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The Breakdown: Argentina

In our preplanning we'd classified Argentina as one of our 'budget' destinations, but the reality was much, much more expensive than we'd anticipated. Over the course of our 37 day stay, we managed to spend a grand total of...

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The Breakdown: Uruguay – Montevideo, Salto and Colonia del Sacramento

Our breakdown on traveling in Uruguay, including tips on travel, food, attractions and a budget breakdown.

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Argentina: A Traveler’s Tango No More

If you plan on traveling the world for a year, you'll have to budget. There's no way around it. Ask any traveler who's been to Argentina in the last 3 to 5 years, and they'll tell you it's dirt cheap. So we budgeted $70 to $80 per day for our month long stay and soon realized that those figures were dead wrong...

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The Breakdown: Brazil – Salvador, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro

Brazil and in particular, Rio had the distinct honour of being the first city to make it onto our "we could live here" list. A vast country, with diverse regions and people, we felt like we barely scratched the surface of this beautiful and complex country during our 16 day visit...

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Our Week in the Brazilian Slum: Favela Vidigal

A combination of beautiful landscape, fresh food and positive vibes made Rio the first city to make it onto our "We could live here" list. We'd only planned to spend 3 days visiting, but it quickly become obvious, that it wasn't going to be enough time.

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The Breakdown: Colombia Round 2 – Cartagena, Taganga, La Guajira

We loved Colombia so much that we returned for a second round after we completed the Inca Trail in Peru. On our first trip, we`d spent our time in Bogota and the surrounding area, so for this portion of the trip, we decided to concentrate our energies on the northern Caribbean coast of Colombia.

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The Breakdown: Peru

Peru is one of those countries that's solidly on any traveler's bucket list of places to visit. With Machu Picchu, the Inca Trail, Lake Titicaca, and the Nazca Lines all concentrated in one budget-friendly country, it's not hard to see why.

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Our Interview on Budget Your Trip

We've been using the excellent Budget Your Trip website to track our budget on this adventure of ours, and lo and behold, they found us and interviewed us about our trip for their blog!

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The Breakdown: Colombia Round 1 – Villa de Leyva, Bogota and Guatavita

Colombia is fantastic. Period. One of the best places we've ever had the pleasure of visiting. It made us laugh the first time we saw it, but the government's tourism slogan, "Colombia: The Only Risk is Wanting toย Stay," is totally true.

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The Breakdown: Texas

Driving into Dallas from the airport reminded me of driving home from the airport in Calgary. The landscape, plethora of low rise strip malls and structure of the roads were almost identical. Then as we got closer to the city, Dallas started to feel more like Mississaugaโ€ฆuntil we noticed the absolutely massive big box stores, malls and Tex Mex restaurants all over the place.

What to say about Texas?

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