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Smelling Wine Makes Your Brain Resistant to Alzheimer’s

(Vinepar.com) Go ahead and take a deep whiff of the next glass of wine you see (and the next one, and the next one). Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic in Las Vegas found in a preliminary study that master sommeliers — people who arguably rely on their sense of smell more than anyone else —…

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Keanu Reeves Is Doing a New Thing: Publishing Books

Keanu Reeves Is Doing a New Thing: Publishing Books! The actor and his business partner, the visual artist Alexandra Grant, have created X Artists’ Books, an imprint full of esoteric titles.   Not long after Grant and Reeves met at a dinner party in 2009, they began collaborating on their first book, for which the 45-year-old…

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As Rivers Run Black In Peru, Indigenous Tribes Left Cleaning Big Oil’s Disaster

“Those responsible, where are they?” Water supply and delicate ecosystem contaminated by spate of oil spills in Amazon? Written by Nika Knight. A disastrous spate of oil spills in the Peruvian Amazon have gone from bad to worse in recent days, leaving Indigenous tribes frantically trying to clean up the mess left by the nation’s state-owned…

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SeaDream Innovation to Raise the Bar for Sustainability at Sea

Setting sail in 2021, SeaDream’s new mega-yacht will be the world’s most advanced hybrid ship. SeaDream believes in authentic experiences that allow guests to enjoy the world’s natural beauty while preserving its resources and promoting sustainability and responsible travel. “We are extremely grateful that Enova supports our environmental efforts. Without this solid support from Enova,…

Lotte-Marie will soon go abroad ;-)

To all my Norwegian readers and to all my new readers abroad. Here is a small introduction of the charming novel figure Lotte-Marie, who is now aiming for the sky, and a few words about me as the author of these funny, groundbreaking and innovative books. Yep! So they say! 🙂 My name is Trude…

Because I´m bad

No comments needed. Shortly about me/this blog – I am a author, journalist, sommelier, model and traveller that have experienced a lot of beautiful places all over our amazing world. With that, I have been writing articles for several magazines. You can also read about my travels right here. Live by love and joy, then the world becomes…

Are you dreaming about la dolce vita? Well, have a look right here…

If you’ve ever dreamed of having the opportunity to experience la dolce vita (but the rural version), Airbnb is offering four individuals the chance to spend three months living as a local in the Italian village of Grottole through its Italian Sabbatical program. The winners will be invited to spend the summer exploring the Italian countryside in Grottole, which is located…

While Norway is a dirty pretender, Luxembourg becomes the first country to make public transit free

Luxembourg is set to become the world's first country to make all of its public transportation free. The newly re-elected prime minister Xavier Bettel and the coalition government have announced that they will lift all fares on trains, trams and buses next summer. Taking aim at long commutes and the country’s carbon footprint, the new…

How This Guy Cleaned a Lake!

https://www.facebook.com/nasdaily/videos/1389451151191986/UzpfSTU1Mjk0NTA0OToxMDE1Njg3MzU1ODI5NTA1MA/ I simply love this. Just think about the power and the energy that lives in people like Marino Morikawa. Well, it lives in all of us - but few of us use it. We hope that somebody else will take care of our problems, both the small and big ones that concerns all of…

Oslo Gardemoen, Norway – totally unacceptable prices on food and drinks

Of course, if you are leaving Oslo by plane, there is no way around - you have to go to Oslo Lufthavn/Gardemoen, or Torp/Sandefjord. Everytime I get here, I get pissed because the prices and the bad food - it is totally unacceptable! Every time I'm here, leaving Norway for some fun abroad, I'm getting…

Welcome to Luxury Travel Blog

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Finally I can breathe again and I love it! 

The last two years of my life has been a frustrating roller coaster. I had to restructure my media agency New Spirit Communication and that also included a personal review to find out what I really want with my life. I've felt everything you can possible feel in this process, but in August last year I…

12 signs you should never let her go…

Occasionally, you will meet a woman who turns out to be the one you’ve been looking for your whole life — the woman of your dreams. Such meetings are often completely unexpected. Nevertheless, it can change your life forever. Similar kids usually play along in a good way, but two contrasting halves might become a…

This is how I recover after two years with heavy shit ;-)

#Inner-and-outher-Journey! Hell yeah! Two years with a lot of heavy shit. I know, since I am an author and blogger that writes a lot about travels and adventures, books, wine, politics and other funny stuff, people might think that my life is sunshine every day. It´s not. In fact, my life in recent years has consisted…

Portofino, it looks and feels like a love song

Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors like me. 😉 It is a comune located in the Metropolitan City of Genoa on the Italian Riviera. The town is clustered around its small and beautiful harbour, and is known for the colourfully…

The Mauritian Sun is very Sociable!

