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Moving To Vancouver, Part 2: What’s the Best Canadian Bank Account for Foreigners?

Moving to Canada and want to know the best Canadian bank account for foreigners? Sit back, take a piece of maple fudge, and prepare to figure out how to access your cash.  The day you arrive in Vancouver, you’ll probably realise the only bank cards you have belong to your respective homeland, and that they’re charging you a premium to access your own cash from another part of the world, so you’ll want to set up a Canadian bank account pretty quickly – but which bank to go with? There are a range of factors that go in to this decision because, well, banking in Canada is different. Here are five reasons why:  Your ‘chequing’ account is your everyday banking account. Your ‘savings’ account is literally a savings account, and you will be charged to access money from this account (my bank blocked my ability to use the ‘Savings’ feature…

What To Take Camping In Iceland

Wondering what to take camping in Iceland? You’re not alone! I’m from sunny Australia, and I know I’ve said it before, but we just don’t do cold. So when I decided to camp around the fjords in the arctic circle, I had absolutely no idea what kind of stuff to take to keep myself warm and dry, and started researching like crazy to gather an assortment of stuff to keep myself alive and happy on the Ring Road.

What To Wear In Japan: Summer Edition

While many may think packing for a trip to Japan is straightforward, the weather during the summer can be swelteringly-hot, and on top of that, summer is also the rainy season, so pre-planning what to wear in Japan will make a huge difference to your holiday.

How To Travel And Not Gain Weight (Without Working Out!)

If you’ve been told putting on weight is just part of travelling, think again! It is actually possible to remain more or less the same size throughout your trip and save money, and I’m here to tell you how because, in all honesty, I’m a veteran of piling it on while in travel-mode and I successfully figured out how to travel and not gain weight. 

Is Couchsurfing Safe? 5 Useful Tips

Couchsurfing gave me the opportunity to do things I never would have done otherwise, but when I shared my stories, what struck me was the amount of women were keen to try it, but hadn’t signed-up out of fear.