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Zalud House, Porterville, California

Zalud House, Porterville, California

It’s certainly not the best looking house I’ve ever seen but it is supposed to be decidedly spooky. And with its history, it’s hardly surprising. The architecture is interesting, to say the least, but this house – which is now a museum –...

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Den Gamle By, Denmark

Den Gamle By, Denmark

I know, it’s a real cliché to say ‘step back in time’ but nevertheless when you visit Den Gamle By in Denmark that’s what you’re doing. Den Gamle By is the old town of Aarhus and has been preserved as an outdoor museum. The photographs...

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Visiting India: What is a Stepwell?

Stepwells are absolutely astounding. Many date back hundreds of years are were often created as low-lying water supplies. Because water levels in streams and rivers could fluctuate with the seasons, the answer was these elaborate reservoirs or water tanks which were...

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Stay Warm with Ororo Heated Apparel

I prefer to think that I’m a really easy going person. But there are some things that I don’t like at all – pigeons, the word ‘awesome’, broccoli, cleaning toilets and … being cold. I really hate that. It’s why I live in...

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Tiger & Turtle: Duisburg, Germany

No, it’s not a roller coaster. But it looks like one, doesn’t it? In fact, it’s an art installation but one that the public can enjoy – by travelling along and around it but on foot rather than at roller coaster speed. And the view is...

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Visiting the UK: Frogmore House

In December 2017, Prince Harry and American actor Meghan Markle announced their engagement. The scene for the to-be-historic photographs and interview was Frogmore House, a Grade 1 listed building in the possession of royalty for hundreds of years. Travel specialists...

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Pianos at St Pancras

Millions of passengers travel through St Pancras Station in London every year. With trains going to Europe (Paris, Amsterdam, Rotterdam… via the Channel Tunnel), connections going to various parts of the UK – with all that train activity going on people...

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West African Artist, Joseph Adibleku

West African painter Joseph Adibleku is inspired by colours. He has been painting since he was young and his work is valued due to Joseph’s natural talent. A fabulous range of his work is now available online and can be shipped to almost anywhere in the world....

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Coppelia Ice Cream Parlour, Havana

You might have thought that Fidel Castro had plenty on his mind in the nineteen sixties. But no. In addition to other issues that might have been taking up a little thought, the Cuban was thinking that what Havana really needed was an ice cream parlor. And preferably...

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Rednaxela Terrace, Hong Kong

Rednaxela Terrace is a street in the Mid-Levels section in Hong Kong. This is an affluent area and is a great attraction because of its massive walkway system. The area is built on hills and in early times, the only way to get from place to place was by a series of...

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Hosts: Are You Playing The Game?

Have you noticed that as a society we’ve become more and more liable to compete for … well, nothing? Human beings are competitive – we wouldn’t have got as far as the twenty-first century if we weren’t – but today our competitive...

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ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark

I suspect that you and I could start a conversation about the purpose of art, and what is art for, and what is the importance of art … and I think we’d still be talking about it in a week’s time. There’s a lot of ground to cover there....

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Calanque de Sugiton, France

It must be one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. And if you’ve been there, I’m willing to bet that you remember that smell, that special aroma of sage, juniper and myrtle blending together in the sun. Marseille is the second largest cities in...

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Salina Turda, Romania

There are some pretty amazing places to visit on this earth – and below it. Salina Turda is an astounding example. This ancient salt mine is now a fascinating place for travellers to visit. What? Visiting a salt mine? Do you think that’s a bit specialist?...

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Eco-Friendly Travel Bag Made In India

There was a time when it was leather all the way for me when it came to luggage. Foolish, I know. But the light did dawn, I’m glad to say and now I love to find products that are hand-created from recycled goods. This is particularly the case when fabulous...

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Sheats Apartments, Los Angeles

Sheats Apartments building is an early example of the work of architect John Lautner. Built in 1949, it was intended for use as accommodation for UCLA students and seems to have spent most of its life to date as such. The building contains eight self-contained...

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Explore With Geocaching

Okay, so Google tells me that there are still people who play Pokemon Go but there are still millions of us who prefer Geocaching. And as Pokemon gradually fades, many new people are being attracted to the original ‘hide and seek’ games of this century. If...

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