Stephen Pinder

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10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

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Lick of the week no. 34 - Gypsy Jazz style lick

Hi Everyone.This time I have a gypsy jazz lick for you. If you like <i>Django Reinhardt</i> style then get your acoustic guitar and and have fun.

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Easy Guitar Songs with Just a Few Chords (201 total songs)

<b>Is</b> it really that simple, finding easy songs to play on guitar? Even if it is, what kind of songs are "easy?"<p>None of us want to keep playing the same …

55 Guitar Exercises for Improving Accuracy

Pursuing guitar exercises for speed and accuracy means something different today. The traditional guitar solo is no longer a popular element of …

On Foot in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco

There's nothing like a remote trek through Morocco to help you find freedom and peace of mind…especially when the day ends with Berber whiskey and a …

How to travel in Europe

Fifty sovereign states. 10,180,000 sq km. 738,200,000 people. The word ‘Europe’ does little to convey the diversity found within, which can make it a bewildering place to travel. So here’s a handy guide to your transport options:<p>Car<p><b>Budget:</b> medium-high (London-Prague petrol from EUR360 return, plus …

13 Incredible Natural Wonders That Deserve A Spot On Your Bucket List

As humans, we built a Great Wall. We built some pyramids. We also built a lighthouse and a temple and some hanging gardens.<p>...but we can't just <i>build</i> an underwater river. It's time to make way for Mother Nature's craftsmanship on your list of must-see world wonders.<p><b>1. Pink lakes</b><p>A breed of tiny algae …

10 best things to climb

Over ice and iron girders, shinnying up temples and scaling rainforest trees – tackle the world’s most worthwhile ways to reach the top. In this excerpt from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Experiences</i> we've gathered together ten things to go up, from the somewhat gentle to the downright difficult. …

11 Travel Apps That Will Make Your Life Easier

My assignments involve a great deal of travel -- usually every few weeks, often international. Several years into an increasingly busy travel and lifestyles writing career, I've managed to still avoid getting an international plan on my phone or paying roaming charges. I've survived with copious …

The Exceptional Traveler: City and Country

<i>Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. -- Miriam Beard</i><p><b>How To Do Exceptional Things Inexpensively</b><p><b>Post #10 City and Country</b><p>Champagne vineyards, France<p>Whether you have a week, ten days or two weeks to get away from it all, a …

How to Travel Anywhere and Not Get Killed or Maimed

I've been known to travel to a few places that some people [ed note: 99 percent] think are dodgy. I went to Iraq in 2011, was at the Essakane Music Festival outside of Timbuktu in 2012 (in my defense, Bono was there too), and hung out with a few "former" cocaine dealers in Colombia.<p>At this point my …

Craziest Travel Confessions (PHOTOS)

Working at a hip New York restaurant has its hazards. "Some people are so impatient," laments a waiter. "One lady poked me in the hand with a fork while I was taking another order because she thought her food was taking too long."<p>That restaurant waiter is part of a battalion of professionals tasked …

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Say Goodbye to Jet Lags With These Easy Tips

I took my first 20-plus hour-long flight when I was 16-years-old. Since then, I have been on countless transcontinental journeys, traveling to almost 50 countries across six continents. The longest flight I took was 26 hours from Atlanta to Singapore. Having family in India, I fly the 20-plus hours …

Celebrating Syria: 'We Couldn't Go Back, So We Started Mamnoon Instead'

"For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business."<p>-T.S. Elliot<p>There are so many delicious facets to this story. I first met Wassef Haroun in Zambia, at the Kafue River Camp, owned by a mutual friend who had invited us for a week-long private safari. Towards the end of the week Wassef …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Choose Your Own (Underwater) Adventure

If you're a water sports junkie or think you could become one, these nine hotels are the perfect place to start your vacation planning. It doesn't matter if you prefer to surf or snorkel -- whatever your pleasure, we've chosen an awesome hotel for a variety of different activities. So prepare to …

The Most Beautiful Walk in the World

• <b>Author:</b> John Baxter<p>“Aman with a great appreciation of what makes Paris tick.” —Newsday<p>Fromthe author of Immoveable Feast and We’ll Always Have Paris comes aguided tour of the most beautiful walks through the City of Light, includingthe favorite walking routes of the many of the acclaimed artists …

A guide to the eateries of Turkey

<i>A guide to the various types of eating places you'll find in Turkey.</i><p>One of the joys of eating out in Turkey is that there’s no need to order your whole meal at once. It’s perfectly acceptable to order one or two small dishes, see how you go, and order more later if you’re still hungry or tempted. …

The 24 Best Travel Blogs of 2014

How to Plan a Travel Festival

Planning a travel festival is like juggling with 14 different balls while balancing on a tightrope with your eyes closed. It's equally terrifying and exhilarating, but if you're not prepared for it, things can get a little overwhelming.<p>That being said, it's also a whole lot of fun. I'm currently …

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Discovering Jordan

Jordan is home to the well-known UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Petra and Wadi Rum. These sites have been inhabited by many cultures over thousands of years but are perhaps best known for their connection to Lawrence of Arabia and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Or perhaps it was the British …

Zen for non-hippies: How I optimize for happiness at work

Fantasies. Unfounded expectations. Unrealistic goals. We know the negative effect they can have in our personal lives, but we seem to forget once we …

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The 7 Most Random Things To Ever Deserve A Monument

They're not your average war memorials.<p>However, these monuments celebrate some equally interesting items.<p><b>Ben Franklin's kite</b><p>St. Stephen's Church in Philadelphia has a bizarre plaque on its wall, explaining that the church was "built on the site where Ben J. Franklin flew his famous kite." How …

Flavours of Tasmania: take a bite out of Australia's Apple Isle

There’s much more to the self-styled Apple Isle than, well, apples. Australia’s southernmost state, the island of Tasmania, is a foodie’s paradise and a world apart from mainland Oz. The cooler climate produces elegant dry wines and the unspoiled coastline ensures the freshest seafood around.<p>The …

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Your Archery Stance Is The Vital First Step To Basic Archery

Your archery stance is a critical step that will enable you to properly set yourself up for correct posture. The stance is the foundation for …

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