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The Thoughtful Tinkerer - Make Homemade Devices For The Fun Of It

Ive always liked to make gadgets and gizmos that have some function, either useful or not so useful. It started with the simple things that many kids make - slingshots, a simple bow and arrow, a toy boat. Occasionally I made more involved items such as a canoe and a dune buggy. Then there was the grass hut - 12 feet across, octogonal in shape, and thatched top to bottom with a thick layer of grass. I built it in a remote location, near a stipmine filled with water. Hauled the cut grass in a 1972 Volkswagon convertible with the top down. Piled the grass high in the back seat. It must have taken a dozen trips back and forth from a nearby hay field.

Why an Algarve Vacation

If a vacation, as defined by a dictionary is: leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure, then one taken in Algarve must be the epitome of that term.

Dare to Dream: The Vacation of a Lifetime In A Timeshare

What are your chances of getting the vacation of a lifetime without having to save for a lifetime

Alternative Holidays – Exchange Conversation for Accommodation in the Heart of Spain

Madrid, Spain -- For the last three years, over 3,000 people have participated in the unique English language immersion program known as Englishtown. Two venues, a 16th century abandoned village and a plush country-style hotel, play host to a non-stop eight-day intensive conversation program. English native speakers from all over the world come as volunteers to learn about Spaniards and their culture in return for their board and lodging while the Spaniards seek to improve their fluency in the quickest, most intensive manner possible on earth. The participants, both English-speakers and Spaniards, exchange culture, conversation, knowledge and friendship.

Looking for Luxury Hotels for Less in Australia

The Commonwealth of Australia is the largest island on earth and the smallest continent. It also boasts to being one of the most progressive nations in the world with one of the oldest civilizations. It is made up of a variety of landscapes, including tropical rain forests, the deserts of the outback, snow-capped mountains, rolling expanses of pastoral land and magnificent beaches.

The Memory Collector

Everyone collects something right It may be baseball cards, hats, or some other type of sports memorabilia. Even if you don’t consider yourself a collector of anything, you may be and don’t even know it. How about the collection of tools in the cellar you don’t really use, but you have to have them! Even maybe all those movies laying around you no longer watch, sounds like a collection to me.

Bahamas Real Estate Guide to Permits, Residency and More

White sand beaches, clear blue waters, tax breaks, real estate and property; the Bahamas never looked so good. And yes, I said real estate. Bahamian real estate is hotter than ever.

Living Like A Native In Morelia, Mexico

The beautiful, rustic, old, colonial city of Morelia is situated about halfway in between Guadalajara and Mexico City and has a thriving population of around 1,000,000 people. It has everything from historical buildings and monuments to modern-day conveniences, shopping centers, restaurants, movie houses, universities and colleges, etc. What makes Morelia special, though, is its people. Their backgrounds vary from native Indian to French to Spanish and other nationalities. Their greatest asset, however, is their warmth and friendliness.

Marital Bliss - Honeymoon Cruise

A Honeymoon Cruise as the name suggests offers a gateway to paradise for honeymooners away from the pressures of daily life and enjoy the bliss of togetherness. This provides an opportunity for you to start your married life in a state of togetherness by exploring the unknown and enjoying nature and life.

Movie Review - Shrek 2

The film opens with Shrek voiced over by Mike Myers and his beloved now turned into an Ogre Princess Fiona Cameron Diaz enjoying themselves on their honeymoon at sand-kissed beaches. Returning from their romantic idyll, Shrek and Princess Fiona are summoned by Fionas parents, the king John Cleese and queen Julie Andrews of the "Kingdom Far, Far Away" a fairy-tale version of Beverly Hills. After much discussion, the ogre couple finally decide to leave for the celebration at the "Kingdom Far, Far Away." Donkey also accompanies them with his whining and one-liner spouting all intact.

The Importance Of Cell Phones In Modern Society

Cell phones have become a necessity for many people throughout the world. The ability to keep in touch with family, business associates, and access to email are only a few of the reasons for the increasing importance of cell phones. Todays technically advanced cell phones are capable of not only receiving and placing phone calls, but storing data, taking pictures, and can even be used as walkie talkies, to name just a few of the available options.

A Room With A View

In March of 1999, the Guinness Book of Records bestowed upon Hotel Everest View the title of Highest Placed Hotel in the World. This hotel is situated 13,000 ft 3,964 m above sea level in Sagarmatha National Park in the Southern Khumbu region of Nepal. With its luxurious accommodations, guests stay overlooking the Himalayan peaks and Mt. Everest.

A Close Encounter with Wild Dolphins

My first glimpse of Tangalooma’s famous wild dolphins was from the boat that ferried us to Moreton Island 75 minutes from Brisbane, Australia. They arched their black silken bodies out of the water as though to greet us as we docked at the island’s main pier. I was down at the pier later that night for an up close and personal meeting with these friendly sea mammals; a group of eight that frolicked in the floodlit waters as they waited for the party to start.

I Survived the Booze and Cruise: A Guide to Past Tense Instructions in the Bahamas

The only souvenir I still have from the Bahamas is an old “I survived the Booze and Cruise” t-shirt...and a few snorkeling rules forever etched in my memory. Back in college as if I needed to say more, my boyfriend, his best friend, and I went on a cruise to the Bahamas. We, of course, did all the necessary research to know the attractions we wanted to see and have some familiarity with local customs...Yeah, right. We knew nothing and cared even less. We were going to the Bahamas on a cruise ship for about $200 a person! It was a deal where we had to listen to their time-share nonsense, but we were college students. We were pros at listening for hours on end about topics we had little to no interest in.

Busselton Western Australia

The first recorded mapping of what is now Geographe Bay and the eventual town of Busselton, was in 1801 by the French explorer Nicolas Baudin, from the ships the Geographe and Naturaliste. The Bay was named after his ship whilst the river was named the Vasse after a sailor who went missing in mysterious circumstances.

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