Cotehele Christmas Garland

Every year, the gardeners at National Trust Cotehele create a christmas garland in the great hall.  The garland is 60 feet long and based on a green base of Pittosporum into which thousands of dried flowers are poked-this year, there are 32,000.  The garland is built over a period of 2 weeks each autumn during which the … Continue reading Cotehele Christmas Garland

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Carry-on Luggage Options

The most popular type of carry-on luggage is probably the rolling suitcase. Rolling suitcases have many advantages-they are easy to transport through an airport, and they are easy to pack because they are usually semi-rigid, which gives them a nice square space in which to pack things like folded clothes. On the other hand they … Continue reading Carry-on Luggage Options

Why the Kelty Redwing is a better travel backpack than the Osprey Kestrel.

Today's post is about travel backpacks.  I've actually had two over the years: first, an Osprey Kestrel 38, which I probably used for about 5 years before selling it in order to buy the Kelty Redwing 44, which I have been using for about 2 years.  Osprey backpacks are well known and highly regarded, but … Continue reading Why the Kelty Redwing is a better travel backpack than the Osprey Kestrel.