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Alternative Lifestyle

The Love Gloat

Let's face it. Almost every male is lazy in one aspect or another. Maybe it's hygiene. Maybe it's remembering anniversaries. Or maybe it's simply a matter of reaching that age where it could be all three, combined. But this post is focused on the lazy aspect. Except that this lazy…

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Your Place in the Sun

Pity the poor British people who, while having a lovely, historic and diverse place to live, also have the agonizing problem of deciding which sunny location they should turn to in order to rent or purchase a sunny spot to escape the grey and unpleasant weather that is a major part of their everyday lives.…

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Sandoy Joy

Life's simple pleasures are the best, especially when Mother Nature puts hurdles in your way and you find a way around it. In this post, the hurdle was rather huge: millions of years of rock and water, all part of living in Sandoy, the first of the five southern islands that make up…

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Stone Botherings

In this post, we focus on Europe and more specifically, the UK. We write about these places a lot simply because the UK and Europe are top travel locations. (For reference here, England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom, UK.) It shares land borders with Wales to…

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A mash made in heaven: potato hotel

Who doesn't love potatoes? They're a staple everywhere. They're good for you, plentiful and come in any number of styles and varieties. We love 'em. The National Potato Council (USA) tracks this and while it lags behind a year or two, you can easily follow the per capita potato consumption (currently at 117 pounds…

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Manilla Villa

It's been a while, but we're back with another episode of Never Too Small, the fab and clever YouTube channel that highlights how smart humans can be when confronted with predicaments: in this case, small living quarters. We have several episodes on our site, and they always impress us with their ingenuity, creativity…

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We know this much is Trôo 

Listening to Marvin, all night long and living in French caves was all the rage in 1964. And if that doesn't make you want to be a cave dweller - even if you think that you know France - then what about this? Trôo is a charming village located in the Loire Valley region…

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 ‘L Elevated’ Train on the Loop

It's funny how some people see things differently than others, especially when those people come from a new city or country. Their perspective is often fresh and surprising to "the locals." So, when you get a glance at what you see before you, it's like a brand new day. Your tired view…

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It’s the Manbow Tunnel. Duck!

Here's another one of those posts where you get to experience places that you may never see, but should. But this one is very particular, because it focuses on a particular place (in this case, Japan) in a particular city (Nishinomiya) and, amongst other joys, it hosts a delightful little (or should we say…

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Halligen’s Island

Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale a tale of a fateful trip, that started from this tropic port, aboard this tiny ship. Does that ring any bells, Cap'n? If you lived in North America or Canada in the 1960's you'll know that song - the theme from Gilligan's Island. …

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 Not so Faroe way

Have you been to Iceland? We have and it was certainly one-of-a-kind in so many ways and a must-see if you've not been. It feels like a European Nordic country, but also feels somewhat isolated and disconnected to its European mainland cousins. Hard to describe, but certainly unforgettable. If you have been…

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It’s cruel: the 90 day rule

Another European-focused post for you, and this one steps into the focus in that it isn't a travel article, per se, but it certainly affects those who wish to visit the continent. If you're a European citizen, you can also disregard the topic; you're exempt from the conversation just by the fact that you're…

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