airplane travel

Why Would You Travel Solo

“Why would you go there alone?” How many times have I heard that from family and friends? The real answer is because it is better than not going at all, but that being said, there are some advantages of going solo. In fact, solo travel appears to be one of the fastest growing segments of […]

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A Walking Tour of Old Montreal

Old Montreal, or to the locals, Vieux Montreal – a little bit of Europe right here in North America. How to get there: You can walk up St. Catherine’s or take the metro to Place d’Armes stop. A taxi from downtown should only be about $5. Try to get here in late morning so that […]

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Panama Canal

Cheat Sheet for Panama City

Cheat Sheet: Panama Arrive in Panama City at Tocumen Airport (PTY). Electricity  Voltage: 110-120 Volts (same as U.S./Canada); Electrical sockets/outlets in Panama are the same as the electrical outlets found in the United States. Vaccinations (CDC Recommendations) Typhoid; Hepatitis A; and if going to Boca del Toro or jungle treks, consider Malaria and Yellow Fever Also, make sure your routine vaccinations, […]

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica Cheat Sheet

Cheat Sheet: Costa Rica Arrive in San Jose at Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO) in Alajuela — there is another airport in Liberia but there are limited flights from the USA. Electricity  Voltage: 110-120 Volts (same as U.S./Canada); Electrical sockets/outlets in the Republic of Costa Rica are the same as the electrical outlets found in the United States, but […]

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No Fear

Facing Your Fears While Traveling

Many people never leave the USA (or their home country) because they allow their fears to control them. They feel anxiety when they consider expanding their comfort zone. Others might travel, but only in groups and to a generally controlled environment, such as an all-inclusive resort or other area that is largely filled with tourists. […]

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Hostal Amaru, Cuzco

My Accommodation in Cusco – Hostal Amaru

I spent a lot of time (maybe too much) trying to find a nice yet inexpensive place to stay in Cusco for the week I will be staying there. I wanted something relatively close to the Plaza deArmas, but not too close due to the noise, and away from the trains, as well as in an […]

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Spanish for Dunces

  I have been trying to learn Spanish on and off since high school. The reason I do not know more, is because it has been mostly off and not on. Also I, like many guys, am a visual person. I can read Spanish relatively well and understand the structure and can sound out a word […]

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