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Typically, from the end of August through until the end of October, hurricane season is in full swing. Just about everyone has heard by now about Hurricane Matthew. While this hurricane doesn’t have a fierce or exotic name, it is, unfortunately, looking like it will pack a powerful punch to anything in its path.

 
It’s been more than five decades since a hurricane this strong has hit Haiti. This hurricane has made its way to Cuba, Jamaica, and the Bahamas, and looks to land in many more destinations such as Florida and South Carolina just to name a few.

 
Florida is in a state of emergency with a hurricane warning, and schools and government offices closed. Evacuations in certain areas have been issued. For a close up (and safer way) to view the hurricane, check out this video from www.nasa.gov:

http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/matthew-atlantic-ocean

 
A Slight Shift Can Make a World of Difference

 
A slight shift in course either east or west can make a difference in how far inland it will hit. While it’s difficult to completely foretell the path of a storm riding the coastline, authorities are opting for a worst-case scenario line of defense. It’s better to be prepared than to be caught off guard.

 
Hurricane Matthew may gain momentum as it heads to the Florida coast. Storm surges of 10 to 15 feet along with wind gusts of 130 miles per hour could be possible. The storm also looks to make its way to South Carolina, parts of North Carolina and Georgia. Be prepared for the worst and hope for the best.

 
Follow the Leaders

 
Whatever instructions your leaders are giving, follow them closely. Don’t take it upon yourself to stay where you are if you are being told to evacuate, especially in coastal towns.
The National Guard is being called in, in the state of Florida to help deal with the state of emergency because of Hurricane Matthew. Even if it doesn’t turn out to be as bad as expected, it’s better to be safe than to be sorry. Emergency personnel may not be able to get to you.

 
Emergency Preparation

 
Hopefully by now, you’ve gone out to obtain supplies, but if you haven’t check on what you do have. Fill empty containers, water bottles, and large pots full of water to have on hand. Check your battery and flashlight supply. If using a generator make sure you have enough gas on hand. Have all your emergency supplies handy in one place should the power go out; this way you are not scrambling in the dark looking for them. Locate them now. Keep your can opener, canned foods, matches and supplies close by. Don’t wait until the last minute.

 
Check on your medications and get refills if necessary. Make certain you have all your over-the-counter meds on hand, as well.

 
Store owners, and home owners near the shore, get your hurricane shutters up and your storefronts boarded. Make sure you have cash on hand as ATMs will be out when the power goes out. Don’t forget about your pets, they’ll need their food and water too.

 
The Aftermath

 
No matter how small a puddle of water may look, never walk through any body of water. You don’t know if there are any electrical lines down or actually how deep they are. A small body of water can carry your car away so stay out of and away from any water.
In areas that have not been given a mandatory evacuation and if you’ve stayed put, don’t go venturing out until it’s safe to do so. Wait for state and government officials to send help and stay indoors until told otherwise. Downed trees and power lines can cause serious and fatal injuries even after the storm is over.
Stay calm but keep informed of the storm as it progresses.

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With weather still seemingly summer-like and people still heading to the beaches in some parts of the state, it might be hard to let go of summer once and for all. Summer, after all, may be the busiest time of year to travel, but it’s not the only time of year.
Why not hold on for a little bit longer with these fall trips that just may surprise you.
Colorful Caribbean

 
If you didn’t make it over the summer to take a trip to the colorful Caribbean, why not consider a fall outing? When it comes to visiting the Caribbean in places like Puerto Rico, most travelers go during the spring or early summer.

 
However, the majority of travelers will wait for the dead of winter for an escape from bitter cold and darker nights.

 
When is the best time to visit Puerto Rico? It may be now, in the fall. You may score some cheaper air fare and hotel accommodations because tourism gets a little slower during these months. Kids go back to school and family vacation time is over.

 
While everyone else is back home planning on pumpkin picking excursions, you could be laying in a hammock somewhere in the Caribbean. Check out THIS ARTICLE from US News for the best of everything when it comes to a trip to Puerto Rico.
Landmarks

 
During summertime, most travelers can only think of one thing and one thing only – the beach. Who can blame us? We wait all year for those few short weeks of summer bliss where our toes get to melt in the sand as we stare endlessly at the serenity of the ocean or play in its surf.

