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Visting and Experience The Magic of Hogwarts

Visting and Experience The Magic of Hogwarts

A lot of Travel Experta’s readers are not only visiting Central America, but they actually live here. And I get tons of queries about fun trips to do that is close to Central America for families. Florida is not only conveniently close, but has sooo

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Skiing – Latin America or Europe?

Skiing – Latin America or Europe?

This is a great, exciting sport for all ages that has become very popular among adventure travelers. This is a fun sport great for everyone from 3 year olds, budget travelers and people looking for a luxurious vacation. Now, how do you choose where you want

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Which Type of Costa Rican Adventure Are You Searching For?

Which Type of Costa Rican Adventure Are You Searching For?

Are you planning to see the world, experience nature, see new sights and hear new sounds?  Costa Rica is a perfect adventure location thanks to the immense diversity that this country offers.  Safely nestled between two oceans, and both North and South

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Exploring the Galapagos Islands: How a Dream Became a Reality

Exploring the Galapagos Islands: How a Dream Became a Reality

Travel can be beautifully unpredictable. There are some holidays you never think will become a reality. The otherworldly locales and distant destinations you see in National Geographic magazine or on television documentaries never seem like real places that

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Outdoor Adventure For Them, Staycation For You

Outdoor Adventure For Them, Staycation For You

The American economy continues sputtering along, as wages remain flat for most families and parents. With gasoline prices climbing, as well as food prices, more families will opt to do something close to home for vacation this year. Amusement parks, state and

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5 Reasons Family Travel Is a Must!

5 Reasons Family Travel Is a Must!

So many of my friends can’t believe the amount of travel my family and I do, especially because two of our party of four are younger than seven years old. They are constantly saying how hard it is to travel with kids, what a hassle it can be and more

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What To See In Costa Rica?

What To See In Costa Rica?

Costa Rica may look small, but its amazing distances are deceiving to all. There is so much to see in this country that it would be easy to spend months here and still not see it all. So, if you’re thinking about “what to see in Costa Rica?”

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Baby Sea Turtle Release Tours – Guatemala Sea Turtles

Baby Sea Turtle Release Tours – Guatemala Sea Turtles

On the Pacific coast, outside the town of Montericco, Guatemala, you’ll have a wonderful opportunity to see, learn, and volunteer with a turtle conservation project. Plus, you can participate in one of life’s miracle moments by releasing a baby

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Preparing for Travel in South America: Securing Adequate Travel Insurance

Preparing for Travel in South America: Securing Adequate Travel Insurance

Traveling in South America can provide experiences that you will remember for a life time. Most people are aware that it is important take adequate time to prepare properly for their first trip to a South American country, especially if previous travel has

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Cuba

Cuba

Cuba is the largest of the Caribbean Islands at 42,803 square miles, and in this instance it really is a case of the bigger the better. Whilst all of the Caribbean islands have a distinctive charm and allure, Cuba is defined by its versatility. It is a

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Solo Traveling – Let the Fun Begin!

Solo Traveling – Let the Fun Begin!

Ten years ago I took off for a solo journey that changed my life forever. I had the travel bug so bad that itching it simply wouldn’t make it go away but made it worse. And the only cure was to set off and go. Everyone was completely against the idea,

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Top 30 Things To Do In Costa Rica

Top 30 Things To Do In Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of those countries that almost everyone I know wants to visit. That is because it doesn’t matter if you are an adventure traveler, sun worshiper, explorer, luxury lover, or are looking for an all-in-one vacation. There are just so many

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Funding Full-Time Travel with Part-Time Jobs: Tips for Finding Part-Time Work in Central America

Funding Full-Time Travel with Part-Time Jobs: Tips for Finding Part-Time Work in Central America

Everyone wants to take a year off and travel around Central America – well, everyone I know – but most of us can’t afford to take a year off work. The solution is to find work that you can do while you travel. One option is to find a good

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18 Travel Accessories You Can’t Leave Without

18 Travel Accessories You Can’t Leave Without

When we are getting things ready to go on our next vacation we normally pack the essentials. Stuff like weather appropriate clothes, comfortable shoes, and chargers for all of your electronics. But there are some other travel accessories that you can’t

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Top 3 Spots To Go To When You First Visit Costa Rica

Top 3 Spots To Go To When You First Visit Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a country that is filled with lots of beautiful touristic places that you can visit when you are on a family vacation, a honeymoon, or a trip with friends. It has everything from cities, beaches, volcanoes, and huge forests filled with wildlife.

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10 of the Most Useful Surfing Tips for Beginners

10 of the Most Useful Surfing Tips for Beginners

Want to learn to surf but don’t know where to start? Surfing lessons are all about taking your surfing to the next level regardless of how much experience you may or may not have. It’s all about conquering fear, learning water safety, expanding

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Costa Rica Health Care – Private vs. Public Clinics

Costa Rica Health Care – Private vs. Public Clinics

Not everything is always perfect. Although our trip to Cahuita was definitely up there in the high ranks, my son chose the most inopportune time to get sick. On the way over to Cahuita in the car he started coughing a bit. I figured it would go away in time

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Refried Beans – The Main Costa Rican Ingredient

Refried Beans – The Main Costa Rican Ingredient

I’m not one to toot my own horn, but I have to say, I make a mean batch of (refried) beans! They are extremely tasty and the best part is that they are so healthy, inexpensive and flavorful. Kids and adults alike will love them!!! Personally, I like to

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Expats in Central America: Best Countries to Live in

Expats in Central America: Best Countries to Live in

Living as an expat in Central America, whether in Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, or Belize, each country, I bet, gives you a new, beautiful, and breathtaking experience with its culture, traditions, lifestyle, tranquil beaches, 5-star

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2000 American Crocodiles in the Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

2000 American Crocodiles in the Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

Please sign up for my RSS feed and find me on twitter @marinavillatoro Have you seen a creature that reaches lengths of 12 feet, weighs half a ton, and can eat an entire cow for lunch in one sitting? How about 2000 of them? Welcome to Tarcoles River, Costa

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