larkycanuck

Larkycanuck is the pseudonym for the spirited, spontaneous and zestful Canadian. The Blog is focused on showcasing budget adventure travels for working families. Larkycanuck has traveled to over 15 countries, 38 cities in 10 years. He has never quit a job to do this. He travels with his wife and on some trips with the house rabbit (Pepper).

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Maximizing the RESP benefit | Money Saving Tips

Maximizing the RESP benefit | Money Saving Tips

| June 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Within the group of various tax deferred/free savings initiatives provided by the Canadian government to its residents, the Registered Environment Savings Plan (RESP) is like the black swan of the programs; In the sense that it tends to be overshadowed in popularity and familiarity by its other well-known cousins – the RRSP and the TFSA. But we have […]

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Costa Rica Rainforest Vacation Adventure Tour | Budget Adventure Travel

| June 9, 2018 | 2 Comments

Once upon a time, when I was younger, I was absolutely smitten with 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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Calgary Events : Artoberfest | Arts & Design

| May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Pivot @ Glenbow hosts an annual art-walk event in Calgary in the month of October: The Artoberfest. The name is a play on that other famous global beer fest held in Germany every October – The Oktoberfest. I had the privilege of attending the inaugural Artoberfest event in 2011, which involved a tour of all the […]

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Adventure Vacations Peru Tours | Budget Adventure Travel

| May 20, 2018 | 1 Comment

Journeys can take you somewhere mysterious and fun. There is an old saying “One cannot find magic, only magic can find you“. I can attest to this saying. Often times, when you seek adventure travel, you just have to let it go and let the adventure seek you. Traveling through the vast land and altering […]

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Things to do, places to visit in Lima Peru | Budget Adventure Travel

| May 10, 2018 | 1 Comment

The capital city of Peru, Lima, is all about ACTION! The vibrancy and activeness are not unlike any major North American city, but also comes with a distinct Latin fare. I love traveling to South American metropolis’ like this and others for the pure joy and exhilaration of immersing in a cosmopolitan world that is […]

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Cusco (Cuzco) Peru Adventure Travel | Budget Travel Adventure

| April 30, 2018 | 5 Comments

Cusco (or Cuzco) is one of the largest cities in Peru, and once upon a time, the largest city in South America during the era of the Inca Empire. Cusco was the central capital of the Incas. Most budget adventure travelers spend much time in Cusco (it is after all the base point for all […]

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2014 Ford Focus ST Review | Arts & Designs

| April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

I picked up the 2014 Ford Focus ST Manual Transmission from the Universal Ford dealership in Calgary to test drive it under highway and city driving conditions. And she was a babe! Actually I refer to it now as the BABE. I always imagined the Focus as the small car they gave for Economy size vehicles […]

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3 days in the glorious DPRK

3 days in the glorious DPRK

| April 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

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Peru Travels in Sacred Valley & Chincheros | Budget Adventure Travel

| March 31, 2018 | 2 Comments

The Peruvian landscape is so varied. From desert in the Nazcas, lakes in Titicaca, rivers of Amazonia, and mountainous terrain of the Andes, the diversity is startling. On our budget adventure travel 11-day tour with Gate1 Travel in Peru, one of the significant highlights was a lunch stop in Chinchero to experience authentic Peruvian highlands […]

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Tour of Sacred Valley Peru with Gate1 Travel | Budget Adventure Travel

| March 21, 2018 | 3 Comments

Pain. A lot of it. That is what you will feel when you attempt to “discover” Peru on a whirlwind 11-day adventure tour, if you have not moved your butt around outside of your cubicle for an extended period. Office ping-pong does not count. Tip: Hit the squat machine at your local gym 3-weeks before […]

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