Visiting Costa Rica this winter holiday? Here are 10 helpful tips to keep in mind

Waiting to explore the lush and wild world of Costa Rica? Here are a few things to keep in mind. One of the most ecologically rich destinations in the world, Costa Rica is a relatively small Central American country with an abundance of environmental attractions. The country’s imposing volcanoes, tropical forests, wildlife, botanical gardens, stunning river valleys, and hundreds of beaches along the Pacific and Caribbean coasts make for an enchanting journey. The rich sights and sounds of this dream vacation spot are sure to amaze you and help you…

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Planning a solo trip this monsoon? Check out these 8 tips before you head out

No doubt, travelling with the squad is great fun. But sometimes the best travel companion you can have is yourself. In fact, more and more Indian women have started undertaking solo trips. If you are a person who does not like following fixed itineraries, hate clicking selfies, love to sample local cuisines and enjoy backpacking, then travelling solo can be a rewarding experience for you. However, the monsoon can play spoilsport if the right precautions are not taken. So, before you pack your bags and get set for a vacation with yourself,…

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Three Tips for An Amazing Family Ski Trip

Taking a ski trip together as a family can be a fun and exciting experience that you’ll all remember. Skiing can also be great exercise for all the family. When it comes to choosing your ski destination, there are numerous options to choose from that provide child-friendly slopes and lessons. However, to make sure that you have the best experience, it’s important to put a lot of effort into the planning. We’ve put together some top tips to help you plan and put together a fun and memorable family ski…

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12 Super Simple Money Management Tips for Your Personal Finances

The best financial advice tends to apply to pretty much everyone. You don’t need a spreadsheet of pros and cons and complex scenarios. What you need is a rule of thumb. There’s no shame in using one-size-fits-all advice. A study of West Point cadets, for example, found teaching rules of thumb was at least as effective as standard personal finance training in increasing students’ knowledge and confidence as well as their willingness to take financial risks. Researchers found money rules of thumb were more effective than teaching accounting principles to small business owners…

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Tips For Staying Healthy When Traveling Abroad Listen· 3:20

When planning a summer trip abroad, it’s easy to think, “Oh, I’ll just hop over to a travel clinic, and they’ll tell me everything I need to know — and do — to keep from getting sick.” But that’s not always the case. A study published last week in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that travel clinics missed giving the measles vaccine to about half of eligible travelers. For nearly a third of the missed cases, doctors or nurses simply didn’t offer the vaccine, even though measles is a…

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Best Tips to Remember While Using Health Supplements

Keeping healthy is the new fitness regime these days. For this, people spend hours at the gym and follow crazy diet plans. Do you really think you will be able to put that amount of dedication to exercise and food? If you are a complete foodie who loves to try different kinds of foods, then it would be really difficult to control the urge to eat food. What you need to do is use health supplements that provide the same results as diets and exercises. Over the years, many people…

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10 of the best winter city breaks in Europe: readers’ travel tips

Winning tip: Tobogganing in Zurich The best way to see Zurich is from the top of its own mini mountain, Uetliberg, from where you get a view of the whole city, the lake and the countryside with mountains in the distance. It’s particularly magical in winter when everything is dusted with snow and the toboggan run is open – two miles of downhill fun from Uetliberg to Triemli! You can hop on a direct train from Zurich main station to the mountaintop, which takes just 20 minutes and costs CHF8.60…

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Smart Tips for Installing Home Siding

Choosing to get siding for your home is a smart option, considering that with the right siding, you’ll be able to boost your home’s appearance and its value on the market, should you choose to sell your home in the future. While choosing a siding, make sure that it is versatile, and that it will be able to suit your specific need. To make sure that your siding matches the inside of your home, it is necessary to make sure that the styles match – so choose the siding accordingly,…

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Boat trips and cruises worldwide: readers’ tips

  Winning tip: the Caribbean’s Antigua in a day Antigua, the island of beaches, is best seen from the sea. For an exciting and downright hair-raising trip try circumnavigating the island on an offshore powerboat. You’ll be swimming with stingrays, snorkelling at the Pillars of Hercules, then lunching on a remote beach, Robinson Crusoe style. You’ll sail into Nelson’s Dockyard as old-time sailors might have done; and see the Shirley Heights lookout as it towers 150 metres above the sea. The excellent guides point out so many things that you’d…

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Cape Town: share your tips with GuardianWitness or #GuardianCapeTown

We’re searching for the most interesting insider tips on Cape Town. The best will be published as part of a city guide next week Cape Town and Table Mountain. Photograph: Alamy Guardian Travel is producing a guide to South Africa’s dramatically situated Cape Town – and we need your help to do it. We’d like you to tell us about the best museums and galleries, bars and cafes, the most interesting things to do and the insider tips you’ve picked up by travelling or even living and working in the…

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