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Travel Guide to Toulouse, France (what is there to See and Do)

Deciding that France is the country that is your next destination shouldn’t be difficult. Filled with abundances of charm, culture, colours and cuisine there are always tons of things to choose from. Paris has the romance and Bordeaux has its wineries but there is one place that has often been overlooked until now, France’s fourth largest city: Toulouse. About Toulouse Toulouse is situated...

Travel Guide: 48 Hours in Pittsburgh, USA

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the USA next door to New York, has come along way in 100 years. It was once a manufacturing city that emitted so much pollution from its steel mills that it became known as “hell with the lid off”. Nowadays, this progressive, sprawling city with a population of over two million, is rather picturesque...

Travel Guide to Belarus

You may know it as Belorussia but that’s passé. Instead, refer to this ex-Soviet country as Belarus, a name that rolls off the tongue as easily as it is to visit these days. This authoritarian destination, dubbed “The last dictatorship in Europe” is now opening its doors 26 years after the fall of the Iron Curtain (it fell in 1991) that shrouded...

Deep South USA Music Triangle – Nashville, Tupelo and Memphis

A new direct flight linking London and Nashville is an opportunity to soak up the atmosphere of three music cities. Nashville is country music, Tupelo is the birthplace of Elvis and Memphis has soul. You’ll need to hire a car, turn on the stereo and enjoy the drive. From Nashville, Tupelo is around four hours, then Memphis is another...

Trekking the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia

“Those Warthogs” said our guide Ayuba pointing at a pig-like creature grazing nearby, “want to destroy my home”. If I had felt sleepy from our long eight-hour drive from the capital, Addis Ababa, the jolt from this astonishing statement put paid to that. I was imagining that they could do a lot of damage and fretted about our safety....

10 Tips for Successful Seed Starting

One of the most rewarding pursuits as a gardener is starting your own plants from seeds. The potential for beauty, fruitfulness and aroma locked up in each tiny seed is awesome. However, growing your plants from seeds is not always a sure thing, or an easy task. Here are some techniques and tips to get your seeds off to...

Growing Tuberous Begonias in Garden

Of the more than 1,000 species of begonias known to man, the tuberous begonias must be considered the most stunning. With up to 8-inch, showy flowers that bloom from summer to fall, tuberous begonias provide all-season color when planted in containers and beds. Perhaps their greatest attribute is that they bloom in the shade. Breeders have created various classes...

Watering Plants while Away

A week’s vacation at the beach might be a welcome break for you, but the absence of a doting gardener can wreak havoc on your indoor and outdoor plants. Here are some tools, tips and techniques that will help plants thrive while you’re away, so you can come home from your trip to healthy gardens and happy houseplants. And,...