Going to India? Delhi in
particular? All you want to know about Delhi and more. Delhi is one of
the world's more amazing and exotic cities with a thousand years of
history on view. This guide leads you...
Ideas to consider when
travelling that lessen your impact
ideas can help, as demonstrated by the following.
water - do you really need it?? People managed before the explosion
of water in plastic bottles. How can you do without?
a) If you are staying in a hotel that has both an electric
jug (kettle) you can simply boil water in the evening and refill
your water initial bottle (or the robust one you have from home)
letting it cool over night. If you have the added luxury of a fridge
you can 'chill' that water.
b) This writer takes a high quality water purifier hand pump
- the type used on hiking trips. Water can then be quickly pumped
from any tap supply of water and be made good for human consumption.
c) refill from your hotel water tap and drop in the required
number of purifying tablets. This was the 'old time' method (along
with (a)) and still works.
writer was traveling with the full family compliment of 4 and using
suggestion c, you can imagine the financial savings by not having to
buy bottled water for 4 persons every day. Water is sold to
foreigners at a much higher rate than the locals. After a couple of
three trips the upmarket hand pump had repaid itself and the rest is
Plastic Water Bottle cure????
additive to make plastic bottles biodegrade completely is now on the
market for water companies in the UAE, Gulf News has reported. The
oxo-biodegradable additive is similar to what is currently being
used in plastic bags to make them degrade quickly once discarded.
UAE residents reportedly have the worldís highest per capita
consumption of bottled water, creating huge amounts of plastic.
Danger of plastic in the oceans.
Russian River Cruises
cruising patronage has surged over the last few years. The Danube has
been the most flavoursome choice, but more interest has been seen for
the Russian river cruise options. We deal direct with Russian cruise
boats so you will notice a difference in costs found in more traditional
Russia River Cruise Page.
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Adjusting the Budget so save
more for Travel
As exchange rate wax and wane you
possibly buy less foreign currency with your home currency. There
are other very subtle ways to increase your saving rate!
have shown that few respondents realised they could save up for a
return flight to New York or Asia within a few months by cutting
back on some routine expenditures. A recent survey asked, "If you
could cut back on any living expenses in order to take a holiday
more often what would you cut back on?"
According to the survey's 1000-plus respondents indicated that "they
would be willing to forgo their purchased lunches if it meant they
could travel more". Simple expense added up in the long run, with an
average worker spending $10-$15 a day on lunch. Just do the maths
and look at that over a month. Yes, to get a true picture you have
to cost in self made lunch costs, but I am sure you will realise
that will be cheaper. daily coffee, have you noticed how your daily
doses have gone up in price, yet the world commodity market for
coffee shows the raw material has gone down!! Simply buy a small
machine for home, or work, or even both. You will pay for the
machine in no time (depends on level of machine) and then save at
least $800 to $1000 a year - based on 2 cups a day habit!
The results were also broken down by gender and generation, which
provided some interesting insights. A significant number of
respondents (20%) admitted there was nothing they would cut back on
for a holiday. Interestingly 14% of all respondents who said they
wouldn't change their spending habits to save for a holiday were
females falling into the Generation X bracket, whereas women who
classified as Baby Boomers opted to cut back on everyday expenses.
The results also revealed that male respondents would prefer to save
money on domestic items rather than gym memberships. Survey
respondent's top 5 living expenses holding them back from a holiday:
1. Work lunches
2. Daily coffees
4. Gym Membership
5. Impulse clothing purchases
Latest Travel Accessory
airplane parts are being used to produce accessories
from purses and pouches to clutches and carry-onís.
States Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) demands that
airplane seat covers be removed from use after nine
washes, as they begin to lose their fire retardant
coating, Jaunted reported.
Tierra Ideas, turn this trash into treasure,
constructing duffle bags, messenger bags, laptop
sleeves, and other travel bags from surplus seat
covers, seatbelts and more.
forget your bag next time you fly, as itíll probably
blend in with its surroundings.
Cairns and Tropical North Bike Trails
Cairns launches world-class bike trails
Tourism Tropical North Queensland has launched a dedicated mountain biking
website to position the Cairns & Great Barrier Reef region as a world-class
destination for recreational riders.
Ride Cairns was launched at Smithfield Conservation Park where world champion
mountain bikers Paul van Der Ploeg and Jenni King were testing the new
purpose-built cross-country mountain bike track for the second round of the UCI
Mountain Bike World Cup in Cairns on April 25-27.
TTNQ chief executive Alex de Waal said the Ride Cairns brand would build on the
momentum created by Cairns being selected to host the 2014 and 2016 UCI Mountain
Bike World Cups as well as the 2017 UCI World Mountain Bike and Trials
"Whether you want to ride through World Heritage rainforest or along the edge of
the Great Barrier Reef, there is an incredible diversity of trails across the
mountain biking regions of Cairns, Atherton Tablelands, Mareeba, Port Douglas
and Daintree, and the Cassowary Coast," he said.
TTNQ has been working with local mountain bike clubs, Queensland Parks and
Wildlife Service and World Trails to catalogue a 550km-network of almost 40
mountain bike trails throughout the region to create www.ridecairns.com.
"The trails have been graded so riders can choose from those suitable for
families through to the most challenging of trails for competitive riders and
additional information is included on mountain biking events, services,
accommodation and the destination," de Waal said.
The next step for the www.ridecairns.com will be to develop comprehensive
interactive maps of the mountain biking trails which will link in with data sets
being developed locally by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and will be
available via the Queensland Government Open Data Portal.