November 3, 2014

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3 Tips for an Affordable Vacation in South Lake Tahoe, California

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Do you need a vacation? Have a tight budget and think you can’t make it work? You can plan a California trip without breaking the bank. South Lake Tahoe, CA is a popular vacation destination, and for good reason. It has the largest alpine lake in America, excellent skiing, golf courses, and an intricate network of […]

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November 1, 2014

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Free Things to do in Spokane

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Whether you are traveling to Spokane for a long vacation or just for a short weekend getaway, you can have a great time without breaking the bank. Spokane is a four-season destination that is safe, friendly, and vibrant, with plenty of free things to do. Explore the Outdoors Created for the World’s Fair event Expo […]

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October 31, 2014

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6 Months of Travel

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Six months ago last week we arrived in Miami to begin our Expat Experiment. I can’t believe it’s been six months since we left Canada with little in the way of money and possessions but filled with excitement and grand expectations. I’ve started this post and deleted it many times not being sure of the […]

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October 31, 2014

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Escape to Spokane/ How we Plan a Cheap Getaway

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When we need an escape but our budget is tight, I get creative. Instead of starting with a grand destination I search for the best flight deals or choose a place within short driving distance. The spirit of a getaway is finding a new experience and a change of scene. We don’t have to travel […]

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October 30, 2014

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Visiting South Lake Tahoe/ How We See and Experience More and Stay on Budget

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We are budget travelers so we look to save wherever we can when we take a trip. We look for ways to see a destination efficiently to save vacation time and money. Most people plan activities in a destination before they travel. We like to check out the destination before solidifying our travel activities. Doing […]

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October 29, 2014

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South Lake Tahoe: Why we Choose to Stay Like a Local

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We had never used AirBnB for accommodation before we started traveling perpetually. We first considered them because their entire-place rentals offered the most value for the money. AirBnB Makes Travel Affordable I have recently started to do some freelance writing for the travel-booking site Hipmunk for their City Love campaign. Hipmunk offers customers fast, easy […]

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October 29, 2014

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Discover Spokane and How we Save and Stay on the Way

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We love finding great deals on travel. Searching for cheap vacations is our favorite kind of bargain shopping. Places less traveled like Spokane, Washington offer great accommodation choices and lots to do for would be travelers on a budget.  We Save and Make the Most of Vacations One way we save money and add value […]

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October 19, 2014

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Otavalo: a Tale of Two Waterfalls

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Otavalo is a city nestled between three volcanoes in the Andes of Ecuador. You can clearly see the volcanoes from the center of town and the view stopped me in my tracks more than once as we explored the city. We rented an Airbnb apartment for three weeks in downtown Otavalo and had a view […]

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October 11, 2014

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The Best Yet: South Americas Largest Market

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When our our plan to sell it all and travel was first hatched our starting point was going to be Ecuador. So many things about Ecuador appealed to us: Eternal spring weather, the Andes, the ocean, rain forests, and islands. Ecuador has so much natural and cultural diversity it seemed the perfect country to start […]

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September 12, 2014

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5 Tips to Get Your First House Sit

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Securing a house sit to save on travel costs is becoming more and more popular with vacationers. Accommodation can be up to 50% of the cost of a trip. Imagine planning your next trip not having to pay for this expense. That’s some serious saving. House sitting sites are loaded with opportunities to stay for […]

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