«The Mauritian Sun is very Sociable», said Kamlesh and smiled his beautiful smile while serving us delicious sparkling wine from Nederburg in the Bayview Bar, Le Méridien, where we were enjoying the gorgeous views of the sunset over the Indian Ocean. And Kamlesh is exactly right – the Mauritian sun is very sociable 🙂 Even when it rains on Mauritius, you feel like…

Help save Norway’s wolves

Norway is about to eradicate the wolves in Norway. The Norwegian authorities have decided that a total of 50 critically endangered wolves can be taken out this winter. This equals about 90 percent of the wolves who live permanently in Norway. This horrible fact is now receiving great attention abroad. Leonardo DiCaprio one of those…

This is the person you should keep close to your heart

If you have someone in your life, that gives you resistance, that opens you eyes to the truth about yourself - the kind of truth you prefer not to see because it is too painful - then you are lucky! You see - this is the person you should keep close to your heart. Here is…

On average 75,000 males are sexually abused every year

https://www.facebook.com/uniladmag/videos/2905074962848877/ Please have in mind that sexual abuse might start with people close to you. It might start with normal things, like a grown up close to the family or in the family, is showing how you should clean yourself in the bathroom. Kids do not understand what is happening or what is normal or…

What is your life path number?

The last 1,5 years of mye life, has been a frustrating roller coaster. I've felt everything you can possible feel, but in August I took back the control of my life and now I already see the results coming. Often we need to go through some heavy crises before we can change for the better,…

The Thief, the hotel that gives pleasure

I forbindelse med min 11 bokutgivelse, og tredje bok i serien om Lotte-Marie, en nokså helsprø produktsjef i vinbransjen, hadde jeg nylig et opphold på The Thief på Tjuvholmen i Oslo. Lotte-Marie ender nemlig ut der en dag; hun sitter i den fantastiske hyggelige lobbybaren og drikker favorittvinen sin, og litt på en snurr og…

11 snodige forestillinger om porno

Hvorvidt vi lar porno påvirke vårt syn på sex, kan selvsagt diskuteres - og vi må jo ta høyde for individuelle forskjeller her som med alt annet, ikke sant? Jeg kom i dag over denne artikkelen i Huffington post, og syntes den er litt morsom, og i tillegg tror jeg den er representativ for forestillinger…

This is why I want to go to Oslo, even though I live here

Do you have two minutes? This is why I want to go to Oslo, even though I live here. 😉 https://youtu.be/AM0kEq0jPag Oslo is getting there! The city has evolved from being an immature, boring and pretty ugly child to being an exciting, beautiful and exotic adult, even to us who live here. So I think…

Help save the ocean :-)

I have to share with you this video. There is so much violence and darkness in the world, that it is easy to forget the god things that is happening all over, like the cleaning up in Versova that started out with only one man - Afron Shah. The world needs more people like him.…

LinkedIn is not a dating site!

LinkedIn is definitely a site I like much better than Facebook, because Facebook makes you invisible unless you pay and because of that fact - the reason for being there in the first place, today - is becoming less obvious. LinkedIn are more, of course, professional but also more interesting - both in what is…

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Venice – the City of Water, City of Masks, City of Bridges, The Floating City, and City of Canals

Have you ever dreamed of going to Venice? Do so, but do it with the one you love. Going there with a friend, especially one of the opposite sex, will only frustrate you. Believe me on this one. 😉 Venice or Venezia in Italian, is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the…

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Croatia, Rovinj – I simply loved it!

