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Apr
29

The Slowmotion Revolution with commentary, reviews, stories, travel, and links.

your house is just
this side of great distances

Of course this has to do with bikes and books … but first, I figure about half of you out there use Internet Explorer to view Bicycle Diaries. Microsoft‘s nefarious product doesn’t load it very well. It often center justifies the posts putting the right sidebar all the way down to the bottom of the page. Try instead Mozilla Firefox as your browser. It’s FREE, only taking a few minutes to load. It also has a great reputation in contrast to the Windows-based Explorer.

Someone who wants to run Windows on servers should first be made to show what they know about servers that Google, Yahoo and Amazon don’t know.

You’ll not only see my blog as I intend it to be viewed. You and your computer will both be very happy. Firefox is more secure against viruses and hackers as well as less buggy than Explorer.

Speaking of explorers, I’ve been wanting to post one of my favorite poems about travel.

Entering

Whoever you are: step out in the evening
from your room where all is known to you;
your house is just this side of great distances:
whoever you are.
With your eyes which, exhausted,
barely free themselves from the worn threshold,
you raise up, slowly, a black tree
and place it against the sky: slender, alone.
And you’ve made the world. And it is vast
and like a word which ripens still in silence.
And as your will begins to grasp its meaning,
your eyes release it gently.

In 1900 Rainer Maria Rilke, a rather restless traveler, sought refuge with Leo Tolstoy at his ancestral estate, Yasnaya Polyana. Rilke, only 25 years old, already had an impressive array of publications to his credit. Unfortunately, this had done almost nothing to help his anxieties about writing. He shared them Tolstoy; later describing their conversation in a letter to friend,

I still lack the discipline, the being able to work, and the being compelled to work, for which I have longed for years. Do I lack the strength? Is my will sick? Is it the dream in me that hinders all action? Days go by and sometimes I hear life going. And still nothing has happened, still there is nothing real about me . . . .

To which Tolstoy gave a completely unexpected response. With neither sympathy nor pity, he simply said, Write!

Tolstoy could have easily said, bike! At the age of 67, he started teaching himself to ride. Visitors to Yasnaya often commented rather humorously on the sight of the aging anarchist rolling around his estate. Tolstoy was as brief in his response to them as he had been to Rilke.

I feel that I am entitled to my share of lightheartedness and there is nothing wrong with enjoying one’s self simply, like a boy.

Labels: books, kunst, velotariat

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Apr
11

Car Games, Car Travel Games, and Free Printable Road Trip Games for Kids

Car Bingo - free printableFree
Printable Car Games


A
selection of goodies you can print and take with you including road trip
bingo, car bingo, lines and dots, scavenger hunt lists, Battleships, rules
for card games, tic tac toe, coloring pages, a travel map, licence plate
lists, and more printable travel games. All created by Momsminivan
Cootie Catcher fortune teller instructionsHow
to Make a Cootie Catcher!


Basic
instructions and a video, instructions for how to play, and some printable
cootie catcher templates. Your cootie cather fortune teller says that today
is your lucky day! Show them how to make a cootie catcher just  once,
and you’ll have an activity that will keep your kids busy in the car for
hours.
Creating a Trip JournalTrip
Journal for Kids
: Making Memories


Help your kids make their
own travel diary or journal. This activity that will not only keep your
children busy in the car on a long trip, but it will preserve their memories
for a lifetime. It’s easy and fun.

String GamesString
Game Figures


You just need a string or
a piece of yarn for this travel  game.  See if you can make 
“Cat Whiskers”, “Cup and Saucer” or play Cats Cradle! And check out the
detailed video ind printable instructions for How
to Do Jacob’s Ladder



Scavenger
Hunt for Road Trips


Give each child a list of
items to watch for while driving. The list can be made up ahead of time
and adjusted for the scenery. Here’s a sample list of items to hunt for!

Scavenger hunt suggestions


foil funCar
Trip Games With Aluminum Foil!


Grab some foil for fun on
your road trip! All you need is a roll of cheap aluminum foil and a little
kid creativity. See photos and read about some of the things your kids
can make! 
opera girl

The
Trip Ain’t Over ’til Somebody Sings!


