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7 Things We Never Pack To Go On Vacation

April 19, 2018 TravelAtWill 2

Not Everything Goes Into The Suitcase Packing has never been a strength of mine. I am getting infinitesimally better. But I do try not to pack consumable items that I can pick up at my destination. If we are taking a short trip like our extra long weekend to Washington […]

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Our First Cruise With Windstar

April 11, 2018 TravelAtWill 0

Adding New Cruise Lines Into The Mix We have traditionally cruised with Oceania Cruises. This year we decided to taste test some new cruise lines. For the fall, we booked trips with Viking Cruises to China and Windstar Cruises to Japan. It will be a year of firsts. In the […]

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On A Keto Diet I Lost Weight on a Cruise For 12 Days

March 28, 2018 TravelAtWill 28

We Started A Low Carb Diet Before Our Vacation The winter hibernation in Toronto added yet more pounds to our slowly increasing weight. It was time to take drastic measures. We started a low carb diet 10 days before we headed south on our Windstar Caribbean cruise. Our southern vacation […]

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A Novice’s View Of How To Travel On Points

March 7, 2018 TravelAtWill 24

A True Confession It is true confessions time. We travelled quite extensively for many years with little regard for brand loyalty. We joined all the loyalty programs and then scattered our points everywhere. Often points expired unused. Promotions that would increase our points were ignored. In the last 3 years […]

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Are You Ready For An Around The World Cruise?

January 16, 2018 TravelAtWill 22

Think You Are Ready For An Around The World Cruise? There are many reasons to think that you are ready for an around the world cruise. You might enjoy exotic destinations, great food, learning about new cultures, getting out every day or just being pampered. But there are things you […]

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Many New Destinations For 2018

January 9, 2018 TravelAtWill 4

New Destinations For 2018 We had a very busy travel year in 2017. We picked up many new destinations as we crossed the Atlantic to spend 4 weeks in Portugal. Many more new destinations were added as we headed into the Baltic. We have a bunch of favourite spots that […]

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Reflections On 2017 Travel

December 20, 2017 TravelAtWill 11

West To East In 2017 Our reflections on 2017 travel confirmed that we had a very busy travel year again in 2017. When we looked back on what we thought we might do in 2017, we had some hits and some misses. As we planned, our big trip in the […]

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Customer Service Excellence In Portugal

August 30, 2017 TravelAtWill 2

What We Learned About Customer Service In Portugal Every new discovery was a delight as we travelled for 4 weeks in Portugal. We stayed in 11 different hotels. But we were so delighted with the Intercontinental Lisbon that we returned a second time. And we will finish there at the […]

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All The Ways To Stay Connected While Travelling

March 12, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

Do You Need To Stay Connected While Travelling? This blog is really talking about leisure travel. Staying connected is probably a necessity¬†if you are travelling on business. But when you head out for vacation, do you need to stay connected while travelling? Can you easily stay connected? There are reasons […]

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New Orleans is More Than Mardi Gras

February 15, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

10 Things To Do That Show That New Orleans is More Than Mardi Gras We booked our trip to New Orleans for 8 days to coincide with the big Mardi Gras celebration but planned it so that we would have some time to explore New Orleans as well. It has […]

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Top 10 Things To Do In Cape Town

February 9, 2017 TravelAtWill 2

So Many Things To Do In Cape Town Cape Town would wrap up our awesome 51 day cruise. We spent 10 days in Cape Town over the Christmas holidays. We worried that things may be closed over the holiday season but in fact we found most places open. Many locals […]

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A Day In Emirates First Class

February 2, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

Choosing Emirates First Class We finished up our awesome cruise adventure with Christmas in Cape Town. Traveling with Oceania Cruises was certainly a luxury experience. Our IHG upgrades in Concierge Level pampered us when we started our cruise in Athens and then finished the trip in Dubai. But nothing was […]