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Adventure Bound

About ten years ago, on the Travel Channel, there was a show called Adventure Bound with Alby Mangels.  Alby is the original Australian wild man.  He always seemed to be doing crazy things on land and sea.  His program was pure vicarious travel – and I loved it. Tomorrow Sara and I are off on … Continue reading »

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New Year Laws and Party Ice Breakers

Are you going to a New Year’s Eve Party this year? Are you worried about the uncomfortable silence that might surround you when faced with a gaggle of unfamiliar party goers? Never fear – I subscribe to The Economist and despite it’s academic sounding title it’s always chock a block full of trivia. More importantly, trivia you … Continue reading »

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Solstice, Antarctica & Webcams

Summer solstice, 1995, I spent the night in Antarctica in an ice cave that I built with my fellow survival school classmates.  The policy was that if you were going to winter-over on the ice, you had to go to survival school.  You had to learn how to build an ice cave, how to start … Continue reading »

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Doors of France Part III

This is the last Part of the Doors of France series. If you’ve enjoyed this series “Like” Savvy Nomad to add us to your Facebook Newsfeed.

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Eating Through France on $31 a day?

Looking over the receipts from my trip to France last September I was surprised to find that eating in France wasn’t as expensive as I thought it might be. Three friends and I spent 10 days in France: 2 days in Paris and 8 days along the Canal du Midi on a rented canal boat. … Continue reading »

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Doors of France Part II

We continue the Doors of France series with Part II. Part I got some great suggestions such as signs and windows of France. These are great ideas but I don’t have any pictures of signs or windows. I guess another trip to France is required… The creative credit for this series goes to Carolyn Karsell. … Continue reading »

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Timber Twister

Here’s a real time ride down the Timber Twister an alpine coaster at Spirit Mountain Adventure Park in Duluth Minnesota.  Enjoy the Ride! Filmed using a GoPro Hero HD Camera.

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Gourmet Dinner ~ Budget Pricing

With all the talk of the “economic downturn”  I know people are looking for ways to still enjoy life and feel a bit extravagant – without breaking the bank. One of the best ways I know of is to dine in. While we were in Tucson visiting family we lavished luxury on ourselves with a … Continue reading »

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Savvy Snow Fun

What does a savvy nomad do to have fun in the winter without spending tons of money? Here’s some ideas:

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Wine Group Lesson 4 – Champagne

Champagne and Other Sparkling Wines The Everyday Guide to Wine says: Sparkling wine is among the most celebrated and the least understood types of wine. While in the United States the tendency is to call all sparkling wines “Champagne,” Champagne is only one of many forms that the elegant and delicious sparkling wines can take.  … Continue reading »

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