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.
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