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Dec 022016
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 2 December 2016

Good morning It seems that some of you managed to tear yourselves away from the stress and struggle of Black Friday and Cyber Monday to do some shopping of a very different kind – for travel.  We now have ten people who have chosen to join our Scotland’s Islands and Highlands Tour next […]

Dec 012016
 
Amazon's Echo - Intelligent Voice Control for Your Home and Life?

Amazon has been developing an increasingly sophisticated type of voice controller – called the Echo – that allows you, from anywhere the controller can hear you, to simply speak questions and express commands to it and receive spoken answers and responses back.  Want to order a pizza (or many products from Amazon, of […]

Nov 222016
 
The Most Ridiculous Argument Yet Against Battery Electric Vehicles?

There is a lot of misinformation and quite possibly, if the conspiracy theorists are to be believed, deliberate disinformation, about battery electric vehicles (BEV). In part, much of this can be excused as the result of people not being up-to-date with the latest developments and trends in the rapidly evolving BEV technology.  But […]

Nov 182016
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 18 November 2016

Good morning It has been a very long time since I last wrote to you on a Friday morning.  Our amazing New Zealand tour (and Australian extension) plus, well, ‘life in general’, all conspired to interfere, but here I am again this morning, with a huge variety of items to share with you […]

Nov 162016
 
Internet Access When Traveling Internationally - Problems and Limitations

The last decade has seen a welcome collapse in the cost of placing phone calls on our cell phones while traveling internationally, for all but the most unwary.  If you’re paying more than 20c a minute for international calling, you’re overpaying.  If you’re careful, you can often find even lower rates. But these […]

Oct 072016
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 7 October 2016

Good morning My green ink theory didn’t robustly withstand another week.  After switching to green ink, there was a welcome lift in people kindly joining in this year’s Travel Insider Annual fundraising drive.  We had 42 people join in the first week, then 80 people after the green ink appeared in the second […]

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