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 City of Mangos

Travel Costa Rica

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Spending days in Alajuela, Costa Rica
Costa Rica’s second largest city in terms of size, Alajuela lies only 20 km northwest of the capital San Jose in the beautiful Central Valley. We arrived there from La Fortuna one Thursday afternoon in March 2014.

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 Traveling with the bike

Travel advice

By: Zdenko Kahlina

How to fly with a bike: The cheap and easy method
If you plan to travel internationally with a bicycle like I do, at some point you will be required to put your bike on a plane. Taking a bike on an airplane as luggage can be a gut wrenching proposition. You need to pack it in a way that means it can withstand the baggage handlers’ manhandling, and make sure it will come off the plane in the same state that it went on…

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 Alberta Badlands

Travel Alberta

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Take a walk on the wild side
I’ve already spent a lot of time traveling around Alberta, because I love to explore new territories. I always wanted to experience Alberta like the locals do so one sunny day when we were both off work Vera and I decided to tour the Alberta. We left Edmonton early in the morning and choose the secondary Hwy #21 going south to an often overlooked destination: the Badlands.

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 Castles of Croatia

Traveling Croatia

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Croatia is a small country with long history and lots of castles
Construction and development of manors and castles on the territory of Croatia can be followed with certainty in the last two millennium – from Roman villa rustics and palaces (like Diocletian’s palace), to medieval castles (burgs), renaissance villas-summer houses in Dubrovnik and Dalmatia, to baroque and historicist manors of Northern Croatia, and town villas and palaces in most bigger Croatian towns.

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 Spring in Kamloops

Travel Canada

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Exploring B.C.’s coolest small town
Last year, when our daughter moved with her family to Kamloops (British Columbia), she gave us the reasons to visit this small town for the first time and explore the grasslands area around the town.

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 There’s no place like home

Edmonton life

By: Terence Harding, Sarah O’Donnell

Why we moved to Edmonton and why we’ll stay.
Nearly 82,000 more people called Edmonton home in 2011 than in 2006, Statistics Canada says. Journal reporter Sarah O’Donnell and Metro reporter Terence Harding chatted with a few of those new arrivals about why they made the move and why they have stayed.

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 Calle Pelegroso

Travel Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Cruising the streets of Mazatlán’s ‘Centro Historico’
It’s true what they say: Time flies when you’re having fun. And that’s what we’ve been doing here. Having fun… again! This was our second winter in Mazatlán’s historic center – ‘Centro Historico’, and our accommodation was also on the same Pelegroso Street, just like previous year. The two months spent here went by in a flush!

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 Mazatlán’s beloved pulmonias

Travel Mexico

By: Nancy Seeley

Celebrating 50 years – Mazatlán’s beloved pulmonias just keep on going
December 20 marked the golden anniversary of the first triumphant pulmonia ride through the city of Mazatlán streets in what was basically a steel-bodied golf cart with three wheels.

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 Mazatlán by bike

Travel Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Bike Touring is an amazing way to see Mazatlán
In my opinion biking is one of the nicest ways to experience Mazatlán’s famous promenade, also called malecón. That’s why my wife and I brought our road bikes aboard WestJet flight from Edmonton to Mazatlán. Whenever we travel, we are always looking for something little different in terms of exploring local life and we think bikes are perfect tools for that.

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 Mazatlán buses

Travel Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Boarding local Mazatlán buses for Mexicans is safe for gringos!
Many people have asked questions about taking the bus in Mexico. Is it safe? Is it reliable? Is it even half-comfortable? Well, it depends! This is what I have to say about buses in Mazatlán.

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 Stone Island

Travel Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Great beach day gateway from the city!
When in Mazatlan, you should not miss this trip. But do not take expensive tour offered by many Tour companies. It just isn’t necessary! You can easily do it on your own. Simply get to the ‘Embarcadero’ by foot or taxi. Don’t forget beach towels and swimming suits!

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 Old Mazatlán

Travel Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Exploring Old Mazatlán (Centro Historico)
It is true what they say: Time flies when you’re having fun. And that’s what we have here in Centro Historico area, or as they also call it Old Mazatlán. The average temperature hovers around 28 degrees Celsius; the sun shines every day and outdoors is the place to be.

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 Bridges and Trails of Edmonton

Life in Edmonton

By: Jay Palter

The magnificent bridges and bicycle trails of Edmonton’s river valley
Edmonton’s river valley is by far its most compelling natural attraction and one of its best kept secrets – even among many of the city’s own residents.

