While our Royal Caribbean Alaskan cruise was stopped in Skagway we had the opportunity to hire a car at the local Avis and do some driving. The drive from Skagway across the Alaska/Canada border into the Yukon was absolutely stunning. I decided to start recording this Hyperlapse partway through the segment. I’m not 100% sure where we were when I started, but it gives you a bit of a feel for the raw, almost untamed beauty of the Southern end of the Yukon before arriving at Carcross where I’ve included some still photos from around the town. I loved it. If we have the opportunity to go there again, I won’t hesitate for a second!
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Travel Money & Currency Conversion: We use both Up Bank and Wise for the best currency conversion rates with support for Apple Pay and Android Pay plus excellent in-app customer support while you are travelling.
Flights: We check a few sites for different prices. Travelling from Australia, I always check Qantas directly for reward flights, but otherwise, I check and compare the cost of flights with SkyScanner. It’s always worth checking alternative routes and days, especially where there are multiple stopover options or nearby alternative airports.
Car Rental: We use AutoEurope to compare rental car prices with all the big international brands like Europcar, Budget, Hertz and Avis. We usually end up using Avis or Europcar as they offer the best deals (make sure to check their current offers for bonus discounts) and both maintain their vehicles well with relatively new fleets.
Tours & Activities: We generally try to book activities through one of these third-party sites Viator, Get Your Guide & Klook due to their flexible cancellation policies (saved us a lot of money trying to travel post-COVID) and price guarantees (often better prices than booking direct). We also book through Red Balloon on occasion for more unique Aussie and NZ activities.
Who Am I?
Matt works sort-of full time running his digital marketing business, TerraMedia. In his spare time though, he loves to travel with his wife, so they usually end up doing a lot of it.
Home is Australia, and while they don’t spend all their time travelling the world, Matt and his wife like to take the time to really explore and get to know a place, even if that means spending a lot longer there than normal tourists might.
You can read more about Matt and his story HERE.