Amsterdam Light Festival

The Amsterdam Light Festival is set to return on 29 November 2018, running until 20 January 2019, (literally) putting Amsterdam’s beautiful city centre and its canals in the limelight. Seach stay here

Amsterdam’s festival of light

Amsterdam Light Festival is a highlight of the holiday season and 2018/2019 marks its seventh edition. As in previous years, a whole host of Dutch and international artists will contribute to the festival, creating spectacular light sculptures around Amsterdam’s historic Canal Ring, the River Amstel and other special locations. The installations can be viewed from a boat, on foot or by bike. You can wander around and explore the works at your leisure, or follow one of the dedicated routes which enhance the experience.

Tours & events during the Amsterdam Light Festival

The renowned Water Colors canal cruises can be enjoyed for the entirety of the Amsterdam Light Festival, ensuring you can see the city at its best – from the water – and get up close to all of the major artworks. Also keep an eye out for guided tours and an extensive side-programme of activities and events taking place at museums, theatres, restaurants, shops and other locations in Amsterdam.

As the festival nears, more information will be made available. Head to theAmsterdam Light Festival website for more information and exclusive updates about the participating artist

To Lisbon- how to arrive and where to stay

The fado city is one of the most beautiful capitals you can discover in Europe and a place to plan a marvellous short getaway. If you want to enjoy the best part of it, start in the Belem Tower, a place to enjoy all the beautiful landscapes and where you will find The Geronimo’s, a huge temple that will leave you speechless. Also take a look to St. George’s Castle.

4 tips to find the musts in Lisbon

1. How to arrive to Lisbon: if you travel from Spain there are many ways to arrive by car but, if your trip starts far away, the best way to arrive to the Portuguese capital is by plane to its International Airport. Flights are not really expensive if you search them with enough time.

2. Travel between Portuguese capitals: if you have a van or even if you decide to rent a car there is a huge possibility to discover many Portuguese cities in your trip.

3. Apartments: the best option in Lisbon is the Bairro Alto, where you can share apartment and save some money if you like this type of lodging. You will enjoy having lunch or dinner here while having a walk in the fado bars of this Lisbon area.

4. Hotels

if you want to have lunch: Portugal is a very cheap country in terms of gastronomy and, although in Lisbon it is a little expensive than in other villages, you will be able to taste their flavours and savours without spending a lot.

The Best places to stay in Lisbon

If you are wondering where to stay in the city, there are some areas that are perfect for low budget travellers. Hotels in Campolide are perfect if you are looking for a calm area not in the city centre. The Parque das Naçoes area is perfect if you are having a business travel as the Fair is here but, also take into account Plaça de Espanya or Campo Pequemp- Finally, the Marqués de Pombal or Saldanha area are perfect to stay in the city centre.

Make paying the easiest part of your trip

Google Pay makes checkout easier and more secure whether you’re in the planning phase or returning home. Here are some ways you can pay quickly and easily before, during, and after your next out-of-office.
Purchase must-haves with a few quick clicks.When you’re in the pre-vacation packing frenzy, shopping for even the smallest purchases can trip you up. Now, you won’t have to drop everything to find your credit card. Choose Google Pay as your payment method within your favorite apps and sites, and all you’ll have to do is confirm your purchase.
Pay for dog walking, house sitting, and more—no cash required.With Google Pay, you don’t have to hit up the ATM to pay Fido’s dogwalker—or anyone with an email address or phone number. You can conveniently send money from the Google Pay app, on the web at pay.google.com, or even from Android Messages, iMessage, and Gmail if you live in the US.
Haven’t picked up the local currency? With Google Pay, you can pay in millions of places around the world using your Android phone. To pay, download the app and set up a card if you haven’t already. Then, simply unlock your phone and hold it near the terminal at checkout. When you see a check mark, you’re good to go.

3 Days in Greece

Resently I and my wife travel from Bulgaria on the car to Greece. Distance from the border of Bulgaria to Thessaloniki about 130 km.
High season begin on the mid-May. There are empty beach in small village Paralia Dionysiou near airport Macedonia

Super clear water in the sea

The water temperature in the sea was only 20 degrees, but after sun stay over 3 h. It`s a warm!

