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
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- 2 Shia LaBeouf claims he was raped during #IAMSORRY art installation performance
- 3 'You should come to my house and eat cheeses with me': 4-year-old sends adorable love letter to girl at school
- 4 Scientists predict green energy revolution after incredible new graphene discoveries
- 5 Michael Buerk wishes he killed Jimmy Savile when he had the chance - by pushing him overboard a cruise ship
Obama: The only people with the right to object to immigration are Native Americans
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
David Cameron sets out immigration reforms: We should distrust Ukip and their 'snake-oil of simple solutions'
Ukip mocked after mistaking Westminster Cathedral – for a mosque
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
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