Road
Trip Songs! Sing along and you’ll be there before you know it. There’s
a lot more to singing in the car than just what’s on the radio…Free printable
song sheets for foad trips


Roadside
Oddities


Get side-tracked by weird
stuff on road trips and remember that getting there really is half the
fun!

counting cows car gameCounting
Cows Car Game


What’s the best way to count
cows?  With a COW-culator of course! Here’s how to play the countin’
cows timeless road trip game, and some funny cow jokes to tell while you
play.

Universal
Studios Orlando Tips


Planning a trip to see the
Wizard World of Harry Potter? We’ve been there! Check our my tips to help
make your trip traveling with children more fun


Got ButterBeer?

What
is Butterbeer?
What does butterbeer taste like? A review of this tastey
treat from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Disney tips with kidsDisney
Tips with Kids


A few tips to make your
Disney experience a little easier and less expensive, without sacrificing
your fun factor.
licence plate gameLicense
Plate Game


Includes a printable page
to mark your license plate sightings! 

Printable
Battleship Game


You sank my battleship!
Instructions and  free printable page to play this game just like
you remember !



Pipe
Cleaner
Apr
9

How to Travel Around Bali, Indonesia

Transportation in Bali comes in plenty of flavors, some more tourist-friendly than the others. If you’re not relying on your hotel to get you around—not that there’s anything wrong with that—you can get around town on foot, on rented bike or motorbike, or via bemo.

If you’re seeking to go between towns, you can catch a ride on a public bemo (bus), a private bemo, a taxi, a car/driver rental package, or rent a car to drive.

Due to its large and spottily-regulated tourist industry, Bali hosts an endless number of short- and long-distance transport entrepreneurs, each jostling to get your business. Some of them are honest brokers; some are not. Follow our tips to ensure you don’t get ripped off by unscrupulous Balinese transportation providers.

Emily Roberts / © TripSavvy

Taxis

Riding a taxi in Bali works the same way it does everywhere else: you hail a taxi from the curb; a taxi stops to pick you up, and off you go.

Unfortunately, some taxi drivers are dishonest. Two favorite tricks are claiming to have a broken meter or taking a long way around. The blue taxis marked “Bali Taxi” (known as Blue Bird Taxis) are the most honest, so much so that other taxi operators try to make trouble for these guys.

You can use your smartphone to summon a Bali Taxi, visit their official site to download the app.

  • Range: Limited to within South Bali and Ubud
  • Cost: Flag-down rate of IDR 5,000 (about fifty cents in U.S. currency), then IDR 2,500 (about a quarter) for every added kilometer
  • Pros: Best way to get around South Bali—fast and available everywhere
  • Cons: Limited mostly to South Bali, so, if you’re planning to go to Kintamani or somewhere similarly distant, you’re out of luck

Ride-hailing apps like Grab (the Southeast Asian answer to Uber; official site) and Gojek (the motorcycle taxi equivalent; official site) are available in Bali, but many areas sympathetic to taxi drivers ban the entry of any Grab or Gojek-summoned rides. Before hailing a ride from an app, find out first if your destination will allow entry.

Car Rentals

If you have cash to spare, you can hire a car in Bali, with the option to drive it yourself. If you rent from a reputable car company, you can have the benefit of driving your own vehicle to Bali’s less-traveled destinations, with your range being limited only by your gas budget.

Don’t bother, though, if you’re not used to driving a right-hand-drive car or panic easily when other motorists break the road rules. Bali’s traffic is both chaotic and dangerous. Get a car with a driver if you’re not up to it.

  • Range: Anywhere in Bali you can drive a car through, as far as your gas budget will permit.
  • Cost: Daily rates range from about $20 for a small car to about $60 for a large van, gas not included.
  • Pros: Great way to explore Bali on your own; allows you to create your own
Apr
3

Compare Travel Deals – TravelSupermarket.com

Travel advice

In response to the outbreak of Covid-19, the FCO advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Any country or area may restrict travel without notice. If you live in the UK and are currently travelling abroad, you are strongly advised to return now, where and while there are still commercial routes available. Many airlines are suspending flights and many airports are closing, preventing flights from leaving. Find out more here.

Check out the latest FCO advice for British travellers below.

