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Special Interest

How high can you fly?

The ever humorous Douglas Adams always knew how to turn a phrase. He wrote The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy that sold more than 15 million copies in his lifetime. Given the nature of that book, we're sure he would laugh with us at the irony of it all. As he quoted, “I…

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Cheers, Sears!

Thanks for the memories. Although this post is devoted to a well-known and beloved chain of US stores, Sears & Roebuck, the brand was - and still is - remembered almost everywhere. If you needed to buy something, Sears was almost always the first stop: they would inevitably have it. In its…

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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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OMIO Sleeper trains

We’re excited to announce the launch of the European Sleeper Train on Omio! This new overnight train service connects the continental hotspots of Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Prague. To celebrate a new eco-friendly way to see the continent, OMIO is releasing a new discount code that’s valid on any international train (or bus or ferry)…

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Fly first class, virtually

We're confident that anyone who wants to travel will always want First Class tickets. But, in the decades gone by, even business professionals couldn’t plump the cash for the standard cost of a regular flight, let alone first class airline tickets. At the time, they were sky high (no pun intended.) Fare on…

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We go for Uyghur

Every so often, we hear of groups of people that fall outside of "traditional" society. Sometimes they are expelled from that society, or sometimes they simply leave. There are many, though, who find their place and thrive. One example of this are the Uyghurs. According to Wikipedia, the Uyghurs, alternatively spelled…

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