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Episodes for April 2008
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On Feathering a Hen
All of Hing's courses and all of Ming’s ken couldn't get gum tea to feather a hen. Especially not on April Fools' Day.
Embraced by two arms of the
Sweet travel dreams
Many folks have trouble falling asleep when not tucked safely in their own beds. Here are prescriptions for getting a good night's sleep when away from home.
Tulip time in
Acres of red tulips, yellow daffodils and blue irises: that's a sight a traveler might expect to see in
Tinkering with time
The sun’s rising and setting may be beyond the power of potentates, but not the keeping of time.
Often overlooked by Anglophiles drawn to its more sophisticated neighbors, the city of
Around the world in 80 books
Good travel books can transport readers. Here are 80 of the best. It's a syllabus of adventure, a grand tour of landmark travel writing.
The art of staying awake
Many trips require staying awake and alert for long hours at a time. Proper diet, exercise, mental stimulation and willpower can overcome occasional, short-term fatigue.
Windy city weekend
Appreciating fellow travelers
Some people look forward to spending time with strangers: others regard the prospect with trepidation. That's too bad. Fellow travelers often add to the experience.
Travel income tax deductions.
When filing your 2007 tax returns, remember that the IRS tends to pay special attention to travel and entertainment deductions, especially if they're claimed for business purposes.
Remembering Culloden Field
On a chilly, fog-shrouded morning on this day in 1746 on a bleak moor near
The comfort of crofts
Gearrannan is an old crofting village and living history museum on the
Dallying in Danish manors
Living it up in a lighthouse.
Comfortable overnight accommodations are available at stored light houses on both the East and West coasts, the great lakes, several rivers, and even in
A sense of where you are
Even the most detailed topographic map is only a subjective representation of a place. To pinpoint our position on the planet, we still have to look to the heavens. FMI www.www.usgs.gov or www.waypoint.org
Today is the 444th anniversary of the birth of Bill the Bard, as well as the 392nd anniversary of his death. FMI www.visitbritain.org
Driving north from
The Sierra do Mar, a range of lush mountains along the coast of
Finding sea shells in the
This archipelago of tiny, tropical islands off
This country in southwest
Chilling on the Tatshenshini
The “Tat” is a big, ice hearted river that threads its way from the
Accessing Automobile Museums
Many people love cars. Apart from the vehicles we own, there are the fantasy cars about which we can only dream. The
Welcomed at Earthship
This array of passive solar homes near
Tips for good composition
Whether shooting digital or film, composition can be the difference between a good picture and a great photograph. Here are a few simple tips to help you organize the elements and capture images worthy of your memories.
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