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Costa Rica adventure vacation

Costa Rica adventure vacation

Fall under the spell of Costa Rica
From US $1,440 to US $1,899 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: Depatures at least once a week on Mondays and Saturdays throughout the year
Self drive vacation in Costa Rica

Self drive vacation in Costa Rica

Tailor made self-drive holiday in stunning Costa Rica
From £2,405 17 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Costa Rica highlights vacation & beach

Costa Rica highlights vacation & beach

Short highlight itinerary covering city, forests and beach.
From £1,165 13 days ex flights
Tailor made: Everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen date. Upgrade your accommodation for all - or just part - of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way
Special Offer - Only a £150 per person deposit required to book your 2017 holiday
Costa Rica wildlife vacation

Costa Rica wildlife vacation

An amazing variety of Costa Rican wildlife
From US $2,945 to US $3,535 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 19 Dec
2017: 2 Jan, 5 Jan, 7 Jan, 11 Jan, 15 Jan, 18 Jan, 21 Jan, 25 Jan, 28 Jan, 30 Jan, 1 Feb, 5 Feb, 8 Feb, 12 Feb, 18 Feb, 22 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar, 8 Mar, 9 Mar, 11 Mar, 15 Mar, 19 Mar, 26 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 17 Apr, 22 Apr, 6 May, 20 May, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 10 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 9 Sep, 20 Sep, 23 Sep, 5 Oct, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 8 Nov, 11 Nov, 15 Nov, 18 Nov, 22 Nov, 25 Nov, 15 Dec ...
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Costa Rica and Nicaragua self drive vacation

Costa Rica and Nicaragua self drive vacation

Self drive holiday through the best of Nicaragua and Costa Rica
From £3,130 16 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year
Family vacation in Costa Rica

Family vacation in Costa Rica

The perfect place to take your family
From US $2,444 to US $2,750 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 16 Dec
2017: 1 Apr, 5 Apr, 8 Apr, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 2 Aug, 5 Aug, 9 Aug, 12 Aug, 16 Aug, 16 Dec
Costa Rica tour, small group

Costa Rica tour, small group

Express trip through the wonders of Costa Rica
From US $1,615 to US $1,850 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 17 Dec, 31 Dec
2017: 14 Jan, 28 Jan, 18 Feb, 25 Mar, 8 Apr, 22 Apr, 6 May, 20 May, 17 Jun, 15 Jul, 5 Aug, 2 Sep, 7 Oct, 21 Oct, 4 Nov, 18 Nov, 2 Dec, 16 Dec, 30 Dec
2018: 6 Jan, 20 Jan, 17 Feb, 17 Mar, 14 Apr, 28 Apr, 12 May, 19 May, 23 Jun, 21 Jul, 18 Aug, 22 Sep, 13 Oct, 27 Oct, 10 Nov, 24 Nov, 8 Dec, 15 Dec, 22 Dec
Wildlife vacation in Costa Rica

Wildlife vacation in Costa Rica

Explore rainforests and reefs along the Caribbean coast
From US $919 to US $969 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 8 Dec, 30 Dec
2017: 19 Jan, 10 Feb, 2 Mar, 24 Mar, 13 Apr, 5 May, 25 May, 16 Jun, 6 Jul, 28 Jul, 17 Aug, 8 Sep, 28 Sep, 20 Oct, 9 Nov, 1 Dec, 21 Dec
2018: 12 Jan, 1 Feb, 23 Feb, 15 Mar, 6 Apr, 26 Apr, 14 Jun, 2 Aug, 23 Aug, 20 Sep, 11 Oct, 8 Nov, 29 Nov, 27 Dec
Costa Rica homestay vacations

Costa Rica homestay vacations

Homestay vacations - experience the real Costa Rica
From US $98 per person per night
Accommodation
Central America overland tours

Central America overland tours

Travel through 6 Central American countries
From £2,057 to £2,418 22 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 17 Dec
2017: 7 Jan, 28 Jan, 18 Feb, 25 Mar, 22 Apr, 20 May, 22 Jul, 19 Aug, 16 Sep, 21 Oct, 25 Nov, 16 Dec
Spaces still available on our Central America discovery journey. See the whole of Central America in three weeks, travelling overland to minimise our carbon footprint.
Costa Rica eco lodge in a private reserve

