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Panama City and Free Itinerary Download!

I booked my trip to Panama through Expedia and I found the most affordable package with Copa Airlines. Copa Airlines is a Panamanian airline, the process from web check-in, choosing my seats, and skipping long lines was seamless. I was extremely impressed! I was also very surprised that I didn’t panic like I normally do during take-off and landing (yes, I fear flying, especially on long flights). The flight was smooth and I felt very comfortable and safe (major key, safety is a plus)! I landed at Tocumen International Airport and was truly astounded by how advanced the airport was. …

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Healing in Puerto Rico

I’m not good at expressing my emotions. I tend to hide them and continue with my life as if I have no worries without slowing down. The more distracted I am (I think) the better. But with every traumatic experience, one must come into terms with the process of becoming physically and mentally healthy again. In January 2019, in Colombia, I had a miscarriage. While we enjoyed our time in Colombia, after a fun-filled day, I started to feel off. We contacted the hotel’s help desk, they called the paramedics and we were driven to a women’s health center. I …

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Meet Stephanie Granados

Hola, I’m Stephanie Granados. I was born and raised in New York and I am a proud Colombian! So far I’ve traveled to over 20 countries and the majority of those trips have been as a solo traveler. Photo: In 2017, I traveled solo to Morocco for 11 days. This was the first time I stayed with a local family during my trip and it was such an unforgettable experience. I’m so grateful to say that travel has been part of my life thanks to my parents. Both of my parents come from very humble beginnings in Bogota, Colombia. They both …

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La Gringa: Moving To Colombia

My name is Lauren (@laurenlagringalatina). I am from Omaha Nebraska, I’m 100% American and I moved to Medellin Colombia in 2017 after developing a profound interest and love for the Latin culture and language. This deep interest was developed over the span of many years from the time I was 13 and began studying Spanish to later years when I traveled to the Dominican Republic (9 days), El Salvador (3 months), and Lima Peru (1 year).  When you live abroad, every single day is an adventure. It enriches your life to understand the perspectives of others and to witness and …

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Meet Alyssa

My name is Alyssa creator of ojosextranjeros. I was born in Tunisia to a Cuban mother but raised in Queens, NY after my mom left my birth country with me as a baby. Despite being born in one place and raised in another, I have always identified as Cubana. My family fled Cuba in the ’70s and like many other Cuban-Americans forced to flee, they have a love-hate relationship with the island. Once a Cuban left the island, it was usually for good. That’s why it was a very big deal when I decided to visit Cuba, being the first …

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9 Best Hiking and Waterfall Experiences

Check out some of the most amazing hiking/ waterfall views and what it meant for of us to add hiking as part of our travel experince! 🌐🌐🌐🌐 ¡Eche un vistazo a algunas de las vistas más increíbles de senderismo y cascada y lo que significó para nosotros agregar senderismo como parte de su experiencia de viaje! #1 Aventura en Pico Rodadero: Yauco Puerto Rico  🇵🇷  Les compartiré un poco de información sobre el pueblo de Yauco.  A Yauco se le conoce como el pueblo del café y esta localizado en la región Suroeste de Puerto Rico.  Pico Rodadero se encuentra …

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5 Ways To Stay Travel Motivated

There are a few things that motivate me to travel. For the most part, when I feel that I am stuck in a day-to-day routine my motivation is to not to feel tired from a routine that can cause anxiety and depression. So, imagine traveling from New York City to Thailand, a place that can change a person’s perspective and spirituality. The secret is in adding a few extra minutes into your daily routine that can allow you to stay motivated.  #1 Do something new at home, like joining a social club, growth track in your church, a program, or …

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Dubai: My packing experince

I would need to admit Dubai was truly the hardest destination to pack for! Dubai is definitely THE hotspot with a mixture of different cultures and styles, what to wear was my biggest concern! At times I didnt know what to wear! Did I expect to not have anything to wear!? In case you are wondering, I had lots to wear. I was simply overly concerned about being respectful to middle eastern cultures. For the most part, I packed extra-long dresses sort of like maxi dresses, long sleeves dresses, and skirts, BUT it was hot, all the time! It was …

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Planning your vacation

I get a lot of messages from my friends and family on how I plan my vacations. I know the word planning can cause some stress, but it can be fun, I promise. Is planning my vacations alone a headache? Hell yeah. Its hard, especially when you are also planning a group vacation where most have to come down to a consensus. In this post I’ll show you my process and the tools I use to organize my thoughts. Planning your vacations helps you stay organize and it may help you with obtaining a better travel experience. FIRST THING FIRST …