It`s view from our room (35 euro/day) on first line

all rooms of the hotel were decorated handmade picturies

U can find any best hotels here

 

Top 2018 Countries to Visit

Canada

2018 is being billed as the Canada-China Year of Tourism – it’s said that more than 1.8 million Canadians have some Chinese ancestry, and Mandarin and Cantonese are the most spoken languages in Canada after English and French, so it’s likely that there will be significant growth in the number of visits from Chinese tourists. But wherever in the world you happen to hail from, there are plenty of events to interest you.

The year will kick off with one of the world’s largest winter carnivals in beautiful Québec City including snow bath, ice canoe race, night parades, snow slides, snow sculptures, shows and skating. A unique Canadian winter experience for all ages!

The Canadian Tulip Festival in May is Canada’s most colourful festival with over a million tulips in bloom across the capital as well as an artistic interpretation of the tulips by all levels of the artistic community. Inspired by the Dutch gift of tulips to Canadians in 1945, this festival is a celebration of friendship and international friendship.

In July, the annual Calgary Stampede is a ten-day long celebration with midway rides and bucking broncos that hosts, educates and entertains visitors from around the world. Also in July, and running into August, the Celebration of Light, Vancouver’s two-week midsummer fireworks bonanza, attracts more than 1.6 million spectators when the sparkles hit the skies.

In Winnipeg, the largest and longest-running multi-cultural festival in the world, the Folklorama Festival presents over 44 cultural pavilions where guests can sample ethnic food, meet traditionally costumed volunteers, enjoy lively cultural entertainment, interactive fun and learn about cultures and countries from around the world.

Towards the end of the year, don’t miss the Canadian Western Agribition – the best beef show on the continent and the largest livestock show in Canada. The show is a blend of agriculture, Indigenous culture, and festive entertainment, featuring live music, shopping, and food.

Faroe Islands, as suggested by Alex Malcolm, Founder and MD at Jacada Travel

With tourist numbers in Iceland up 34.9% already in 2017, the trend to travel north is on the rise: on the whole, the entirety of the polar regions are becoming more and more popular. Not far from Iceland sits the self-governing archipelago of the Faroe Islands. There are many reasons to visit the Faroe Islands in 2018, but chief among them is that only 50,000 tourists visit a year (for now), so it is noticeably quieter than Iceland, while still being extremely welcoming to tourists.

Iceland’s lesser-known cousin has stunning green scenery, a notable lack of crime, easy access (it’s a quick flight from Copenhagen, Reykjavik or Edinburgh), extreme remoteness, and amazing nature. It’s home to the oldest parliament in the world, as well as the smallest capital city. Plus, in 2017, the island won its first Michelin Star (the restaurant KOKS, based in Torshavn). Tourists can expect epic landscapes, fantastic birding, and beautiful little villages.

From Torshavn, nothing is more than a couple of hours’ drive away, so you can easily explore everything in the area in a few days. You can spend one day meandering through Torshavn absorbing the well-preserved local culture and the next you can be hiking atop a beautiful mountain. (We love Slættaratindur, the islands’ highest mountain at 882 meters. If you’re lucky enough, from the top you can see the whole country and you may even be able to see parts of Iceland at over 550m away – the longest view on record!) The islands also have the highest promontory in the world. It’s really a place of superlatives.

2018 is a great year to visit the Faroe Islands because it’s still a relatively undiscovered region. Our favourite hotel there, Hotel Foroyar, will have a new annex opening in 2018, allowing for even more visitors to pass through its enchanting doors. Iceland saw a meteoric rise in popularity a few years ago, and we have no doubt the Faroe Islands will follow, so it’s definitely worth a trip there now. At Jacada Travel, within a month of officially launching it, we sold our first trip there. So many people are looking to go off the beaten path a bit next year, and the islands offer the perfect opportunity to do so.

France, as suggested by Sally Guillaume, Owner and Director of Undiscovered Mountains

For Brits, visiting Europe before Brexit is a bucket list must and the historical Franco-Britannic love affair pushes France to the top of that list. But that’s not the only reason why France should be on your ‘to visit’ list for 2018! With a variety of landscapes second to none, the longest coastline in Europe, two of the highest mountain ranges on the continent, thriving cosmopolitan cities, tranquil rural villages and one of the most acclaimed gastronomies in the world, France offers countless holiday opportunities, and something for everyone.