Travel inspiration

Discover the hottest destinations, latest trends, holiday hacks and travel advice from our blog.

 

City breaks

Is the allure of the city whispering in your ear and tugging at your sleeve? It can be hard to resist. The shops, the bars, the hand-in-hand strolls… city breaks are undeniably romantic. They’re also great fun, and terrific value when you compare deals on TravelSupermarket.

 

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Family holidays

All-inclusive packages take hassle-free planning to the next level, making holidays a piece of cake. Are you up for plates of tasty cuisine, prepared for you in your hotel, with no dishes to wash afterwards? We’re sure you are – and the kids might also enjoy the all-you-can-eat ice cream…

 

Late deals

Sometimes your wanderlust strikes, gives you a nudge in the ribs and says, “Hey, let’s get away this month”. That’s why we round up the best late deals on the market – from city breaks and beach holidays to winter getaways – because you haven’t got time to scour the internet, you’ve got awesome things to do!

 

Car hire

Your flight was smooth. Your suitcase was the first off the carousel. You clamber aboard the bus – wait, what? No. You are a travel-planning superhero! You booked a hire car. You will travel to your destination in style (and air conditioning) and delight in the glory of the cheap car-hire rate you paid. Travel smarter with TravelSupermarket.

 

Flights

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Summer deals

Whether you prefer to book ahead or love to bag a last-minute deal, compare beach and city breaks on TravelSupermarket to help save money on your summer 2020 holiday.

 

Hotels

Strut into the hotel room, throw your key card on the table, nod at your companion – whatever you do, do it with swagger, for you’ll have booked an amazing place to stay. Just one search on TravelSupermarket unlocks the doors to great hotels and low prices.

 

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2

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I
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ordinary American who decided to live out my dreams.  I saved my money,
quit my job, sold my possessions and set off to travel around the world by
bicycle.  I left my home in Arizona, USA on March 2002 and traveled on
a bicycle for many years. 

 

 

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Places I have visited


North
& Central America
(3-30-02 to 4-17-03) Arizona, Mexico,
Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.


South
America
  (6-3-03 to 6-17-04) Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia,
Argentina, and Chile.


China & Southeast
Asia
  (11- 22, 04 to 9-15-06) Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam,
China, Laos, Thailand again, Malaysia, and Singapore.


Australia
(9-15-06 to 9-15-07) The states of South Australia, Victoria,
Tasmania, Victoria again, New South Wales, Queensland, and the
Northern Territory.


New Zealand
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9-16-07 to 5-2-08)
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(5-3-08 to 4-30-10) Visiting family and exploring my own backyard


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(5-1-10 to present) I already know I like the food and plan on

Jan
31

Benefits Of Bus Travel

Japan has an efficient public transportation community, especially inside metropolitan areas and between the massive cities. The concept of Third Occasion Logistics has swept by way of the transport industry and reworked the way in which firms do business. Most corporations export giant volumes of products with considerable weight and that is the reason why sea transport is usually preferred for worldwide shipping.

Transportation for America is an alliance of elected, enterprise and civic leaders from communities across the nation, united to ensure that states and the federal authorities step up to put money into sensible, homegrown, domestically-driven transportation solutions — because these are the investments that maintain the key to our future economic prosperity.

Rules and necessities for medical transportation companies differ from state to state so you need to make enquiries at the native level to search out out what your obligations are. Extension ladders for instance are fairly lengthy and are usually transported on roofs of vehicles.

As you are in the enterprise of transporting paying clients from one place to a different you will need some form of allow, just as a taxi driver does. The “Companies Close by” function will permit you to pinpoint your current location on campus and discover available services close by in actual time.

The Housing and Transportation (H+T®) Affordability Index offers a comprehensive view of affordability, one that features the price of housing and transportation on the neighborhood level. In lots of cities and towns, there are services particularly for folks with restricted mobility.

The locomotive might be powered by steam , diesel or by electrical energy supplied by trackside techniques Alternatively, some or all of the automobiles will be powered, known as a multiple unit Additionally, a train can be powered by horses , cables , gravity , pneumatics and gas turbines Railed automobiles move with a lot much less friction than rubber tires on paved roads, making trains more power efficient , although not as efficient as ships.…