Swapping Stress for Serenity in Costa Rica’s Southern Zone

Swapping Stress for Serenity in Costa Rica’s Southern Zone

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June 7, 2022

"It's a crazed, high-energy life in the U.S.," David Bohn says, from the comfort of his Spanish Colonial-styled living room in the Southern Zone of Costa Rica. That's not the case where David now resides. If Costa Rica is one of the world's most relaxed countries, the Southern Zone is its version of Hawaii—the calm, unspoiled region that even Costa Ricans consider...

Swapping BBQ for Souvlaki: Texans in Cyprus

Swapping BBQ for Souvlaki: Texans in Cyprus

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June 6, 2022

Over the last 6,000 years nearly every major empire around the Mediterranean has occupied Cyprus at some point. And most of them left something behind. The Ancient Greeks left ruins. They built a temple here to Aphrodite, the goddess of love, then forbade women to enter it. The Crusaders left castles. The Knights Templar had their headquarters here and actually owned Cyprus...

Day Tripping to Cerro Punta From Boquete, Panama

Day Tripping to Cerro Punta From Boquete, Panama

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June 4, 2022

A winding road trip through the mountains and over the scenic river crossings and waterfalls to Cerro Punta provides just such a therapeutic adventure. On this particular Saturday morning in April, we began our adventure just as the rainy season was beginning to hint that it was rolling in. The overcast morning with mist gently falling provided the perfect mood...

Enjoying a Plant-Based Lifestyle in Portugal

Enjoying a Plant-Based Lifestyle in Portugal

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June 3, 2022

Portugal is a country rich in fruits and vegetables grown locally in the fertile farmland throughout the country. Orchards, vineyards, and crops of healthy delights like kale, cabbage, and chard are abundant and make it easy to eat healthily. Local markets offer a platform for farmers to sell their wares at discounted prices, putting a smile on the faces of those who buy them.