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Travelling not blogging: quick update from #USA

December 21 2010 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #Baltimore, #Ola Fagbohun, #solo travel, #Travel News, #traveler, #travelling, #USA, #woman traveller

Picture: Map of United States of America. Source: http://www.50states.com/us.htm Sorry for being quiet of late, I am still out and about in the USA. Spending my days full of city exploration or catching up with friends and family. All of which leaves...

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Travel News: Travelling Brits happy to speak the lingo

December 17 2010 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #Brits abroad, #gaffes, #holidays abroad, #languages, #ownersdirect, #tourists, #Travel News, #travelling

Perhaps it's the famous Brit reserve or that many of us, and yes I do include myself, fear ridicule, that makes us Brits notorious for only speaking English when abroad. N.B. my embrassing language gaffe is at the end of this post. But it seems times...

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Procrastination 101 or why I'm not writing ...

December 11 2010 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #Travel News

Picture ©2006 Sam Morrison from the book and website "101 Excuses Not to Write."

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Travel News: Brits switch off on holiday

December 10 2010 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #apps, #Brits, #facebook, #holidays, #mobile phone, #smart phones, #totalmedia, #Travel News, #travel research, #travellers, #travelling, #Twitter

I love research that states the bleeding obvious, take this recent survey by travel company HolidayExtras.com. They found … “The majority of Brits just want to get away from everything when they set off on holiday and prefer reading (48%) on the flight...

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Highly recommend: Airbnb.com - home away from home

December 9 2010 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #accommodation, #Airbnb.com, #Baltimore. Maryland, #houseguest, #recommendation, #Travel News

A compendium of the Top 40 Airbnb.com spaces around the globe. From couch to castle, treehouse to houseboat, behold Airbnb’s finest, quirkiest and downright extraordinary properties available for your booking pleasure! via www.airbnb.com While I have...

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#TEDwomen: “She Does Not Know Her Beauty” by Iyeoka Ivie Okoawo

December 8 2010 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #Female heads of state, #girls, #global issues, #Iyeoka Ivie Okoawo, #poetry, #Recommendations & Rants (tips, links and reviews), #TEDWomen, #TEDx, #TEDxWestminster, #women

Sadly, I could not attend TEDxWestminster, London, to watch the live streaming of “TEDWomen: Reshaping the Future”, started yesterday and finishes today. About TEDWomen TEDWomen was created in the spirit of TEDx movement. The TEDx program is designed...

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Help me send Lola to the North Pole!

December 6 2010 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #Competition, #Lola Akinmade, #North Pole, #Quark Expeditions, #quest, #Travel News

Please help me send friend and DiverseTraveller.com contributor Lola to the North Pole with Quark Expeditions.

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Travel News: book about Britain wins travel book of 2010

December 2 2010 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #Britain, #Frommer's, #HolidayExtras.com, #Jenny Diski.Griff Rhys Jones, #New York Photo Guide, #travel awards, #Travel Beyond the UK, #Travel books, #travel guides, #travel narratives

A recent HolidayExtras.com poll revealed that nearly half (48%) of all Brits prefer reading on a flight to any other activity and with so many great books available it’s hardly surprising. The travel novel is a popular genre of writing. Last month at...

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