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7 Unusual Things To Do in Dublin Insidethetravellab Nov 29, 2015

UNUSUAL THINGS TO DO IN DUBLIN: BUT FIRST… A word of warning here: don’t miss the classics in Dublin like the Book of Kells at Trinity College or the razzamatazz and history at the iconic Guinness Storehouse.  But once you’ve dipped into the Jameson Distillery and paid some kind of homage to local boys U2, […]

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Where Fluttering Raindrops Belong Insidethetravellab Nov 22, 2015

NEAR DUBLIN, IRELAND There are certain places in the world where mist and fluttering raindrops belong. Places where sunlight seems ill-suited and snowfall just wouldn’t be right. Where the cool touch of skin and stone makes hearths even heartier and turns thick velveteen curtains into folds and cloaks of warmth and security. The curling stone […]

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My Robot-Like Approach to Travel and Life

My Robot-Like Approach to Travel and Life Wanderingearl Nov 10, 2015

Wandering Earl

If you dare me to do something, I’ll do it, whatever it involves. I might not like it but I’ll show zero emotion whatsoever, pretend that nothing could possibly bother me at all and I’ll face the challenge at hand. … Read more →

Tasty Tapas in San Sebastian Insidethetravellab Nov 15, 2015

TAPAS IN SAN SEBASTIAN Speak to many about San Sebastian and one of the first things that comes up is the food. Great, creative, mouth-watering food. There’s tapas on the table tops, they tell you, tapas on the bars, Tapas in the restaurants, and tapas in the stars. (Well, something along those lines. It is […]

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An Austrian Spa Retreat: The Warmbaderhof in Review Insidethetravellab Nov 12, 2015

An Austrian Spa Retreat It’s taken me some time to realise that people don’t always have the same thing in mind when it comes to talking about spas. For me, it’s all about feeling good. About feeling relaxed. I long to rest somewhere beautiful, to stretch out my muscles, to stretch out my mind. To […]

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How To See Athens with A Local Insidethetravellab Nov 8, 2015

Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");See Athens with a local and it may forever change your perspective… Dear Athens, I […]

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A Farewell to Photos Insidethetravellab Nov 6, 2015

Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Oh, the times, they are a changin’… The Baobab Trees of Madagascar A strange thing […]

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7 of the Best Things To Do in Riga Insidethetravellab Nov 4, 2015

Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Let me tell you a little about Riga first – but if you haven’t time […]

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Why I Made a List of Memorable Life Experiences This Morning

Why I Made a List of Memorable Life Experiences This Morning Wanderingearl Oct 29, 2015

Wandering Earl

Have you ever created a list of the first 50 or so most memorable life experiences that pop into your head when you think back over your years? I woke up this morning and felt the urge to do just … Read more →

7 of The Best Things To Do in Athens Insidethetravellab Nov 2, 2015

Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Attica, Greece Athens is an unusual city. With its eye-watering place in world history, the […]

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3 Tastes of the Best Food in Latvia Insidethetravellab Oct 28, 2015

Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");RIGA, LATVIA Ah, Latvia. My eyes widen and my stomach sits up and pays attention every […]

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7 Unusual Things To Do in France Insidethetravellab Oct 26, 2015

Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");France manages to make almost everything look chic and sexy and awash with romance. From […]

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Three Reasons to Travel to Latvia

Three Reasons to Travel to Latvia Insidethetravellab Oct 12, 2015

Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Close Your Eyes and Think of Latvia If I asked you, without pause for a […]

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Wither the blog…

Wither the blog… 501places Oct 8, 2015

It’s almost 4 months since I last wrote on this site, so I figured I should do an update of some sort. Back in the day I might have added 100 posts since my last entry. Despite my best intentions at the start of the year, other things have got in the way and I’ve had […]

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Wandering Earl Tours 2016 – Announcement

Wandering Earl Tours 2016 – Announcement Wanderingearl Oct 20, 2015

Wandering Earl

My journey to Morocco begins in about 12 hours, with a 4:30am flight from Delhi to Doha, followed by two more flights that will eventually take me to Marrakech. Never been to Morocco. Naturally, I’m quite excited. And while my … Read more →

