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An Interview with Neal Beidleman – Rapid Ascent of Mount Everest and Cho Oyu

Selfie by Neal Beidleman at 7700 metres on Mt. Everest (c) N. Beidleman

Selfie by Neal Beidleman at 7700 metres on Mount Everest (c) N. Beidleman

Mountaineer, climbing guide and engineer Neal Beidleman (58) joined forces with fellow climber Adrian Ballinger’s Alpenglow Expeditions for a two-peak expedition in the Himalayas. In May they managed to successfully climb both Cho Oyu (sixth tallest peak in the world) and Mount Everest in only 23 days. A time period with rapid highs and lows. Continue reading

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Review: American Buffalo, The Elephant Man and The Merchant Of Venice

AMERICAN BUFFALO            Writer - David Mamet, Director Daniel Evans, Wyndham's Theatre, London, UK, Credit: Johan Persson - www.perssonphotography.com /

AMERICAN BUFFALO Writer – David Mamet, Director Daniel Evans, Wyndham’s Theatre, London, UK, Credit: Johan Persson – http://www.perssonphotography.com /

After six months I found myself back in one of the world’s most inspiring places with regards to entertainment: London’s West End! Time for another theatre marathon, consisting of these plays: American Buffalo, starring Damian Lewis, John Goodman and Tom Sturridge, The Merchant Of Venice, including Jonathan Pryce and Daniel Lapaine and The Elephant Man, with Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola. 

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Dream Jobs – Travel Blogger Victoria Brewood (Pommietravels.com)

Victoria in Las Vegas (c) Pommietravels.com

Victoria in Las Vegas (c) Pommietravels.com

Victoria Brewood is the kind of person who turns her dreams into reality. The English award winning travel blogger is enjoying her global lifestyle to the fullest and keeping her readers informed and entertained on www.pommietravels.com. Time for a little Q&A Session with this inspiring globetrotter! Continue reading


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Dream Jobs: Pilot

Picture of pilot Dan taken from the 'co-pilot seat'

Picture of pilot Dan taken from the ‘co-pilot seat’

Becoming a pilot is a professional goal many young boys and girls dream of. Flying is the ultimate feeling of freedom, soaring over the clouds and gazing down on the tiny world below… John Ferguson and Dan Cummins are living the dream as pilots and here’s what they have to say about it. Continue reading


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Magic at the Fairmont Hotels in Canada

The Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria

The Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria

Staying at the Fairmont hotels has always been on my bucket list. There’s something magical about them. After staying at three different Canadian Fairmont hotels, I can confirm there IS magic in the air!  Continue reading