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Why Driving Should Be Discouraged When Traveling

Buckle up, ladies and gents.* It’s time for another rant against cars, or as I like to call them, metal death boxes. We’re going to… Continue reading

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Saludemos El Salvador: Into Colonial Suchitoto

Read part one of four of Saludemos El Salvador. SUCHITOTO One of El Salvador’s selling points is its density. Not only does it have the… Continue reading

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9 US Habits I Lost In Costa Rica

Somos todos Americanos. That’s just one of the things I’ve learned during my time living abroad in Costa Rica. Read more at MatadorNetwork.com.

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16 Things Everyone From Ohio Has To Explain To Out-Of-Towners

Akron is not Cleveland, “O-H!” is a greeting, and so much more needs to be explained to out-of-towners about the great state of Ohio. Read… Continue reading

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10 Signs You’ve Been Away From Cleveland Too Long

I’ve been away from Cleveland for quite some time. Truth is, Costa Rica has changed me in many ways. So here are 10 signs I’ve… Continue reading

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Why Driving Should Be Discouraged When Traveling

Put me on one of these bad boys instead.

Put me on one of these bad boys instead.

Buckle up, ladies and gents.* It’s time for another rant against cars, or as I like to call them, metal death boxes. We’re going to talk about why tourism organizations shouldn’t put people — especially we travel writers — in cars.**

First off, let’s examine the automobile, shall we? Best case scenario, it gets you from A to B faster than any other form of transportation with a sense of luxury and comfort that goes unmatched in transportation. Plus people will look at you, dying with envy as they stand on their stupid poor people legs. That’s what car commercials portray. But like most commercials, it’s a steaming pile of bullshit.

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Saludemos El Salvador: Into Colonial Suchitoto

Read part one of four of Saludemos El Salvador.

SUCHITOTO

One of El Salvador’s selling points is its density. Not only does it have the highest population density in Central America, but it has a little bit of everything in such a short distance. Still within an hour’s drive of the capital city, we found ourselves in a colonial town that looked untouched for centuries. Suchitoto is Antigua, Guatemala before the tourism. Continue reading