Monthly Archives: April 2017

Road Trips – Past, Present and Future

travelFor many people the attraction of a road trip is that it gives them both the time and space to discover for themselves the reality of a particular area, geography, history and future.

A good road trip is likely to be a uniquely personal experience, because it gives the individual or individuals involved the freedom to decide for themselves what they want to see, how they want to see it and what it means to them.

In many ways, a road trip of any decent length is a microcosm of the real joy of the energy of travel, both in terms of exploration and in terms of freedom, both internal and external.

This article in travel and leisure highlights different types of road trips

It is a combination of detail and review, of authenticity and pitch. What it does show, is that a road trip can be pretty much whatever you want it to be, and time allowing, can be an invaluable journey of self expression as well.

Sydney’s New Airport

travelWestern Sydney Airport is sydneys new airport, due for completion and able to opertae some time 2026.

As the debate over Heathrow has shown, the reality of building a new runway, let alone a new airport is one that can be hugely controversial for exceptionally good reasons.

One can only sympathise deeply with people who live in or near any airport in terms of noise, pollution, increased traffic etc.

Equally,  the demand for air traffic continues to grow with no seeming slowdown insight.

All airports to a degree have a self-serving interest in their own growth and sense of importance.

The reality of how to manage the building of a new report in terms of infrastructure, both of the airport itself and the various routes of access to it are hugely important.

This article in The Australian (subscription required) gives a very good glimpse and insight into the realities of balancing both government and private money in terms of who pays for it, and the need to create a sound infrastructure around it.

( to avoid subscription search’airport is vital infrastructure-australian’ )