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First visit to Bangkok: Finding a Pet Friendly Hotel

IN THE February 2 ISSUE

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by Maria Ruiz



While traveling the world for 10 years, my husband and I stayed at low-end budget hotels to keep within our budget. As travelers living on Social Security, we didn’t have money to spend on luxury places. This meant we had a lot of experiences we would have missed if we had stayed only in better hotels. It also meant we met a lot of wonderful people, took local transit, ate from street vendors, and experienced some tummy troubles while traveling. Without these experiences, our 10 years of traveling would not have been as much fun or as educational.

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Borders

IN THE January 5 ISSUE

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by Maria Ruiz



Borders: lines, trucks, vendors, mud, cooking fires, stray dogs, and pieces of tortillas or rolls in the muddy road, men lounging against trucks, women either stirring pots over fires in hubcaps or slapping tortilla dough, children staring out through dirty truck windows, pigs squealing through the slats of wood of one trailer, cows lowing from another, and uniformed guards holding rifles as they walk between the vehicles.

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The Bridge

IN THE November 10 ISSUE

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Bridges make crossing rivers, ravines, mountains, and crowded areas possible. We hope the bridge will last until we’re over it, but we’ve all seen pictures where it didn’t and dumped some vehicles down, down, down.

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Ten years of Traveling, India

IN THE July 14 ISSUE

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Where to go next? Asia is almost exactly on the other side of the world from California, our home and where all our relatives live. We had thought about what we would do if someone needed us at home, but decided not to start back yet, but rather we would travel to the southern hemisphere.

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How To Remain Safe During Your Travels

IN THE June 13 ISSUE

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When traveling abroad, a lot of people focus on the fun aspects of traveling. It is nice to get away from everything. Plus, you’re going to be able to explore the world, meet new people, and see cool things.

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Were You Ever Afraid?

IN THE June 9 ISSUE

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“Weren’t you ever afraid?” So many people have asked this question about our seventeen years traveling and living outside of the U.S. I always say ‘No’. We did visit a couple of dangerous places like South Africa and Brazil.

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Traveling with your kids can be extremely rewarding, educational, and exciting. Unfortunately, there are going to be times when you just won’t be able to bring them along. Maybe you are heading out for a weeklong business trip or maybe you are just looking for a romantic getaway with the spouse.

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Are you interested in traveling abroad much more frequently? Whether you’re retired or you just want to see the world, traveling can be one of the greatest experiences ever.

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Oahu Nightlife: Where it’s at

IN THE May 4 ISSUE

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Now that you’ve booked your vacation in Oahu, and you’ve taken a look at and booked a few Oahu vacation rentals it’s time to decide how you’re going to spend your time in this incredible part of Hawaii.

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Ten years traveling

IN THE April 28 ISSUE

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People have asked how long we traveled, where did we go, how did we do it, and were we ever scared. Ten years, 57 countries, by ourselves, and only once, in China, did we go on a package tour.

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Everyone deserves a vacation with his or her family at least once a year. But, unfortunately due to the recent decline in the economy, more and more families are finding it harder and harder to budget those vacations.

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Ten Years of Traveling: Asian trips

IN THE March 10 ISSUE

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After Europe, we didn’t know what we wanted to do. Spreading a map of the world on the table, we thought about going to Africa. A few nights on the internet made us realize that it would be too difficult to travel in Africa with a dog.

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Tips For Traveling To Europe On A Budget

IN THE February 28 ISSUE

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Are you interested in traveling abroad at some point in the future? If you’re from the United States, you’ll definitely want to think about visiting Europe at least once in your lifetime. Europe is full of English speakers and this will make your travels far more enjoyable.

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Good Places To Travel With Your Pet

IN THE February 15 ISSUE

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Have you ever heard the old saying “there is so much natural beauty in the world, and most of the people will never get to see a fraction of it?” Well, you really could not even imagine the truth behind this saying. Most people put off traveling because they have kids, budget issues, pets, work, or just the wrong timing.

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