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(1 min read) What Is Skiplagging? You may have recently seen in the press about a major airline trying to sue a passenger who booked a flight from A to B to C, and got off at B, as it was cheaper for him to do this. This is a technique known as skiplagging. You [...]

2019-02-14T17:02:57+01:00February 14th, 2019|

Challenging airport runways you may need to know about

(3 min read) Part 1 Recently I was on a trip to Madeira. A quick visit was planned, but what was about to happen made me realise that certain airports may present conditions that do not allow the pilots to land. Funchal, Madeira is one such airport. I discovered my flight had a very senior [...]

2018-04-26T17:42:34+01:00April 26th, 2018|

Spring into fitness at any age

(2 min read plus youtube video links) As the weather improves, certainly in the northern hemisphere, we all tend to assess our fitness and shape at this time of year. Most dread the long slog of complicated or time consuming workouts. So we investigated what were the best exercises, with the least associated cost, for [...]

2018-04-23T10:11:52+01:00April 19th, 2018|

Travel More

(30 sec read and 2 min video) Do you ever think you should travel more? Here's a few reason that may convince you... Money spent on travel makes you happier because: You make memories. Regular travelling encourages you get get along better with people. Feel less anxiety in social situations. You become smarter and better [...]

2018-03-24T08:34:00+01:00October 29th, 2017|

Global traveller with local knowledge

(4 min read) Not many people know, but taking pictures of the iconic Eiffel Tower at night for any other reason than personal use is illegal, and punishable by a massive fine. A daytime photo is fine. The copyright on the structure itself has expired. The night time photos remain problematic because the light show is [...]

2017-10-26T15:04:50+01:00October 26th, 2017|

Ethical Choices

(2 min read) Ethical choices are now becoming a factor when we go shopping. Whether it is food, clothing or even that car we are deliberating over. Ethics are no longer a luxury for the wealthy. We now consider buying local, organic or fair trade. What distinguishes these choices? One such publication, Ethica Magazine, focuses on [...]

2018-02-21T07:35:25+01:00October 24th, 2017|

Take your dog to work day

(2 min read) Take your dog to work day was created by pet-sitting industry pioneer and author of Pet Sitting for Profit Patti J. Moran. Pet Sitters International is the world's largest most-trusted educational association for professional pet sitters. The day was created to encourage businesses to allow dogs in the workplace for one Friday each summer to [...]

2017-08-04T19:14:56+01:00June 22nd, 2017|

Do vegans really have better sex?

(4 min read plus 40 sec video) On 25 January 2016 PETA published a video on YouTube to get across a message that reflected the question do vegans really have better sex? The message is pure comedy with sex appeal thrown in. PETA wanted to capture attention on a more light-hearted basis than their usual [...]

2017-06-12T13:04:12+01:00June 12th, 2017|