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Lessons Learned From Being Robbed in Madrid

August 22, 2018 TravelAtWill 30

Updated August 2018 I love when I hear from readers that a particular post has been helpful or relevant.  When we were chatting about their experience with having their things stolen in Barcelona, I provided them with an update on follow-on lessons that I have had from being robbed in […]

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Helpful Tips For Planning An Alaska Cruise

May 6, 2018 TravelAtWill 22

Choosing To Do An Alaska Cruise In The Summer Alaska is a very popular destination in the summer. Some people head to the national parks like Denali and explore the interior. Many people choose to head up the west coast on an Alaska cruise. We took a one week Alaska […]

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7 Things We Never Pack To Go On Vacation

April 19, 2018 TravelAtWill 24

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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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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Things To Know When You Do A Trans-Atlantic Cruise

March 14, 2018 TravelAtWill 2

Are You Considering A Trans-Atlantic Cruise? When people talk about a trans-Altantic cruise, the images that come to mind are often of the luxurious days of ocean liners crossing the sea. We booked our first trans-Atlantic cruise with Oceania Cruises to head to Europe to begin our exploration of Portugal […]

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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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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 […]