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5 Tips to Keep Your Children Safe on Vacations

IN THE July 9 ISSUE

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Traveling with kids can be educational, enriching, and risky. Along with some safety hazards (stomach bugs, choking, and accidents), children may have strong reactions to mysterious ailments. Moreover, you have to protect your children from scammers, kidnappers, and other fears. If you want to travel with kids, here are some strategies to protect them from troubles.

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Singapore is not only known for business startups and man-made attractions, but also for its well-maintained and preserved nature reserves. If you are planning to visit this island-state for your next vacation, this is the best time to make your itinerary. As you do this, consider the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, especially if you love hiking, cycling, and interacting with nature.

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Crossing the Streets

IN THE June 8 ISSUE

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by Maria Ruiz



You would think that crossing a street would be the same in every country. But you would be wrong.
In Amsterdam, we were trying to cross a small street (only one car width) and all going one way, from my right to the left. I had our dog Sherman on a leash as I waited until there was a break in the flow and stepped out. Suddenly, I was flying back, landing on my butt on the sidewalk.

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5 Things to Avoid When Writing a Travel Essay

IN THE May 14 ISSUE

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Traveling is one of the most exciting experiences in life as it takes you to see new places, meet new people, and explore a new culture. It is an eye-opening experience, and it is understandable that you might want to share your experiences through a travel essay.

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Shatzie Sees the Light

IN THE March 30 ISSUE

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In some ways, dogs are like children. If you have more than one, one will become your favorite. I know parents try not to have favorites and won’t admit it, but it happens, usually to the one that is least able to fend for himself.

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A Guide to Getting A Job After Travelling

IN THE February 22 ISSUE

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Most people are career oriented their whole lives. There is nothing wrong with this, but it brings about little excitement and enjoyment. Sure, you get a yearly vacation of a week or so where you can do some traveling and see the world, but this just isn’t as fulfilling as taking a career break to travel.

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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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by Maria Ruiz



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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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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by Kathleen Costa


Gemma Rose returned to England to live out her dream by opening the Little Stables Tearoom with BFF Cassie Jenkins (A Scone to Die For – January 2016), boasting the best traditional English tearoom experience in Oxfordshire.

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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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