 
However, in the fall, most folks resolve to take a fall road trip to catch the leaves falling and changing. However, there are so many historical landmarks to visit during fall:

 
• Boston
• Washington, D.C.
• Philadelphia
• New York City

 
These are just to name a few fall trips that may surprise and delight you. Many folks set off to see the changing colors of the leaves in places like New England during fall. However, visiting landmarks might be a better option with less crowds. Most travelers save their historic sightseeing trips for spring and their leaf-peeping trips for fall.
Why not be creative and visit some historic landmarks this fall?

 

Lighthouses
What better way to end the summer than on a road trip to visit a lighthouse? Lighthouses are the symbol of the beach and summertime and what better way to ease into fall than to visit an historic lighthouse?
While the majority of tourists are on the road, why not take an off-the-beaten path trek to one of these:
• Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, North Carolina
• Montauk Point Lighthouse Long Island
• Sambro Island Lighthouse, Nova Scotia Canada
• Portland Head Lighthouse, Cape Elizabeth
• Peggy’s Point Lighthouse, Canada
These are only to name a few.
While everyone else is chasing leaves, you might want to find yourself lost on one of these adventures.

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Most people think of Puerto Rico and think of a tropical paradise which, of course, is what it actually is. However, there’s so much more to Puerto Rico than meets the eye. If you are lucky enough to travel there on occasion, there’s another side to Puerto Rico beside all that luxurious white sand and aqua-blue water.
For the Sea-lover
Of course, the number one sport would have to do with being in, on or near the ocean. There are plenty of water sport activities in Puerto Rico to enjoy. Visitors can enjoy activities on top of the water such as boating and sailing. With water as blue as a sapphire, it’s no wonder the people of Puerto Rico and visitors alike enjoy sailing and boating so much.
Diving and snorkeling are wonderful under the sea activities for visitors to enjoy. Not only do you get to take in the breathtaking views of the ocean there along with magnificent sunsets, you get to explore a whole new world underneath the ocean. And this new world is stunning.
You get to experience the thrill of adventure and the possibilities of seeing sights you’ve never seen before when you take to visiting the underwater world in Puerto Rico.
A trip to bioluminescent bay, where you travel through mangroves to see the glowing blue waters of this area that turns blue at the slightest touch will enchant you for a lifetime.
Of course, there’s fishing, swimming and surfing to thoroughly enjoy as well.
For the Land-lover
If you prefer to watch the sunset from afar and stay on dry land, but crave the thrill of and competition of the sporting life, there’s plenty to do on dry land, as well.
Hiking through the rainforest is a great activity to take on during your visit to Puerto Rico. Also with hundreds of tennis courts to choose from, you could play a game or two as you overlook the most beautiful vistas you’ve ever seen.
What’s a trip to the beach without a good game of beach volleyball? There’s plenty of places to play and plenty of beach to play on in Puerto Rico.
Another favorite pastime in Puerto Rico is horseback riding, especially on the beach. If you’ve never gone horseback riding on the beach and are planning to visit Puerto Rico, now’s as good a time as any to take part in what could be a once-in-a-lifetime activity.
What better place to play a round or two than on a cliff overlooking the aqua-blue waters of Puerto Rico.
While all these activities may not put you in the Olympics, they are all enjoyable in their own right just the same. For a truly in-depth article about the part Puerto Rico played in this year’s Olympics, click HERE

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Puerto Rico Car Transport

 

Most people celebrate Memorial Day as the official, “unofficial” start of summer. There are backyard barbeques, beach trips and the long-awaited for road trips that take place, as well. However, the real start of summer is actually June 20th.

 
For many busy people, there wasn’t the chance to celebrate and embrace the idea of the beginning of summer back at the end of May. The weather may have still been cloudy and damp depending on where they live. So, now there’s no running or hiding and no excuses about being too busy. Summer is upon is and it will be officially here.

 
What is Summer Solstice?

