This Week's Tips For Travellers
Sunday 11 May 2008
Don't miss your chance to enter the IoS/Bradt Travel-Writing Competition which closes this Friday. Write an article on the theme of "Heart of the City" and you could win a holiday for two and a commission.
From Wednesday at the Science Museum ( www.sciencemuseum.org.uk), Does Flying Cost the Earth? will explore the impact of aviation on climate change and feature cutting-edge technologies being developed to make air travel more eco-friendly.
Ever roamed around a festival field looking for your tent? A neat new off-road "sat-nav" application for mobile phones called ViewRanger ( www.viewranger.com) can literally show you the way to go home using Ordnance Survey maps. From £20.
Forget setting off for the airport in the small hours. A Park & Fly package with Arora ( www.arorainternational.com) starts at a competitive £92.50 for a night's accommodation and eight days' parking near Gatwick. Other venues are also available.
The Independent travel offers: Discover a world of inspiring destinations
World's most lethal spider found under a bunch of bananas
Rumours that the star wants to move on to pastures new
TV presenter Fiona Bruce seemed a bit startled by the find during the filming of Antiques Roadshow
Comedian says he 'never laughed as hard as I have writing with Rik'
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- 4 Russell Brand might seem like a sexy revolutionary worth getting behind, but he will only fail his fans
- 5 Michael McIntyre walks off stage after woman in the front row uses her phone
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Sorry Judy Finnigan – Ched Evans is no less sickening than an alleyway rapist
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Workers 'could be forced to pay £5 a week' to get benefits
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
Amal Alamuddin calls for the return of the Elgin Marbles from Britain: 'Injustice has persisted for too long'
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