You’ve bought your plane tickets, booked accommodation and organized all the internal land-transfers of your grand holiday. All that’s left for you to do is to pack your bags and you’ll be ready to go! However, packing for a trip is a challenge in itself. You never know exactly what you have to bring and you also have to take into account the maximum baggage weight limit in your planning. Here are 5 packing tips that could, perhaps, make selecting your holiday wardrobe (and fitting it all in your suitcase) a little bit easier.
Tennis is probably one of the most popular sporting events today. Every year, thousands of people tune in to watch the four major Grand Slam Tournaments (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and The US Open) as well as other minor cups and competitions.
Today’s powerful athletes have changed the way tennis is played. What used to be a fairly laid-back exchange between two (if it’s singles) or four (if it’s doubles) players has now become a game full of aces and smashes. However, even if the ball in modern-day tennis travels faster than it did before, it does not have any bearing on the length of a match. This article outlines the 10 longest tennis matches in history, based on the number of hours or games played.
Pickup trucks may pale in comparison to small cars, especially hybrid cars, when it comes to fuel efficiency, but because of its power and large capacity they still continue to be among the best selling vehicles in the United States. In fact, a pickup truck, the Ford F-150, topped the list of 10 best-selling cars (and trucks) just last June.
Ford F-150 XLT Photo via Chris Short
Before you get dismayed over the carbon footprint of pickup trucks, let’s put things in perspective and compare the carbon footprint of different light vehicles. As per 2007 figures published by the Vehicle Technologies Office of the US Department of Energy, pickup trucks have carbon footprints that are really close to that of vans and SUVs. So if you’re thinking of passing up pickup trucks in favor of other vehicle types, you’d better think twice because, unless you’re getting a car, the other benefits of using a pickup truck might end up negating the very small difference between published carbon footprints. Of course, finding the greener option will still depend on the particular model more than the vehicle type.
In case you do have a need for a pickup truck, be it for hauling around stuff for your business or the frequent need to go off-road, there are some things you can do to minimize your truck’s carbon footprint.
Muay Thai or the popular martial arts of Thailandhas conquered many parts of the globe. Its influence has spread to an international level in recent years attracting a growing number of sports enthusiasts including women wanting to lose weight and tone their muscles.
One part of Asia Pacific where this Thai martial arts has thrived is Australia. Proof of this is the presence of a WBC Muay Thai governing body in the country that serves to regulate and supervise professional Muay Thai events. The Australian body is under the WBC Muaythai Asia Pacific Federation.
Among the most important objectives of the Australian council are to manage national competitions, promote athlete participation up to the grassroots level, promote public interest, improve Muay Thai rules and regulation for the benefit of athletes and the community as well as to encourage and develop athletes and sports administrators. [Read more…]
Unless you’re royalty, a popular celebrity, or swimming in cash, traveling still means sticking to a budget. You’ll want to maximize the buying power of your money by taking advantage of discounts and deals and also getting the best exchange rate.
Aside from the aforementioned tactics, do you know that packing smartly can also help you save money? By bringing the right stuff with you on your trip, you can keep some of the costs down while enjoying your trip. Here are some items you should be bring with you when you travel that will help you save money. [Read more…]