 
Factually, summer solstice is the longest day of the year. For celebratory reasons, summer solstice is the day where we can bask in the sun the longest, ride the waves the most and enjoy all of the summery delights we’ve waited so long for to arrive.
A whole 12 hours of summer fun to enjoy. Now, that’s something worth celebrating. Wintertime is full of wet, snowy and icy weather. Springtime can be damp and rainy, but summer is short and oh so sweet. That’s why summer solstice is celebrated so much.
No matter what state you live in, there’s bound to be a summer solstice celebration somewhere whether in the form of a musical festival or even a planned trip to the gorgeous isles of Puerto Rico. What better place than that to celebrate the summer sun.
Here are a few more summer fun festivals to celebrate your way from the beginning of summer solstice to the Labor Day weekend.

 
A New York Solstice

 
If you’ve ever been to Times Square in New York, you know it’s one of the busiest places in the states. Even if you haven’t visited, you know all about the hustle and bustle of it all.
Well, in the midst of all that hustle and bustle, you can join in on the summer solstice fun with Solstice in Times Square. Strike a pose – a yoga pose that is, and get ready to celebrate fun, summer, and the city that never sleeps. Find some Zen in the middle of the busiest place on earth.

 
Sand and Surf

 
If the hustle and bustle of a major city is not your style, then why not try your hand at sand sculpting. The Master Sand Sculpting Competition in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire is by invitation only is for the true artists of sand sculpting. You can enjoy dozens of festivities on the beach throughout the states:

 

• jazz festivals on the boardwalk
• concerts at the beach
• volleyball tournaments
• catamaran regattas
• arts and crafts festivals
• dance lessons on the boardwalk
• yoga on the beach

 
When it comes to reasons and ways to celebrate the longest day of the year and summer solstice on the beach, there is no shortage of ideas or activities anywhere.

 
Eat Your Way to Fun
Another great way to celebrate summer is with tradition. Every year, Nathan’s hosts its annual Fourth of July hotdog eating contest. Don’t worry if you’re not a participant in the contest, you can still get in on loads of fun. What better way to celebrate summer than to view a world-famous hotdog eating contest?

 
Take a Trip to Puerto Rico
Every year in June, the Festival of St. John the Baptist is celebrated in Puerto Rico. The patron saint of San Juan is loved and adored by thousands. You can watch a parade, dance your way through the streets or take part in the many cultural celebrations surrounding it.
For more info on the special day, check out this article from USA Today.
Whether you start your celebration on June 20th or throughout the summer, there are plenty of ways to enjoy this special time of year.

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Cinco de Mayo

 

In Spanish, May 5th is also known as Cinco de Mayo. Thousands of people all over the world celebrate this day in Mexican history. Some would even say that Cinco de Mayo is celebrated more in the United States than it is in Mexico.
What is Cinco de Mayo? Cinco de Mayo commemorates an important day in Mexico’s history. It’s a day to remember the Battle of Puebla where they successfully kept the forces of the French army at bay. It certainly is a day for celebrating in Mexico, but here in the United States, it’s celebrated just about everywhere and in many ways, shapes and forms.
First things first on the 5th of May
If you’re like most folks, you headed out to grab yourself a tequila or two, but why not take some time to delve into the history and culture of the holiday in the first place. One of the best ways to celebrate the 5th of May is to get to know the history and culture of the holiday first, and then go out and celebrate.
Do: Eat, drink, play
Learn the culture of Mexico. Learn about their strong bonds to family, the way they enjoy and celebrate life and the delectable foods they conjure up. Learn the language; a couple of Spanish words here and there and your Cinco de Mayo celebration could have been even better. Listen to some authentic Mexican music, find a mariachi band or learn the traditional folklorio dances of Mexico. Eat the foods of the Mexican culture; try an empanada or add a little heat to your food with a little chili powder or cumin.
Try an authentic Mexican drink other than a margarita or tequila. Try Horchata – a drink made from almonds, milk and rice, believe it or not; you can spike it up in many different way or enjoy a Micheladas. For more recipes on authentic Mexican mixers, check out this article here:
Recipes
Be: Responsible
If you’re going to drink on Cinco de Mayo (and let’s face it most people do), then do so responsibly. Just like any other holiday or celebration, drink responsibly. Whether you’re celebrating St. Patty’s Day or Cinco de Mayo, take a cab or use a designated driver.
Support: Local Mom and Pop Eateries
What better way to make a contribution to Mexican heritage than to eat out in an authentic Mexican eatery? Visit one of the local mom and pop eateries in your neighborhood and savor Mexican fare at its finest on the best day of the year to do so – Cinco de Mayo.

