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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Oman, an oasis in the desert | Budget Adventure Travel

| April 16, 2015 | 18 Comments

The world as we know it is polarized – Haves & Have-nots, Democratic & Autocratic, Conservative & Liberal, Libertarian & Totalitarian etc. Growing up, I always imagined if there is any place left in this world that follows a middle-of-the-road path to growth, commerce, social welfare, sustainability and environment policy. After I discovered the Sultanate […]

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Something to Believe In | Social Commentary

| April 13, 2015 | 4 Comments

“And I had lost touch with reason I watched life criticize the truth Been waiting for a miracle I know you have too Though I know I won’t win I’ll take this one on the chin We’ll raise a toast and I’ll pretend I got something to believe in” – Bon Jovi “Something to Believe […]

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Innovation and Really Dumb Ideas | Social Commentary

| April 10, 2015 | 8 Comments

Sometimes, and I mean just sometimes, humanity produces mediocrity of such epic proportions while inappropriately labeling it under the guise of “revolutionary breakthrough” that I must take to the streets, stand on my soap box, and let loose the mad man inside me. Before going any further, I would like my readers to first read […]

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This place is becoming too Immigranty! | Social Commentary

| April 7, 2015 | 21 Comments

“They were not him, he was not them, yet they were all the same” I was waiting for the elevator along with another tenant in my apartment building in downtown Calgary. I commenced a courtesy chit-chat with this tenant. At one instance, I asked him how he liked living here (I meant in Calgary as […]

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My Tupperware List | Social Commentary

| April 4, 2015 | 11 Comments

Happy 2013 my dear readers. As with every new year, it is a time to once again dust off the lock box and pull out that dreaded LIST OF THINGS TO DO. brrr. One common defining aspect of such lists is that they are long. This may be the reason then that most lists never […]

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How to save money during an unemployment period | Tax | Money Savings

| April 1, 2015 | 7 Comments

Going through an unemployment period in one’s life is never fun. It is a phase that can lead to a lot of stress and disharmony in the self and family. However, after the initial stress and shock of unemployment has passed, this moment can also offer incredible opportunity to refocus one’s life and career plans. […]

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Two simple tips on tax savings over holiday season | Tax | Money Savings

| March 29, 2015 | 6 Comments

Holiday season is around the corner folks! The mood is festive, the gifts are flowing, the music is playing and the lights are growing. Yes, it indeed a very jolly good time of the year. But while this moment lasts for a short time for you, it happens to continue for a very long time […]

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Architectural Beauty of Fiorenza (Florence) | Budget Adventure Travel

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

click on any image below to view large size slideshow and my tips & commentary Because I was in Florence and Pisa for only for 7 hours as part of port of call of the cruise ship, it was a rush job getting through so much. The port town of Livorno is located about 1 […]

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When in Rome do as I do! | Budget Adventure Travel

| March 23, 2015 | 5 Comments

Yes, seriously! I mean it. Especially if you are a first time tourist in this city and have limited time on hand to explore the colossal and historic magnificence of Rome and Vatican City. I will admit, I have never been as enchanted by any city I have been to so far as much as […]

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Navigating with the local Don of Amalfi Coast and Pompeii

| March 20, 2015 | 2 Comments

Michele is a big Don of southern Italy. Meet Don Michele (pronounced MEE-KHAIL-LAA). According to the custom of this region the word ‘Don’ is used as a courtesy title before the name of an important┬áman. As I learnt during my tour, Michele is indeed a very important man in the Amalfi Coast. First, he knows […]

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