Updated review of the TownePlace Suites Hotel Petawawa (2021)

The TownePlace Suites Hotel in Petawawa

EDIT: As of  September 2021, the hotel is now offering a hot breakfast buffet. Also, guests are required to provide proof of COVID vaccination to access the pool and fitness centre.

This is an updated review of my March 2021 stay at the TownePlace Suites Hotel in Petawawa. Click here, to see my original hotel review from July 2020.

This all suite hotel, which opened in 2020, is excellent for short or long-term stays while visiting Petawawa and the Ottawa Valley.

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NordVPN review (2022) – Is it the best VPN available?

These days, it’s so easy to connect to the Internet via our computers, laptops and mobile devices. But, when connecting to an unsecured Internet connection (like public Wi-Fi), there’s a risk that someone may steal your private data and identity.

In order to minimize the risk of being a cyber crime victim, it’s best to use a virtual private network (VPN). A VPN allows your computer or mobile device to connect securely via an encrypted connection to the Internet.

In this article, I will explain the benefits of using a VPN and why NordVPN is the best VPN to protect yourself on the Internet.

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Stack Prepaid MasterCard review – save on ATM withdrawal and FX fees worldwide (updated 2021)

EDIT: As of February 1, 2022, the Foreign Exchange (FX) fees for the Stack Prepaid Mastercard will increase to 2.5%. Each month, cardholders who spend a minimum of $350 CAD in purchases will be reimbursed their FX fees on up to $1,000 CAD of FX spend outside of Canada.

EDIT: As of May 2021, it’s easier now to load your Stack card with an Interac e-Transfer request!

EDIT: As of June 2020, the Stack Prepaid MasterCard is available to residents of Quebec !

For those who travel internationally, it’s wise to travel with some local currency of the country you’re visiting. It’s always good to have cash to pay for taxi rides, hotel tips and street food as most of these places don’t accept credit cards.

The most common and straightforward way to obtaining the local currency is by withdrawing at a foreign ATM. But, using your debit card abroad for ATM withdrawals can be an expensive proposition. Most Canadian banks charge between $3 and $5 for using your debit card in a foreign ATM. Ouch!

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way to withdraw cash from an ATM without annoying fees?

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