $484.00 CDN ($121.00/per person); Looks big, Close to beach, Perfect reviews, Pool

Flight: Mauritius Island to London | May 16th

$755.00 CDN: one-way (good layover)

Stay: AirBnB for four in London | May 16th - May 20th

Option 1: $734.00 CDN ($183.50/per person); Great reviews, Looks cozy, Good location

Option 2: $800.00 CDN ($200.00/per person); Very nice looking place, Close to transit, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $770.00 CDN ($192.50/per person); Close to Emirate Stadium, Looks nice, Perfect reviews

Option 4: $803.00 CDN ($200.75/per person); Looks cozy, Close to transit, Perfect reviews

Flight: London to Toronto | May 20th

$377.00 CDN: one-way (quick layover)

 

Total: Overall, if you go for the LEAST expensive options I posted it's about $3116.50 per person for the trip and for the MOST expensive options it's about $3365.89 per person for the trip.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

 

I am not a licensed travel agent of Ontario and make itineraries as a hobby. Any itineraries used by readers are of their own free will and choosing. Site owner is not responsible for any misadventures, mishaps, airline issues or accommodation issues that occur on trip itineraries that are posted or individually e-mailed to readers.

Carnival Itinerary: Toronto to Labour Day Weekend 2019

SPECS

Who: Four people/Two Beds, Two people/Two beds, Solo

Where: Toronto to New York

When: Friday, August 30th to Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

Budget Per Person: Whatever I can find for a good price…..

Notes: I think this is carry-on only. Do what you like with that info.


Flight: Toronto to New York | August 30th - September 3rd

$291.00 CDN per person; roundtrip (direct)

Bus: Toronto to New York | August 29th - September 3rd

$118.00 CDN per person; roundtrip (leaves the Thursday night to get you there for the shenanigans on Friday!)

 

Stay: AirBnB for four | August 30th - September 3rd

Option 1: $869.00 CDN ($217.25/per person); Looks big, Nice looking place, Good area, Great reviews

Option 2: $846.00 CDN ($211.50/per person); Great reviews, Looks cozy, Great reviews

Option 3: $861.00 CDN ($215.25/per person); Place looks awesome, Good location, Close to transit, Perfect reviews

Option 4: $690.00 CDN ($172.50/per person); Bed + Sofa bed, Looks simple, Close to transit, Great reviews

Option 5: $749.00 CDN ($187.25/per person); Looks spacey, Bed + Sofa bed, Perfect reviews, Close to transit

 

Stay: AirBnB for two | August 30th - September 3rd

Option 1: $569.00 CDN ($284.50/per person); Looks cozy, Great reviews, Close to transit, Bed + Sofa bed

Option 2: $498.00 CDN ($249.00/per person); Place looks big, Great reviews, Good location

Option 3: $671.00 CDN ($335.50/per person); Bed + Sofa bed, Looks cozy, Perfect reviews

Option 4: $475.00 CDN ($237.50/per person); Perfect reviews, Bed + Sofa bed, Close to transit


Stay: AirBnB for one | August 30th - September 3rd

Option 1: $212.00 CDN; Perfect reviews, Looks cozy, Close to transit

Option 2: $380.00 CDN; Looks cute, Great reviews, Close to transit

Option 3: $360.00 CDN; Simple, Close to transit, Good reviews


Total: For four you're looking at between $290.50 CDN and $508.25 CDN per person for the trip. For two you're looking at between $355.50 CDN and $626.00 CDN per person for the trip. For a solo trip you're looking at between $330.00 CDN and $671.00 CDN

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

 

I am not a licensed travel agent of Ontario and make itineraries as a hobby. Any itineraries used by readers are of their own free will and choosing. Site owner is not responsible for any misadventures, mishaps, airline issues or accommodation issues that occur on trip itineraries that are posted or individually e-mailed to readers.