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Aug 182017
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 18 August, 2017

Good morning The searing heat of midsummer seems to be softening, and the traditional end of summer – Labor Day – is just around the corner.  How quickly the summer passed, although for sure, my garden is gasping for water. We had another two people join next year’s Grand Expedition of Great Britain this week.  […]

Aug 112017
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 11 August, 2017

Good morning I hope your summer is proving as wonderful as mine is here.  At times like this, it is hard to think of living anywhere else in the world, but think about it, I did, after noting an article on Forbes suggesting I could quit my job and live in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, for […]

Aug 102017
 
Can You Really "Live Abroad So Cheaply You Might Not Need to Work"

A recent article in Forbes Online had the appealing headline “Quit Your Job And Live Abroad: 8 Places So Cheap You Might Not Need To Work“.  What’s not to like about that (although the web article is one of those ultra-annoying click-bait type articles that results in endless clicks onto new pages, each with minimal […]

Aug 042017
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 4 August, 2017

Good morning We’re having a ‘heat wave’ here in the Seattle area, with temperatures in the mid-90s.  That’s a problem for two-thirds of the population – the two-thirds who don’t have a/c.  Making things much worse is an astonishing amount of smoke everywhere, massively reducing visibility, and threatening the practicality of a Blue Angels display […]

Jul 282017
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 28 July, 2017

Good morning The last week has seen an exciting increase of people joining our Grand Expedition of Great Britain next June.  Astonishingly, nine of the 11 people who have joined have been on one of the earlier Scotland tours, which is a much appreciated endorsement and indication that we must be doing something right. We’ve […]

Jul 262017
 
Banning Travel to North Korea is a Big Mistake

The US State Department has decided that it is ‘too risky’ to allow us our freedom to travel to North Korea (DPRK), and accordingly is outright forbidding US citizens from traveling there. Prior to this ban, there were no restrictions on visiting, and North Korea eagerly welcomed US visitors, with a trivially simple visa application […]

Jul 202017
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 21 July, 2017

Good morning Although most of us have been focused on getting the most enjoyment out of our wonderful summer at present, I’ve been concentrating simultaneously on two very different things – the upcoming late fall, and next year’s early summer.  Could I ask you to consider these two time periods too, because we have lovely […]

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