London Laughs: Top 5 Comedy Offerings this Winter

Everyone loves to laugh, don’t they? Especially in dreary January! And while often it’s the dingy little comedy clubs that are frequented by lesser known comedians that are home to some of the fine emerging talents, it’s the big venues across the country that are where the big names go. With plenty of laughs in [...]

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Golden Hour Photography – How You Can Use Light to Capture Emotion

One of the main goals of photography should be to communicate an emotion. Well.  Thats my opinion anyway. Its about an experience.  A feeling.  That moment that hits you and makes you gasp. Be it a beautiful plate of food, a stunning landscape or the face of a child, what many photographers seek to do [...]

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A City in the Jungle – El Guayabo National Monument – #ecocostarica

From the crest of the hill above the center of the site there was a clear view south and an odd, pointy mountain jutting from a plateau several miles distant. It stood out like a sore thumb. In fact, it looks like a giant thumb. I asked my guide, Rosa Fernandez, if it was a [...]

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Going Wild in a Campervan

For people who like to travel with no boundaries and no limits, a motorhome or campervan trip can be one of the best choices for the ultimate freedom of travel. The open road lures many campervanners. Even though some countries can be less kind for motorhome or campervans, most are still achievable whether it’s getting [...]

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Lankester Botanical Garden – #EcoCostaRica

Check out more from the #ecocostarica trip on Twitter, FB and G+ I’m a sucker for flowers and gardens of any kind. My dreams are full of them. Just outside Cartago, Costa Rica is an 11 hectare (27 acre) garden created by Charles H. Lankester in the 1940’s. The native of Southampton, England was never formally [...]

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Travel Blogging Calendar 2014 – Less Skin, More Elephants!

I’m sure you remember. Last year I joined in with a a bunch of other bloggers to bare it all for charity. It was a fun project with an excellent goal.  But…well….my butt. My butt was the problem.  Preciously few people were interested in seeing that white mass hanging out there in the cold mountain [...]

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Pictures of My 2013 – 24 Captures from All Over

Looking back exactly one year ago at Pictures of my 2012, I see that I was in an optimistic place. (Feel free….by the way…. to skip this emotional screed and go straight down to the good stuff ) In reality, the past five years have been a struggle…or a series of struggles…as many of you [...]

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Great Bear Nature Tours – Grizzly Watching

by Daniel Mathews, copywriter of While traveling to different countries in last few years, I always make sure to explore the unique wild life in their natural habitat. I am most interested in nature and wildlife instead of other leisure activities during my trips. The diversity of wildlife across the globe always fascinates me. [...]

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Escape to Egypt

What could be better than holidays to Egypt? You’ve got a fabulous year-round climate, gorgeous beaches, incredible ancient history, spectacular day trips and so much more. You could take a Nile cruise and discover the world-famous ancient sights of Egypt, such as the Pyramids of Giza, the Temple of Luxor, the Great Sphinx and all [...]

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Photo Essay: The Cheesemaker of I Due Falcetti

~ ~ ~ The cheesemaker Francesco Bagnoli lives with his parents and grandmother Lorena on the summit of an outrageously steep and pointy little Tuscan hill near Lamporecchio. The house seems cubist-inspired, all stacked both on top of and next to itself all at the same time.  Countless dogs, cats and chickens come and go from [...]

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6 Best Winter Holiday Destinations

During the cold and often dark winter months many people long for a little warmth and sunshine to brighten up the holidays. Fortunately, while half of the earth is covered by a blanket of snow and regularly hit by rain storms, the other basks in splendid winter sunshine, enough to put a smile back on [...]

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Vote for (ME!!) Storyteller of the Year!

I am pleased to announce that I was nominated for two awards by Hostelworld. First, Around the World in Eighty Years was nominated for overall Storyteller of the Year and second for best Debate article of the year. Vote for here: Travel Story Awards You can vote once a day until early January. Many of [...]

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