With the newly elected Emmanual Macron promising to reform France and positioning himself as a key European figure, France will also be a happening place to visit in 2018. Tourism is one of France’s key industries and the new government is investing in digital advances for tourism and focusing on quality of welcome and of course security so tourists can be reassured this coming year.

Paris itself “is always a good idea”, Audrey Hepburn once said. Traditionally known as the most romantic destination in the world, it draws excitement and curiosity on all continents. Other sites such as the Mont St Michel, the Renaissance Châteaux along the Loire River or the Lourdes basilica attract millions of tourists every year. History, culture and the many beautifully maintained monuments are a big pull factor for France. Then there are the countless culinary specialities and two of the most renowned wine regions in the world, Bordeaux and Burgundy.

Outdoor lovers adore the French Alps with Europe’s highest mountain, Mont Blanc and the many world famous ski resorts. The range and diversity of outdoor activities for sport enthusiasts in both summer and winter make the Alps one of the top outdoor playgrounds in the world. Surfers and beach lovers flock to the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts every year in search of summer sun, which brings me to the French weather.

France’s climate, one that allows four well-marked seasons and the much sought after heat but not at the baking levels of southern Spain or Italy, is a big plus. This perfect weather is a good enough reason for millions of Germans, Brits, Dutch and other Northerners to come and soak up the sun they rarely see back home. No coincidence that the Germans still use the expression “wie Gott in Frankreich leben” (to live like God in France) to describe the ultimate state of happiness…

The Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region (aka “PACA”) is one of the areas that best sums up all the potential of attraction of the country as a whole. Located in the south-eastern corner of France, it ticks all boxes when it comes to landscape variety and perfect climate. As its name indicates, it includes the southern part of the awe-inspiring Alps, the beautiful Provence and its iconic lavender fields, and the glamorous Riviera and its famous chic seaside towns like Cannes or Saint Tropez. Benefiting a mild Mediterranean climate, it officially boasts an average of 300+ days of sunshine a year.

If you’re looking for a perfect compromise between great weather, a strong French culture, spectacular landscapes and delicious cuisine, the true hidden gem of PACA is probably its least touristic corner, the Hautes-Alpes department. Offering both a Provence feel in its southern parts and a real alpine experience in the Ecrins National Park, the Hautes-Alpes is a small paradise where you’ll find an authentic way-of-life, a preserved countryside, one of the purest airs in the country, and a countless number of activities, from bathing in the largest dammed lake in Europe (Serre-Ponçon) to climbing the 4102 meters of the Barre des Ecrins to skiing in one of the many resorts.

Greenland, as suggested by Jonny Nicol, Founder & CEO of Stratajet

An old travellers’ saying goes, ‘When you’ve seen the world, there’s always Greenland,’ and it’s true that the island remains one of the few largely unexplored territories on Planet Earth.

2018 marks the ten year anniversary of a referendum that gave Greenland autonomy over many of its national services in a step towards independence and this adds to the country’s rich history, of which its Inuit people are fiercely proud. 1,000 year-old remains of Viking settlements are well preserved in the south of the island, while a culture of music and theatre is rooted in ancient myths and sagas.

Few places boast such dramatic scenery and such raw natural beauty. Coupled with its remoteness (the majority of the island sitting deep within the Arctic Circle) and its vast expanses of open wilderness (Greenland is the least densely populated country in the world), Greenland is the perfect destination for escaping the stresses and strains of our increasingly hectic lifestyles.

But don’t be fooled by the remoteness because you’d find it hard to get bored in this most magnificent of places. Whether listening to the daunting rumble of some of the world’s most impressive glaciers or taking a boat trip through giant icebergs, some of which loom over 100m out of the water, you can’t help but be enraptured by all that is around you. The clarity and freshness of the air, too, leave you feeling invigorated beyond any sensation that polluted city life can provide.

Amongst its scattered settlements is Ilulissat, a remote coastal town in the Qaasuitsup municipality of western Greenland. Although it’s the country’s third largest city, its population of less than 5,000 makes it a peaceful haven, ideal for removing the stresses and strains of London business life. Houses in all colours of the spectrum are strewn amongst cafes, restaurants and live music venues, perfect for enjoying the local tipples, sampling the local cuisine and generally filling the evening hours in between excursions!

