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travel

by staff


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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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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by Maria Ruiz



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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A Guide To Ski Gear

IN THE July 9 ISSUE

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by Staff



It doesn’t matter if it is your first day of ski school or you are an avid skier that hits the slopes every weekend, you likely already know that you are going to need the right gear. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you know what the right gear is or you have been utilizing the right gear this entire time.

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Are you planning to go on a trip with your furry friend? Road trips are a lot of fun and one of the best ways to visit off-beat places or even regular ones at your leisure. Taking your dog along with you on the trip can double the fun. It also means that you won’t have to leave your best friend at a kennel when both of you will miss each other. Most dogs love to travel in a car. Everyone knows their love for sticking their head out of their window with their tongue rolling out.

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Big Heads, Little Heads

IN THE April 11 ISSUE

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by Maria Ruiz



The train was slowing, and as I looked out the window, I couldn’t see why. There were no galloping giraffes, no wildebeest or gazelle, nothing. A few thin women with pitiful offerings of a tomato or a couple of potatoes on a hub cap or woven plate, a few thin and raggedly dressed children running along the side of the train. The train pulled into what seemed to us like the middle of the African Continent of NOTHING. A chain-like fence kept Africans away from the train and kept the tourists (like us) from leaving the train.

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New Hampshire has a lot that makes it stand out. For starters, it has the shortest coastline of any coastal U.S. state. It’s also home to the Northeast’s highest peak. With so much variety in one small area, it makes for a great place to road trip through. Stopping at natural attractions, popular tourist spots, and some gems off the beaten bath will create memories that will last a lifetime.

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Lesser-Known Lisbon Neighborhoods To Avoid The Crowds

IN THE December 10 ISSUE

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by Staff



Bairro Alto and Alfama are among the historic Lisbon riverside neighborhoods that are famous but they are also among those that are crowded. Tourists often visit them so if you do not like to be surrounded by many people, you may want to look somewhere else. Fortunately, the city has a lot to offer, for practically all tastes.

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The Most Charming Neighborhoods in Ontario

IN THE November 14 ISSUE

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Ontario is the most populated province in Canada. The country’s capital, Ottawa, and the multicultural city of Toronto are the two urban centers that make up the majority of the population. In addition to these two notable cities, there are many smaller towns full of history and charm.

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Tips to Make Your First Family Trip More Memorable

IN THE October 29 ISSUE

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When you are away from home for a family trip, all you want is to have fun. Your goal is to visit beautiful places, enjoy new cuisines, play, and learn new things. However, to achieve all these, you have to plan adequately since things can turn out bad if you do not have a suitable plan.

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A Bee in the House In Costa Rica

IN THE October 26 ISSUE

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by Maria Ruiz



I noticed a bee in the house we were renting in Jaco, Costa Rica. I put it outdoors and gave it no more thought. Later that day, I saw another bee flying around the living room. Those were the first two bees I had ever seen inside the house. True, there wasn’t any glass in the windows, but generally bees don’t find the insides of houses have anything to offer them.

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