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

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

| November 29, 2016 | 2 Comments

Dec 31, 2011 Our agenda on this day was to visit a local Siona community located 2 hours east of our lodge. It was another long boat ride to get there. The community clan is called Fondadorde Clan. There are several clans that comprise the community. And there are several communities within the rainforest. Their […]

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A Walk on the Amazon River (Day 2 of 5) | Budget Adventure Travel

A Walk on the Amazon River (Day 2 of 5) | Budget Adventure Travel

| November 26, 2016 | 1 Comment

Dec 30, 2011 The first night in the lodge was unique experience. There is no electricity on site. We use flashlights and candles to move about in the dark. Have to be wary of bugs lizards frogs and little tree snakes (mostly non-lethal we were told!!Keyword here is MOSTLY). Slept under treated mosquito nets. The […]

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A walk on the Amazon River (Day 1 of 5) | Budget  Adventure Travel

A walk on the Amazon River (Day 1 of 5) | Budget Adventure Travel

| November 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

I had a dream recently that I was walking on water. And then I woke up. But for one notable historic record this is a feat that has never been accomplished by man (Criss Angel, yours doesn’t count). My dream was a somnambulist journey back to the recent trip I made to the Amazon Jungle […]

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