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Beach Or Pool Essentials For Baby And Toddler (Plus A Few Luxury Items)

Whether you’re traveling to an exotic beach or visiting the local pool, bringing a baby adds a few extra considerations.  It is normal to feel a bit anxious about bringing your baby to a new environment, but that grin on your kid’s face will send those worries away.  Your baby might even sleep better after …

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Fascinating History Behind Some of Seoul’s Subway Stations

Chungmuro – this area under the Japanese colonial period had been part of the xxx district, and in the wake of the renaming efforts after World War II, decided to name it ‘Chungmu’ Road.  For those familiar with Sino-Korean characters, the ‘Chungmu’ refers to ‘loyal’ and ‘war’, or ‘martial’, which was the name of the …

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Scaling Sri Pada(Adam’s Peak)

Maybe it’s because I’ve lived in a few amazing cities (Philadelphia, NY, LA, HK, Singapore), but when I’m traveling, I’m blown away by natural beauty.  Sri Lanka is one of those unmistakably awe-inspiring countries.  Its lush, untouched lands have appropriately earned it Garden of Eden references. Why is it called Sri Pada/Adam’s peak? This 2,243 m (7,359 ft) mountain has …

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Gems of Rio de Janeiro

I first got to know Rio through the riotous lens of a Carnivale, but I promised myself I’d find out what local life was like.   So I stayed in Rio for 3 weeks. Here are a few of my favorite discoveries: Lagoon, photo credit Ana Carolina do Nascimento Guimaraes Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas-A lagoon with a paved 7.5 km (>4.5mile) bike/running …

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How To Save Money On Flights

Protip: Clearing your browser cache before booking flights and hotels online can save money!  Booking sites tend to increase fares if you’ve visited the site before. http://ow.ly/9ZsK304MHI3

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Disney On Ice

4 years old has been a really fun age.  We seem to have been lifted out of the fog of having to do absolutely everything for our child. She can choose her own clothes, dress herself completely, eat independently, play by herself, and needs much less supervision.  She even buckles herself into her car seat. …

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