If you didn’t get the chance to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, you can always take these things on at any given time of year. Eat, enjoy and savor all that the Mexican heritage has to offer any time of the year.

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Florida Expo 2016
Ven a visitarnos el 12 de marzo para la Expo 2016 de Florida en el Centro de Convenciones de Puerto Rico en San Juan . La Expo Florida, ofrece la oportunidad de recibir información gratuita sobre cómo avanzar con éxito a la Florida . Cada año miles de puertorriqueños se trasladan a Florida en la esperanza de un futuro más brillante . Esta exposición ofrecerá consejos sobre qué esperar , puntas móviles votos e incluso ofrecer oportunidades de trabajo . Las puertas están abiertas 09 a.m.-6 p.m. . Nos encontraremos en las cabinas # E004 & # D004 ! Estaremos encantados de darle a su más información sobre cómo llevar su vehículo con usted a su nuevo hogar en la Florida!

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Volunteer Travel

Just about anybody you ask will tell you they’ve dreamed about traveling around the world in some fantastical way or another. Maybe you want to see all the lighthouses of the world or visit the most remote jungles or maybe even backpack your way through Europe. Whatever your travel fantasy is, you’re not alone. Mostly everyone loves a good travel adventure. However, what about volunteer travel? Could it be right for you?

What better way to see the world and make a difference than through volunteer travel? What is volunteer travel? When you match your talents and skills with organizations that desire to make a difference, you can also get to see the world from a different point of view. What better way to see the world than to see it through the eyes of someone else?

A Sense of Purpose

When you travel to volunteer, you discover a sense of purpose. While anyone can write out a check, it takes someone special to travel abroad to make a difference, make a change, and make an impact. Chances are, you will travel abroad to make a difference somewhere only to come home and discover that you are different instead.

Most people that travel abroad say volunteer travel has changed their lives for the better and forever. They get to see how much they have, experience other cultures, and come home with a renewed sense of hope and purpose in their everyday lives.

Volunteer travel is not just a one-time excursion, it’s more like a life-changing experience.

A Sense of Community

When you are in the trenches of volunteering and making a difference, chances are you will connect with complete strangers in a way that you’ve not connected with anyone else; even people you’ve known all your life.

More than likely, you will have made friends for a lifetime when you volunteer travel. Why is that? Because when you surround yourself with like-minded people, you have an instant connection. Moreover, the experiences you will have will create memories of a lifetime which will be connected to those people you meet.

A Sense of Adventure

When you set out to travel to explore volunteer work, you might wind up helping out in an orphanage, or lending a hand to an environmental program. Whether you learn to speak Spanish in Peru, share your living space with a village in Fiji or do some environmental work in the depths of the Amazon jungle, there’s nothing to compare to the sense of adventure you’ll experience during your volunteer travel time.

There are so many benefits in volunteer traveling. You’ll get to learn different languages, taste different foods, and experience various cultures. Having volunteer travel on your resume is always an amazing benefit, as well. It can land you the job and make you stand out from the rest of the applicants. You’ll experience amazing growth in many areas of your life.

If you’ve ever wanted to see the world, learn and absorb as much culture as you can, grow an appreciation for your life and the lives of others, then travel volunteerism might be right for you.

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Puerto Rico Travel Insurance

Once all the planning and preparation for your trip to Puerto Rico is behind you, of course you are ready to enjoy your trip. However, you may want to consider buying travel insurance for your trip to Puerto Rico. Most travelers don’t give travel insurance a second thought, much less how to buy the right travel insurance for you and your family.

