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Life in Costa Rica

IN THE August 10 ISSUE

FROM THE Maria Ruiz,
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by Maria Ruiz



“Do you know what street we’re on?” I asked Ted.
“Haven’t the slightest idea. I can’t see any signs either,” he replied.
We were driving through San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, on a hunt for a laboratory to x-ray me for a dental problem. The dentist in Jaco had written down the address: 500 meters south from the cathedral.

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The Blackhawk Museum is one of the top attractions in Danville, CA. The museum’s lofty mission to “stimulate interest and understanding of art, culture, and history,” isn’t so outlandish once you learn it’s actually composed of several museums.

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by Kathleen Costa
& Wendy Tyson


The signs of spring are emerging with flowers blooming, rows of colorful leafy veggies blossoming, and a new member of Washington Acres arriving…a Vietnamese potbellied piglet found in a storage unit who needs to be fostered until its owner is located. Bibi, Megan’s grandmother, is completely taken.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Children Safe on Vacations

IN THE July 9 ISSUE

FROM THE 2019 Articles,
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by staff



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 Impressive Wine Estates In The World

IN THE June 3 ISSUE

FROM THE 2019 Articles,
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by staff



Wine tasting is an appealing way to spend a weekend. In fact, it is so enjoyable that it has become a very popular way to spend vacation or leisure time. Wine tourism has skyrocketed in the past ten years and plenty of wine estates around the world now offer superb tasting rooms with picturesque vineyard views, as well as tours of the cellars, vineyards, and wine tasting dinners.

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5 Things to Avoid When Writing a Travel Essay

IN THE May 14 ISSUE

FROM THE 2019 Articles,
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by staff



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

FROM THE 2019 Articles,
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by Maria Ruiz



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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Traveling is one of the most enjoyable leisure and recreational activities to refresh and re-energize yourself. However, being careless in making your trips, especially in foreign countries, would jeopardize your enjoyment. To avoid this, check these seven common mistakes people make when traveling. Consider these when you are planning your trips.

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by Diana Hockley


St. Tiggywinkle’s Wildlife Hospital has headed our bucket list since 2009. That’s when we bought a book called Something in a Cardboard Box at a National Trust shop during a previous visit to the UK. Having decided to visit relatives, as well as steam train and animal venues during our trip in September 2018, we were determined not to miss St. Tiggywinkles.

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A Guide to Getting A Job After Travelling

IN THE February 22 ISSUE

FROM THE 2019 Articles,
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by staff



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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5 Top Tourist Destinations for Students in 2019

IN THE February 20 ISSUE

FROM THE 2019 Articles,
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by staff



Spending money on an airline ticket can be a difficult proposition to justify when you are biding your time on a student budget. Jane Davidson, who is the Director of Development Promotions that represents Topdeck Travel in South Africa, says it made a big difference to consider travel as a way to grow and know more about the world, which in turn works wonder on the human existence.

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First visit to Bangkok: Finding a Pet Friendly Hotel

IN THE February 2 ISSUE

FROM THE 2019 Articles,
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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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