The nearby Ilulissat Icefjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the summer, operators run midnight boat tours and you can watch nature unfold in front of you as monstrous giant white icebergs come off the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier. This is the most productive glacier in the northern hemisphere, moving at 25m per day, which results in around 20 billion tonnes of icebergs being calved off and passing out of the fjord every year. But despite the awesome power of this astonishing feature, you can’t help but be captured by the serenity of the place.

Visiting in mid-summer will give you endless sunlight and until you have sipped G&T watching a sunset that immediately turns into a sunrise, frankly, you haven’t lived! As life becomes more and more hectic, Greenland is a must for removing that chaos in 2018.

India, as suggested by James Jayasundera, Founder & Managing Director at Ampersand Travel

In one word, India is ‘diversity’. Glamorous and beguiling, splendid and romantic, energetic and colourful, the entire country is awash with experiences for both the daring and the cautious traveller. From the soaring snow-capped mountains of the Himalayas to the sleepy rhythmic backwaters of Kerala, it can almost be described as a collection of countries due to its vast size and dazzling array of languages, cuisines and religions. With new hotels, new experiences and new flight routes, luxury travel in India is getting better year on year, but I think 2018 will be the best yet.

The astounding ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire at Hampi, once notoriously difficult to get to, now have direct flights from Hyderabad and Bangalore thanks to the Indian Government who have embarked on a Regional Connectivity Scheme, aimed to make air travel widespread, connecting remote and far flung places with major cities. I am very excited about this development, it will be a complete game-changer for the region; fascinating cultural itineraries can now easily incorporate this utterly mesmerising archaeological site. Evolve Back’s newest addition, Kamalapura Palace, was the first luxury hotel in the area (opened in 2016) and a must stay. The Ultimate Travelling Camp have also just opened Kishkinda Camp in the area, which adds to their iconic and exclusive camp portfolio.

Rajasthan, the Land of Kings, has had a thrilling revamp in 2017 with the openings of the exclusive Alila Fort Bishangarh, an impressive warrior fort turned heritage hotel, and the boutique and incredibly charming Narendra Bhawan in offbeat Bikaner. Six Senses also are due to launch their first ever Indian resort, with the opening of Six Senses Fort Barwara; a 700-year-old fort in the village of Chauth ka Barwara 110 kilometres southeast of Jaipur – it is certainly one to watch! The far flung and remote Andaman Islands will also be put on the map for those searching for the ultimate luxury in an untouched paradise, with a guaranteed burst of sunshine. The new home to the sexiest hotel in the area: Taj Hotels are opening Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Andamans this December. I am thrilled that Taj Andamans will be opening on Havelock Island in the best location on the island – Radhnaghar Beach is often cited as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. A trusted brand such as Taj opening, on what is really virgin territory, will be a game-changer and add a new dynamic to tailor-made itineraries in South India. One will be able to combine this pristine beach destination with the ancient culture and elaborately carved stone temple complexes of Tamil Nadu, or with the former French colony of Pondicherry with its own distinctive style of architecture.

The Best Beaches in Mauritius you Have to Visit

Blue Bay and Blue Bay Marine Park

Blue Bay and Blue Bay Marine Park is probably the most popular of the beaches in Mauritius for tourists. With its magnificent beaches and crystal-clear waters, it is certainly the place where you will want to spend a lot of time. It is located on the southeast part of the Mauritius island, not far from the city of Mahebourg, and is near the airport and several hotels, which are within walking distance making it very convenient. It is an amazing place where you can dive, snorkel, surf, sail or enjoy any water sport you desire, or spend the day sunbathing with a tropical drink in your hand. No better way to relax and enjoy your vacation! There are over 50 different species of corals, some of them very rare, in a unique network of reefs that break the oceans waves to protect the bay. There are also many fish species in the shallower water that will make any snorkeling or diving a fantastic experience. Atop the marine park is ‘Ile des Deux Cocos’, an islet within the lagoon should also be on your list of what to do in Mauritius while in this area.
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Pereybère Beach

Pereybère Beach is one of the most popular of the Mauritius beaches with not only tourists, but the locals as well. It is a small cove half way between Grand Bay and Cap Malheureux. The town of Pereybere itself has some wonderful shopping area, bars and restaurants when you want a break from playing in the amazing blue waters. Many colorful shoppes, exotic fruits and locally grown vegetables and many arts and crafts that you will love to see. With so many types of cuisine that the island has to offer, as well as many varieties of local beers and rums, you will have a wonderful day. The lagoon itself is so clear and full of beautiful fish that it is perfect for snorkeling and diving. There are many food vendors on the beach where you can get all sorts of delicious foods and drinks so you can spend the entire day here. Located on the northern portion of the Mauritius island, this is a beach you will not want to miss.

