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JStrout
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I am an ex-research scientist who is planning on becoming a world traveler on the seas.  I have backpacked extensivley through Europe, but now am getting ready for an adventurous retirement.  My partner and I are in the second year of our three year plan to re-fit the sailboat, sell the house and spend the rest of our days on the sea.
Follow our journey on: The Other Woman.

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Lifestyle
by JStrout
6 years ago
Things to Know about Choosing Farm Fresh Eggs

There are many benefits to choosing local farm fresh eggs. Here are a few things that you may not expect if you are used to store eggs only.

Pets & Animals
by JStrout
6 years ago
Why Does my Rooster Crow All Day Long?

A rooster can crow almost continuously, but he has some very good ideas for doing so. Try to see things from his perspective.

Lifestyle
by JStrout
6 years ago
Eight Fun Facts About Chicken Eggs

We eat them all the time, but how much do you know about that little ball of deliciousness that comes wrapped in it's own sturdy package?ÿFD You probably are aware that eggs are an excellent source of cheap protein, and you might know that they have not been shown...

Business & Money
by JStrout
6 years ago
Earning Passive Income Online

Can you really make enough passive income to make the initial outlay of time worth your effort? You need to really think things through before you invest too much of your life into earning passively online.

Travel & Places
by JStrout
6 years ago
Bicycling Around the World, A Simple Man's Journey

Keiichi Iwasaki is bicycling around the world, getting by on charm and a few magic tricks. If you see him, consider buying him a cup off coffee and listening to some of his stories.

Sports
by JStrout
6 years ago
Chilly Hilly. A Slacker's Insight into the Biking World

The start to cycling season in the northwest, Chilly Hilly is loved and hated by many. More than 3000 cyclists brave the course, and the drizzle every year.

Travel & Places
by JStrout
6 years ago
Budget Travel Through Europe for the Older Traveler

You don't have to be 20 to travel just as cheaply as a college kid. All you need is a little planning, a backpack, and a sense of adventure.

Travel & Places
by JStrout
6 years ago
Budget Travel Through Europe for the Older Traveler II

Travel like a college kid with a backpack and a train ticket. You'll save money while having more fun than you thought possible.

Pets & Animals
by JStrout
6 years ago
How to Convince Your Cat to Use Pine Litter

Switching your cat to pine pellet litter takes a lot of effort, but the lower expense and lower dust levels make it well worth it.

Business & Money
by JStrout
6 years ago
Budget Stretching Non-grain Foods to Add to Your Recipes

For the grain or dairy intolerant, eating cheaply is a little more tricky. These low cost vegetables can help lower your food budget and add some interest to your meals.

Lifestyle
by JStrout
6 years ago
What The Heck is Pinterest?

With so many social media options, how do you choose which to use? Here's my somewhat humerous interpretation of Pinterest.

Travel & Places
by JStrout
6 years ago
Avila, Spain. Just a Train Ride Away From Madrid

An amazing example of medieval architecture, Avila, Spain is one of the best preserved walled cities in Europe.

Lifestyle
by JStrout
6 years ago
The Easiest Applesauce You'll Ever Make

Making applesauce, apple butter, pear sauce and pear butter is so easy when you use your slow cooker. You don't even need to stir if you don't want to.

Business & Money
by JStrout
6 years ago
Super Scrimpy Ways to Save Money

I see those online articles and I fall for them every time – “Save $1500 this year!”  “12 Ways to Save Dollars!”  “Keep More Money in Your Pockets With These Simple Tips!”  and you know what?  They are all the same, and not one of them is...

Lifestyle
by JStrout
6 years ago
Homemade Blackberry Jam, the Super Simple Way

Making homemade jam doesn't have to be hard. Try this easily convertible recipe to make as much, or as little as you want.

Travel & Places
by JStrout
6 years ago
Hiking Hurricane Ridge to Klahhane Ridge

Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park system has numerous hikes. Klahanne ridge is of moderate difficulty, but worth the effort.

Travel & Places
by JStrout
6 years ago
The San Juan Islands - by Sailboat

Reach all the islands in the San Juan Island chain by sailboat. Spend quiet evenings anchored off the State Marine Parks, or sightseeing in one of the harbors.

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