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IgoUgo: travel spot reviews

A great site to get a second opinion on travel spots and sites: IgoUgo.

That’s what IgoUgo says:

As the world’s leading online travel community, IgoUgo offers what guidebooks can’t: hundreds of thousands of straightforward opinions on destinations across the globe, member suggestions for everything from cheap eats to must-see attractions, and vivid vacation photos taken by real travelers to bring it all to life.

For contributors, IgoUgo offers a great way to share travel memories with friends, family, and a growing community of travel enthusiasts—write reviews and upload photos, and you’ll earn GO PointsSM redeemable for great rewards like frequent-flyer miles and online gift certificates.

so, check it out, it’s free.


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Responsible travel: StepUpTravel

This is an important site for any travellers:

” Step Up Travel is a travel classifieds site, established to allow local small enterprises and individuals publish web-page advertisements of their own unique cultural services, activities, and goods so that travelers can connect directly with them as an alternative to larger more commercial options.

By using Step Up Travel Classifieds and connecting directly with locals, travelers are able to learn of more obscure and fascinating activities, while also helping redirect money away from the commercial tourism industry and toward the people who make their culture what it is.


Step Up Travel was founded to help empower local enterprises compete in an industry dominated by tourism agencies. Aligning itself with the United Nations’ ST-EP initiative (Sustainable Tourism-Eliminating Poverty), Step Up Travel prides itself in being an freer marketplace for the travel industry, granting equal access to all service providers and helping redistributing wealth in a world that suffers from broadening inequalities.

Step Up Travel is also a trusted network of socially-minded travelers who can exchange ideas and recommendations, advocate for responsible travel practices, and seek meaningful interactions with local people when they travel. Through, Step Up Travelers have the unique opportunity to recommend and promote specific service providers they have met along the way, in order to help travelers and local people find and come to know one another.”

Well, we at Zopilote feel part of the Costa Rican lifestyle and, even don’t have a classified at StepUpTravel, we will show you the surroundings and the art of living here around Santa Teresa.

Link: StepUpTravel

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On the way to Santa Teresa

Last week I found a travel report about two North Americans traveling to Santa Teresa. I thought that my be interesting for you, and also their housing in our small town: on a camp ground. This may be definitely the cheapest way to pass vacation in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, I’m sure there will not forget the thunderstorm in their tent.

You can read the complete story of Sarah and Garry here.

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Surfer life style – stories

It’s interesting how surfing can be such an integral part of life. “Interesting” is probably the wrong term to describe this, from an insider perspective. But what means “surfing” to you? Let us know and comment!

I just read a story about a father and a son from Surf City, North Carolina. They work together, they surf together. They say surfing made them close friends. And Zack, the son, adds: “I’ve learned probably more on my trips around the world than I have in pretty much most of my classes in school, as far as lifelong lessons, how to be a better person and realizing how good you have it.” How true!

Talking about school, I have to tell you about Mr. T or Tucker, teacher at the Siuslaw West, the Florence (Oregon) district’s alternative high school. Tucker is definetively different, quoting Bob Marley, drinking Kombucha tea and display skateboards in his class room. We don’t have to mention that Tucker surfs… Tucker himself is a story right enough to read.
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