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    I have 1 afternoon & overnight in Tuscon. Staying at airport Doubletree. What suggestions to do that are safe & easy for a single female?

    There isn't much near the airport. For drinks Scott & Co on Scott street is pretty cool for well made and slightly unique cocktails. Opposite there is a hip pizza restaurant with a decent bar also. Cafe Poka Cosa (spelling?) is close to that area, no awesome local restaurant featuring great margaritas and food. Though big food, and really best to experience with friends. They have some fantastic art on the walls from a local famous artist. During the say, Sabino Canyon is awesome for desert scenery, but it's far from where you are staying. It's right on the North East side of town. For funky coffee there is Epic Cafe on 4th ave.. Kinda a hippy coffee shop with good coffee and sometimes live music, and open mic nights. Best coffee is at Raging Sage on Campbell ave, just north of Speedway on the east side of the road.. Sitting right next to a head shop. It has a neat little patio. Hotel Congress downtown on Congress street has a decent restaurant and bar scene, often with live music or DJ's. 4th ave is cool and funky with bars, cheap eats, hippy shops and head shops. Some bars more of a college crowd. More upscale places are north at La Encantada, which is also good for shopping. Tucson really has a lot to offer, with so many places to choose from. Enjoy Tucson! almost 4 years ago

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    What's to do in Laguna Beach, Ca.

    Art galleries, wine tasting, some shops (so so), beach stroll, watch beach volleyball, restaurants, cocktails, and my fave.. live music at the Dirty Bird. almost 4 years ago

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    Laguna beach or Newport beach in one day

    I agree with Susan.. Balboa area is cool. Tho as already stated it depends on what your preferences are. I used to live near Laguna Beach, and hung out there a lot. Laguna Beach: Small but nice beach makes a decent stroll. Coffee shops, nice restaurants, good places for a cocktail, galleries, and a little wine tasting room. Newport Beach: bigger beach, with more activity. Several more typical (rowdy at night) bars.. Better for the younger crowd.. Aka college, or missing it. There are also some pretentious upscale places near by, but don't bother unless pulling up in your Bentley. At night a cool local bar with great live music in Laguna Beach is the Dirty Bird (forget the new name). To be fair there are some really cool bars also in Newport, set further back from the beach. Somewhere there is a little hole in the wall place that is excellent for Sunday brunch.. I can sometimes find my way there, but that doesn't help you LOL. almost 4 years ago

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    What is a great place for lunch in Tempe?

    Rula Bula Irish pub :) almost 4 years ago

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    In Tucson for a year. What are must do outdoor activities?

    There are excellent hiking trails and rock climbing up Mt. Lemmon. Enjoyable hiking and scenery in Ventana Canyon. In fact all along the Catalina mountains. You can even ramble off trail up those mountains. I on no did that to Esperero peaks (I think that was the name).. but we got lost and it turned into a 9 hr hike in the heat, so take a good camel bak with you LOL There is the Tour de Tucson yearly bicycle race if you're into that. almost 4 years ago

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    How far does a US dollar go in Costa Rica?

    Costa Rica is far more expensive than most people realize. There is a 100% import tax (I think) on all imported products. Basically, anything you would buy in the US is at lease double here! Dining out is for local good food is relatively inexpensive. This is a country that can easily nickel and dime you. Between expensive flights getting here, and high prices, it can easily turn out to be a bad choice financially. almost 4 years ago

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    Is it safe to travel to costa rica

    If you have never travelled to a less developed country.. Then No, it's not that safe! Do not bring unnecessary valuables, and do not wear expensive jewelry walking around. There are armed security in most nice locations, from malls, to banks, to hotels. There is a reason for this. almost 4 years ago

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    Is it safe to purchase a home in Costa Rica for retirement.? Should we consider secure property? Do the indigenous people welcome expats?

    The locals are very friendly, however, I've read some horror stories about expats selling up to retire in CR. Do your research, and remember that many of those companies out there are targeting Americans to sell them services, homes, and relocation packages. They are not always in your best interest. There is a LOT of theft from homes here. I have never seen so many barred windows & doors in my life. Hotels, rentals properties, and Extended stay hotels aka 'Aparthotels' ..all advertise as being 'safe and secure' as a selling point. In the more rural areas of Heredia every property has guard dogs, that bark constantly through the night. Be warned, don't go for a jog near such homes as you may find a gnarly dog chasing you.. It happened to me! almost 4 years ago