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Ways to Make the Most out of a Weekend Getaway

IN THE September 13 ISSUE

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Weekend getaways are the quickest way to give yourself a breather, as not all vacations need to be lengthy in duration. A 48-hour getaway is highly underrated- not only does it allow you to destress during a busy work month but it is also budget-friendly.

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Are you ready to go and try out that local day hike you have often heard about? Then there are several things that you need to prepare and pack in your backpack before you head out. Going out for a hike presents you with a great opportunity to explore nature outside. It also helps you to get away from the busy city life and relax your mind and body. Being out in nature helps boost your mood and improve your physical and respiratory health as well.

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Being Safe While Traveling

IN THE August 7 ISSUE

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by Maria Ruiz



Before we started traveling, I read every article about traveling and safety. I ordered catalogs offering bags with hidden pockets, belts with hiding places for extra cash, wires and little padlocks to tie all luggage together, shoes with hollow soles, underwear that could be washed out at night and dry by the morning, Tilly hats that would float if dropped in water, etc. There were more and more little things I could buy to be safe and most of what I bought was abandoned as we traveled.

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There is no doubt that the travel industry took a major financial hit during the pandemic. People stayed home and put off their vacations for another time. With the world slowly coming back to normal, people have begun traveling again. This means they have been cooped up in their houses for over a year and a half and had plenty of time to think. Thinking was a great way to pass the time and a lot of people started planning vacations and excursions that they would want to go on when they could begin exploring the world once again.

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Scientifically Proven Benefits of Travel

IN THE July 13 ISSUE

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Traveling is a pursuit that nourishes the mind, body, and soul, allowing us to de-stress and rejuvenate from deep within. Have you ever noticed your energies and creativity before and after returning from a trip? The surge of happy hormones is uncanny, and it keeps us focused and motivated for days.

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Opening a bed and breakfast is an exciting new business opportunity. You have the potential to reach so many customers and provide so much world-class service. In order to open a bed and breakfast, you really need to make sure that the facility you will use is in tip-top shape. Here are seven things to think about before opening a bed and breakfast.

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by Steven Sanchez




The Academy Award-nominated film Minari (2020) tells the story of a family of South Korean immigrants who try to make it in the rural United States during the 1980s. There have been very few stories like that told on the big screen, but the truth of the matter is that there are so many accounts of immigrants coming to this country for a better life and to live the “American Dream.” They come from all walks of life and represent different cultures. That is one of the things that makes this country amazing.

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As the popularity of Airbnb rises since it was founded in 2008, more and more owners consider putting up their properties on the platform for letting or renting, and the rental industry got the boost that it needed.

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One of the most important things that you need to know before you travel is what to do with the money that you bring with you. This is a critical element of your experience. Suppose you do not understand the importance of understanding foreign currency exchange while you are abroad. In that case, you could very well be stranded in a foreign country without access to money that you may need to purchase food, clothing, or necessities.

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11 Best Hikes to Experience in Beautiful Arizona

IN THE April 14 ISSUE

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Arizona is an incredibly diverse state with a lot of amazing scenery to explore. The mountains offer spectacular views and wondrous ponderosa pines, and there are many beautiful trails for you to explore on foot. For hikers, this region has a lot to offer. You can stretch your legs by hiking bizarre rock formations, mesas, canyons, and even volcanoes.

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The Stinky Save

IN THE April 3 ISSUE

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While living in Mexico, I struggled with the language. We lived in a Mexican neighborhood and the kids all knew me as “‘The American Lady.” I was invited to join in all street events and into one home where they spoke a little English. One day, as I was working outside in the small garden, two little boys ran up to my gate. “Lady, lady, bla bla bla” That’s what I understood but their agitation and their pointing down the street, made me want to find out what was so important. I walked down the street and the boys continued trying to tell me something.

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Crossing Streets

IN THE January 2 ISSUE

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Now, one would think that crossing the street would be the same all over the world. Well we learned that is far from the truth.
After Costa Rica we flew to Europe. The first country we stopped at was Holland. Our hotel was on the commuter train route that would take us into Amsterdam. We rode the train to town with our little dog, Sherman, in my lap and began walking. We needed to cross a small street that was one way.

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Leaky Hot Water Bottle

IN THE September 26 ISSUE

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by Maria Ruiz



INDIA. The name alone brings up ideas of exotic animals, women in colorful saris and men on elephants. Ever since I read any of Kipling’s books, I was hooked. Then I got there. It was nothing like I had imagined. A billion and a half people means that everything and every place is crowded. We didn’t even try using the metro system as each car was literally packed full. The line for the bus snaked around the block and even walking meant avoiding the children who lived in the cardboard boxes packed on the sidewalk tight up against the buildings, that were home to whole villages.

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by Steven Sanchez



In June, 32 years ago in 1988, a film was released to the world, one that starred two comedic giants in the prime of their careers. You had Dan Aykroyd, former Saturday Night Live alum, who was fresh off the success of Trading Spaces (1983) and Ghostbusters (1984). Then there was John Candy, who was featured in a string of ‘80s classics like Splash (1984), Brewster’s Millions (1985), Spaceballs (1987), and Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987). That film was The Great Outdoors.

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