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Travel

by staff



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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by Maria Ruiz



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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by staff


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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by staff


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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by Cynthia Chow
& Maddy Moor


Emily Miceli is taking her loyal clients of Destinations Travel on a whirlwind tour through southwest England, but considering their record of murder and mayhem, she should have expected a few speed bumps. To promote her and her husband’s new tourist agency, Emily has offered a discount rate to an additional six bloggers in exchange for some positive social media publicity.

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Traveling Around the World

IN THE December 23 ISSUE

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by Maria Ruiz



Traveling around the world was a lot of fun. But not every experience was. Sometimes a glimpse into another life leaves one feeling sad and helpless. Some of the things we saw were funny, some outrageous, and some shocking. But never boring. And each one opened another little window into another culture.

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Following Raja Raja’s Temples

IN THE November 4 ISSUE

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“How much do you want to pay?” the receptionist asked.
How much do I want to pay? No one had ever asked me before. I wish they had because I would not be staying in cheap hotels if I had a choice.
May I see the room first?

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5 Things to Consider Before Traveling Abroad

IN THE October 6 ISSUE

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by Martin William


Are you extremely stressed out and looking for a way to forget your troubles? One of the best ways to reduce the stress you are dealing with is by going on a vacation. If you are like most people, exploring new countries is something you have always dreamed of. Traveling abroad can be a great experience, but it will also require a lot of preparation.

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Baby Bat

IN THE July 22 ISSUE

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by Maria Ruiz



Bang! “What was that?” I said as something hit the canvas roof of our attached tent on the side of our motor home.
It was June in Puerto Vallarta, and the temperature at ten o’clock in the night was still over 95 degrees. We have purchased a television dish and set it up to watch TV while we waited to move on.

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by staff


When you return from a family vacation, there is no doubt that others will want to know about your experience. They’ll want to know what you did, where you stayed, and whether or not you enjoyed the trip. Word of mouth is great, but you should consider using technology to help put together a more fluid and comprehensive travel story. Below, you will discover tips for creating a great travel story for your upcoming vacation.

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Pogo The Possum

IN THE June 3 ISSUE

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by Maria Ruiz




Bang! Crash! Another coconut crashed to the ground in our backyard. We had about thirty coconut palm trees in the backyard of our house in Costa Rica and everyone was heavy with nuts in varying degrees of ripeness. A bird, an iguana, or a raccoon could dislodge one and it would hit the ground, bounce and roll away. We were worried about us and also about our little dog Sherman.

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New Shoes

IN THE March 25 ISSUE

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by Maria Ruiz




Ted was never one to spend a lot of money on his clothes. He had a pair of sandals that he had purchased from a bin at Safeway before we left on our worldwide trip. The soles had once had ridges which had worn off years before. They now were flat and slick.

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Strange Things We Saw While Traveling

IN THE March 4 ISSUE

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We entered Turkey at the end of January and began our tour of the country. The first thing we needed to do was buy some groceries. Ahead was a mall that looked like any mall in the world. We found a place to park and entered to find the grocery store. The first thing I noticed was the store windows covered in red Valentine hearts. Another window had men’s jockey shorts covered in red hearts and red Xs, and risqué red panties with black ribbons and little gold hearts hanging from a bow.

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Snow in Greece

IN THE January 21 ISSUE

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by Maria Ruiz



“Where are we?” Ted asked.
“I don’t know.” I answered. We were driving through the large Greek city of Petras, and the road signs were big and legible. However, they were written using Greek letters mixed with English letters. I was completely lost. Finally, he spotted a sign pointing our way out of the city.

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