Yearly Archive: 2014

Group Travel

If you’re like me, almost every day you receive alluring full color, glossy catalogs showing can’t-wait-to-go travel destinations. Along with equally compelling take-a-look-now travel emails. Getting through this irresistible temptation can be challenging. The...

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What’s for Dinner?

Structures like this dot the horizon in Scotland. From the outside, it is difficult to determine the purpose of this building. From the inside, there are clues that allow you to make reasoned guesses....

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Rain Gear

This stylish raincoat and hat are sure to keep you dry. Unless you’re working in a rice paddy where standing in a flooded field is part of the job. This backbreaking work has been...

Hamish the Hairy Coo

Hamish the Hairy Coo

How can you not love Hamish? Or any other Scottish longhorn whether it be orange, black or blond. The long hair protects this breed from harsh weather and allows them to produce low-fat meat...

You Can Avoid Jetlag

After months of research, planning, booking, and dreaming, departure day arrives. You want nothing more than to reach your destination, step off the plane, and live this adventure fully. Jetlag is the nemesis of...

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Housing Options

Looking for a new home? Do you want an urban setting, suburban, rural? Our choices are bound to different definitions of land use. A Dutch person has the same options we do. Plus, one...

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Scottish Highlander

If you’ve ever wondered how the Scottish Highlanders of old survived the harsh climate and barren lands of their clan territories, here is a descendant of those hardy folks. You really DON’T want to...

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Different Architecture

One of Logan’s reasons to visit China was to see different architecture. What we saw was so distinctly different, his  wish was granted instantly. The mouth-dropping detail of temples is difficult to describe. Let the...