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Man Finds Unique Treasure Hoard in Scotland with Metal Detector

An amateur metal detectorist has unearthed a trove of Bronze Age artifacts in a Scottish field. Experts are calling it “nationally significant” find.

The objects date back to 1,000-900 BC and include a full horse harness and sword. It was all found near Peebles Scotland by Mariusz Stepien while with friends.

After getting strong signals from a bronze object buried about a foot and one-half underground Stepien reported his find.

Archeologists worked on the field for 22 days. They found a sword still in its scabbard, buckles, rings, decorated straps, chariot wheel axle caps among other objects.

Stepien and friends camped out with the archeologists for the whole 22-day dig wanting to see the excavation through.

Stepien’s find is only the second of its kind found in Scotland according to Scotland’s Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.

The most unique thing was the way the soil preserved the organic material which has never before been seen in Brittan


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More about traveling based on your personality type

Last time, Jody Victor‘s crew talked about several personality types and the vacations that would most likely suit them. This week we have another eight types and their best fits from the article from Huffington Post:

The Extreme Traveler:
This is an intensely energetic person who needs to stay active. An adrenaline junkie and sports fanatic. They might like to try heliskiing or shark cage diving in Australia.

The Celebratory Traveler:
These are party animals. They love fun and are outgoing. It is suggested they visit Ibiza.

The Artsy Traveler:
Outgoing and creative, this type loves art, music and writing. They may enjoy a trip to Paris to visit the Louvre and Musee d’Orsay.

The Curious Traveler:
This is an intellectual who is curious and loves a challenge. They might like a hike in a history-rich area such as the Oregon Trail. It extends from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon with over 100 historic sites.

The Traditionalist Traveler:
This person works hard and plays by the rules. They like organization and to be in charge. It is suggested they check out Rosewood Jumby Bay in Antigua – an all-inclusive resort.

The Compassionate Traveler:
The compassionate traveler is sensitive and conscientious and cares about others and the world. They would enjoy an ecotourism vacation such as the Galapagos Islands.

The Daydreaming Traveler:
Daydreamers are idealistic and charismatic, love people, and helping others. They are also romantics and might enjoy a trip to Scotland with loved ones.

The Competitive Traveler:
They are hard-working and competitive. They need serious down-time and to be taken care of to recharge. A trip to Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea would greatly fit the bill.

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Jody Victor® finds out about Scotland, UK

Jody wanted to find out more about the hot destinations for 2013 so he started at the top of the list and checked out Scotland.

Weather and climate.

Scottish climate varies from one region to another.

The western Highlands are wet and windy because it so mountainous and winds come in from the Atlantic Ocean. The eastern side of the country have annual rainfall similar to New York.

Because of the high latitude, winter days are short and summer days are very long; there is no complete darkness in Scotland’s far north. Snowfall averages 15-20 days in Scotland while in the mountains, the average number of snowfall days is 100.

January and February are the coldest months. Daytime temperatures ranges 41° to 45° F. July and August are the warmest months with temperatures that average 66° F.

Scotland has several ski centers for snowboarding and skiing. Strong winds that come in from the Atlantic and North Sea make the Outer Hebrides and Sutherland great for windsurfers. During the summer, long daylight hours mean you can play golf at midnight. If you do happen to go when it rains, there is a range of galleries, museums, and other attractions you can see or do.