 

Evaluate Your Trip

Travelers visit Puerto Rico for many reasons:

• Business trip
• Family vacation
• Romantic getaway
• Girlfriend getaway
• Real estate ventures

Take a few minutes to evaluate your reason for taking a trip to Puerto Rico and see why travel insurance is right for you. If you are traveling with your family and need medical coverage, your medical insurance may not cover medical visits or, worse yet, medical emergencies.

If you are traveling because of business, what if something happens to your laptop? Is your employer going to cover the cost of replacing it or do you have to go through insurance? What about last-minute, unexpected trip cancellations? Chances are your homeowners and health insurance won’t cover your emergency situations. There are plenty of reasons to obtain travelers insurance and plenty of benefits to go along with them.

Once you understand how travel insurance can come in handy in so many scenarios, you can begin to get the right insurance for your needs.

 

Do a Compare and Contrast

There are plenty of companies that offer travel insurance that will suit your needs best. Of course, if you are using a travel agent or taking a cruise, offers to purchase travel insurance will be made to you. Do your homework and do a compare and contrast of several different insurance packages.

While some may be cheaper than others, you might also get a considerable amount less coverage. Look for a plan with higher insurance coverage. You don’t necessarily need to take out more than is reasonable, but a good and fair amount is a company that is willing to provide $1,000,000.00 in coverage. Of course, you can purchase more and the policy will cost you more as well. Again, it’s all according to your needs as an individual or as a family.

You are purchasing the insurance for a reason – to protect yourself- and you don’t want to skimp when doing so.

 

Check the Fine Print

Once you have a list of companies you are interested in purchasing your travel insurance from, check the fine print on the policies. Make certain that your definition of an emergency and the company’s definition are the same.

What if you need an air-lift because you were injured while hiking through the El Yunque Rain Forest? Is that covered as part of your emergency care?

 

Ask Pertinent Questions

• Is there coverage offered to fly you home in case of an emergency?
• Is dental covered?
• Does the insurance company help you and assist you in finding care?
• Are there specific exclusions and what are they?
• Do you offer coverage for electronics and what are the limitations?
• Are those electronics covered only for damage or is theft included in the policy as well?
• Are hotel bookings and other travel expenses covered over and above the cost of the flight?
• How many days before are you allowed to cancel a trip due to an emergency?
• Will you get assistance with needing emergency cash?

 

Check out Customer Service

A company is only as good as the customer service and support they provide. Are they friendly and helpful and more importantly, do they offer 24 hour, seven day a week services?

Consider going to an insurance broker rather than a travel agent or cruise line. If those companies become defunct what happens to your coverage while traveling?

While you may have never given travel insurance a second thought, these are all top ways to find the best coverage for you and your family for your trip to Puerto Rico.

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Every traveler has their own personal travel style. Some like to over pack while others are perfectly happy with a backpack on their back. Other vacationers might love all the luxuries and amenities while more down-to-earth travelers enjoy roughing it. Then there is always the dilemma of whether or not to take one extended vacation or a bunch of short ones throughout the year to savor the moments.

What style traveler are you – long term vacation or weekend getaway? If you’re planning a trip to Puerto Rico, there are benefits to both styles.

Puerto Rico: Perfect for the Weekend Getaway

The great thing about being a weekender in Puerto Rico is how easy it is to get to. There’s no muss and no fuss and best of all no passport involved. Since it is a commonwealth of the United States, it’s easy breezy to get to; all you have to do is make your plans and several hours later you will have arrived.

What’s great about being a weekender in Puerto Rico? No matter what type of mood you are in, you can find it there. Are you looking to get away from it all and lay helpless on the sugar-sandy beaches for three days on end until you are replenished? Or do you want to get away from the monotony of home life and spice up your nights with a weekend in San Juan? No matter what you are looking for, Puerto Rico has it waiting for you.

If you need to escape for a romantic weekend, there’s no place better than the isle of Vieques where you can wander on the beach by day or stroll under the stars at night.

Have a Long-Term Relationship with Puerto Rico

If you tried island hopping or took several weekends to sneak away to Puerto Rico and are ready for something more long-term, there’s plenty to do and see. Puerto Rico, of course, has stretches and stretches of beaches – some are tranquil and others are perfect for water activities.