Costa Rica eco lodge in a private reserve

Rainforest eco lodge on 280 acre private reserve
From US $185 to US $260 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Accommodation
Costa Rica vacation, encompassed

Costa Rica vacation, encompassed

Nature and adventure
From US $1,275 to US $1,343 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 25 Dec
2017: 14 Jan, 5 Feb, 25 Feb, 19 Mar, 8 Apr, 30 Apr, 20 May, 11 Jun, 1 Jul, 23 Jul, 12 Aug, 3 Sep, 23 Sep, 15 Oct, 4 Nov, 26 Nov, 16 Dec
2018: 7 Jan, 27 Jan, 18 Feb, 10 Mar, 1 Apr, 21 Apr, 9 Jun, 28 Jul, 18 Aug, 15 Sep, 6 Oct, 3 Nov, 24 Nov, 22 Dec
Costa Rica tour

Costa Rica tour

Explore the Caribbean coast to the Pacific
From US $1,594 to US $1,895 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 10 Dec, 17 Dec, 24 Dec, 31 Dec
2017: 2 Jan, 7 Jan, 14 Jan, 21 Jan, 28 Jan, 4 Feb, 11 Feb, 16 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 4 Mar, 11 Mar, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 30 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 27 May, 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 5 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 2 Dec, 9 Dec, 16 Dec, 23 Dec, 30 Dec
2018: 6 Jan, 13 Jan ...
Costa Rica activity vacation

Costa Rica activity vacation

Hike, bike & raft in Costa Rica
From US $2,699 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 21 Dec
2017: 21 Jan, 11 Feb, 18 Mar, 8 Apr, 6 May, 13 Aug, 2 Sep, 18 Nov, 21 Dec
Costa Rica multisport vacation

Costa Rica multisport vacation

Experience the natural beauty in this adrenaline-filled tour
From US $1,699 to US $1,899 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 10 Dec, 19 Dec
2017: 3 Jan, 14 Jan, 1 Feb, 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 18 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 29 Apr, 13 May, 27 May, 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 8 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 9 Sep, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 11 Nov, 25 Nov, 16 Dec, 18 Dec, 30 Dec
2018: 2 Jan, 6 Jan, 13 Jan, 20 Jan, 31 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 3 Mar, 9 Mar, 17 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 28 Apr, 12 May, 26 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul ...
Luxury adventure in Costa Rica

Luxury adventure in Costa Rica

Experience Costa Rica's adventures in comfort.
From US $3,815 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Costa Rica vacation, off the beaten track

Costa Rica vacation, off the beaten track

Off the usual tourist trail in 3 weeks.
From £2,415 21 days ex flights
Tailor made: Everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen date. Upgrade your accommodation for all - or just part - of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way
Special Offer - Only a £150 per person deposit required to book your 2017 holiday
Volunteer with turtles in Costa Rica, Pacuare Nature Reserve

Volunteer with turtles in Costa Rica, Pacuare Nature Reserve

1206 nesting giant turtles 1000Ha tropical forest Pacuare
From US $280 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Central America cycling vacation

Central America cycling vacation

Colonial cities, cloud forests and tropical island paradise
From US $3,405 to US $3,815 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 10 Dec, 17 Dec
2017: 7 Jan, 14 Jan, 21 Jan, 28 Jan, 4 Feb, 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 11 Mar, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 1 Apr, 15 Apr, 13 May, 10 Jun, 5 Aug, 19 Aug, 16 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 9 Dec, 16 Dec, 23 Dec
2018: 6 Jan, 13 Jan, 20 Jan, 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 3 Mar, 10 Mar, 24 Mar, 31 Mar, 14 Apr, 5 May, 19 May, 2 Jun, 16 Jun, 4 Aug, 18 Aug, 8 Sep ...
Tailor made Costa Rica wildlife vacation

Tailor made Costa Rica wildlife vacation

Encounter the wildlife of Costa Rica
From US $2,690 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Central America tour

