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Travel Horror As Qantas Aircraft Is Forced To Land

Everyone has good trips and bad trips – travel doesn’t always go smoothly, whether it’s business travel or just for leisure but this morning there were reports of what could have ended as a real travel catastrophe. Next time you’re upset because your flight is delayed by fifteen minutes think back to what the plane full of passengers travelling from London to Melbourne must have felt when their holiday or flight home was brought to a frightening halt. Passengers claimed to hear a loud bang and soon after air rushed into the cabin.

Most passengers never pay much attention to the safety demonstrations before their flights, but most of these unlucky travellers certainly will if they have any desire to fly again; the cabin lost pressure and all on board had to wear oxygen masks as the plane made a rapid (and undoubtedly frightening) emergency landing. The aircraft landed safely, and it was found that the problem was a huge hole in the baggage compartment of the aircraft (almost 3 meters in width). News sources say passengers were, unsurprisingly, terrified and many were ill after seeing the damage done to the aircraft outside.

Of course this isn’t a regular event, but it’s a reminder that there is always a worse scenario when it comes to air travel.


The Benefits Of Walking Holidays

the benefits of walking holidaysNowadays you get so many different types of holidays that it can be very difficult trying to decide what to do. Or example, you can go on relaxing beach holidays, cycling holidays, walking holidays, skiing holidays and many, many more. The great thing about all these holidays on offer is the fact that no matter how old you are or what your interests are, you are bound to find something that you are going to enjoy.

Walking holidays are just one of the many different kinds of breaks away you can get that are becoming more and more popular with many different people. The reason for this is that they are a unique kind of holiday yet you don’t need a particular skill for it. Some people are reluctant to do things such as sailing holidays because they are worried that you need to be really good at sailing in order to go.

Walking holidays are a great way of enjoying your holiday while incorporating a bit of fitness into it. As long as you are not extremely unfit anyone should be able to complete any tour that companies who offer walking holidays provide. However, you do get different grades of walks which is something you may want to consider depending on how fit you are. Obviously these grades vary from company to company but they generally range from easy which is about four to six hours of walking a day, to hard which can be up to seven hours and 16 miles of walking a day.

Walking holidays are a great way of seeing more of a country than you would normally see. Typically, when people go on holiday hey go to the usual tourist hotspots and end up missing some of the most beautiful parts of the country. However, with walking holidays you can be assured that the company you are using knows the best places to go to help you get the most out of your break. As well as this you are not stuck on a crowded bus or in a car and you actually get to be outside exploring the country you have decided to visit.

As they are becoming increasingly popular, more companies are starting to offer walking holidays to those that are interested in them. This means that not only are you now more likely to get a decent price for your break away, but you are also more likely to find destinations that you really want to visit.

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Training For Cycling Holidays

training for cycling holidaysCycling holidays are a unique and interesting way of taking a holiday. They are perfect if you are bored with the typical holiday break which includes mainly sitting on a beach and maybe going sightseeing. Some people prefer to be more active and get bored of sitting around which is why cycling holidays are perfect for them.


Not everyone who goes on cycling holidays is super fit and some don’t even cycle all that much. If you are one of those people then it is wise to get some preparation and training in beforehand so you don’t struggle while you are away. Generally cycling holidays are aimed at everyone from all abilities and fitness levels so they aren’t going to be too hardcore but you are more likely to enjoy it if you have a reasonably good fitness level.


When training for cycling holidays you don’t even need to ride a bike to get fit. However, this is the recommended form of exercise because then once you are on your holiday you will know what you are capable of and how hard you can push yourself. Any exercise such as running, going to the gym, swimming, walking and doing exercise dvds will get your heart pumping and will therefore help to improve your fitness.


If you do choose cycling as your preferred method of getting fit for your cycling holidays then how you go about it depends on how much you currently exercise. If you never exercise and you haven’t done for a long time then it is better to start off slow and build your way up. Start at a slow pace for about 20 minutes and then gradually you can get faster and faster and also increase your distance. It won’t be long before you notice that you will be able to cycle for much longer distances than you could when you first started your training.


If you are a regular fitness fanatic then training for cycling holidays shouldn’t be a problem and you should quickly get the hang of it. However, even if you are very fit but cycling isn’t something that you normally do, it is still important to get some practice in before you go on your break. This is because whereas you may find jogging really easy, you may find that you struggle a bit with cycling.


One of the best things about cycling holidays is not only are they fun and exciting but it is also a great way to get fit and stay in shape whilst you are on holiday.

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Sailing Makes Unique Holiday

sailing makes unique holidayIf you are looking for a completely different kind of holiday this year then something to consider is a sailing holiday. This is quite an unusual concept and it is not something that many people would have even considered before but it a great way of enjoying time abroad whilst learning a new skill at the same time.

Sailing is something that many people around the world thoroughly enjoy for a wide range of reasons. Not only is it fun and relaxing but it is a very unique way of discovering places around the world that you would never otherwise be able to see.

The great thing about these holidays is that it doesn’t matter how good or bad at sailing you are. Some people embark on them having never tried it before whereas others may be a lot more confident with it. Most companies offer a range of courses which vary in length depending how much practice you want or how much experience you have with sailing. This means that you can fit the lessons around you and your holiday needs very easily.

Once you have mastered the art of sailing you will be able to practice your new skill as much or as little as you like. If you own your own boat this is very handy as you will be able to go on sailing holidays whenever you want. This is likely to prove popular because there aren’t many types of holidays that you can enjoy with your friends and/or family from the privacy of your own boat. This also means that you can go wherever you want and stay there for however long you want.

Sailing can be enjoyed at any time, not just for holidays which is what makes it such a worthwhile skill to use. Taking a boat out for a day with friends and family is a very different way of spending your time. This would be a particularly good thing to do if you have friends or family visiting you and you want to do something unique to entertain them and show them around.

Sailing holidays can be enjoyed all around the world at any time during the year. You don’t have to worry about getting bored either because obviously you are free to step onto dry land at any time and go and explore the area you have just sailed to.  

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