However, there is such an exciting mix of things to do and see in Puerto Rico like the lush, plush rain forest known as El Yunque where you can go for a hike thousands of feet above sea level or zip line your way through an adrenaline-raising course. You can venture out on a trip through the Santurce Art District where street art covers the buildings lining the street and where you can find the pulse of Puerto Rico’s music, art, and entertainment culture alive and beating.

Another benefit of going to Puerto Rico for a longer vacation is in being able to lounge all day and rejuvenate on many of the isles like Culebra where you will feel as though you are on a deserted island all to yourself and then at night, you can come to life in San Juan.

San Juan is a vibrant, upbeat city which truly showcases the vibrant culture of Puerto Rico in everything from its food to its music.

Longer vacations to Puerto Rico are perfect if you are experiencing loads of stress and need to get away from it all for a while. Extended periods of time in Puerto Rico have the magical ability to revive and rejuvenate the spirit, mind and body.

If you are burnt from stress at work or on overload as a caregiver, these longer vacations can prove medicinal. Shorter weekend getaways or great to give you a burst of renewed energy.

Either way, short weekend hop or long-term getaway, Puerto Rico has what it takes to soothe your soul.

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Travel Happiness

 

Did you ever know someone who, at an early age, grabbed their backpack and threw it on their back as they made their way through Europe? Did you also think this lifestyle wasn’t for you? You can think again. Research and studies are showing those who travel might not be as outrageously bold as once thought of, but these travelers may simply be some of the happiest folks around.

Many shoppers believe that giving or receiving the perfect gift for the holidays will make them happy. However, did you know that some of the happiest people are happy because of their life experiences as opposed to their material possessions? Of course, a new car is awesome, but when that new car smell wears off and your car wears down, the feeling of satisfaction can fade too.

Traveling experiences, on the other hand offer a host of benefits that make your happy moments turn into your happy memories. Here’s a list why some of the happiest people are travelers.

 

Travel Experience

Whether you are applying to graduate school or applying for a new job, having travel on your resume shows a potential employer or university you have what it takes to survive “out there.” Travel experience speaks volumes about who you are as a person.

Your travel experience does not have to be a whirlwind tour of European countries; it could be as simple as hiking and camping throughout the United States. Either way, travel experience helps you make mistakes along the way and learn from them. Your travel mistakes turn into your life experience.

 

Exciting Conversation

If you are like most people, new situations or social gatherings are a bit intimidating. Did you ever go to a marketing event and worry about what to talk about when meeting new people? Anywhere you go, when you have travel experience under your belt, you have plenty to discuss.

When you relay your travel experiences, you create exciting conversations which, in turn, has an added benefit – you gain self-esteem. If you are a speaker or leader in your industry, you can relate almost any travel experience to a real-life experience that others can relate to, as well. Confidence gains momentum, causing other positive events to follow. Talking about your travels can give you an edge in the crowd.

 

Life Skills

As a traveler, you learn some valuable life skills. Some life skills while traveling, you learn the hard way – like whom to trust and not to trust. You also learn the most valuable tool there is – self-reliance. As a traveler to a new locale, you learn to adapt to the culture and the surroundings quickly and, as you do so, you learn how to rely on your own natural instincts.

Frequent travelers have an opportunity to gain another life skill known as resiliency. If you’ve ever traveled, you know how easy it is to get bumped from a flight or miss a connecting one. Unexpected weather and airport delays are another part of travel sometimes. However, the more you travel, the more you learn to bounce back from these incidences. You learn to take action instead of getting upset. You learn to find a Plan B when it seems like none exist.

The next time after experiencing a cancelled flight, you learn to look at surrounding airports and alternate flights before you travel. This way you have a backup plan.

 

Memories over Material Things

Material goods purchased given or received from the holidays are great when you first open them – part of the joy is in wondering what someone else bought you. Once you receive the gift however, it might seem like the fun is over.

When you travel and it’s time to come home, you don’t forget the experience of travel. Sure, you can buy yourself plenty of materialistic goods for the holiday, but a trip somewhere will leave you with a lasting gift – the gift of memories.

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