London Eye section shot during the Airbnb Photo Experiences in London

Going Fully Manual in London with Airbnb Experiences

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Keslo Market

Kelso’s Small but Beautiful Farmer’s Market in the Borders

I love mooching around Farmer’s Markets wherever I come across one, but my all time favourite is the small but beautifully formed Kelso Farmer’s Market in the Borders. The Market is on the fourth Saturday of the month in Kelso Square from 9.30am until 1.30pm. Just before the ‘Beast from the East’ snowfall in February,…

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Resources | The Silver Nomad

Our Travel Plans – 2018

I know it is already the middle of March, and maybe a bit late to start writing about our travel plans for 2018, but our plans have been in a bit of flux for this year. The Year So Far: Early January: France I was finishing off a house-sit in Callas in the South of…

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Housesitting | The Silver Nomad

Trusted Housesitters – Free Accommodation Around the World

Do you fancy having free accommodation in return for house and pet sitting, the chance to explore a new town, city or country or maybe stay long enough to improve your language skills? Housesitting is ideal for digital nomads, travellers or just a way of experiencing living in another place. We started our housesitting journey…

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Lanai Cottage Room in NusaBay Menjangan

Chilling out at NusaBay Menjangan

NusaBay Menjangan is one of those delightful places you come across and you want to tell everyone about, but then hesitate as you also want to keep it to yourself. The resort is only accessible by boat, there are no cars and the only scooters are used by the park rangers, so it is uber-quiet,…

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Galungan dan Kuningan

Today, the 1st of November 2017 is the first day of Galungan in Bali. A tradition when the Balinese start the 10 day process of giving gratitude to their ancestors. The Galungan is the day that the ancestors come to visit and they are welcomed with elaborate offerings and prayers. The ancestors stay for 10 days…

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Central America | The Silver Nomads

45+ Best Travel Gifts for the Traveller in Your Life

Buying a present for a traveller is not an easy job, as gifts tend to have to be light and portable and above all useful. To save you some time, and maybe some money, I’ve created this list of gift ideas for the traveller or would-be travellers, ideal for Christmas, birthdays or just general gifts….

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rice fields in Bali

When is the best time to visit Bali?

One of the most frequent questions I get asked is “When is a good time to go to Bali?” Personally, I would say anytime is good in Bali, but I don’t mind the sun or the rain, either is beautiful to me. Bali lies just south of the equator and has a tropical climate with…

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Sambal Matah | The Silver Nomad.

Sambal Matah – Balinese Lemongrass Sambal

Sambal matah, or lemongrass sambal is a delicious Balinese sauce: sweet, sour, hot and cooling all in one mouthful. Great with chicken, fish or vegetables. Adjust the amount of chillies to how hot you can handle it! Ingredients 5-6 stems of lemongrass 2 chillies deseeded, finely chopped 4 chillies deseeded, finely chopped (depending on how…

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