Rising like a Phoenix

The fire has move past Fort McMurray, Canada. It still blazes at almost 5,900 square kilometres but it no longer threatens life and limb in this Canadian town. There are still over 1000 firefights working hard to battle the blaze but it has been labelled contained. For the next few months the battle will continue …

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Travel Simply

Sometimes travel is simple.Sometimes it's not... The first thing you need to know for simple travel is pack less. Always pack less, you won't need half the stuff you thing you do and you can buy the small stuff almost anywhere. All Inclusive You can choose a resort area, like Mexico, and stay for a …

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The Midnight Sky in Iceland

Last year I travelled to Iceland with my Mom and Dad during the Summer Solstice. This is the longest day of the year and during this time the sun never sets at Northern Latitudes. This picture was take just after midnight at Lake Myvatn. It was the lowest the sun ever went. The entire week …

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Girls, Beautiful Even When Blank

Tomorrow my boys are promoted from grade 1 into grade 2. They sing a song in Arabic and then recite a poem in English. After they get their promotion certificate and any honours they may have earned. In total 6 classes of grade 1 boys are being promoted, or roughly 150 students. So much chaos …

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To plan or not to plan…travel addition

There are two types of traveller, those who like to have everything planed out for them in advance with little left to surprise and those who like to wing it. I've travelled in both styles and both are great but there are different things you need to be ready for with each. When you have …

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