Canadian Personal Finance Happy Hour – Travel Bug Edition

For those readers that are not familiar with Canada, men are able to receive parental leave. Since my wife is self-employed, I will be taking December and January off so we are in the final stages of our travel plans. We will be going to Florida, New York, Toronto, and Europe (haven’t decided where yet). This trip will be a great feat in travel hacking for Canadians. We have the majority of flights covered but I will recap after the trip.

I will accept guest posts for the blog (but still doing the roundups), so please contact me if you are interested in writing while I am gone.


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6 thoughts on “Canadian Personal Finance Happy Hour – Travel Bug Edition”

  1. Quite the travel schedule Steve!
    I’m certain you’ll have a blast. Let me know when you might be in Toronto, we should get together for a beer.


    1. I will actually be in Cambridge, but I will see if I have some down time to connect. Would nice to meet up again.

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