It is a bit sad, but this was our last stop on our summertour 2017. First Dubrovnik and Korcula where we are at least two or three times a year, it is our second home, 🙂 then Hvar, Brac, KRKA, Trogir, Pula and Zadar, before we went to Venice in Italy to finish everything. But…

Croatia, Zadar – where the ocean sings

Welcome to the city of Zadar, the information site welcomes you with a heart - and so does everybody else in Zadar. This is a city of exceptional history and rich cultural heritage, and today also a city of tourism. The particularity of the city is irresistible for those who respect and admire historical monuments…

Croatia, Trogir – the charming harbour

So, we continue our wonderful trip in Croatia, today it´s about Trogir. You will find Dubrovnic, Korcula, Hvar, Brac, KRKA right here. Trogir is a historic town and harbour on the Adriatic coast in Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia, situated on a small island between the Croatian mainland and the island of Čiovo. It lies 27 kilometres…

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Croatia, KRKA – a «must go» place on earth

Krka National Park is definitely a "must go" place. The national park is a vast and primarily unaltered area of exceptional natural value, including one or more preserved or insignificantly altered ecosystems. The purpose of the park is primarily to serve science, culture, education and recreation, while tourism activities have also been introduced for its…

Croatia, Brač – good energy for everyone

ToIn my opinion, this island is completely different from Hvar, it´s all about the energy in the air. This Island is for everybody, old people, young people, families and athletes! Gathered around a compact marina, the old town of Bol on the island of Brač next to Hvar, is an attractive place made up of…

Croatia, Hvar – the party island, unfortunately

According to Lonely Planet, the island’s hub and busiest destination, Hvar Town is glitz and glamorous with lively nightlife estimated to draw around 20,000 people a day in the high season. It’s odd that they can all fit in the small bay town, where 13th-century walls surround beautifully ornamented Gothic palaces and traffic-free marble streets, but they…

Dubai, it is glitter…

Dubai is the largest and most populated city in the United Arab Emirates. It is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is the capital of the Emirate of Dubai, one of the seven emirates that make up the country. Abu Dhabi and Dubai are the only two emirates to have veto…

Millions of dollars and dreams, this is why I am writing/reading E-books

(The Telegraph) Millions dream of quitting the grind and replacing their income through a rewarding, creative endeavour. And what could be simpler - and more glamorous - than writing a bestselling novel? Thriller writer Mark Edwards struggled early in his career to find a publisher. After years of not knowing how the next month’s bill…

The Love class: Healing barriers to intimacy

The experience of love imprints your mind with the feeling of safety, satisfaction, and belonging. These three conditions are constantly challenged by every day stress, and by any childhood trauma involving violence, poverty, sickness, neglect, or abuse. The absence of love brings up fear, insecurity, hostility, suspicion, control, manipulation, deceit, jealousy, fear of commitment, betrayal…

How Often Should You Be Masturbating? Just Asking ;-)

MIND - BOBY - GREEN 11 Foods That'll Stop Your Sugar Craving In Its Tracks by Liz Moody We’re all about cutting out sugar, but sometimes, cravings can be tough to ignore. With that in mind, we asked Filippa Salomonsson, the author of Sugar Detox: Three Weeks to a Healthier, Happier, More Balanced Life, for her…

What is normal?

I am definitely not normal, and I am not afraid to say it out loud - I am unique! Today I came across this post, written by Henry L Walton, author of the humorous steampunk book series, The Journals of Thaddeaus Shockpocket. To blog or not to blog? My publisher says that it is imperative to…

Shopify – the one and only shop for your brand

#AD. A home for your brand - it all comes down to this, and believe me, I have tried a lot of e-commerce websites before I discovered Shopify that basically become my home, because it is so simple, so easy, so elegant, so smart, so rich, so functional, so optional, so safe to use for both seller…

Women march against Trump – but what about genital mutilation and bride burning?

(Independent). Donald Trump is so unpopular that there are even women marching against him in Antarctica. The day after the inauguration of a president who bragged about grabbing women by their genitals, thousands will be marching in Washington and in more than 60 countries around the world, to “stand up for human rights, women’s rights and against hate.”…

Watch Madonna’s Emotional Billboard Women in Music 2016 Speech

Today I came across this video with Madonna at Billboard 2016 - it is a touching speech, but also an appeal that is important. So I hope you will take the time to watch it. Madonna gave a heartrending, emotional speech at Billboard Women in Music 2016 that touched on feminism, sexism and much more.…