Category: One-Minute Vacation

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Have wheels, will travel

The Netherlands is a small country with flat land. The perfect place for bicycle transportation to thrive. And thrive it does. People enjoy a vast network of bike paths and complete seventy percent of...

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Paragliding

The glory of the Alps can be enjoyed when hiking. Or from the window of a bus. Or, top down, while dancing from peak to peak in a helicopter. But, the ultimate view must...

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Low Season

Planning a trip to China includes deciding the best time to go. One concern is weather. Another is being there when sites are not overly crowded. We chose to go to China in May,...

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Then & Now

We have images of rickshaw drivers struggling to pull heavily laden carts through poorly maintained, crowded streets. Days when nutrition was limited, people worked long, hard hours, and life was hard. Today rickshaw drivers...

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The Hills are Alive . . .

IMAGINE! A natural amphitheater created by a surround of mountains. An assembly of alphorn players, practiced and eager to perform. A blue, cloudless sky, the backdrop for a premier performance. Fresh air, nature’s automatic...

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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...

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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...

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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...