La Cuvette Beach

La Cuvette Beach near Grand Bay is one of the absolute best beaches in Mauritius for water skiing, sailing, windsurfing or any other water sport you love. The waters here are very calm and do not have the coral reef and rocks that other beaches do, which makes it ideal for swimming and playing in the beautiful blue Indian Ocean. There are plenty of food vendors on the beach so you will be able to play all day without having to leave the beach. This amazing beach is situated in the northern section of the Mauritius island and near the epicenter of Grand Bay. There are many hotels nearby in Grand Bay, and any one of them will have boats and equipment that you can rent. There are many bars, restaurants and shopping opportunities in Grand Bay that will give you a much needed break from your days in the sun, sand and surf!

The Belle Mare beach

The Belle Mare beach is probably the longest beach in Mauritius. It stretches over several miles, on the eastern portion of the country, from the village of Belle Mare to Trou-d’Eau Douce, and with its magnificently white and pristine sand, it is very likely the most beautiful of all the Mauritius beaches. There is a deep lagoon that runs parallel to the beach which lends to the calm waters the beach is known for. The length of the beach makes it a perfect place to walk, jog or even horseback ride – especially during those magical moonlit nights! The lush greenery, native plants and trees add to the beauty of the area as well, and for the early birds the sun rises are unbelievably spectacular. As with most Mauritius beaches, there are very few people during the week, which makes it ideal for those quiet relaxing days. During the weekends, it fills with locals and tourists alike, which makes it an exciting hub of activity.

Tamarin Beach

Tamarin Beach lies between Flic en Flac and the village of Black River in the Bay of Tamarin on the western portion of the nation. It is a very popular Mauritius attraction because the Black River mountain range is in the background, making it an amazingly scenic area. There is also the river of Tamarin that divides the beach in two. It can easily be crossed on foot, and just adds to the beauty. The sands of the beach are more of a yellow color than other Mauritius beaches, and a little rougher, with small stones mixed in. There is no reef protecting the bay, so it can get some fairly good waves. While not usually towering waves, it is one of the best beaches in Mauritius for sailing, surfing, water skiing, paddle boarding and many other water sports. It is also where a lot of the locals bring their families to spend the entire day, even having campfires in the evenings while enjoying the magnificent sunset. You can not go wrong spending time at this beach.

 

 

How to save money on car gas on road trip

Everybody loves road trips and travel. They constitute the perfect means of getting close to the best landscapes and amenities; but a major problem are the associated expenses. Fortunately, we are here to help you save money on your road trip by arming you with the right information.

Gas is among the biggest expenses of any road trip. Herein are several tips we have compiled on how to save money on gas on your next road trip.

1. MAKE GOOD USE OF GASBUDDY

Developments in technology over the last decade offer great opportunities for fuel cost efficiency. There is one common frustration that many people experience. You fill up your tank then encounter a station at the next stop that is significantly cheaper.

The difference may be in the cents and may seem negligible at first sight. However, if you are driving for hundreds or even thousands of miles, the cents can easily add up to huge dollars. A turn out there is a simple way around this problem that goes a long way.

GasBuddy, one of best gas-saving app, has been on the market for nearly two decades. The service began as a website way back in 2000. It was officially available as an iOS and Android app in 2009 and has gotten better ever since. It helps you find gas prices in your area in real time. Its millions of users update the prices and listings are indexed based on timelines.

The gas price listings are often accurate within a few hours. Moreover, you do not have to have an account to use the app. With this tool, you will be able to search by the type of fuel, find the closest gas stations and the cheapest gas prices.

You simply view the gas stations on the map, select your criteria (fuel type and brand) and acquire directions. Those minor differences in cost will count in the end. GasBuddy is an all-rounded tool that all road trip lovers can use for smart money management.

Other great tools for finding cheap gas include PetrolSpy and The MotorMouth.

2. PRACTICE SMART DRIVING

What do we mean when we say smart driving? Smart driving is the collection of techniques and strategies that maximize car fuel efficiency. It involves all aspects of improved driving habits.

