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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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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August 22, 2014

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House Sitting In Panama:Detour

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You know how it goes with the best laid plans. They start out just like you imagined they would and then sometimes slowly veer off course. Or in our case, totally scream off in another direction. 3 months in Colombia, that was the plan. 3 days to travel to Ecuador, 3 weeks in Otavalo, Then […]

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August 19, 2014

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Missing Colombia

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It’s been over month since we left Colombia and all three of us really miss it. After our longest travel day by bus, directly after crossing the border into Ecuador we noticed a difference in the people and the culture. Ecuador was just calmer, more reserved, quieter. We admit there were times in Colombia we […]

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July 31, 2014

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AWESOME!!! Las Lajas Sanctuary Colombia

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Have you ever had that feeling, that feeling you get when you arrive at a destination you have been dreaming about for months or years and the place ends up being not as incredible as what you imagined. The disappointment you felt as a result because of the time and money you spent to get […]

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July 24, 2014

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Hostel Caracol: Just What We Needed

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We have been traveling for 3 months staying in AirBnB apartment rentals almost exclusively. 3 months, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week is a lot of time spent together as a family. We were all craving some social interaction with people we weren’t related to. When we were looking for accommodation in Popayan […]

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July 16, 2014

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Colon Cleanser On The Bus From Cali To Popayan

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Getting from Cali to Popayan was the first time we arranged over land travel in Colombia without the help of a Spanish speaking friend. We are a bit pathetic, being in South America for almost 3 months our Spanish is about the same as when we left Canada. On the up side our understanding of […]

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