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The Breakdown: Stockholm

A breakdown of our travels in Stockholm, including budget, transportation and attraction tips.

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The Breakdown: South Africa

A breakdown of our travels in South Africa, including budget, transportation and attraction tips.

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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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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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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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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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The Breakdown: British Columbia

We were visiting British Colombia in wintertime, so we didn't have the best weather, but as far as Canadian winters go, I have to say that it was not bad. Some rain, a little snow, but mostly temperate and enjoyable. However, when the sun was shining and the skies were blue, wow!

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