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Notes from Abroad: Landing in London
By Ivana Cepeda | 05/29/2009 - 14:06

I arrived in London after a 6 hour flight. We flew out of Newark Airport on Virgin Atlantic, which was pretty cool. The food wasn’t bad and they give you a complimentary eye mask (for sleeping), socks (to keep your feet warm) and a toothbrush and tooth paste. I immediately put on my eye mask and socks and slept for four hours of the flight. We arrived at Heathrow Airport without incident and clearing customs was a breeze. I imagined it would be something of an interrogation, since applying for the Visa was like signing my life away.


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Notes from Abroad: Landing in London
By Ivana Cepeda | 05/29/2009 - 09:00

I arrived in London after a six-hour flight. We flew out of Newark on Virgin Atlantic, which was pretty cool. The food wasn’t bad and they give you a complimentary eye mask (for sleeping), socks (to keep your feet warm) and a toothbrush and tooth paste. I immediately put on my eye mask and socks and slept for four hours of the flight. We arrived at Heathrow Airport without incident and clearing customs was a breeze. I imagined it would be something of an interrogation, since applying for the Visa was like signing my life away.


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Notes from Abroad: The Journey Begins
By Ivana Cepeda | 05/22/2009 - 14:06

I remember when I was a senior in high school, I didn’t want to go away to college because I had space issues, and the idea of sharing my room with a stranger totally freaked me out. But now I have the wonderful opportunity to study abroad in England, at the London College of Fashion. Space issues be damned!


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Notes from Abroad: The Journey Begins
By Ivana Cepeda | 05/22/2009 - 10:45

I remember when I was a senior in high school, I didn’t want to go away to college because I had space issues, and the idea of sharing my room with a stranger totally freaked me out. But now I have the wonderful opportunity to study abroad in England, at the London College of Fashion. Space issues be damned!


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My Weekend with Amy Winehouse
By Verky Arcos | 05/13/2009 - 14:06

I just returned from St. Lucia’s 18th Annual Jazz Festival. I'm back to reality here in NYC and, boy, was St. Lucia unreal.


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My Weekend with Amy Winehouse
By Verky Arcos | 05/13/2009 - 10:00

I just returned from St. Lucia’s 18th Annual Jazz Festival. I'm back to reality here in NYC and, boy, was St. Lucia unreal.


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Welcome to Miami
By Verky Arcos | 04/16/2009 - 18:00

¡Bienvenido a Miami! The urban oasis on the Southern Florida coast where jetsetters, trendsetters, foodies, and party people from all over the world come to work and play. Since World War II, Miami has been a destination hotspot full of beautiful people and wild nightlife. The entire city wants you to party like a rock star!


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Latin America: A Retiree’s Dream
By Mariela Rosario | 03/26/2009 - 18:15

The opportunity has never been better for some Latin countries to cash in on a new import: America's elderly. Some 73 million U.S. baby boomers are now on the brink of retirement—amid the worst financial crisis in decades. Faced with steep taxes and an average of $350-a-day nursing home bills, a growing number would rather move to a warmer, cheaper place and live comfortably. Increasingly, that means heading south, thanks to nations like Costa Rica touting their recent stability (no more civil wars and hyperinflation) and offering easy visas and affordable health care.


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Notes from Abroad: Queen for a Day
By Ivana Cepeda | 02/16/2009 - 13:06

I have been in London for a little over two weeks and it has been super-busy. I don’t even think I've had time to stop and process all that I've experienced, and I'm already at the halfway point. This past weekend was New York City’s National Puerto Rican Day Parade, and while I am sure the streets of Fifth Avenue were jam-packed with proud Puerto Ricans waving their flags, across the pond in London's St. James Park, I watched a different kind parade.


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Volunteer Vacations
By Dorkys Ramos | 01/29/2009 - 17:15

We’d all love to take time off to help the poor and feed the hungry à la Shakira, but wouldn’t that mean parting with valuable vacation days? Not necessarily! It is possible to combine a fun trip—downtime and sightseeing included—with helping out a cause you feel passionate about. Read on to sample the best of both worlds.


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