My Lightbulb Moment on a Solo Bike Trip in Austria Insidethetravellab Oct 25, 2015

Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Looking Back: Memoirs of a Solo Bike Trip Right now, the blood zips around my […]

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Music Made for Summer: Winnipeg Folk Festival Insidethetravellab Oct 19, 2015

Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");The Winnipeg Folk Festival They dance, they dream, they come to close Their eyes, amid […]

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Bad Ischl: Decadence and Despair in the Austrian Mountains Insidethetravellab Oct 18, 2015

Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");In Flanders Fields, the poppies grow but here in this meadow, blood and honeysuckle flows.Arriving […]

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Pictures from the last two months in Mali, Turkey, Bosnia and Croatia

Pictures from the last two months in Mali, Turkey, Bosnia and Croatia Philintheblank Oct 6, 2015

My new goal for this site in 2015: post 7 times. For the year. Oh, how far I have fallen as a blogger. Today, a photo update with pictures from the last several months, including a recent trip to Istanbul, Bosnia and Croatia. These photos are not in chronological order. The Songhoy nightclub has become […]Pictures from the last two months in Mali, Turkey, Bosnia and Croatia is a post from: Phil in the Blank

Riding with Wild Horses in Nevada

Riding with Wild Horses in Nevada Insidethetravellab Oct 5, 2015

Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Riding Wild Horses At first, the salt stretched out into pools of white, turning pink […]

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What To Pack For A Cycling Holiday

What To Pack For A Cycling Holiday Insidethetravellab Oct 8, 2015

Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Bringing you tried and tested tips for what to pack for a cycling holiday Comfortable […]

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Cycling In The Air in the Cloud Forests of Ecuador

Cycling In The Air in the Cloud Forests of Ecuador Insidethetravellab Sep 29, 2015

Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");This luscious and green travel update follows on from The Cloud Forests of Ecuador We’re […]

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Inexplicable Travel Habits of a Long-Term Traveler

Inexplicable Travel Habits of a Long-Term Traveler Wanderingearl Sep 28, 2015

Wandering Earl

Before getting on an airplane, I always re-tie my shoelaces. During a layover, I must sit at an airport cafe for at least ten minutes, but only in a chair that faces away from the counter where I placed my … Read more →

7 Unusual Things To Do in Germany

7 Unusual Things To Do in Germany Insidethetravellab Oct 1, 2015

Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Germany attracts repeat visitors through an intoxicating mix of sweet gingerbread and beer. Sizzling sausages […]

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The Wildlife Safari in Kenya That Inspired Pride Rock

The Wildlife Safari in Kenya That Inspired Pride Rock Insidethetravellab Sep 14, 2015

Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");  This post talks about a certain wildlife safari in Kenya. There’s a video at […]

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Travel Friendships – Far More Powerful Than We Think

Travel Friendships – Far More Powerful Than We Think Wanderingearl Sep 14, 2015

Wandering Earl

Her name is Tamara. And because of her I shed a tear. Back in 2014, I wrote about this woman who lives in the small, simple town of Tamga, near the banks of Issyk-Kul Lake, in Eastern Kyrgyzstan. I met … Read more →

Spirit Me To Spetses, Greece, An Island Filled With Blue

Spirit Me To Spetses, Greece, An Island Filled With Blue Insidethetravellab Sep 21, 2015

Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");It was the kind of morning dreamy travelogues are made for. The cry of gulls […]

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Swimming in a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Swimming in a UNESCO World Heritage Site Insidethetravellab Sep 7, 2015

Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Austria’s Lakes I don’t know why I’d never thought of this before. I’d admired lakes […]

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Favourite Phrases From My Medical Days

Favourite Phrases From My Medical Days Insidethetravellab Sep 4, 2015

Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");UPDATE: I’m currently in Latvia having a wonderful time. This was written some time ago […]

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A Digital Detox – Or What We Used to Call A Holiday

A Digital Detox – Or What We Used to Call A Holiday Insidethetravellab Sep 12, 2015

Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");  A Digital Detox to Madagascar So, this is it. I’m going on a digital […]

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