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The ultimate 30th birthday trip to empower your inner badass

The ultimate 30th birthday trip to empower your inner badass

The ultimate 30th birthday trip to empower your inner badass If someone told me 10 years ago that I’d be celebrating my 30th birthday soaring through jungle canopies on a zip line on the remote Isla Bastimentos, smile wide as the Grand Canyon, I’d say sign me up! But would’ve hardly believed it a viable…

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By Christina, December 22, 2017
Classic California Christmas style with Jord Watches

Classic California Christmas style with Jord Watches

While it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas for many folks all around the world, us Californians are not on Santa’s List in that department. Although I’ve been on the go a lot this year I’m thrilled to be celebrating Christmas with my family in my home town. But here in So Cal, it’s…

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By Christina, December 12, 2017
How a Catalina Island getaway stole my nostalgic heart

How a Catalina Island getaway stole my nostalgic heart

California may have the best sunsets in the world and vast terrain from desert to snow, but nostalgics like me need to dig to uncover old school California. However, there are little corners that exist here that invoke that old-fashioned feeling of being swept away to a different time. I spent my 30th birthday on…

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By Christina, December 8, 2017
Island immersion: studying Spanish in Bocas del Toro with Habla Ya

Island immersion: studying Spanish in Bocas del Toro with Habla Ya

Studying Spanish in Bocas del Toro, Panama’s Caribbean paradise Bocas del Toro is a cluster of tropical islands on Panama’s Caribbean coast. With the myriad of sprawling beaches, rugged roads, palm tree lined jungle paths and water activities, Bocas is any adventurers playground. While I kept myself busy with activities every day, my time on…

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By Christina, October 11, 2017
Just the highlights: 9 things you must do in Panama City

Just the highlights: 9 things you must do in Panama City

Panama City is big. It’s vibrant, loud and chaotic and if you don’t stay on high alert at all times, the city could easily swallow you up. What makes this energetic metropolis interesting is it’s chronic diversity. Not only is it a melting pot for international cuisine akin to the likes of Los Angeles, it’s…

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By Christina, September 14, 2017
Diving into Spanish immersion in Panama City

Diving into Spanish immersion in Panama City

Diving into Spanish immersion in Panama City Hola a todos! I just finished my first week of full Spanish immersion in Panama City with Habla Ya Spanish school, and boy what a week it has been! Panama City is bustling with action and I’ll admit it was a little overwhelming at first. The constant buzz of…

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By Christina, August 28, 2017
Panamá Travel Diary – A personal update

Panamá Travel Diary – A personal update

Panama Travel Diary – A personal update I’m currently sitting in seat F10 on my Copa Airlines red eye flight to Panama City. I’m embarking on a two month trip through Panama in which I’ll be attending Habla Ya Spanish School’s full immersion program in two locations, the bustling metropolis of Panama City and the…

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By Christina, August 21, 2017
A romantic anniversary getaway to Huntington Beach

A romantic anniversary getaway to Huntington Beach

Well, we made it. Steve and I are celebrating 5 crazy, wonderful, adventurous years together. This anniversary was quite a milestone for us. We’ve traveled through ten countries together, countless cities, and had some hilarious moments along the way. I’m telling you guys, I got a good one. When it came to planning our anniversary,…

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By Christina, August 14, 2017
7 heavenly treats you must eat in Florence, Italy

7 heavenly treats you must eat in Florence, Italy

While I wouldn’t classify myself as a bonafide “foodie,” I do have a soft spot for all things snacks and sweets, I’m talkin’ gelato and fried zucchini! Despite my tempestuous relationship with food involving my being vegetarian plus allergic to basically half of the food pyramid, when in Italy I feel compelled to throw my…

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By Christina, July 10, 2017
11 common myths and truths surrounding travel to Cuba

11 common myths and truths surrounding travel to Cuba

Cuba remains a mysterious place to many people, specifically Americans who are now again prohibited from visiting the country. Fortunately for me, I was able to slip in and out in the short time span that Americans were legally allowed to visit. In addition to having the time of my life, I discovered that there…

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By Christina, June 21, 2017
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