May 272010

After a slow year last year (and lots of great value bargains) it seems that river cruising in Europe is booming once more.  Most of the river cruise companies are reporting strong bookings and many cruises are already sold out for 2010, and the companies have started offering their 2011 cruises earlier than normal. In addition, most of the […]

May 252010
Most photographed places in the world

Here’s a fascinating overlay that can be added to Google Maps or Google Earth. It has been created from pictures submitted to the Panoramio website.  These pictures are all coded with the location where they were taken, and this information is then analyzed to create a color coded picture density map of the world, showing the most and least popular […]

May 252010
Survey :  15% have had sex while driving

Leading Bluetooth headset manufacturer Jabra has just released the results of a survey about what we all do when we’re driving – other than keeping both hands on the wheel and concentrating on the road ahead, that is. 72% of the 1800 people surveyed admitted to eating while driving.  35% said they had taken clothes off (or put clothes on). […]

May 242010
Free Travel eBooks

The travel planning and ideas website, Tripbase, has released a series of seven free travel guide books.  These are all in PDF format, and downloadable from their website. There is a generic travel tips book, and a series of ‘travel secrets’ books. Many of the travel secrets are of little interest/value to anyone – for example, a suggestion […]

May 162010
Amazing airplane/safari-mobile

Here’s an amazing plane concept. If you have always wanted to go on an African Safari, or indeed to go to out of the way places anywhere, but have not liked the thought of roughing it, bouncing around in the back of a dry dusty hot Land Rover, why not sign up for one of these custom designed and […]