How I Conquered My Love Of Flying

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Dear Tim, I feel incredibly foolish in saying this but…   I won’t be meeting you at the airport. That’s because I won’t be arriving on a plane. Because I suddenly can’t climb onto one.

Learning a Language: Live It, Label It

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I’m rubbish at learning languages. So for a language method to work, it has to be truly idiot-proof. Here are the best two ways I’ve found of learning a new language – one obvious and therefore my idea, and the other so cunning I’d never have thought of it. (Thanks, Ian). Both of them will ruin your home life and … Read More

Breaking The Ice With Strangers: Hook

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Breaking the ice with strangers as you travel. The road is a lonely place. Everyone’s a stranger. You long to connect with someone, anyone, but the odds are stacked against you. You’re in too much of a hurry to engage in social bonding rituals like feasting and hanging out. There’s the natural coolness in the air. And hey, you’re not … Read More

Go Home Again: 4 Ways To Love Where You Are

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One of the best points of any journey? The second day back home. It’s like this. Being wise, you’ve taken an extra three or four days off work for a post-holiday holiday, just enough time to battle jet-lag and sort through the mail. The first day is all about sleeping – and on the second day, in the same exhausted, … Read More