Weekly Roundup, Friday 10 April 2015

Weekly Roundup, Friday 10 April 2015

Good morning First things first.  We had a cancellation on our Scotland’s Islands and Highlands tour this June.  A single gentleman is now no longer able to come with us due to some medical issues arising. We can transfer over his place on the tour to another single person and his misfortune can […]

Weekly Roundup, Good Friday 3 April 2015

Weekly Roundup, Good Friday 3 April 2015

Good morning It is a strange thing in this semi-Christian country.  Easter – perhaps the most significant event in the Christian calendar – is much less a celebration than it was in New Zealand.  Few signs of hot cross buns, and the occasional marshmallow filled Easter Egg is obscured by all sorts of […]

Does an Electric Car Make Economic Sense?

Does an Electric Car Make Economic Sense?

Many people automatically assume that an electrically powered vehicle is enormously less expensive than a gasoline or diesel powered vehicle. It is true that hybrid vehicles such as the Toyota Prius boast higher than normal fuel economy ratings (51/48 for the 2015 Prius) and it is also true that completely electric vehicles show […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 27 March 2015

Weekly Roundup, Friday 27 March 2015

Good morning This is (almost) a single topic newsletter this morning.  The usual varied compilation will be offered again next week. It is amazing, isn’t it, how we can change our perspective on air travel in an instant.  There we are, sometimes going a year or longer without any fatal crashes, at least […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 20 March 2015

Weekly Roundup, Friday 20 March 2015

Good morning A slightly shorter newsletter this morning. But, and in anticipation of the upcoming summer travel season that seems to be rushing towards us at an exciting rate, there’s an extra article added at the end about how to use GPS outside your home country, along with a bonus mention of a […]

GPS Service When Out of the Country

GPS Service When Out of the Country

A GPS has become an essential and everyday part of our driving experiences.  The sometimes challenging art of map-reading is becoming a lost skill, and it is hard to imagine getting around without the help of general purpose products such as Google Maps and various dedicated GPS devices (from Garmin and others) and […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 13 March 2015

Weekly Roundup, Friday 13 March 2015

Good morning Black Friday again today, I hope you don’t have to travel much.  This is the second of what will be three Black Fridays this year. Apple’s big launch event on Monday for its new watch had no surprises – at least, as regards the watch product.  Apple did surprise with other […]

Apple's Watch :  Function or Fashion?

Apple’s Watch : Function or Fashion?

In contrast to Apple’s historically obsessive secrecy about new products, details of its Watch have been steadily leaked out over the last six months, leaving little for its official launch event today except answers to questions such as when the watch will be available for sale/purchase, and how much the crazy-expensive versions will […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 6 March 2015

Weekly Roundup, Friday 6 March 2015

Good morning For some of us, there’s a definite feeling of spring in the air already.  For others of us, there’s an equally strong feeling of continued winter, following another week of daily delays and flight cancellations, ostensibly due to bad weather. I pointed out last week that most of these ‘weather’ delays […]

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