This concept has been around for years. It usually rears its head in the periods of high fuel prices or fuel scarcity. We strongly recommend making it a lifestyle if you want to save money on gas on all kinds of trips.

Below is a comprehensive overview of the smart driving principles that you should practice:

  • Avoid idling– This is a common habit that can cost you money over the long haul. Your car gets zero miles per gallon (MPG) while idling. Starting your car uses about the same amount as idling for approx. five seconds.

It is advisable to park the car rather than idling at a stop. The situation is made worse if you idle with the air conditioning on.

  • Plan road trips in advance– Proper planning will help you prevent fuel and time wastage, both of which affect your wallet. Alternative routes should be a significant part of the planning process. Backroads can reduce your time at traffic lights and traffic snarl-ups.
  • Use the GPS– This simple navigation tool can help you find the shortest and fastest routes to your destination. This saves you a lot of gas money in the process. Also, steering away from stops and hills will help with gas mileage.
  • Keep speed consistent– It is best to avoid hard braking and quick acceleration. Use cruise control to keep at a constant speed, even when going uphill or downhill.
  • Turn off A/C at lower speeds– Open your windows when driving at lower speeds (below 40mph). Although it increases the drag, it is much more fuel efficient as compared to using the AC. Air conditioning uses up a significant percentage of your fuel.
  • Park in the shade– Most drivers are unaware of this, but gasoline evaporates out of most fuel tanks. When you part directly in the sun, the evaporation rate is much faster. Given the number of stops you make on any trip, the cumulative cost is significant.

Shade parking also keeps the car cool, meaning you will need less air conditioning once you resume the trip. If there is no shade, park such that the gas tank faces away from the sun’s direction.

  • Keep your car clean – According to Myth Busters, clean car will go two miles per gallon more than dirty car. With 24 mpg for clean car and 26 mpg for dirty car and drive average 15000 mile per year, you can save over $1000 in 10 years.

3. PRACTICE PROPER CAR MAINTENANCE

It should be no surprise that a poorly maintained car will exhibit poor fuel efficiency. A fine-tuned car can have gas mileage improvements averaging 4 %. Car repair projects that can improve fuel efficiency include fixing faulty oxygen sensors, changing spark plugs and fixing faulty AC systems.

Having the proper tire pressure is also a vital component of car maintenance. We can bet you that a good percentage of all cars run on wrongly inflated tires. We recommend checking your tire pressure at least once a month.

The correct tire pressure will be listed on your car’s user manual, glove box or driver’s door jamb. Under-inflated tires will increase your rolling resistance and consequently fuel economy. This is not to mention the driving dangers associated with driving such tires.

Excess pressure, on the other hand, caused poor handling and uneven wear and tear. You should fill up your tires while they are cold (haven’t driven for a while). Filling your tires while hot can cause inaccuracies.

4. SELECT THE RIGHT CAR FOR THE TRIP

This is a seemingly obvious money management aspect that many road trip lovers seem to ignore. Choosing the right car for a trip saves the most amount of money on gas.

If possible, opt for a hybrid. Hybrids offer you immediate savings at the gas pump. There are also tax exemptions and breaks for drivers using energy-efficient vehicles. Federal deductions for such cars can go into the thousands of dollars.

The other recommendable option is getting a diesel car. There are some diesel cars that provide mileage comparable to hybrids. You also have the option of using bio-diesel or organic fuels.

If the number of individuals going on the trip is small, it will not make sense to select a large car. Smaller cars are lighter exhibiting less drag and will, therefore, get better mileage.

5. PRACTICE EFFICIENT TANK FILLING TACTICS

Efficient tank filling will save you money on gas in less obvious ways. Fill up your car’s gas tank halfway if it is enough to take you to the next stop. Doing this reduces the car’s weight considerably and thus reduces drag. This will increase your mileage significantly.

If your planned route has many filling stations, we would recommend driving at quarter tank. The lighter fuel load extends gas mileage savings some extra bucks. Also, this tactic offers you the chance to get more gas in case you come across a bargain.

It is also good practice to avoid topping up your fuel tank between fills. This forces liquid fuel into your car’s evaporative emissions systems thus reducing fuel efficiency and car performance.

I guarantee U that you will save money on auto repair and gas if you practice the tips we have provided. Remember that these tips are not solely for money management. They also help ensure road safety.

