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The ‘Hipster’ Look And The Current YouTube Sensation!

Here is my banter for the week inspired by a couple of topics which have come into play recently courtesy of my mate Stefan and the news. As a traveler you engage in a plethora of random conversations in your day to day life due to the fact that ultimately you’re out to enjoy yourself and also that at times you crave useless trivia which is dominating the headlines or local bars. So in this post I …

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Build your own Solar Panel

Oh Yeah!! I hear you cry … easy for you to say and you must be some sort of hippy to get involved in Eco energy …. well you might well be right but you cannot deny that we should all be considering the impact that carbon fuel usage is having upon our lives … nor can you deny that you abhor paying extortionate utility bills!! So if you can make some little change is …

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Knife Sharpener – Product Review

This is a simple review of a sharpening device which I have recently bought and tested. The reason for this is to ensure that I am working with sharp tools and knives in the kitchen. There is the misconception by many that the sharper the knife the more dangerous it is…NOT SO. In the right hands and in the kitchen specifically, ask any professional preparing vegetables or meat for a living and they will absolutely confirm that …

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25% Off HostGator Hosting Coupon/Discount Code – 2013

Hey Guys/Gals, If you’re looking for a HostGator Discount Code/Coupon which is valid for 1 year (01st Jan 2013 – 01st Jan 2014) then use: livefree25 at the checkout and get 25% off your hosting fees! Visit Hostgator now and check out their prices. Valid for hosting only and for new accounts only. Will post more codes here in the future so make sure you check back regularly! Thanks, Paul.

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Radio Button Categories in WordPress

If you’re like me and have multiple authors adding content to your site, you may find that the standard checkbox system of selecting categories is far from perfect. It allows users to add a post to more than one category which could be a problem dependant on your theme. Google may also see this as duplicate content on your site which should be avoided. Unfortunately, WordPress by default doesn’t allow you to change the checkboxes …

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Plugin Organiser: Speed Up Your WordPress Website

One of the first things website owners do when they start up a WordPress based website is head straight over to the WordPress Plugin Repository and load up on third party scripts to add enhancements to their site. Whilst there is nothing wrong with this (actually encouraged), many people get carried away and end up installing far too many plugins that bloat their default WordPress installation and ultimately result in increased load times of their …

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Medicare – Healthcare In Australia

At present I am in the process of applying for a Medicare card and so thought it may be useful to let you all know what this is, how to get one and what it entitles you to. First of all the Medicare card is something that allows Australians to receive free or low cost Medical, Optical and Hospital treatment. Unlike the UK where healthcare is free on the NHS (National Healthcare Service) you can be …

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Adding Watermarks to Your Photos using IrfanView (awesome free program)

Adding watermarks to your photographs can not only help protect your photographs from being fraudulently used around the internet but also provide a free way of advertising your product, business or website. Many people don’t watermark their images because they either don’t know how, don’t have the time or simply don’t want to. It doesn’t take long to watermark photographs and using a free tool called IrfanView you can batch watermark images in a number …

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Paris, France – Gallery

A simply must visit European Capital, Paris has something for everyone with so many iconic monuments to discover.

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Niagara Falls, Canada/USA – Gallery

I once owned houses here and this was a trip out to see the houses and to take in Niagara...a simply breathtaking place...not the houses...the falls!! Both sides Canadian and US have two different feels to them..visit both.

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Bali, a spiritual place – Gallery

Bali is such a special and spiritual place but it also provides so much more by way of marvellous surf beaches and beautiful scenery.Sadly I lost my camera here and missed out on so many great picture opportunities.

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My Road To Travelling, A Little Bit About Me

In this blog post I would just like to address my personal experiences and circumstances which have led me to go full time with travelling and travel writing. All of which I write here is personal to me and are the thoughts which I embrace so judge this as you please. I hope it can inspire people to do what they really desire in life and not just fall into a ‘rat race’ type scenario …

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Christmas in New York – Gallery

What a special way to spend Xmas with my two sons...it was absolutely freezing but walking around Manhattan to take in the sights was so great. Iceskating in Central Park on Xmas day followed by festive fare of hamburger and chips!! Great

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Dubai Rugby 7s – Gallery

If you like rugby and a big big party atmosphere then the Dubai Rugby 7s is just fantastic...days of rugby, sun, drink and pizza!!

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Zante, Greek Islands – Gallery

This is a great holiday destination for old or young...there are areas of extreme activity and loads of simply beautiful places to visit and experience.

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Seville, Spain – Gallery

Another beautiful city in Spain and whilst the bullfight may not be to many peoples taste it is still a spectacle I have no regrets witnessing.

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