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Semana Santa, or Holy Week, begins on Sunday, April 9 and ends on Saturday, April 16. Much of Costa Rica shuts down towards the end of the week as Ticos gather their families and head to the beach. It’s a tradition here: the streets of San Jose will be nearly

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Some travelers are going to have more time on their hands. The United States and the United Kingdom have implemented bans on using electronic devices from a number of Muslim-majority countries. What will people do with their time in the skies? Fortunately, Royal Jordanian Airlines has created this helpful infographic

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Travel shouldn’t be stressful. Unfortunately, we often make it that way. With to-the-minute itineraries, overly ambitious travel goals, and tons of unnecessary gear, we create obstacles to actually experiencing our surroundings. Instead, try to be like this dog. What does he do to be such a relaxed traveler? 1. He’s

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The second Sunday in March in Costa Rica is Día Nacional del Boyero, which celebrates oxcart drivers (boyeros), their colorful carts, and an important part of the country’s folklore. This year’s event takes place on Sunday, March 12th. Come to San Antonio de Escazú to experience a colorful parade of

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San Jose, Costa Rica's Central Market
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Weaving past the vocal lottery vendors flanking the cavernous entrance, I let the dark labyrinth swallow me. This is not your typical tourist spot, I thought to myself as my eyes adjusted to their new environs. The narrow passageways are always filled with people, frantically bargaining and pointing to merchandise

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In order to better get to know a country, you need to know its people, history and culture. One of the best ways to do so is to sample some of the daily traditions that comprise this country’s character. There are many traditions that make Costa Rica unique. Discover the

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