Central America tour

Reggae rhythms, flavoursome food and spectacular landscapes
From US $2,261 to US $2,371 24 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 22 Dec
2017: 13 Jan, 2 Feb, 24 Feb, 16 Mar, 7 Apr, 27 Apr, 19 May, 8 Jun, 30 Jun, 20 Jul, 11 Aug, 31 Aug, 22 Sep, 12 Oct, 3 Nov, 23 Nov, 15 Dec
2018: 4 Jan, 26 Jan, 15 Feb, 9 Mar, 29 Mar, 26 Apr, 17 May, 14 Jun, 5 Jul, 2 Aug, 23 Aug, 20 Sep, 11 Oct, 8 Nov, 29 Nov, 27 Dec
Central America activity vacation, Costa Rica & Panama

Central America activity vacation, Costa Rica & Panama

An escape to Costa Rica rainforest and idyllic Panama waters
From US $2,255 to US $2,840 9 days ex flights
Small group travel
Costa Rica conservation tour, tailormade

Costa Rica conservation tour, tailormade

The Pacific to the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica
From £1,690 13 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Costa Rica bespoke vacation, wildlife and volcanoes

Costa Rica bespoke vacation, wildlife and volcanoes

See wildlife, jungle and volcanoes in beautiful Costa Rica
From £1,386 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Costa Rica adventure holiday, wildlife & activities

Costa Rica adventure holiday, wildlife & activities

Visit one of most biologically intense places on earth
From US $4,995 22 days ex flights
Small group travel
Costa Rica luxury beach and activity vacation, 8 days

Costa Rica luxury beach and activity vacation, 8 days

Adventure and relaxation: the best combination for your trip
From US $4,399 8 days ex flights
Tailor made
Complete tailor made tour of Costa Rica

Complete tailor made tour of Costa Rica

Discover Costa Rica's unique flora and fauna
From US $3,435 14 days ex flights
Tailor made
Luxury honeymoon to Costa Rica

Luxury honeymoon to Costa Rica

A luxury honeymoon covering the best of Costa Rica in style.
From US $4,270 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Costa Rica luxury family vacation

Costa Rica luxury family vacation

A fantastic family adventure through Costa Rica
From US $3,189 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Costa Rica luxury wildlife tour

Costa Rica luxury wildlife tour

The best of Costa Rica's wildlife and natural wonders
From US $3,936 12 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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reviews for Costa Rica vacations