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 Exploring Southern Utah

Travel USA

By: Zdenko Kahlina

The Santa Clara Loop near St. George
While visiting St. George with our rented car during the stay in Las Vegas last summer, Vera and I decided to explore surrounding area as we heard about some interesting sites near by. We wanted to taste the Southern Utah in only few hours that we had available, because we were returning to Vegas before the end of the day.

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 Bragg Creek

Travel Alberta

Source: Westworld, by: Tracy Hyatt

The getaway – A Weekend in Bragg Creek
 When the first English settlers arrived in Bragg Creek, few put down permanent roots. A common complaint was that the frost-damaged grasses provided little nutrition for wintering livestock. “A man cannot feed his family on scenery,” remarked one settler as he bid farewell. Ironically, a century later, the picturesque forests are what draw many visitors to Bragg Creek.

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 Pyrenees Coast To Coast

Top rides

Source: PEZ

Special Travel interview with Allan Reeves of ‘France From Inside Tours’
France From Inside Tours specializes in cycling holidays in southern France, and one of their most popular trips is the epic Conquer the Pyrenees: cycling 12 days over 1000 miles and climbing over 100,000 feet from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean and back. The company owner and lead guide, Allan Reeves, explains why this trip is so popular, it’s back for the 10th year.

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 The Mild West

Travel Alberta

Source: Dave and Deb at PlanetD portal

Alberta Cowboy Trail
The empty grasslands of the Rocky Mountain Foothills attracted migrants from the rowdy American West, for a time calling into question British colonial hold over what is now Alberta. The westward thrusts of the Canadian Pacific Railway and the North West Mounted Police tamed the settlers and staved off annexation by the expanding republic, but not before the cultural of the American cattleman was already firmly rooted.

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 Reasons to Visit Croatia

Travel Croatia

By: Peter Simon

10 Reasons Croatia Should Be on Your Travel Radar
The small, horseshoe-shaped Balkan country of Croatia is steadily becoming one of Europe’s most popular summer holiday destinations. With its stunning beaches, crystalline waters, incredible history and great food, Croatia is definitely worth a visit on any trip to southeastern Europe. If you’re curious about this wonderful little country on the Adriatic Sea, here are 10 reasons Croatia should be on your travel radar.

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 Devil’s backbone

Travel Mexico

By: DAILY MAIL REPORTER

The Devil’s Spine – Spina di Diablo
Taming the ‘Devil’s Backbone’: Treacherous 140-mile mountain road crossing the heart of Mexico’s marijuana fields into the U.S. is transformed into a safe trade route with completion of $2.2bn bridge and highway. The Durango-Mazatlán Highway, designed to bring legitimate commerce safely across the Sierra Madre in Mexico, was completed last August.

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 Why I love Istria

Travel Croatia

By: Jane Horrocks

English actress Jane Horrocks travels through Croatia and Istrian peninsula
From medieval beauty to perfect pizza: Absolutely Fabulous actress Jane Horrocks reveals why she loves Istria’s Croatian comforts Venice is less than three hours away from the island on a high-speed ferry Istria, formerly known as Histria, is the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea One week in Villa Melissa starts from £995 for up to eight people sharing..

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 Chinese New Year

Traveling the world

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Chinese New Year starts with the New Moon on the first day of the new year and ends on the full moon 15 days later. The 15th day of the new year is called the Lantern Festival, which is celebrated at night with lantern displays and children carrying lanterns in a parade.

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 TRAVEL TIPS

World Traveling

Source: Reader’s Digest Canada

Top 10 most expensive travel mistakes
Save money on your next vacation by avoiding these costly (and common) travel mistakes.

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 Ciclotour Mazatlán

Top rides

By: Zdenko Kahlina

The Sportive Event ‘Ciclotour Mazatlán’, Mexico
Mazatlán, city better known as the ‘Pearl of the Pacific’, is a destination that always works hard to bring exciting events to the city. On November 21, the City of Mazatlán and other sponsors organized already fifth edition of CicloTour Mazatlán.

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 A jewel in Centro Historico

Travel Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Old Mazatlán Condominiums in Historic District
My wife and I were planning to visit Mazatlán for a long time. Mazatlán was probable the only tourist place in Mexico we always wanted to visit, but never did, until this year. Finally, at the end of this year we had an opportunity, since we both still had some unused vacation days.

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 Barefoot on the beach in Mexico

Travel Mexico

By: Anita & Michael’s travels portal

Barefoot on the beach in Mexico
We prepared ourselves from the journey from Oaxaca over the mountains and down to Puerto Escondido on infamous highway 175 or the “vomit” road. Numerous people told us the road was the worse road they had driven on. I laughed. I’m from California where we have real mountain roads so I wasn’t really bothered about some flatlander’s anguish of “bad roads.”

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