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Botanic Gardens Singapore Travel

One of the only three gardens honored as a UNESCO World Heritage Site are the Botanic Gardens in Singapore. And their they only tropical garden with the title. Founded in 1859, the Botanic Gardens played an important role in the rubber trade boom as it served as a major research location. Spread over 82 hectares, the Botanic Gardens are home to more than 10,000 species...

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The Getty Museum, Los Angeles Travel

When I travel, I admit, I visit a lot of tourist attractions. Well, historical attractions. And while there’s so much more to places than these sites, they are attractions for a reason.  My mistake, in my opinion, is not that I go to these places. It’s that I often forget that I have a fair amount of them just outside my door. I don’t have to...

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Scuba Diving with Manta Manta Diving in Bali, Indonesia Travel

I first earned my diving license at the age of fourteen. It’s something that I’ve done for a while. And it’s something for which my adoration and awe has yet to fade. Each time I slip below the surface, it’s, to use what is probably and over-used metaphor in terms of diving, like entering an entirely new world. I’m filled with the kind of wonder...

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Food & Wine Experiences at the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel Culture & Cuisine / Travel

While I always enjoy traveling abroad whenever and wherever I can, I’ve learned that you don’t always need to pop on a plane to have an adventure. Becoming a parent has forced me to get more creative in my explorations, and I’ve started looking closer to home for fun things to do. Especially if they mean Little Linguist can tag along. And while the events...

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7 Things You Can Do in Tobago Travel

When I first started studying ethnomusicology as an undergraduate student, one of teachers often shared his experiences studying the music of Trinidad and Tobago. The films he played in class were exciting, energetic and impressive feats of musicianship. I learned a lot about Carnival, but I wasn’t prepared for the beauty of the beaches when I finally had the chance to make a trip out...

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Things to Do in Fort-de-France, Martinique Travel

Originally named Fort Royal, Fort-de-France, is the capital of Martinique and a stop for Carnival cruise passengers. For those who love history, sightseeing or shopping, there’s plenty to do and see. Plus, the cuisine is incredible! The language spoken in Fort-de-France is, as you probably guessed, French, but you can find help in English in most areas.  1 // Shop There are a variety of...

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Alambique, Puerto Rico Culture & Cuisine / Travel

Local fare on the water in Puerto Rico? Why yes, thank you! Our cruise ship left from Puerto Rico, so we had a day on the island before heading out. Rather than hiding from the heat (and rain) in our hotel room, we decided to venture out and enjoy lunch on the water at Alambique, a small restaurant and bar with a great view and...

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