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What No One Ever Tells You About Costa Rica

Beaker and I spent one week in paradise, called Costa Rica. We had only six days to spare in this country, and because of the time shortage we settled in one location – Manuel Antonio. I am not going to write about Manuel Antonio. You can google it.

All I am going to say is the following:

Manuel Antonio is a very small place by the ocean.
It is very humid.
It is surrounded by jungles.
It is home to monkeys, lizards, bull frogs, sloths, and a lot of homeless dogs.

It is a place where you can relax, swim in the warm ocean, learn how(…)

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The Best Travel Secret Ever? Off-Peak Travel.

This post is part of Yakezie blog swap #17. Members of the Yakezie Personal Finance Blogging Network pair up and exchange guest postings on a common topic. The topic of this blog swap was to discuss the best budget travel idea. Jana is the owner and writer of Daily Money Shot, a personal finance site (and one of my favorite blogs!) that discusses money at the intersection of life, family, pop culture and everything in between. If you are interested in what I had to say about budget travel, make sure to visit Daily Money Shot. I am talking about how to be food wise when travelling! 

There are two(…)

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Under Beaker’s Microscope: an American in Europe

Beaker, my husband, starts a new monthly series called Under Beaker’s Microscope.  Not so long ago I asked him to write a post on how it feels for an American to visit Europe. He wrote. When I read it, I was not sure how to react. I leave it up to you! Enjoy and don’t take anything personally.

I was born and raised in the United States.  For most of my life I did not travel anywhere which is sad because

I have always wanted to travel and see the world. Reading about culture and history is fine. But, actually being there and(…)

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The Most Expensive Six Hour Layover I Ever Had

In September Beaker, my husband, and I traveled to Lithuania, the country where I was born, raised and lived till the tender age of 26. We flew American Airlines all the way from Salt Lake City to Helsinki, Finland. There we had a six hour layover before getting on a small Finnair plane to fly to Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania and my home town.

Arriving to Helsinki at 8:00 AM local time (about two o’clock in the morning Salt Lake City time) meant the following:

 – a foggy head from jet lag;

 – exhaustion from a long nine-hour flight;

 – slight dehydration (not(…)

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