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Mar 4, 2020 - What to Keep in Mind When Considering a Gap Year

As the pressures and costs of high school and college have increased, more students have felt the need to take a gap year after their high school graduation. Some choose to travel the world if they have the means, while others volunteer or work to save enough money to go to college. If you are considering a gap year before attending a four-year college, you are not alone. However, you should keep the following recommendations in mind when deciding how to spend your gap year. Keep Your Digital Profile Clean Employers and schools constantly...

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Feb 21, 2020 - 6 Must-Haves for an Extreme Vacation

You've planned and prepared, and finally it's here--the incredible vacation you've worked so hard on. You've coordinated activities, reserved spots and now it's time to pack your bags. If you've scheduled a lot of rigorous adventures for your trip, there are certain essentials you should take along on the journey so that everything goes off without a hitch. Here are six must-haves you don't want to find yourself without on an extreme vacation. Waterproof Gear Nothing can ruin a hike or outing faster than a downpour you're not prepared for....

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Feb 20, 2020 - Healthy, Varied, & Delicious Costa Rican Cuisine

If you're heading to Costa Rica, then I am sure you’re looking forward to feasting your eyes on the lush tropical landscapes and beautiful beaches. But you’re bound to do some literal feasting, too, which is excellent news considering the tastiness and variety of Costa Rican cuisine. As in many societies, food plays a central role in Costa Rican culture. This means their traditional dishes have developed from generations of meticulous taste-testing and improvement. In typical Latin American style, rice and black beans form the cornerstone...

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Feb 18, 2020 - Were To Go During Your Gap Year

There comes a point in everyone’s life when they question what to do next. For many, this coincides with graduation from high school. You’re considered an adult for the first time in your life and are required to make decisions about your future that you may or may not be ready for. There are the lucky few that decide in kindergarten what they want to be when they grow up and their determination to achieve it never waivers, but if you’re not one of those people, this milestone can be one of the most terrifying times in your young life. You...

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Jan 8, 2020 - Lima, Peru

The weather is partly sunny and 78 degrees. There's a breeze blowing and it's very pleasant in Lima, Peru. El Callao is the port of the city. It was founded by Spanish colonists in 1537, just two years after Lima. It soon became the main port for Spanish commerce in the Pacific. At the height of Spanish occupation, virtually all goods produced in Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina were carried over the Andes Mountains by mule to Callao, to be shipped to Panama, carried overland and then transported on to Spain via Cuba. Our tour guide on the bus...

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Off to South America

Oct 7, 2019 - Peruvian Boobies and Pelicans and others

I skipped breakfast and only picked up a banana, a roll, and a juice to take to the meeting at 7. We found out what the day would be like and then boarded a bus to this fishing village. Lima is next to the ocean but is a desert. They only get about 2 inches of rain a year - moisture comes from almost constant humidity and 80% of time in clouds. Boat ride to rocks full of birds, seals, and penguins was fun. An hour to get there, an hour on the boats, and an hour back, Lunch was 4 blocks away from our hotel where they showed us how they make...

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Oct 6, 2019 - Flights to Lima

It took an hour to get from Saugerties to Albany and only 15 minutes to check my bag, go through Security and find my gate! So glad I got Global Entry which also gives me pre-check. I only had to take my boots off because they have metal eyelets! In Atlanta, I enjoyed a burrito bowl for lunch and sat to write these entries! In an hour, I will board a plane for the six hour flight to Lima! That flight was uneventful but going through customs after midnight with hundreds of others was! I had just told Sara, Pat, & Kathy not to follow me...

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Feb 9, 2019 - Enjoying Lima

We had a wonderful, if steamy day here in Lima. The cab drivers keep saying that it must seem quite hot for us and we keep explaining that it is currently REALLY cold and snowy at out home. I suspect that Peggy Moe is very sorry that she lent me her down jacket for the trip!! We visited the San Fransisco church and Monastery, with catacombs and a huge library; looking much like a Harry Potter creation. It seems a bit ironic that the Catholic church was busy expressing horror about the way the natives sacrificed and buried their dead in a...

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Oct 14, 2018 - Lima

After breakfast we went around the local neighborhood and took some photos of the street art then we got a taxi to the historic area of Lima starting with  the Plaza De Armas. It is surrounded by the cathedral the municipal building and the government building. I paid too much for a local map, as you do. Because it was sunday morning the Basilica was open with mass on so we got to go inside which was really amazing, real extravagant and opulant spanish catholic decorated. We wandered round the square and through some tourist souviner...

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Moore's do Peru 2018

Oct 13, 2018 - Lima

After breakfast we heard off to Huaca Pucllana, a pre Incan temple complex built between 450-650BC but sits right in the middle of the city. After being a hill that was used for motor cross it was uncovered and they have been preserving and restoring it. It is a solid structure without tunnels and chambers and was used for worship only. We then went for a walk through the area and ended up in a supermarket checking out all the different and yum  things to buy. The purple corn was pretty cool to see the place even had a fountain inside....

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Moore's do Peru 2018

Oct 12, 2018 - Travel 36 hours

After 36 hours travel from home to hotel we made it to Lima!   Made the most of our six hour lay over in Sydney with a lounge pass. They had a great spread on for breakfast, tried to get some sleep, had showers and even Bailey's (or any other drink you fancied). Everything was help yourself. Flight was delayed for about an hour but we were very happy to see how great our seats in premium economy were, especially as it was a 12 1\2 hour flight. Bubbles in hand before we took off. How do we ever go back to economy? (Next flight it would...

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Moore's do Peru 2018

Aug 16, 2018 - Gamarra the textile district.

Off after breakfast to change some US$ to soles. There is a money changer around the corner from our Hotel but he is not open yet, so we continue on to Parque Kennedy. We are hoping to remember this area from when we were in Lima in 2004. In actual fact, nothing seems familiar at all. We remember the square and restaurants but the rest ?. We exchange some money at a bank so at least we have some Peruvian cash. Then we choose one of the restaurants for a coffee and to people watch for a while. Miraflores is an affluent part of Lima with nice...

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