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The Crooked Forest

The Crooked Forest

You never know, one day you might find yourself in the Polish village of Nowe Czarnowo. It's just outside the town of Gryfino not far from the German border - see the map below.This isn't an ancient forest. The trees, about four hundred of them, were planted in the...

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Do You Know How To Make An Island Cake?

Do You Know How To Make An Island Cake?

You've probably not been able to travel to Mauritius this summer. In fact, many people have found that they've had to stay at home a lot more than usual this year.  For some reason, this has meant that more people have had more time to enjoy home pursuits. (I truly...

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Windsor Castle, England

If you're visiting England, then the chances are good that you'll include Windsor Castle as one of your must-see places. It's one of the most popular tourist attractions in England and is an easy drive from Central London. It's easy to get there by bus or train too so...

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The Immersive Drive In Van Gogh Exhibition

Are we seeing the future of art exhibitions here? The exhibition, which is in Toronto at the time of writing, has been seen by over 2 million people in Paris.I believe that the video below can explain more clearly about the exhibition - the world's first drive-in -...

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What Is Sitata?

I don't know about you, but until the early part of 2020 the idea of staying healthy during travels and travel risk management wasn't something I'd even thought about. Delays such as missing a flight to Paris or finding that train drivers are on strike in Madrid or...

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Gorzanów Castle, Poland

If, like me, you're the type of traveller who prefers the unusual, then it would be a great idea to put Poland's Gorzanów Castle high on your list. The place is amazing and seems to be a combination of a faded, grand old castle and modern, cultural commune.This...

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Room Service By Robot

I admit that I'm a sucker for room service. I can slob around in a robe, forget the lipstick, watch junk on TV and eat a lovely meal prepared by someone else and served directly to my room. Lovely.  So what's the alternative nowadays in hotels when we're concerned...

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Max Verstappen’s Lesson to STR Hosts

There's just a chance that you might not know who Max Verstappen is so I'll explain in a minute. but this young lad - he's 22 years old at the time of writing - was signed up by a Formula One Team when he was just sixteen. Yes, driving cars in races at about 350...

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Explore Nature With All Trails Free App

Whether you're at home, travelling for business, on a road trip or just having a deserved weekend break, there are many reasons you might want to get out into the countryside and its fresh air. Most of us find being outside is invigorating, yet relaxing at the same...

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How To Be A Relaxed Host

If you run a short-term rental business then the chances are that it creates a certain amount of stress. Or it may be that you're thinking of starting listing on Airbnb or a similar site and you're wondering how you can minimise the stress of running your own...

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Louvre Abu Dhabi

I don't know about you but I don't think I'll find myself in United Arab Emirates in the near future. But nevertheless, I've just spent the morning checking out the exhibits and the remarkable architecture at the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Before I write any more, I'll add a...

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The Olson House, Maine

I know what you're thinking. Well, I don't of course, but I hope that you're thinking 'where have I seen that house before?" Or maybe, "that house looks familiar". And the chances are good that yes, you have seen it before. There are certain copyright laws that I tend...

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The AVUS Motel and Restaurant: Berlin

When I first saw a photograph of the building you see above, it went straight to the top of my list. I have to go there one day. The excellent photographer who created the photograph above has made the building look very stylish and elegant - it dates from before the...

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Florence Cathedral: The Way Of The Future?

The creation of the stunning Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore began in 1296. It was finally completed in 1436. Whichever way you look at it, that was a long, long time ago. But when the cathedral reopened to the public after the coronavirus lockdown, they used...

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Visiting Italy: The Fisogni Museum

When I was a kid, my dad's business was the motor trade. His businesses sold cars, repaired cars, sold petrol, sold oil ... this was a long long time ago and it seemed that this relatively new business - based on the motor car - would be around forever. It still is,...

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Share Your Passion & Promote Your Rental

I just changed the title I'd planned for this article. The title I started out with didn't say 'Share Your Passion & Promote Your Rental'. It was 'Easy Networking Ideas To Promote Your Rental'. The latter would have probably been much more search engine-friendly...

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Window Swap: See The World

This morning I was looking through a window and watching exotic foliage swaying in the breeze in a garden in India. Then I went to look at the Paris rooftops. I moved on to the German countryside view from Elmar's window. My next stop was to watch the world going by...

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Ferropolis: Yikes

Okay. Recently I wrote about the Shivering Sands Army Fort and described it as one of the spookiest places I've ever seen. Actually, it's a toss-up - England's Shivering Sands or Germany's Ferropolis. You can get a glimpse of what the place is like from the image...

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Paris: What Is Le Cinéma Sur L’eau?

Local authorities and tourism organisations are having to serious;y rethink about the people whose entertainment and leisure they are responsible for. So on July 18th, 2020, in the midst of the COVID epidemic, the city of Paris held its first Le Cinéma Sur L’eau....

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International Internships: Online

As I write this, the world is starting to open up again after most countries imposed lockdowns on their citizens. But who knows how long it will be, if ever, that we feel comfortable enough to take long haul flights? If you'd been planning an internship overseas, your...

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