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Navigating with Columbus in Santo Domingo | Budget Adventure Travel

Navigating with Columbus in Santo Domingo | Budget Adventure Travel

| January 31, 2017 | 2 Comments

[Comments/Responses from readers greatly appreciated] August 28th, 2011 In August 2011, we set forth on a week-long all-inclusive vacation in Samana, Dominican Republic from Calgary. These are the stories from this trip. The following images are of the wonderful suite we got. Very clean, warm water always, and top quality room service. We took a […]

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Frozen in time in Southern Alberta | Budget Adventure Travel

Frozen in time in Southern Alberta | Budget Adventure Travel

| January 22, 2017 | 3 Comments

this blog post is specially inspired by and dedicated to moby, who i met once in new york. this piece is written in the style and images that moby has published on his blog on architecture in LA. at first glance, southern alberta and the artist moby and hollywood don’t connect. but dig deeper and […]

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7 ridiculously easy ways how I saved $$$$$$$ and time on Budget Adventure Travel | Money Saving Tips

| January 19, 2017 | 15 Comments

[Prologue: Several readers asked me about the total trip for this travel. I crunched all numbers and the total cost was approximately, CAD $4,500 for two adults. This includes all airfare, ground transportation, lodging, food, tours, and gifts. The trip itinerary was Calgary -> Miami -> Quito – > Amazon Jungle -> Quito -> Bogota […]

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Art on the Streetwalks of Miami | Budget Adventure Travel

Art on the Streetwalks of Miami | Budget Adventure Travel

| January 4, 2017 | 6 Comments

Remember that movie with Chris Kattan and Will Ferrell – A night at the Roxbury, where their characters, brothers Doug and Steve Butabi, pitch the ingenious idea to club owner Zadir (Chazz Palminteri) about the unique club concept where the building exterior is constructed to resemble the interior of a nightclub, and the interior resembles […]

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Once upon a time in Quito | Budget Adventure Travel

Once upon a time in Quito | Budget Adventure Travel

| December 26, 2016 | 3 Comments

December 28, 2011 Arrived at Quito after an awesome flight from Miami. High elevation. Takes a day or two to get used to the air volume for those coming from sea level areas. Since we came from Calgary, the adjustment didn’t take long. Public tours of the inside are allowed. Ecuador currency is the US […]

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The hunt for El Dorado | Budget Adventure Travel

The hunt for El Dorado | Budget Adventure Travel

| December 14, 2016 | 2 Comments

Jan 05, 2012 Acknowledgement: My sincere gratitude to the Seccion Consular Embajada de Colombia en Ottawa for profiling this blog post on their bulletin Legend has it that two adventurers departed from Quito in 1541 to search for the elusive City of El Dorado (Golden City). Inspired by this story, we decided to set sail on […]

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Journey to the middle of the earth | Budget Adventure Travel

Journey to the middle of the earth | Budget Adventure Travel

| December 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

January 03, 2012 (Mitad Del Mundo) We started out on a day tour of natural sites outside of Quito. First stop was at the Pululahua Volcanic Crater west of Quito city limits. We were lucky to get there just in time before the cloud settled over the mountain. This is still a dormant volcano that […]

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A Walk on the Amazon River (Day 5 of 5) | Budget  Adventure Travel

A Walk on the Amazon River (Day 5 of 5) | Budget Adventure Travel

| December 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Jan 02, 2012 This was our last morning on the lodge before heading back to Lago Agrio. So our morning started off with some bird watching and one last river cruise.     Finally we returned back to Lago Agrio around 2:00 pM This is the regional transportation bus that takes you across various cities […]

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A Walk on the Amazon River (Day 4 of 5) | Budget Adventure Travel

A Walk on the Amazon River (Day 4 of 5) | Budget Adventure Travel

| December 5, 2016 | 2 Comments

[Warning: Contains some photos and text that may not be appropriate for children of certain ages. Parental advisory is recommended] Jan 01, 2012 Our morning adventure was a trek through the forest for 4 hours to learn about the various species that exist. But on the way we stopped by Anna’s habitat to see if […]

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A Walk on the Amazon River (New Years Eve Day 3 of 5) | Budget Adventure Travel

A Walk on the Amazon River (New Years Eve Day 3 of 5) | Budget Adventure Travel

| December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dec 31, 2011 After our trip in the local community we headed down the river to stop at another local forest community to meet with the Shaman and explore various medicinal plants and view demonstration of Shaman ritual. Spotted a pair of Titi Monkeys. They are endangered species and very rarely seen to human eye. […]

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