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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
Family vacation in Costa Rica
From
US $2,444
excluding flights
We would definitely recommend this vacation. We travelled a lot but it wasn't too tiring, even for the children, as we didn't have to worry about anything. (more)Rosalind Dekker
Great for teenagers- Busy itinary and good mix of wildlife walks/boat trips where you get really close and the adventure trips white water rafting/canopy walk and zipwiring- which is incredible (more)Helen Shard
Costa Rica and Nicaragua self drive vacation
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£3,130
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Seeing the lava flowing at the Masaya volcano is a wow! (45 mins from Managua/Nicaragua); zip lining above the tree tops at Arenal. Watching the beautiful sunset, glass of wine in hand, at Arenal Observatory Lodge. Seeing Quetzals close up in the cloud forest. Hundreds of fireflies lighting up and dancing in front if us as the sun set. Seeing all the wonderful wildlife on offer in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Tips? If driving use a satnav! Driving in Costa was... (more)Martin Blow
Costa Rica adventure vacation
From
US $1,440
excluding flights
Very good...Costa Rica is a beautiful Country where real effort is being made to protect the natural resources. (more)Claire Horrocks
The boat trip from Puerto Viajhoe to Tortuguero was relaxing, colourful and enjoyable - lots to see. Rainforest track to Rara Avis, and stay, memorable. (more)Frederick Lockwood
It was one of the best vacations, a good crowd of people and a good time had by all...White Water Rafting at La Fortuna was the most exciting part. (more)Liz Davies
Costa Rica homestay vacations
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US $98
per person per night
Memorable parts? I enjoyed every moment of my stay but being taught to dance Bachata by my host family would have to be the highlight. Tips? If possible, ask to be placed at Dona Leila's house. She was the most wonderful host - incredibly friendly, very patient with my basic Spanish and an amazing cook. Local benefits? Definitely. I was immersed in the local small village community and the money from my homestay and other tours and activities was helping the locals sustain... (more)Elfie Burgess
Costa Rica eco lodge in a private reserve
From
US $185
per room per night (sleeps 2)
Incredible - the lodge and its views over the mountains and forest were breathtaking and we had the most relaxing time. We will definitely be staying at the lodge again if we are ever back in Costa Rica. (more)Elfie Burgess
They create all their own electricity with a small hydro-turbine... virtually ALL the work done on this coffee plantation is by the owners and locals. They have many LONG TERM employees because they treat them very well, from what I saw and understood. They are also re-foresting pasture land. Most of everything we ate was grown there except a few things they get from local farmers. (more)Korte Yeo
A fabulous situation , beautiful rooms, great service all round... We spent two weeks there and enjoyed every moment .Great thanks to the owners and their parents. (more)patrick heffron
Costa Rica multisport vacation
From
US $1,699
excluding flights
Outstanding and fantastic fun (more)Tracy Beecher
Really enjoyable and a good variety of activities. Not too much traveling as well (more)James Mead
Costa Rica tour
From
US $1,594
excluding flights
Costa Rica is the most environmentally sympathetic country I have visited. (more)Chris Brougham
Best bit: Watching sea turtles laying their eggs on Tortuguero beach and the homestay (more)Janine Bolomey
The trip to Tortuguera via bus and finally the boat journey through the rivers and canals was magical and the "town" itself was wonderful, a naturalist's dream! I would recommend it to anyone interested in the beauty of nature, birds and flowers, etc. (more)ANGELA HOLLAND
Central America overland tours
From
£2,057
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Fantastic insight into many different cultures. Stunning and varied scenery in wonderful hot weather from the might of the Panama Canal to the jaw dropping beauty of the rain and cloud forests to the awesome splendour of the region's volcanoes and craters Tips? Do as much research as possible before your trip - I wished I had done more! Try and learn some basic conversational Spanish - I wish I had learnt more! Local benefits? Tourism is an infant business... (more)Douglas Newlands
Wildlife vacation in Costa Rica
From
US $919
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Seeing magnificent rainforest from high bridges on flanks of a volcano, seeing a turtle laying her eggs, giving bottle of milk to young spider, howler and capuchin monkeys at a rescue centre. Tips? Don't miss out on tours which give you full experience of the natural history of Costa Rica. Local benefits? I think the money I paid for my tours helped support the conservation and wildlife work and that my tour helped the businesses of the hotel and restaurant... (more)Celia Home
Self drive vacation in Costa Rica
From
£2,405
excluding flights
Amazing. A learning experience that was exciting and fun every day. (more)Sarah Lewis
Book it now! (more)Christine Keen
Fantastic vacation and a slice of paradise! Excellent, Excellent, Excellent! (more)Charles Czajkowski
Costa Rica vacation, encompassed
From
US $1,275
excluding flights
The most exciting part of the Costa Rica encompassed trip was zip lining above the trees in Monteverde Cloud Forest and abseiling down the waterfalls on a canyoneering trip outside La Fortuna. (more)Louise Muller
Definitely white water rafting on the way from Cahuita to San Jose was the highlight. A great day out, the river was perfect. Lots of adrenaline and lovely refreshing water. An amazing lunch was laid on for us as well by the side of the river. (more)Elaine Bettaney
The most memorable part was going into the beautiful clear, turquoise and remarkably warm water of the Pacific ocean, for a swim just as the sun was setting - an amazing way to start the vacation. (more)Susie Everest
Coast to coast cycling vacation in Costa Rica
From
US $3,475
