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2019
5
February
When visiting Mexico, should I tip & pay for things in $USD or Pesos ?

One way to answer this question is to think of how you would like to be paid here in Canada. With your local currency, or $USD?

You might think, well, if I was paid in $USD, I would have to convert it to my local currency, and lose 3% in the process, along with the hassle of going to a bank / money exchange. If I did that, and I still ended up with more Canadian dollars than I would have if I were paid in Canadian dollars in the first place, well, I would still be happy.

And If the alternative were to not be paid at all, you'd be happy, or at least willing, to take $USD.

But all things being equal, you'd probably want to be paid in your local currency.

There's also the fact that if you are bringing $USD to Mexico, you presumably converted some of your Canadian dollars to $USD, and lost 3% to the bank / money exchanger in the process.

And then the person you're giving the money to in Mexico loses another 3% to the bank / money exchanger converting it back to Pesos.

The bank / money exchanger is the winner here!



2018
30
August
Disneyland California - 25% discount for Canadians | and 15% off Disney World Florida

Disneyland California



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2018
12
June
Flair Air 'Kids fly free' sale for summer travel - is it as amazing as it sounds?







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2018
10
June
What is the best way to exchange money or pay for things in a different currency?

What is the best way to exchange money or pay for things in a different currency?



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2018
7
June
Vancouver hotel promo - 4* hotels starting at $65/night

Vancouver



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2018
11
May
Flair Air is offering $2 base fares (real prices, about $70 one way)







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2018
11
April
Canada to Lisbon, Portugal - $248 CAD roundtrip including taxes | error fares

Lisbon, Portugal

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2018
20
February
WestJet Flash Sale - 50% off base fares to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico City, and Montego Bay, Jamaica

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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2017
17
January
Third Party Airfare Booking Sites: The Power Rankings - who to trust, who to avoid



Third party airfare booking sites, the power rankings



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2015
10
June
Travel Booking Myths That Just Won't Die

Travel booking myths that just wont die

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