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Picking a Life Lesson From a ‘Secret’ Rose Garden

“What’s in there?” I asked Ivan, my brother-in-law, who was driving at the time. I was referring to the rich foliage we were passing by. “Oh, that’s a garden,” Ivan replied nonchalantly. Then he added, “And oh, there’s a rose … Continue reading

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Exploring Historic Oakwood in Raleigh

Tucked away on the northeastern fringe of downtown Raleigh in North Carolina is a cluster of old houses dating back to the mid 1800s to the early 1900s. This neighborhood is called Historic Oakwood, aptly named not only for its … Continue reading

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7 Things to Consider When Applying for a US Visa

For those who require a tourist visa to enter the United States, if you’ve never applied before, you’ve probably heard how difficult it is. Difficult for some, yes, esp., if you’re a first-timer but not impossible. Consider these things when … Continue reading

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Top 15 Free Things to do in Orlando

Aptly called the world’s amusement park, Orlando has an extensive list of must-sees and must-dos. From adrenaline-pumping zip line ride with 120 gators looking from below to a relaxing kayak down winding rivers, you can never run out of things … Continue reading

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Applying for a Visa on Arrival in Nepal

So you’ve been dreaming of seeing the majestic Mount Everest and been wondering what it is like. Or maybe you’ve been longing to go somewhere exotic, far from the madding crowd but somewhere that will not burn a hole in your … Continue reading

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Explore the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland

Stand in the footsteps of giants Located in the North coast of Northern Ireland in County Antrim, about two miles north of Bushmills and 13 miles from Balllycastle, is the Giant’s Causeway, a striking landscape of basalt columns, whose origin is steeped … Continue reading

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How to explore Washington DC for free

If you’re short on cash but have plenty of time and wouldn’t mind ogling magnificent works of art and digging into the long forgotten past of America, well, here are just some of the things you can do to explore Washington … Continue reading

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Flying high above Grand Canyon

The rotor blades’ whirring noise was surprisingly muffled inside the Eurocopter AS350B2 helicopter. Without so much as a bump, we quickly found ourselves suspended a few meters above the ground. Swaying gently from side to side we waited until an arriving helicopter landed … Continue reading

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