Celtic Harps : Official Symbol of the Emerald Isle

Indeed, one of the most remarkable ways in which the Emerald Isle distinguishes itself is that, as a tribute to the importance of music in Irish culture, Ireland is the only country in the world with a musical instrument as a national symbol. Otherwise known as the heraldic harp or Gaelic harp, Celtic harps have been […]

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My Adventurous Trip to Malta

It began with an hour plus equipment delay leaving Minneapolis, turning what should have been an easy connection at Gatwick into a breakneck race to catch our plane for Malta. Evie and I arrived thirty minutes before the Air Malta flight was to leave. The connecting flight agent called the agents to tell them we […]

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France – Travel To A Country Steeped In History

France is a Western European country which is also made up of a collection of overseas islands and territories located in other countries. Rising from its ashes like a phoenix, France has risen from many internal and external conflicts and wars. Now, it is a developed nation whose modern economy is the fifth largest in […]

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Low-cost Flights – Good For Business?

Have you been wasting way too much time & money on flights? Make no mistake, Low-Cost Airlines save you lots of money. Typically, you’ll save around £320 per trip on midweek return flights within Europe, just for giving up a “free” lunch and a few air-miles. So why don’t you fly Low-Cost more often? You’re probably […]

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Adventures in Bolivia

As a graduate student, I finally had the opportunity to work on a project in southern Bolivia. Although I had spent previous summers camping alone while conducting fieldwork in remote areas, this was to be my first journey overseas, to a country known variously for coca growing, revolution, and the final resting place of Butch […]

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Treasure in the Andes

I awoke to strange surroundings, my first view of the plaster-peeling room in which I had spent the night being afforded by the early-morning sunrise on the Bolivian Altiplano. After arriving near midnight in the frigid darkness of the high desert, my thoughts had been only of how quickly I could unpack my sleeping bag […]

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Across the High Sierra

I have always enjoyed long road trips across the country, perhaps because they have all the elements of a Homeric adventure. After completing basic training for the Army, I was ready for assignment to my permanent duty station. I was directed to travel from Norfolk, Virginia to Monterrey, California, so I flew home to Wisconsin […]

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Secrets Of The London Tube

Although it’s many years since I left my home in London I still occasionally use The Tube, as the London Underground is affectionately known. Hold on. Affectionately? Does anybody actually hold any affection for the network of tunnels that run beneath the surface of our capital, or the rolling stock that runs through them? They’re over-crowded, far […]

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Riding the Rails of Milwaukee Road

I walked to the top of the hill to start the water pump. I could see farmers in the surrounding countryside working in their fields. I had wanted to get an early start in the field but Pa was sore at me for not helping with the morning nilking instead so he wouldn’t go into […]

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Australia’s Fraser Island – Escape Forever

For all its conveniences, modern living leaves a lot to be desired. We spend our days enduring the ever-increasing pressures of work, the city’s oppressive unfriendliness, the daily commuter grind and the aggressive reality of impatient road-ragers. Is something missing? Unfortunately, work is a reality for most of us. So too is city and suburban living, dreary […]

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