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1. Posted by tricolporate (Budding Member 4 posts) 10w

I'm new here, looking for info on travel hacking for Canadians. Seems much bigger in the US than in Canada. In the US there is boardingarea.com and they do have a Canadian section, but it is very small with only a couple of decent bloggers who seem like advanced travel hackers. I am looking for something more oriented to beginners... in Canada...
Thanks!

2. Posted by Borisborough (Respected Member 458 posts) 10w

Travel hacking?? Is that collecting airmiles points to fly cheaply or freely? Not a term I've seen on here before.

3. Posted by berner256 (Travel Guru 528 posts) 10w

It's an informal use of the word "hack," referring to "a tip, trick or efficient method for doing or managing something," according to Dictionary.com. In this case, it's travel.

There are classes: https://ftuniversity.com/

. . . and this popular blog: http://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/

When it comes to travel, there has been and will continue to be lots of changes and developments. It takes quite a bit of effort to stay informed. Some blogs and Web sites, including this one, can help. But perhaps the best lessons learned come from personal experience: When you travel a lot, you can learn a lot. That's part of the joy of travel.

4. Posted by tricolporate (Budding Member 4 posts) 10w

Thanks! The ftuniversity site looks interesting - but still very American. I did find one Canadian site: www.boomer traveller.com that looks Canadian, not a lot there yet (oldest post is from tis August, so at least its up-to-date info), but starts at the beginning, which is good for me. Nice pictures too.

5. Posted by berner256 (Travel Guru 528 posts) 10w

Keep in mind that many of the strategies for cost-efficient travel are universal; and not country specific.

6. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2458 posts) 10w

Quoting tricolporate

I am looking for something more oriented to beginners... in Canada...
Thanks!

By FAR the best thing you can do to learn is simply back away from the computer screen... leave your house... and travel.

Cheers,
Terry

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