Roundup: August 1st-15th

by Nora Dunn on August 19, 2010

phone box

Greetings from Scotland! Since my last update, my house-sitting gig ended (and I even kept everything alive – plants and puppies alike), my Mum flew back home to Canada, and I stayed for a few days with a friend in York. I now write to you from Scotland, a place I loved from the second I stepped off the train.

Having spent a few days in Edinburgh staying with some friends/colleagues and meeting other friends/colleagues for coffee, I moved to a hostel to experience the city’s incredibly active festival and fringe scene with a visiting friend who used to live in the city.  Now, we’ve rented a car and are exploring the Highlands.

Whew! It’s been a busy few travel weeks, and the pace will continue to be somewhat feverish for the next couple of months. But I’ll have to keep you in suspense as to my future plans, which have recently changed quite drastically. (Stay tuned!) For now, please enjoy some of my recently published pieces. Cheers!



Wise Bread

FINANCIAL IQ TEST: How Healthy is Your Life Insurance Plan?

What kind of life insurance policy do you have (if you have one at all)? Do you understand the terms? Are you getting the most bang for your insurance buck? How did you select the amount of insurance you have? How did you choose your insurance company and structure the policy? And how often do you review your life insurance needs? Check out this Financial IQ Test to see how healthy your life insurance plan is.


Care One

Take a Free Family Vacation with a Home Exchange

Instead of staying in a hotel the next time you take a vacation, why not enjoy the comforts of “home” by staying in somebody else’s home? And in the meantime, that somebody else whose home you’re staying in can enjoy the comforts of your own home. Here is a primer on what home exchanges are, along with a comprehensive list of various home exchange websites.


AmEx Open Forum

8 Hotel and Car Rental Tips for Business Travelers

Traveling for business is often seen as a high-budget perk to the job… for everybody except the business owner, that is. Despite tax deductibility of most business travel expenses, it pays to be judicious about how you spend your money on business trips. Here are some hotel and car rental hacks that will keep your team traveling in the lap of luxury without the associated price tag.

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Kate August 19, 2010 at 7:22 am

You love Scotland? Huh, enough to come back when I am there????? :)

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Andy Hayes | Sharing Travel Experiences August 20, 2010 at 6:18 pm

Was really great to meet you ;-)

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theprofessionalhobo August 22, 2010 at 8:42 am

@Kate – I KNEW you’d have something to say about my love of Scotland! LOL! Wish I could, hun.

@Andy – Likewise! Your knowledge of Edinburgh came in handy over the next few days….Bene’s fish & chips, the baked potato place, the tea room…sadly though I didn’t have time for the Ghost Tour (with all that eating)!!! Maybe I’ll just have to come back…..hopefully when Kate is here! (GRIN, winks – Kate)!

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Kate August 23, 2010 at 7:39 am

And I was there for 4 long years…LOL

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Mikeachim September 6, 2010 at 5:15 pm

For heaven’s sake, shoot the photographer. That phone box is all cock-eyed.

Hell, even *I* could do better than that.

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theprofessionalhobo September 6, 2010 at 5:35 pm

@Mikeachim – Now don’t be so hard on yourself, little buddy. I like the picture! (Why do I suddenly feel like a mum, pinning up shoody artwork on the fridge?????)
No really. I like it. (GRIN)

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