 

Most Visited Cities In The World

Don’t we all love to travel? About once or twice every year, people get this general idea that literally anywhere else would be the best place in the world. And then we dig deep into our savings and buy a piece of paper that says you’re allowed to go to somewhere else. Such freedom!
But which cities get visited the most? It’s not that easy a question to answer as you’d think! Just kidding, it totally is. You count the number of tourists that visit each city in a year and then rank em ‘up

1. Hong Kong
25,587,300 arrivals

2. Singapore
22,455,400 arrivals

3. Bangkok
17,467,800 arrivals

4. London
16,784,100 arrivals

5. Paris, France
15,200,000 arrivals

6. Macau
14,268,500 arrivals

Audeze headphones-Take it on a trip

Audeze is a boutique headphone manufacturer that’s been impressing customers and critics alike since the company first formed in 2008. The problem is that most of their products are pretty expensive, so when any of them go on sale it’s usually a big deal.

The beautifully hand-crafted LCD-2 delivers audiophile quality, that articulates the power and nuance of your favorite music. The LCD-2 is the legendary headphone that made Audeze an industry leader. Continuous evolution and the addition of Fazor technology have enhanced its transparency and overall performance. Known for their tight, extended bass response, smooth, inviting midrange and warm high frequencies, the LCD-2 headphones offer a listening experience that makes believers out of even casual music listeners. For the best performance The LCD-2 requires an external headphone amplifier. Exclusive LCD-2 planar magnetic technology
Acoustically engineered for beautiful sound Audeze’s innovative planar magnetic technology delivers an astonishingly lifelike sound.

Diaphragms thinner than a human hair
Audeze uses space-age materials in a near weightless diaphragm that’s four times larger than typical headphones for fast response times, dramatically reduced distortion, higher resolution and improved imaging.

Near zero distortion
Double-sided magnet arrays delivers a uniform driving force across the entire diaphragm for near zero distortion.

Nearly double the magnetic driving force
Patented Fluxor Magnet Arrays focus the magnetic flux nearly doubling the power driving the diaphragm for even lower distortion and greater accuracy.

Internal soundwaves
Patented Fazor Elements guide internal headphone soundwaves to avoid resonance producing a more accurate waveform.

AUDEZE LCD-2 Specifications

Style
Open circumaural
Transducer type
Planar magnetic
Magnetic structure
Proprietary push-pull design
Magnet type
Neodymium
Transducer size
106 mm
Maximum power handling
15W (for 200ms)
Sound pressure level
>130dB with 15W
Frequency response
5Hz – 20kHz extended out to 50kHz
Total harmonic distortion
<1% through entire frequency range
Impedance
70 ohms
Efficiency
101dB / 1mW
Optimal power requirement
1 – 4W

 

The 5 best electric motorcycles- Spring 2017

Bikes have lagged behind electric cars because the battery packs are so heavy, but we’re getting there now. Smaller batteries, an increasingly urban lifestyle and environmental pressures have combines to turn an electric motorbike into an aspirational and practical thing.They’re still not perfect, this is technology in its infancy and range is still an issue. But they’re getting better.

Here are 5 of the best electric motorcycles U can buy right now and one that is on the way.

Zero SR
It isn’t the fastest bike here, or the most expensive, not by a long way. But the Zero SR might just be the most complete real-world package you can buy right now.

The electric motor puts out the electric equivalent of 67bhp and 106lb/ft of torque. So while it’s down on horsepower, it puts out more torque than most petrol-powered superbikes and you can have it all right off the line. So the Zero SR 0-60mph time of 3.3s is more than respectable and it gives a top speed of 102mph. Crucially, the range of 197 miles with the optional power tank means you can use this bike without any major sacrifices.

With the fastest charger you can fill the battery in just three hours, too, so this is a legitimate daily use motorbike that you can run for a fraction of the cost of a petrol equivalent. There are bigger, better and flashier bikes on this list. But this is all the bike you actually need.
Zero SR key specs

Range (combined): 122 miles (196 km)
Top speed: 102 mph (164 km/h)
Torque: 116 ft-lb (157 Nm)
Power: 70 hp (52 kW)
Weight: 414 lb (188 kg)
Zero SR price

$15,995-$18,669

Lightning LS-218

The Lightning LS218 is the world’s fastest production electric motorcycle and it is, frankly, ludicrous. It comes with 150kW, so the electric equivalent of 200bhp and 168lb/ft of torque. That’s more than BMW’s all-conquering, fossil-fuel burning S100RR. It is also a few pounds lighter at 495lb.

