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The Isolated West Coast of Jura

Tue, 26 May 2015 | By alexball | Views [22] | Scholarship Entry

"You're going south from Nottingham to London to get to Glasgow? And then taking a bus, two ferries and a final seven mile walk before you get to where you're staying? Remind me of the attraction again?" The attraction is the remote Scottish island ... Read more >

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Planning a perfect holiday with a vacation expert

Tue, 26 May 2015 | By paulread | Views [25]

The only two things which always give a kick in your belly are your birthday celebration and the other is going for a vacation. Nothing can be much adventurous as compared to these two ever in your life. The good part is that you can go for vacation ... Read more >

The cathedral built below the salt

Tue, 26 May 2015 | By h_hirschler | Views [19] | Scholarship Entry

The Cathedral built below the salt Maria’s car dashboard is adorned with religious trinkets and as she swerves through the morning traffic in Bogota, the Virgin of Guadalupe swings from her rear-view mirror. She is one of the catholics who make up 90% ... Read more >

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The Devil's Pulpit

Mon, 25 May 2015 | By crommers | Views [149] | Scholarship Entry

In the shade of the overhanging trees, my senses are bombarded by colours and smells. A sea of blue and white, a carpet of bluebells and the scent of wild garlic. A woodland walk in Spring can be a tranquil and relaxing experience but as I wade through ... Read more >

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Scottish Summer

Mon, 25 May 2015 | By ramblingaboutrambling | Views [13] | Scholarship Entry

If you ever find yourself in the Highlands, go west. Keep going west. Go west until you’re about to fall into the sea, and you’ll find yourself on the most westerly point in Scotland, a particularly magical place called ‘Ardnamurchan’. If you go at the ... Read more >

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Where is Sherlock?

Mon, 25 May 2015 | By toinfinityandbeyond | Views [12] | Scholarship Entry

(Cue In OBB music of Austin Powers) London Baby!!! I decided to splurge on a two-week vacation in London and rendezvous with Bahar, my friend from Turkey who knows the city by heart. Since we had loads of time, we decided to spend our Sunday doing something ... Read more >

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Mon, 25 May 2015 | By archaeologytravel | Photo Gallery


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Going Where Man May Never Go Again

Mon, 25 May 2015 | By archaeologytravel | Views [282] | Scholarship Entry

Following a few unsuccessful attempts to visit the cave of Lascaux, I am at last getting my 40 minutes of Ice Age glory. Lascaux is after all to art what La Scala is to opera, or Glastonbury to summer music festivals. Our group of five is met at a gate ... Read more >

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Missin The Hostel

Mon, 25 May 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [95]

I spent a quick night in London in a hotel. As you probably know by now, if I am staying at a Marriott, Hilton, etc, it is by accident. I can't afford those places so mine are much more economincal. (plus the UK is expensive period).  And after ... Read more >

Londining away

Mon, 25 May 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [72]

Today I am off to Stonhendge. Yesterday I took the msot expensive train ride in my life-the 5 hour ride from Edinburgh to London-the original fare wasn't too bad, about $75 US-as this is a long train ride-but I had to pay an additional $200-why you ... Read more >

The People We Meet

Mon, 25 May 2015 | By francisrourke | Views [22] | Scholarship Entry

What we do and see out there on the open road of our lives can sometimes vanish from our memory like streaming images of landscape, there and then forgotten. But who we meet, and what they do for us along the way, stays with us, and is what turns adventure ... Read more >

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Above the Clouds

Mon, 25 May 2015 | By norrateng | Views [18] | Scholarship Entry

“Thank you.” I smiled to the stranger before continuing up the mountain. There were so many paths up to the Snowdon summit and I was beyond grateful for advice, even if it’s just to make sure my friends and I were on the right route. And then she was ... Read more >

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Mon, 25 May 2015 | By kjfunk | Photo Gallery


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Pieces and Players

Mon, 25 May 2015 | By kjfunk | Views [262] | Scholarship Entry

He was a big, mixed-race guy with tight white curls and wire-rimmed glasses, hands folded over his belly as if he’d just finished a three-course lunch. He sat with his chess pieces, waiting for the next gullible fool to come over. Me. You can never be ... Read more >

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The Manifest Glory

Mon, 25 May 2015 | By thebusyrat | Views [18] | Scholarship Entry

As I stepped off of my lofty eight o’clock bus out of Burwell, lazily rubbing my sunken eyes, I glimpsed the Ancient Ely Cathedral just above a passing train. She loomed over the many quaint houses and pubs as a nebulous shadow. I had no map, no concept ... Read more >

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