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Holidays Bring You Happiness – Even Before You Go! It’s called Vorfreude!!

Vorfreude (n.) the joyful, intense anticipation that comes from imagining future pleasures. Do you wish you were heading off to some exotic location right now? Well research is showing that planning a trip well in advance could increase your happiness for much longer, giving you a lot more bang for your buck! In 2010 [...]

By |2018-05-28T10:45:52+10:00July 11th, 2015|Travel Stories|0 Comments

Photographer Captures Girlfriend Leading Him Around the World

Russian photographer Murad Osmann has been attracting quite a bit of attention on the Internet for his images. No, it’s not his professional photos of people and places, but rather a clever project he has been putting together on his Instagram account. We only have a few here so click the link to view more. [...]

By |2016-11-07T08:04:11+10:00July 19th, 2014|Travel Stories|0 Comments

No mosquitoes please and no men smoking in my room!!

I'm sorry, I can see this is practical, but it did make me giggle a bit. I don't think it's on my list for retreat centres, I try to avoid mosquitos. I wonder if there are entire suits made of mosquito netting that you can get to walk around in? It would have been [...]

By |2019-07-04T18:27:21+10:00October 23rd, 2013|Travel Stories|0 Comments

Traditional Thai Torture – oops I meant Massage

Beware the Thai Massage; it comes in three stages which will make four hours in the dentist’s chair seem like heaven, starting with whimpering and crying, proceeding to excruciating - face all screwed up, and finishing with - I'm about to vomit - literally in my mouth. I said to the boy (yes boy!), "bit [...]

By |2015-12-15T15:01:39+10:00July 10th, 2013|Travel Stories|0 Comments