The end result is a bike that can storm through the 60mph mark in two seconds and leave almost anything on the road trailing in its non-toxic wake. This has become one of the flag bearers for electric power and it certainly made a powerful impression on Jay Leno.

The 218mph top speed is a conservative estimate based on the speed the bike actually achieved on the Bonneville Speed Flats. Now, with a number of new developments on the final production bike, the manufacturer claims it could be even faster.

This is almost too much bike for the public road. It’s a race motorcycle with number plates and it isn’t for a novice or the faint of heart. It is, though, an awesome machine and we should celebrate its mere existence.
Lightning LS-218 key specs

Range (highway): 100 miles (160 km)
Top speed: 218 mph (350 km/h)
Torque: 168 ft-lb (227 Nm)
Power: 200 hp (149 kW)
Weight: 495 lb (224 kg)
Lightning LS-218 price

$38,888

Alta Motors Redshift MX

Alta Motors spent eight years and at least one name change coming up with the Redshift MX. Now it thinks it has a supermoto that isn’t just the best electric motorcycle, it’s the best motocross bike on the track bar none.

It comes with the electric equivalent of 40bhp and 36 lb/ft of torque. It could have had more, and the bike could go for more than 2.5 hours, but weight is critical with a motocross bike. That’s why you get a thermosetting resin frame with a hollow structure like an aircraft fuselage, which is so trick we want to see it used everywhere.

A total weight of 251lb is a minor miracle considering the electric tech and the specialist motorcycle press think this could be the bike that wins over the supermoto community once and for all.
Alta Motors Redshift MX key specs

Range: 3 hours of continuous use
Top speed: 65 mph (104 km/h)
Torque: 120 ft-lb (162 Nm)
Power: 40 hp (29 kW)
Weight: 267 lb (121 kg)
Alta Motors Redshift MX price

$14,995

APWorks Light Rider

Imagine an electric motorbike produced by the high-tech skunkworks at Airbus. Now open your eyes, it’s already here. Light Rider’s ornate frame is made from a new material called Scalmalloy, a corrosion resistant aluminum alloy that is almost as strong as titanium.

That means that APWorks could use less material and trim the weight, so you’re left with a whole bike that weighs an incredulous 35kg. The strength comes from the material itself and the cellular-type organic structure that means there is no excess material and you only get what you need. The company achieved the finished structure with the help of 3D printing. The end result goes beyond a naked bike. This is basically a skeleton.

Less really is more with the Light Rider and you that means less power, too. The motor produces just 6kW, but that’s enough to get this stripped down piece of minimalist art on wheels to 50mph. Now the range of 37 miles really isn’t that hot in this company and it makes this motorcycle an impractical choice. But it is just stunning to look at and if you never go beyond the confines of the city then it’s a designer label that you’ll simply never tire of.

It’s new technology and you’ll be lucky to get one from Airbus in Europe as the numbers are strictly limited.
APWorks Light Rider key specs

Range: 37 miles (60 km)
Top speed: 49 mph (80 km/h)
Torque: TBA
Power: TBA
Weight (prototype): 77 lb (35 kg)
APWorks Light Rider price

$14,995

Victory Empulse TT

Charge time is the Empulse TT’s USP. A full charge takes less than four hours, if you’ve got the accessory charger and a 240V supply. That provides more than 140 miles of range, so this is another motorcycle you can actually live with.

Victory bought Brammo’s technology, so this 40kW bike has been with us for a while in some form or another. Polaris owns Victory, as well as the iconic Indian Motorcycles and it produces snowmobile, off-road buggies and more. So this is no mom and pop operation.

The motorcycle got a minor facelift, including polished aesthetics and a 10% boost for the battery pack. But essentially this is the same bike. That’s no bad thing. It has intense competition from the Zero line-up, but this is a genuine 100mph electric motorcycle and a real world proposition.
Victory Empulse TT key specs

Range: 140 miles (225 km)
Top speed: 100 mph (160 km/h)
Torque: 61 ft-lb (82 Nm)
Power: 54 hp (40 kW)
Weight: 470 lb (213 kg)
Victory Empulse TT price

$19,999

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