Travel hack for the Taylor Swift Eras tour

Taylor Swift's Eras tour is causing a massive tourism boom as excited Swifties travel over borders and cross oceans to see their beloved performer live in stadiums all over the world.   With tickets selling out in minutes and going for high prices on resale sites, many Taylor Swift fans are travelling internationally for the first time (often to A Place In This World they never planned on visiting) simply because they're determined to have The Best Day and...

Staying connected on adventure travel trips.

Use data, plan ahead: Overseas adventure travel 2023

Are you planning an overseas adventure travel 2023 trip? Or heading out a little closer to home, without crossing an ocean? Then you’ve likely considered an adventure travel app or two to use on that adventure.    These can be a...

Canadian snowbird phone and data options

Top Canadian snowbird phone options, ranked by price

Every autumn, Canadian snowbirds phone the newspaper to pause their subscription, hire a neighbourhood teen to shovel their driveway occasionally, and spread their wings and fly (or drive) to warmer climates to escape the ice and snow. Many call the...

How to prevent roaming charges on vacation

10 ways to prevent roaming charges on vacation

If you're about to leave the country for a fab vacation, stop packing for just a minute and let us help you decide something important, like how you're going to prevent roaming charges.   Data roaming charges are the extra...

Google Photos is a free app that automatically backs up the photos and videos on your phone, and helps you search for the exact one you need.

10 reasons you need the Google Photos app

Consider today's post an unpaid commercial for the Google Photos app, since I'm about to convince you that it's a life-changing phone hack you can't afford to miss.   Like many people, I take a LOT of photos and videos...

Prevent iCloud backup from wasting your data

How to prevent iCloud backup from wasting your data

If you're trying to keep your data usage low, there's a tiny iCloud backup setting that you need to know about (or else you might waste a ton of data without even realizing what's happening).   Yesterday morning, I bought...