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The Morgan Garage, Samso, Denmark

The Morgan Garage, Samso, Denmark

Samso is a Danish island located off the Jutland peninsula. It's a picturesque and peaceful place and it is a model community, one of its outstanding features being the fact that it runs on planet-friendly power. One hundred percent of its electricity comes from wind...

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Farleys House & Gallery, Sussex

Farleys House & Gallery, Sussex

Lee Miller was an American fashion model and photographer whose main claim to fame at one time was a photograph she had posed for ... in the bathtub of Adolf Hitler. However, after that aberration, she married Roland Penrose, the English surrealist painter and author....

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Hosts: Extra Guest Fees

So many Airbnb hosts aren't business people. They are renting out rooms in their homes, or their second homes, for various reasons. But few have solid backgrounds in business skills. Their hospitality skills, on the other hand, are often outstanding.This doesn't mean...

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“Spitfire Island”, Birmingham

Name a World War Two aircraft. Go on. I know nothing about planes but I bet that most people will have had the same answer I did - 'the spitfire'. Many were built at the Castle Bromwich Assembly, a factory that now makes something equally speedy - Jaguar cars. But in...

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The Tolkien Trail

A  reader suggested that we create a map for fans of JRR Tolkien for when they are visiting England. So here we are. Many of the places where Tolkien lived, worked or stayed have been honoured with a 'blue plaque'. These are permanent markers attached to buildings or...

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Thingbæk Kalkminer, Denmark

It calls itself 'Denmark's Most Distinctive Museum' and I'm certainly not going to argue with that. It's been open since 1935 and was the brainchild and creation of Danish artist, Anders Bundgaard. Originally a limestone mine, the museum is a series of underground...

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The Chicago Picasso

Even if you've never set foot in Chicago I wouldn't be surprised if you're familiar with Daley Plaza. If nothing else, you know it from the 1980s film, the Blue Brothers. (See the video below). But since the 1960s, Daley Plaza has been home to a Picasso sculpture....

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Hosts: What Do You Do If Your Guest Cancels?

If you run a short term rental, then it's going to happen one day. Your phone will ping and a message will tell you that guests you had scheduled in your calendar won't be arriving after all. No big deal - it happens to everyone. But how do you proceed from here?...

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Catedral de Mármol, Chile

They say that most people, when asked about their favourite colour, will say that they prefer blue. In a way, this is understandable because there are so very many different shades and hues encompassed within that one descriptor.But no matter what your favourite shade...

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Elephant Gate, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Carlsberg Brewery is a popular tourist venue in Copenhagen. Naturally, as it features history and beer - a good combination to be sure. And if you're visiting, don't miss the four elephant sculptures hold up the gateway to the 'new' Carlsberg Brewery. The edifice...

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How To Get To Anywhere

Well, more or less. And on this planet only - I don't yet know of any service that will help you if your plans are beyond the Planet Earth. But for most of us, Rome2Rio - strange name, I know - is a remarkably helpful website. If you're doing what most of us do these...

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Shambles Square, Manchester

When you visit Shambles Square in Manchester, especially the Old Wellington Inn and Sinclair's Oyster Bar, you'll be wrong if you feel that you've gone back in time. You haven't. Well, you sort of have done. Oh how tricky, let me explain...Yes, the buildings are...

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The Dead Body at the Hollywood Wax Museum

Today there are four branches of the Hollywood Wax Museum. The one above, for instance, is in Myrtle Beach. For the other locations, see the map below.Maybe you think that you wouldn't be seen dead at a kitsch-y wax museum. But maybe Elmer McCurdy thought the same -...

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“Why Do Guests Always…?”

If you're an STR host have you ever found yourself wondering "why do guests always...?"Whatever that 'always' thing is will vary from host to host. With some hosts, they find that guests are always arriving well after check-in time without any contact. Others find...

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Hagley: Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm?

You might be visiting Hagley Hall in Worcester. It's an astonishingly magnificent stately home. It's totally gorgeous, historic, set in wonderful parkland and gives you a very special glimpse into the lives of the aristocracy in the days when luxury was a perfectly...

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O’Hare, Chicago. Why O’Hare?

I'm beginning to think that airports are getting better as time goes by. After all, it was way back in the nineteen-eighties that Douglas Adams wrote: It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on Earth has ever produced the expression "As pretty as an airport."...

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