May 032018
 
Electric Car Sales :  A Tale of Hype and Hope

If ever there was a promising enormous revolution in passenger vehicle technologies, surely it must be that offered by electric power. An electrically powered vehicle offers huge benefits in a number of areas.  It is a more responsive and more fun car to drive – oh yes, and easier to drive as well.  It not […]

Apr 132018
 
Weekly Roundup, Black Friday 13 April, 2018

Good morning Have you done your taxes yet?  Or at least filed for an extension.  If the former, I hope you’ve a nice big refund coming your way, and indeed, if you are so fortunate, why not, ummm, “invest” it in forming some rich memories you’ll treasure for years to come. This week I can […]

Mar 302018
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 30 March, 2018

Good morning Our Christmas Markets “cruise” had another four people choose to participate last week.  It is great to see Travel Insiders responding so positively to this new approach to enjoying a European pre-Christmas experience, and in a part of Europe that is all the much nicer for being slightly off the well-worn tourist trails. […]

Mar 222018
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 23 March, 2018

Good morning You may have seen the story of the woman killed by a self-driving car in Tempe, AZ on Sunday.  Any unnecessary death is of course regrettable, but the biggest tragedy of this unfortunate incident may be that this accident slows down and delays the continued development and deployment of self-driving vehicle capabilities. With […]

Mar 152018
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 16 March, 2018

Good morning As mentioned, I’ve been traveling for most of this week and will be continuing into next week too.  But I’ve had time to finally get all the details of our first ever ‘Christmas Land Cruise’ written down – and what a lot of details there are, due to so many inclusions and places […]

Mar 092018
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 9 March, 2018

Good morning Our Frontsight experience was enjoyed by all who attended over the last weekend, and most of the participants plan to return for another experience in the future. While the men stoically plinked away, including one gentleman who refused to let his bad leg and cane interfere, I do want to call out the […]

Mar 012018
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 2 March, 2018

Good morning And greetings from Pahrump, NV; an unincorporated locality best known for having a concentration of ‘houses of ill repute’.  Although they are widely spread apart, through some mystery of the maps, each claims to be the closest to Las Vegas (Clark County, where Las Vegas is situated does not allow such places). We […]

Feb 232018
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 23 February, 2018

Good morning First of all, a word about our touring schedule for the year.  We are starting to get down to the wire for the Triple K tour to Kiev, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan this May, so if you’re thinking of coming, please let me know. Also, strangely, this year there’s not yet a lot of […]

Feb 152018
 
Tough Love for Tesla

A friend and reader asked me last week why I seem to hate Elon Musk and Tesla so much.  I don’t. I respect Musk as a far-sighted visionary with an abundance of excellent ideas that have the potential to transform significant elements of our society.  Sure, when it comes to implementing those ideas, he has […]

Feb 092018
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 9 February, 2018

Good morning It has been another ‘interesting’ week; more of that below, of course.  And after writing a very lengthy piece about a nice program to improve headphone sound last week, I’m now offering you a lengthy piece about a subject that seemed even harder to grow into a 3,000+ word article – USB connecting […]

Jan 192018
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 19 January, 2018

Good morning First, a touring update, if I may. Grand Expedition of Great Britain I’m going to make this the ‘last call’ for our Grand Expedition of Great Britain tour.  If you’re thinking of coming, please let me know in the next very few days.  Any later and I literally will not be able to […]