Tyler McCloskey

Tyler McCloskey has been an environmental volunteer in the Philippines nearing two years. He studied writing at the University of Pittsburgh, lived in Costa Rica and Peru, speaks three languages and three dialects, and misses his mother’s carrot cake. Initially wary of suspect foods abroad, his stomach is now steeled to appreciate more courageous fare. He swears his blonde hair and blue eyes have something to do with it.

13 foods you have to try in Costa Rica

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12 of the best restaurants in Pittsburgh

6 awesome places in Costa Rica you’ve never heard of

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Photo guide to Costa Rica’s most epic adventures

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Travel guide to Costa Rica’s top 5 national parks

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11 funniest expressions people say in Pittsburgh

20 things you’ll miss if you dare leave Pittsburgh

Between fighting and farming: Two stories of environmental activism in the Philippines

The Award for Happiness: Prostitution in the Philippines