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Lazy Days in Menorca

If you’ve got rest and relaxation on the agenda, with lazy days spent snoozing on the beach or pleasant walks through beautiful landscapes, Menorca would certainly tick all the right boxes. As low-key holidays go, this stunning island certainly knows how it’s done. Most resorts are clustered around attractive beaches, many of which are beautiful golden-sanded affairs with scented pines providing some welcome shelter from the midday sun, and dramatic cliffs tumbling down to rocky …

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An Evening in London: An Ideal Night on the Tiles

There’s nothing better than being able to shut the door to the office for the weekend, to enjoy a well-earned break. Whether you have plans to spend it with your little ones or you’re heading for the bright lights of London to enjoy what’s on offer there, having the chance to let go every once in awhile is much-needed. Visit Travelodge.co.uk to find cheap hotels in London if you have plans in the capital – …

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Happy First Travel Birthday

Last year on the 6th of June 2012, two young guys set off on their travels to embark on a trip of a lifetime and to fulfill their hopes and dreams. These two guys are our very own Ian and Scott, or as they like to be known as Thomo and Scottydogg. As they are my fellow writers and friends, I wanted to do something special for them both, as these days they are so …

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When Dreams Come True

This is the first post from an inspiring young French girl. She become acquainted with Ian my son who writes on this site and has encouraged her to tell her story. She asked me to review her article and correct her grammar or spelling mistakes. I decided any correction would detract from the vibrancy and soulfulness of the article and so have left it just as it was sent to me….when you read this you will be …

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Gigi Griffiths – A Good Read to Follow

Gigi Griffiths is a full time traveller and has provided me with considerable inspiration through her RAMBLE as I continue my own travels in a somewhat different fashion to Gigi. Her story and website have a lot to offer and this brief blog post is only by way of a quick introduction. Believe me, she describes herself much more eloquently than I. I have been following her blog, her posts and her content marketing articles since …

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Quotes can relate to You

There are thousands of superb quotes doled out every day in varying forms on the internet, in glossy magazines, newspapers and dropped into our favourite TV shows or movies. I frequently glance through these light and entertaining snippets of both entertainment and wisdom to discover that I can relate to so so many of these and in the majority of cases gain something from them. As a short exercise, I have selected a number of …

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Disappointed with your Holiday Destination?

How many times have we travelled to a dream destination only to be sadly disappointed by the place? I sincerely hope it is not too often otherwise you will by now be a dyed in the wool “Stay at home” person when it comes to holidays. Why is it we would be disappointed? I believe that the way we perceive things starts at birth and we are influenced by everything from schooling, growing up, family, …

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Lay Down Your Weary Head

Welcome to my pick of the pops. Here are a few albums and tracks selected by yours truly. After a long day sometimes all you want to do is listen to some easy tunes.  Regardless if you are a stay at home or a travel bug, hopefully there is something here for everyone. So relax, close your eyes and enjoy. Don’t Explain is a 2011 cover album recorded by American blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa …

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Who Says There is No Such Thing As Coincidence

I don’t know about anybody else, but over the years I have struggled with not really knowing what I want to do in life. It is only really over the last 8 months or so, that writing has come to light and I now find myself writing on websites.  For me English has always been a struggle and I am not ashamed to admit it.  Through a variety of different life challenges my studies suffered …

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Tibetan Struggle – A Mother Burns herself in protest

There was an A4 sheet of paper sitting on the reception at our hotel and written by a Tibetan person seeking help in developing his English skills in order that he might eventually become a translator. I decided to contact him or her and offer my limited time and skills to help and so met him over a coffee. Escape from Tibet Quite simply he is about 30yrs old and his story is a harrowing …

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Holi Hell in India

What a schoolboy mistake not checking for public holidays or festivals when we booked our flight into Delhi from Bangalore. It could have worked out ok but ended up as HOLI Hell instead. Holi is a major Hindu festival with boisterous behaviour and a real “letting down of the hair” for many whose lives are much more staid. It is characterised by the use of colour…and the way it is administered can be festively chaotic….but fun for …

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The Ultimate Charging Station for Travellers

Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve found yourself in a shared dorm of a hostel in some random country with only one or two electrical sockets to serve everyone? It can be a nightmare especially with everyone now having multiple electronic devices they need to charge: ipods laptops camera batteries mobile phones portable hair straighteners (yup! I’ve seen it!) … Well before I left for Greece, I thought back to all the …

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How To Learn A New Language in 3 Months

If you are interested in how to learn a language, then this is the video for you to learn in just 3 months. We may visit many countries and not all of them will speak our native language, so if you a are planning on visiting any of these countries, then here is your chance to get ahead of yourself. The original post, titled “How to learn any language in 90 days” was written by …

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International Women’s Day – Wateraid

8th March 2013 – International Women’s Day. Why should we be writing about this on Livefreedietravelling? Simply because our charity of choice, Wateraid, is heavily involved and the work by Wateraid is dramatically changing the lives of so many women in so many areas of the globe. We are immensely proud to be supporting this cause in our own small way but also wish to create a message encouraging you to also become involved. If you are reading …

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Explore yourself

Who are you Who am I? – Guest post by contributor Maggiea It’s fair to say that I for one, never really had very many exciting interests. For example, I’m not the sporty type and as for things like reading I never really enjoyed novels and in general just couldn’t get into them so would never even finish a book. So what has my lack of interests got to do with travel and discovering who …

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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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