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Shayne Rodriguez Thompson

Shayne is a freelance writer and editor with expertise in all things travel, food, wellness and parenting. She’s passionate about showing others love and kindness through food and modeling a well-balanced healthy lifestyle for her children. Experiencing the world and its diversity of cultures through travel is one of her favorite things to do, especially alongside her adventure-loving kids and partner. More of her work can be found on SmarterTravel.com, MamasLatinas.com, CruiseCritic.com, FamilyVacationCritic.com, VivaFifty.com and BabyCenter.com. Her work has also appeared on Huffpost and ABC News.

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