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Why Travel Guidebooks are Better than the Internet

In an age where gadgets are getting smaller by the second, and people are becoming more inclined to find answers on their computer screen, guidebooks are becoming less and less appreciated in the world of travel. 923 more words



The traditional travel guidebook is becoming passé … obsolete … nearly as dead as most of the big bookstores that once carried them. Yes, there’s an app for that, and tons of websites, blogs, magazine articles, and videos. 503 more words


A Short Guide to the Good Life

This week, I’ve been dipping into a new/old book on how to live your life. It’s called A Strategy for Daily Living by psychiatrist and author Ari Kiev, and was first published in 1973. 1,812 more words

Stuart E. Rigold and official guidebooks

Stuart Eborall Rigold (1919-1980) studied geology at St Andrews, and during WW2 worked at Bletchley Park. He continued his studies at St Peter’s Hall, Oxford, where he was recruited for the Ministry of Works (1948) working under… 90 more words


Scottish registers and records

Images taken from 14 different publications related to Scottish parishes and families are now online. 927 more words

Family History

Germany Overall Best Country In Overall Best Of All Possible Worlds

But they still won’t let you do this here:

Forget about trying this, too:

Germany was ranked the overall best country in the world, according to the rankings released by US News & World Report on Wednesday… 25 more words


Google Maps of Albergues on the Camino Frances

If you wish to carry your mobile phone on the Camino, or have in the past, then the following resources may prove useful to you. Some argue that the information in Brierley’s book is sufficient but in this day and age when every ounce in your backpack is counted, there is a case for leaving it at home. 143 more words

Camino De Santiago