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Adventure Bulletin #1: The Empty Bucket List Edition

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The Adventure Bulletin is a periodic update meant to help you fit more adventure into your life by keeping you up-to-date on the latest travel and adventure tips and tricks, adventurous job opportunities, and awesome outdoors and adventure contests and giveaways.

In this edition you’ll find opportunities to win cash from the Thailand Department of Tourism, to get a job blogging about travel all across Canada, a shot at a free trip to Barbados this summer, and more.

Awesome Contests and Giveaways

TAT Newsroom Contest 2014 

The Tourism authority of Thailand announced this contest today, offering awards ranging from around $450 to $1200 USD to entrants who provide the most unique and inspiring photos, videos, and stories about travel in Thailand. Learn more and submit your entries at TATNews.org.

The Contiki #EmptytheBucket Contest

Conitiki has been running a contest on Vine asking entrants to explain their bucket list in six seconds using the hashtags #EmptytheBucket and #Contiki to win a “Trip of a Lifetime”. Find more information at http://www.contiki.com/emptythebucket.

Yulair Sweepstakes

Yulair, a flight booking website, is offering $1000 in credit to any destination you choose. All you have to do is ‘like’ their Facebook page and provide your contact information. Simple enough. Learn more here.

Adventurous Jobs

CheapFlights.ca is looking for a Canadian travel blogger to produce 9 posts per month for them. Must be located in Canada. The job listing can be found here.

Arc’teryx, the badass Vancouver-based outdoors gear company, is looking for a photographer, videographer, and editor. The job description is pretty serious. They want somebody really good, but it would be an amazing job. Check it out here.

Travel and Adventure Quick Tips

If you’re looking for new travel or outdoors gear but can’t even look at the prices in your local retail shops, fear not. There are dozens of online stores that sell brand-new unsold stock from recent years at huge discounts. Yes, you have to do a bit of searching to find what you want, but all the good name brands are represented and selection is broad. Curious? Check out this list of my favorite discount websites.

Did you know that Canada has it’s own version of Craiglist? If you’re looking to save money on accommodations in, say, Vancouver, you’re just as likely to find a good deal a vacation rental in Kijiji’s real estate section as you are on Air BnB. Actually, you may even be more likely to because, while everyone knows about Air BnB, only the Canucks know about Kijiji.

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