March 29, 2019 by Jean Holy Smithereens Leave a Comment When one hears the term “digital nomad”, people immediately think of travel bloggers / vloggers and writers. That may be the case several years ago, but now, current network systems and technologies have allowed many industries the option to work from home or work on remote locations. My living status summed up in 8 words is: “Not a full-time nomad but not completely anchored.” Back in the day (read: when I was younger and more nimble), I had a more vagabond-ish lifestyle that the present me may no longer be able to cope with. Here are a few of my ‘life hacks’ that help me find that sweet and delicate balance of travelling (95% of the time for work), while maintaining a semi-normal lifestyle. 1.) Eat Healthy at Home While being on the road can be exciting, most of the time it means eating unhealthily. So this is why whenever I’m home I make a conscious effort to cook my own meals using … [Read more...] about Simple Lifestyle Hacks from a Part-Time Traveller
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Fermanagh couple’s joy at birth of grandkids a world apart on same day BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A proud Co Fermanagh woman is celebrating the arrival of two new grandchildren - born on opposite sides of the world on the same day. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/fermanagh-couples-joy-at-birth-of-grandkids-a-world-apart-on-same-day-37723359.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37723358.ece/28026/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-01-18_new_47289259_I3.JPG Email A proud Co Fermanagh woman is celebrating the arrival of two new grandchildren - born on opposite sides of the world on the same day. For Caroline Flanagan (60) and her husband Pat (61) from Derrylin, January 7, 2019 will be a joyful date they will never forget. On that day the couple's son Sean and daughter Claire both welcomed the arrival of two bouncing and healthy babies: a boy born in Perth, Australia, and a girl who arrived in Vancouver, Canada. The extraordinary … [Read more...] about Fermanagh couple’s joy at birth of grandkids a world apart on same day
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | Want a Different Way to Ring in the New Year? Visit Antarctica. Supported by Trending Forget Times Square. A growing number of travelers are choosing to celebrate the New Year in one of the most remote, beautiful places on Earth. ByAlyson Krueger Dec. 19, 2018 While his friends and family will be back home in Durham, N.H., on New Year’s Eve — at parties, restaurants or at home watching the ball drop — Chuck Ward will be surrounded by glaciers, crystal clear water and Gentoo penguins. That’s because Mr. Ward, a real estate contractor, will be marking the end of one year and the beginning of another in Antarctica. Mr. Ward and his wife are sailing on Le Boréal, a cruise ship owned by Ponant, a French cruise line that prides itself on intimate ships and in-depth trips to the … [Read more...] about Want a Different Way to Ring in the New Year? Visit Antarctica.
Viet Nam News CAIRO, Egypt — “I am very proud to be a Vietnamese engineer working on Siemens’ biggest project ever,” said Nguyễn Chí Hiếu, one of three Vietnamese commissioning engineers trained to work at Beni Suef power plant in Egypt, where he tests the plant’s systems. The project Hiếu referred to is the US$9 billion deal reached by Siemens and the Egyptian government to build three gas-fired combined cycle power plants in three different regions in the country. The project was expected to lift the country’s capacity of power generation by 45 per cent compared to its installed base in 2015 by adding 14.4GW of power generation capacity to Egypt’s national grid, which would help address the electricity shortage in the country. Egyptian people had experienced frequent and lengthy power cuts and blackouts since 2010, said Emad Ghaly, CEO of Siemens Egypt. At the peak of electricity crisis, … [Read more...] about Siemens’ mega-project in Egypt completed in record time, benefits more people
As my soaked, freezing-cold hands held onto a rope for dear life, I pulled myself up a large granite slab of rock in utter darkness and started to question what I had gotten myself into. It was 2:00 a.m. and I was headed up to the mountain summit of Borneo’s Mt. Kinabalu, the second tallest mountain in Southeast Asia. If you search “Borneo” on Google Images, you’ll find dreamy photos of tropical jungles, white sand beaches, and floating food markets. So why was I wearing a headlamp, a fleece jacket, a windbreaker, wet hiking boots, and wool socks? I was a few days into a trip of a lifetime to Borneo on Intrepid Travel’s Sabah Adventure Tour. When I signed up for the trip, I didn’t know much about the region—I assumed it was just a part of Malaysia, but it’s actually the world’s third largest island, divided among three different countries. When people asked why I was going, I didn’t have a straight answer; I just knew it was a … [Read more...] about Out of My Comfort Zone in Borneo: 6 Lessons You Can Learn on the Trip of a Lifetime