There are places and ways you may want to travel, and others you don’t this year. Here are some great links for 2008 related to travel of all kinds, from green travel tips to a traveling carry-case for your banana or even the rudest travel book ever written.
Green Travel: 31 Tips to Save Money & Environment: It’s easy to to think that individuals can’t make a difference when it comes to the issue of global warming. How often do we hear reports of governments and large companies making sweeping changes to help reduce their carbon pollution compared to smaller micro schemes? I often question the impact of individuals only to realise that real measurable change will only happen when everybody acts together. Here’s a list of ideas and techniques that when applied to your life will save you money and help protect our environment.
The Rudest Travel Book Ever Written: In the mid-19th century, one Mrs Favell Mortimer set forth to write a definitive travel guide to the world. There was just one problem: she had never set foot outside her native Shropshire. This was the result.
A Carrying Case for Your Banana: “I long ago gave up traveling with bananas, even though they’re one of my favorite fruits, because they never survived the journey all that well. Apparently I’m not the only one, because someone else with a much more entrepreneurial spirit decided to invent the Banana Bunker.”
7 of the Smallest Hotels and Hotel Rooms in the World: Think your last apartment or hotel room was small? Believe it or not, there are a lot of contenders for the dubious title of smallest hotel on the planet. Some claim it by number of rooms, others by size and all are quick to defend their position. However, you can judge for yourself after taking a look at this incredible collection of the tiniest hotels in the world!
Ever Been on a Train This Nice? with the results looking nicer than most nurseries, the japanese have taken the idea of ‘child-friendly public transport’ to the next level with these 2 beauties, both designed by eiji mitooka. he was the artistic force behind ‘omoden’ (toy train) and ‘ichigo ec’ (strawberry train), a couple of regional trains which travel on a daily basis on the 14.3km kishigawa line in japan. the japanase are intent on making train travel a more comfortable experience for everyone, women and children especially, and the results are incredible.
For more travel guides, tips, advice and other information see the Sawse Guide to the World’s Top 20 Travel Sites.