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How to Rent Your Home on AirBNB and Earn Easy Travel Cash

October 30, 2014
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Would you pay for two hotel rooms in one night, but use only one? I didn’t think so, but when you go on holiday and continue to pay your rent or mortgage while you’re away, this is essentially what you are doing. Paying for a space you’re not using senselessly inflates your travel costs. I find this painful given the ease in which you can make money on renting your home when you’re not there. Hands down, renting your living space on AirBNB is the easiest way to make money while you travel.

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Stories in Sediment: The Desolate Alberta Badlands

October 24, 2014
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It began with the hammering of thousands of hooves hitting the ground, swirling a thick haze of dust in the air. Anxiety and panic abound, squashed side by side, they ran breathlessly as fast as they could. They were running for their lives, but unbeknownst to them, they were about to plunge to their death.
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RV Relocation Deals: How to Rent an RV for $1 a Day & Afford the Roadtrip of Your Dreams

October 22, 2014
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It sounds like a spam catchphrase that would end up in your junk mail. In fact, if I saw this headline pop up in my Facebook newsfeed, I’m not even sure if I’d give it a click. But let me reassure you, I am a real person, with a real job, who truly has rented an RV for less than $1 a day to all sorts of cities around the world: Sydney, Melbourne, Calgary, and Toronto, to list a few. You are about to learn one of my favourite travel hacks: RV relocation deals.

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10 Ways to Explore Galapagos on a Budget

October 16, 2014
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The Galapagos Islands are known for a few things: epic wildlife, beautiful beaches, and being wildly expensive. Fortunately there are plenty of activities and sights to see that are free or low cost. Here is a list of cheap activities proving that Galapagos is not the overpriced place the travel industry would like you to believe it to be.
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The Adventure

The Spell of the Yukon

October 8, 2014
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What is perhaps more astonishing than Yukon’s landscape is her rugged, miraculous, and at times bizarre history in which her modern self was made. Many embarked by boat then continued on foot in a zombie-like following here during the 19th century, chasing dreams of the Yukon gold rush. Continue Reading…

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Land of Giants

October 2, 2014
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Mars is far. It’s remote, desolate and completley void of humans. Yet reportedly, we have more accurate geographic data of Mars than we do of Alaksa. As we drove through the endless emptiness alone on the road, I meditated on this fact. It was chilling to think that much of the mountains extending beyond the single narrow road we drove were barely known. We were reminded of just how remote we were just a couple hours out of Whitehorse, when a road sign  informed us that we were entering a 911 non-service area. Continue Reading…

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The best credit and debit cards for travel overseas

September 30, 2014
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No matter where you go or how long you travel, your finances are one of the most important aspects of preparing for your trip. With travellers cheques, money exchange booths, and a variety of credit and debit cards available, travellers have more options to get at their money than ever. But with a little bit of research and planning, you can save yourself hundreds, if not thousands in fees and charges in the long-term while ensuring you get the best bang for your buck in exchange rates.

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Into the Wild

September 20, 2014
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There is a spectacular travel movie, Into the Wild, which tells the story of a young man who abandons his college career, donates all his cash, leaves home, and disconnects himself from the modern world by travelling alone without money. He hitchhikes his way up into Alaska, and having cut off all ties and communication with society, lives independently off the land and makes home in an abandoned school bus. The story and the scenery are chilling, but what is even more incredible is that the film (and novel) are based on a true story. In our first few days moving exploring the Great White North, I was continually reminded of that journey as we immersed ourselves further into desolate landscape.

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