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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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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Family Business: How SME income-splitting works | Tax | Money Savings

| August 8, 2018 | 2 Comments

It’s exhilarating and liberating to watch your small business grow and become a success. After long hours of stress and hard work, you’re finally on the map. But as your unincorporated small business begins to thrive, its increasing revenue may begin pushing you into a higher tax bracket. The potential for income-splitting within the family […]

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Rock Legend Bryan Adam to host Schmancy 2014 | Calgary Lifestyle | Social Commentary

Rock Legend Bryan Adam to host Schmancy 2014 | Calgary Lifestyle | Social Commentary

| July 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Schmancy 2014 presented by Enbridge Saturday, February 22, 2014 Schmancy is the must-attend, sure-to-sell-out, event of the year. It’s a non-gala gala that turns the concept of fundraiser on its head. Support Glenbow in a night of arts and culture and look fabulously posh doing it. Tickets are $250 each and include one Glenbow Adult […]

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Costa Rica Rainforest Vacation Adventure Tour 2| Budget Adventure Travel

| July 19, 2018 | 3 Comments

If you are reading this post first time, I suggest you first read Part 1 of this story. If you are seeking a family oriented adventure Eco Tour Vacation and Excursion in Costa Rica Atlantic on a budget , Budget Adventure Travels recommends the Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Lodge. The lodge is also an excellent option […]

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