California Destinations

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California is a beautiful place to visit. As the state ranking third in physical size, with 163,707 square miles of land, there are many beautiful places to visit from Northern California to Southern California and all of the space in between. However, there are some places that are found to be more popular destinations than others. Some areas that would be easy to become enchanted with are San Diego, Los Angeles, and the surrounding area, Yosemite National Park and San Francisco.

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A trip to San Diego feels incredibly laid back for being in a metropolitan area. Downtown is wonderful for some of the unique skyscrapers, the San Diego Bay and Maritime Museum, the Gaslamp Quarters for nightlife and Little Italy for a taste of fine, authentic cuisine. Coronado Island, just over the big, blue bridge is like an island escape.

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Old Town is fascinating for the preservation of that old world appearance and Balboa Park is an intriguing mixture of gardens, exhibits and old Spanish architecture. Mission Beach boasts an amusing boardwalk, known as Belmont Park, and La Jolla beaches are known for the brilliant scenery surrounding it. Sea World and the San Diego Zoo are both wonderful attractions for animal lovers while those looking to venture into another culture can slip over to Tijuana. Be sure to check travel advisories before crossing the border though.

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Take a drive north on Pacific Highway One to go towards Los Angeles. This classic highway boasts breathtaking beachside views and perfect vistas of the extravagant hillside homes in Laguna Beach. Huntington Beach, also known as Surf City, is also on the way. Once you have arrived in Los Angeles you can take in one of the many museums or go to Universal Studios. Next, take a trip to Hollywood to see the star-studded Walk of Fame or swing over to Anaheim to spend a wistful day at Disneyland, the children’s fantasy land or riding thrill rides at Knott’s Berry Farm.

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Best Time To Travel Costa Rica

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Costa Rica’s tropical climate and diverse nature attract visitors from around the world. Costa Rica has beaches, mountains, active volcanoes, rainforest and cloud forest, and you don’t have to travel far to experience changes in nature, climate and temperature. So when is the best time to travel to Costa Rica?

The Climate in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has a tropical climate with average temperatures of around 22 degrees Celsius (72 Fahrenheit), but temperatures can vary a lot between the different regions. Costa Rica’s mountains rise up to more than 11 000 ft (3600 meters) and in the highest altitudes nights are chilled. Costa Rica’s two coastlines, on the Caribbean side and the Pacific side, are both hot throughout the year and temperatures can be much higher than the national average. The Northwest part of Costa Rica is the driest region of the country and has a longer summer than other parts. Even in the wet season, it does not necessarily rain all day. On the Caribbean coast, however, it can rain at any time of the year.

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The Dry Season in Costa Rica

Like tropical countries in general, Costa Rica has a rainy season, or “winter”, and a dry summer season. The dry season, between the end of November and the end of April, is the most popular time to travel to Costa Rica. For many visitors the weather is at its best in December and January: there is much less rain than from May to November and the days are sunny, but nature has been left green and verdant after the rainy season. The downside of traveling during the dry season, and especially around Christmas, is that flights are more expensive, hotel rates can be much higher than in the low season and you’ll have to share the beach with crowds of other visitors.

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Beautiful Cityscapes

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Every city has its charms. It doesn’t matter whether it has 500 thousand citizens or 15 million citizens, one can always find something beautiful about it. Still, large cities with their extravagant planning, skyscrapers and unique architecture tend to impress us more. Of all the megalopolises in the world Shanghai, Dubai and Tokyo are architectural gems that are offering hints of how the future of urban life will look like.

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Just 30 years ago, China was struggling with its economy and how to maintain its population. Since then, China has come a long way and Shanghai is the epitome of its success. The technologically advanced skyscrapers in the very heart of Shanghai will take your breath away, regardless of whether you decide to take a cruise or ride over the city with a chopper. Some of the tallest buildings in the world can be seen there. Lighting is a story in itself – professional, artistic, simply awesome. Every 2 days a new 50 stores high building gets erected. A place well worth visiting is the main street, where around 3 million people circulate each day.

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Toronto Fun Facts Toronto Canada

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Toronto, Canada is the capital of the province of Ontario and is by far its largest city in both size and population. It is home to 25% of Canada’s total population. Toronto was first inhabited by European Settlers in the 1500’s. At the time Toronto and its surrounding area was merely a vast area of only trees and water.

Today, Toronto is a modern city both culturally and economically. Each of Canada’s main financial institutions has its international headquarters located in Toronto and several US car manufacturers have their Canadian headquarters in Toronto or in nearby Mississauga, Canada. There are many things about Toronto that may surprise visitors. From its citizens to its natural beauty it is truly a city of much splendor. Here are just a few things that make Toronto one of the most unique and welcoming cities in the world:

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7 Best Places to Eat When You’re in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh has an impressive dining scene and if you’re a food lover, prowling the streets to get yourself some of the best of the best here, we’ve got you covered. You’ll find everything from sandwiches with fries spilling out of it to birthday cake ice-cream, and more! Keep reading to discover 7 best of the best places to eat in Pittsburgh.

Duncan Street Sandwich Shop

Duncan Street Sandwich Shop has been well known for its inventive menu, but that’s not the only reason to get yourself here. The small menu serves some delicious sandwiches that have some complex flavors that you absolutely need to taste. The salads change daily, and most of them are great. What’s best about the menu is the sides- especially the Turkey Soup!


Want to indulge yourself but still not spend more than $10 on your dinner? Noodlehead is the place to be. Noodlehead has literally NO dishes over the modest price of $9 and is complete with a nice menu of some heartwarming noodle options to pick from. The sides are super delicious too, and when you’re here, you can totally pig out without burning a hole in your wallet.

Driftwood Oven

Driftwood Oven was originally a mobile pizza place, and since its conception in 2015, it has been serving the freshest and the most delicious pizzas ever in Pittsburgh. The dough for the pizzas is hand mixed and packs in an organic mix of flours with sourdough culture, turning out to be one of the best pizza bases there is!


Burgatory serves thick and juicy burgers and some insanely thick and creamy milkshakes, and getting yourself here to give them a try when you’re in Pittsburgh is an absolute mandate. For all those vegans out there, there’s also an ‘Impossible Burger’ that is crafted completely using plant based ingredients, and it supposedly tastes mind blowing, to say the least. Read more