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The Lost Houses of Vancouver’s West End | Budget Adventure Travel

The Lost Houses of Vancouver’s West End | Budget Adventure Travel

| November 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

I first heard about the story of the lost houses from the Evan Penner, the co-owner of The West End Guest House (Bed & Breakfast). Evan is an excellent storyteller and he is a treasure chest of knowledge on the historical significance of the West End of Vancouver. First, a little background on Vancouver’s trendy […]

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Mystical Doors of Victoria, BC | Budget Adventure Travel

Mystical Doors of Victoria, BC | Budget Adventure Travel

| November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Have you ever experienced a moment where you just find yourself magically transported in to an alternate reality? Many times over, when I have stood in front of doors and windows, I have experienced just this feeling. As a result, I have always been fascinated by doors and windows! Strange but true. Besides the obvious […]

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Peru Budget Adventure Travel from Canada | Budget Adventure Travel

Peru Budget Adventure Travel from Canada | Budget Adventure Travel

| October 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

A visit to Peru is on the bucket list of most people. Peru is a very large country and home to one of the most diverse and spectacular natural and man-made wonders of the world. However, one of the biggest challenges faced by Canadians is the prohibitive airfare cost to most places in South America. While […]

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There is something ALOFT in Calgary | Arts & Design

There is something ALOFT in Calgary | Arts & Design

| October 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

The transformation of Calgary from its traditional “Heart of the New West” homely image to a trendy globally connected hub started several years ago as major international players from Eastern Canada and British Columbia, south of the Border, and across the Oceans started to open up their local digs in Cowtown (Calgary). With any major trans-formative […]

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Gate1 Peru Travel Adventure: Lake Titicaca | Budget Adventure Travel

Gate1 Peru Travel Adventure: Lake Titicaca | Budget Adventure Travel

| October 7, 2018 | 1 Comment

The final leg of the incredible 11 Day Affordable Peru with Nazca Lines was in the City of Puno in the south-eastern part of Peru. The highlight of this tour was the visit to the mystical floating islands of Uros located on Lake Titicaca, located between the borders of Peru and Bolivia and considered to be the largest lake in South America and […]

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2014 Ford Fiesta ST Review | Arts & Designs

2014 Ford Fiesta ST Review | Arts & Designs

| September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Once again I got the opportunity to test drive another sporty Ford vehicle – the Fiesta ST. I picked up the 2014 ST 6-speed Manual Transmission from the Universal Ford dealership in Calgary to test drive it under highway and city driving conditions. In Calgary winter road conditions! With snow tires on, this little beast maintains stability […]

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Marriage and Taxes | Tax | Money Saving Tips

Marriage and Taxes | Tax | Money Saving Tips

| September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

The biggest events in life also have big tax implications. Saying “I do” is among the biggest of life’s changes, and from a tax perspective it’s right up there with..well…death. One common misunderstanding is that the Canada Revenue Agency distinguishes between marriages, common-law relationships and civil unions. It does not. Similarly, the CRA treats same-sex […]

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Vehicles for Business: Auto deductions | Tax | Money Savings

Vehicles for Business: Auto deductions | Tax | Money Savings

| September 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Car-related tax deductions exist, but the rules are fairly restrictive If you use a vehicle to earn employment or business income, the Canada Revenue Agency allows you to make some auto-related deductions on your tax return, but the government cannot be said to be generous in this area. Those who lease a vehicle can claim […]

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Wayne, Alberta Pop: Then 2490. Now 27!

| August 28, 2018 | 2 Comments

It is amazing the treasures one can find in one’s backyard! Especially if that backyard happens to be a place called Drumheller, in the eastern part of the Canadian Province of Alberta. This part of Alberta is one of my favorite places in the world. Why? Well, you will just have to step in to […]

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Donde Esta Carol (finding lost love in Costa Rica) | Budget Adventure Travel

Donde Esta Carol (finding lost love in Costa Rica) | Budget Adventure Travel

| August 18, 2018 | 9 Comments

Once upon a time, when I was young(er), I was absolutely smitten by one of the most beautiful girls I had ever seen. She was from Costa Rica. We met in Central New Jersey. At a KFC location. After initial courtship, we set a date for dinner. The date never took place. Dinner never happened. […]

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