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Puerto Rico

Puerto RicoFebruary 2012Puerto Rico Factoids Puerto Rico is a commonwealth of the US. I think of it, however, as an island nation with a unique culture. About the size of Connecticut, this island is a gem of the Caribbean. US citizens don’t need a passport to go there. The official languages of PR are both English and Spanish though Spanish is …

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Cuba

CubaJune 2013I went to Cuba because I was looking for a culturally unique experience. Though every country has its own such experiences, Cuba is significantly different from the other 42 countries in which I’ve traveled. Just planning to go there was an adventure.Cuba Factoids:   In 1492, Christopher Columbus landed on what is now the island of Cuba and claimed …

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Caribbean

Cruising the CaribbeanOR, AS CHERYL AND I LIKE TO CALL IT, THE “LIFE IS TOO SHORT…” CRUISE.The beds were at just the right height to facilitate transfers to and from my chair.The shower was wheelchair accessible and the shower nozzle also reached over the sink.There were plenty of shipboard activities ranging from rock climbing to soaking up sun.Here we are …

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Costa Rica

Costa RicaThere are several ways to explore the jungles in Costa Rica. One way is to walk through it, but you need to be careful of poisonous snakes. Sometimes those paths will take you onto bridges as you see here.Another way I saw the jungle was via this aerial tram called Teleferico del Bosque Lluvioso in the Braulio Carrillo National …