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Every day with new discoveries of Costa Rica, beautiful cycling experience, local tour leader Memo and his fantastic crew member Luís and Ronald, and variety of vacation experience in two weeks made this vacation the best I've ever been. Tips? Be prepared for rice and beans three times a day for two weeks ;) Local benefits? Yes, absolutely, in all the trips (including optional) I felt that local people were supported in their business, be it a local restaurant... (more)Agne Bajoriniene
Costa Rica family adventure holiday
From
US $2,138
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The friends we made, the beautiful unspoilt rainforest, the abundant wildlife, and the lovely beaches. Tips? Prepare for a wide temp variation - cooler and wetter in the forests, and very warm and dry on the beaches. Take insect repellent, sunscreen, a waterproof and a hat. Its safe to drink the water so take a bottle and refill. The food is lovely, not spicy, plenty of fruits and variety with something for every palate. You will take so many photos! Binoculars are... (more)Sophie Headland
Volunteer with turtles in Costa Rica, Pacuare Nature Reserve
From
US $280
excluding flights
I loved Costa Rica there is so much to see, not just the turtles but the bird life is exceptional, the hummingbirds are a joy to watch and the butterflies are stunning. Would recommend this as a destination for all nature lovers. (more)Caroline Stringer
A fantastic experience where we met like minded people who we have continued to stay in touch with. I would definitely do it again. (more)Anna Hulton
10 out of 10! Pacuare Nature Reserve in Costa Rica is an amazing location with lots of opportunity for viewing wildlife. I felt very fortunate to get up close and personal with the Turtle Conservation work they do. (more)Vanessa Jones
Volunteer with turtles in Costa Rica
From
£759
excluding flights
This is a really sound conservation project with some clear tangible benefits and as a volunteer you really fee like you're making a difference. Would highly recommend this project to anyone. (more)Katie Wilkinson
I would give the vacation 7/10. It was a very relaxing an beautiful beach and I learnt so much about the culture and turtles. (more)Ellie Hall
5 stars! My best experience abroad in the last 30 years.....Working with sea turtles: seeing turtle nesting and releasing baby hatchlings was absolutely fantastic (more)Daniel Halder
Family turtle watching tour in Costa Rica
From
US $280
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Watching the giant leatherback turtles come ashore and lay their eggs under a starry sky with our family Tips? Don't miss this trip but bring an umbrella, wellies, waterproofs, headtorch with a red light. Local benefits? Yes, all of these Overall rating? An unforgettable and amazing experience for all our family (more)Charlie Record
Costa Rica family activity vacation
From
£2,695
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The "adrenaline" activities - horse-riding, rafting, canyoning. Watching the children playing in the hotel pool at Arenal while the volcano puffed in the background, and feeling slightly uneasily like a citizen of Pompeii... Sitting one metre from an egg-laying turtle. Tips? A really strong insect repellent - ours was sold in a metal canister as it dissolves plastic, and seemed to be more effective than other people's! Definitely do the optional kayaking at Tortugero... (more)Hilary Mackintosh
Costa Rica on a shoestring, tailor made
From
£1,250
excluding flights
Memorable parts? We were paticularly impressed with the quality of the hotels we had chosen. A favourite was the Arenal Observatory Lodge with it's wonderful location. The Hotel Bougainvillea in San Jose was also excellent with fantastic gardens. My husband's main reason for choosing Costa Rica was for the bird watching and he was more than happy. Tips? Be sure that the hotel you choose is in the best location for your activities. Also make sure that you have a good vacation... (more)John Diley
Costa Rica highlights vacation & beach
From
£1,165
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The night walk was a wonderful wildlife experience. Meeting the Ticos and feeling their pride in their country and how welcome they made us feel as tourists/guests was really special Tips? Book in advance Learn some basic Spanish Take waterproof and warmer clothing than you think you may need for the volcanic area and cloud forest Use a rucksack rather than a wheeled suitcase! Use the Lonely Planet Guide Local benefits? Yes to all of those - certainly hope... (more)John Davies
Family volunteering with turtles in Costa Rica
From
£559
excluding flights
Memorable parts? This project and experience was absolutely amazing. As a family of 4 (2 adults & 2 children, 8 & 10 yrs old) we decided it was important to not just have a vacation but to do something that would play a part in making a different to our environment for the future. Our 8 year old son, in particular had an interest in Turtles so we decided this would be a great project to work on. We weren't disappointed. The location was stunning, remote (so off the tourist route, which... (more)Simon Wrench
Costa Rica wildlife vacation
From
US $2,945
excluding flights
The whole experience was mind blowing but I guess seeing a Sloth on the first day's lunch stop has to be the one (of the highlights). (more)Steve Clements
Excellent, had a great time (more)Susan Cork
Great variety of eco-lodge type locations enabled great wildlife watching. Playa blancas area favourite location. (more)Duncan Priddle
Central America tours
From
US $1,649
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Roatan was by far the best stopover on this trip. The people on the tour were fabulous as well. Tips? Be wary of the long travel days. The dossier online makes each stop seem like a destination spot which is not the case. This tour would benefit from adding some flights from like Roatan to Managua to avoid 12 hour travel days, of which there are many in this tour. Local benefits? Yes we took lots of local transportation and really integrated with the local... (more)Angie Watson
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