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Hiking Bohemian Paradise

Traveling through Europe, images of the Eiffel Tower or visits to a museum or old town square may be conjured up. But for me, gentle, rolling lands, dotted with forests, winding rivers and picturesque mountains come more to mind. This … Continue reading

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Day Hiking the Florida Trail

Hiking Florida’s Ocala National Forest during Thanksgiving holidays turned into consistently sunny days in some of Florida’s beautiful natural terrain. The weather felt like an Indian Summer in Michigan. And not a single mosquito, which makes me think around Thanksgiving to … Continue reading

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Luggage Problem. …

Deciding what to carry when you travel can be a “luggage problem”. But this problem can be amazingly resolved, as demonstrated in one of my favorite movies, “Joe Versus the Volcano”. Incidentally, this movie was brutally rated by critics, which … Continue reading

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The Joys of Inoculation

If you´re like me, the last thing on your list in planning a three-month trip through Central Europe would be inoculation, a.k.a. immunization. But after seeing several of these little reminders in travel guides, it finally got added to that … Continue reading

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Learning a Foreign Language using Livemocha

Livemocha (www.livemocha.com) is a community-driven foreign language website. Its tools are similar to Rosetta Stone, but it has one feature that makes it far superior in my opinion. Native speakers of the language you are leaning review and grade your … Continue reading

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Adding Foreign Language Keyboards to iPhone

Because the iPhone has a software keyboard (not hardware keyboard like on Blackberry), it makes entering text in a foreign language very easy; thus, the limitations of a hardware keyboard. So, if you want to email that friend in another … Continue reading

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Installing Foreign Language Keyboards in Windows 7

The following are steps to adding a keyboard configuration for a different language to your computer. For example, you may typically enter text in English but at times need to enter text in Slovak. If your computer is set up … Continue reading

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