The main goal of this site is to inspire people to go explore the world and do what makes you excited. Follow curiosity, live life now and make the most of opportunities as they present themselves. We help make travelling, exploring and trying new things as easy as possible.
The Travel University is a course for people who want to learn how to travel cheaper, smarter, and more often. We can teach you exactly how to save $50-$500 on flights using simple and free online tools, how to travel for free with points and miles, how to stay in amazing places for little money, and how to travel and work around the world.
A Whistle & A Light
A Whistle & A Light started off as a blog for creative expression and turned into a business venture. I now consult clients on a one-to-one basis, I write content for an international travel website, and I created the Travel University to help other people travel more affordably. You will find articles here providing tips on travel, and also on designing a lifestyle around your interests and passions and curiosity. That doesn't mean you don't have a day job, or that you can't have a real career or life or relationship. It just means not making excuses for the life you are living and taking responsibility for your circumstances. Life is short...too short, and if we only get one whack of the hi-hat, we might as well make it a good one.
Get in touch with me if you want to travel more but find it unaffordable, overwhelming, time-consuming or confusing. I guarantee you save as much as I cost you or get your money back!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Here we hope to answer any questions you may have about our site, services and products.
Flight Search Booking
How does this Service work?
When you are ready to book your flights, you let us know all the details around destinations, dates and flexibility, and we go and find the best flights for you. Best doesn't always mean cheapest, but we promise to search ALL the available flights during that time and find the best 3 options. We then send you links so you can book it on your own.
- You tell us info for your flights and pay upfront
- We set out finding the best flights
- We send you a link and clear instructions to book the flights*
- You should try book within 24 hours or the flights might be gone!
*If we can't beat your price by $49, you get your money back!
How does the Moneyback Guarantee work?
We offer a moneyback guarantee on our flight search options. The point of this is, if you don't save money, there is no use for us, so we don't charge you. So everybody wins!
Our service costs $49 as it takes a couple hours to scour the internet. You pay up front when you send us the request. If we can't beat the lowest price you found, or your target price if you don't have time to look, then we will give you your money back. Simple as that.
If you fail to book the flight we find and 24 hours has passed, this guarantee is then void as these things inevitably go up over time.
What if the flight you find is gone or expired by the time I try to book it?
We offer a 24 hr booking window when we send the flights to you. The nature of flights means the flights may be gone in as little as 5 minutes. But we want to help you go on your trip. So we say that if you try to book within 24 hrs and the flight is gone, we will find another flight for free. If 24 hrs has passed then unfortunately we cannot guarantee the flight won't change price and you will have to run the risk of it going up even after you have paid us our fee for searching.
How does this service work?
You tell us what points you have, where you want to go, when, and how many people, and we find you the best flights. Award/Frequent Flyer Points are valuable but people can never seem to find availability for the dates they need. We help you by searching special databases. We also help by finding flights that cost you less money. Flying Air Canada from Vancouver to Australia will cost you around $460 in fees each way. But flying through San Francisco on United will only cost you $100 in fees. We use these tools and tricks to find the best availability and save you money so you can get the best bang out of your points.
"The accumulation of decisions you make about where you focus your time and effort is what determines who you ultimately become" - Tucker Max
"Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way." - Alan Watts
"Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion" - Muhammad Ali
"If there's no future in it, at least it's a present worth remembering" - Mickey Smith
"As long as we keep moving, we won't stay in the same place" - Justin Hughes
"You only live once, but if you do it right....once is enough" - Mae West
"Fall if you will, but rise you must." – James Joyce
"We are what we repeatedly do.....Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit." - Will Durant
"Instead of pondering your next vacation, why not create a life you don't need to escape from" - Seth Godin
"If you don't build your dream, someone else will hire you to build theirs" - Tony Gaskins
"If you're not busy being born, then you're busy dying" -Bob Dylan
"When you grow up you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life and try not to bash into the walls too much…that’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact—everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you…shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you’re just going to live in it versus make your mark upon it. Once you learn that, you will never be the same again." - Steve Jobs
"Trust yourself, Break some rules, Never be afraid to fail, Ignore the naysayers, Work like hell, Give something back" - Arnold Schwarzennegger.
"It's a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you're ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any." - Hugh Laurie
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