Future of Air Travel: Electric Planes and Flying Cars - Text + Audio + Pictures + Videos - 19 April 2017
"Major aerospace companies are now moving to develop the future of flight with electric planes, self-driving taxis and personal flying vehicles."
Introducing the Kitty Hawk Flyer
"The Kitty Hawk Flyer is a new, all-electric aircraft. It is safe, tested and legal to operate in the United States in uncongested areas under the Ultralight category of FAA regulations. We’ve designed our first version specifically to fly over water. You don’t need a pilot’s license and you’ll learn to fly it in minutes. To learn more, visit https://kittyhawk.aero/."
King Salman's French holiday: A throne, motorcades and a lift to the beach - 27 July 2015
"Saudi Arabia's King Salman has arrived in the south of France for a three-week break - but the monarch is not your average holidaymaker.
Locals are already upset after a public beach was closed so he can relax in private, while a 300m (985ft) exclusion zone has been implemented around his villa.
Many businesses are, however, more than happy to meet his demands. They claim the Saudis bring much-needed revenue to the area.
So what exactly is on the King's holiday checklist? We took a look." (BBC)
Britain Destinations to visit, attractions, activities, events, map, holiday
ideas, images of Britain...
Many holidaying Brits refuse to eat local nosh
"47% even claim they would rather eat in well-known burger and fast-food restaurants than sampling some of the more exotic delicacies...
36% of Brits also expect all foreign people to speak fluent English, and yet half would never consider trying to speak the local language themselves in an attempt to communicate..." (newslite.tv)
Your passenger rights at hand - Denied boarding? Cancellation? Long delay? Lost luggage? Reduced mobility? AIR / RAIL / OTHER MODES / LUGGAGE (European Commission)
Where the Royals vacation - with photos(BBC)
- Balmoral, Scotland
- Klosters, the Swiss Alps
- Mustique, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
- St-Tropez, France
- Costa Smeralda, Sardinia
- See MORE (travelandleisure.com)
WANDERLUST - interactive
"GOOD maps out history's greatest journeys, from Magellan to Kerouac." - with illustrations and explanations (awesome.good.is)
US to charge £9 for Esta compulsory travel entry form - 6 August 2010
Electronic System for Travel Authorisation = Esta
"The US government is to start charging UK travellers $14 (£9) to apply for permission to enter the country." "It applies to all 35 countries with US "visa waiver" status." (BBC)
Global Guide to Business Etiquette
- "a great traveling guide for business, cultural and local knowledge, illustrated by Satoshi Hashimoto." (frogandprincess.wordpress.com)
"Bill and Amarins packed up their three young daughters Cheyenne, Jasmine, and Robin and set off on a 7,000 mile journey from Mt. Vernon, Kentucky (just up the road from me) to Alaska.
What’s different about this trip is that they are traveling on a bicycle built for five!
They call themselves the Pedouins, which is combination of pedal and Bedouins, meaning nomadic people." (neatorama.com)