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Links to Accommodation  

Accommodation Links

 

Links to accommodation in England (Cornwall, Devon and London), Wales, Australia (Melbourne and Hobart), Spain (Madrid and Malaga), Thailand and the USA (New Orleans).

     
Transport Related Links  

Transport Related Links

 

Links to transport related sites such as Car Hire, Flights and parking.

     
British Exploring Society - formerly The British Schools Exploring Society   British Exploring Society

The British Exploring Society (formerly ĎThe British Schools Exploring Societyí) came into existence in 1932 from an educational idea by Commander George Murray Levick RN, a member of Captain Scottís final Antarctic expedition of 1911 to 1912.  Their aim is: ďTo provide young people with an intense and lasting experience of self-discovery in a demanding and natural wilderness environmentĒ.  Exploration is the key element of such an expedition, but the British Exploring Society expeditions also involve the Young Explorers in scientific activities. 

     
British Exploring Society Application Form

 

British Exploring Society Application Form

 

Please state that this form was downloaded from this web site at the question at the bottom of page 1:

"Where did you hear about BSES Expeditions?"

 

To view and print out this file you will require Acrobat Reader.  If you do not already have a copy, visit the Acrobat site to download the version for your operating system.

     
Travelling with a Medical Condition  

Travelling with a Medical Condition

Getting travel insurance with a medical condition

What is included in medical condition travel insurance?

Tips to help you travel safely with a medical condition
Disclosing your medical condition
Vaccinations & visas for travelling abroad
Taking medical supplies through customs

     
50 Survival Tips and Tricks for the Outdoors  

50 Survival Tips and Tricks for the Outdoors
 

When it comes to survival tips and techniques, the more you know, the better.
While you can't possibly prepare for every single thing that is out there, you can try your best to be as aware of many of them as you can.
The knowledge is there not to be useful all the time, but rather to be there when you need it the most.
That is why this site has put together a massive list of 50 Survival Tips and Tricks for the outdoors.

     
 

50 Uses For Paracord That You May Not Know
 

In todayís world, youíd be doing yourself a really big favour by keeping even at least a few handy materials with more than one beneficial use. Amongst those materials should definitely include Paracord. Excellent for utility functions, as well as exhibiting a fashion sense, letís explore some of its uses!

     
 

The Picture Guide To Car Seat Safety 2017

This device is the only device you absolutely have to buy for a baby or your child can die.
You can rig random things to function as child-proofing at home or pick up things from a garage sale, but when it comes to your car seat, it HAS to be new, it HAS to be good quality, it HAS to be the right seat for your child and you HAVE to use it right or your child can DIE.

     
 

Drunk driving facts
 

9 surprising facts about drunk driving.
There are some drunk driving facts that may surprise you. Can you get a DUI even if you arenít driving?
How many drinks does it take to become impaired?

     
The 9 Most Dangerous Things Drivers Do  

The 9 Most Dangerous Things Drivers Do
 

Driving a motor vehicle is dangerous business.
Traffic accidents usually rank in the top ten causes of death annually.

Many people involved in traffic accidents are likely to say, "It wasn't me, it was the other guy!" Okay.
So what was the other guy doing?
Are you the other guy?

     
Dangers Of Drugged Driving  

Dangers Of Drugged Driving
 

Drugged driving is on the rise.
Much of this is due to illegal drugs becoming more mainstream, more prescription medications being prescribed by doctors, and easy access to over-the-counter medications.

     
Understanding how aging affects driving  

Understanding how aging affects driving
  
As we age, it's normal for our driving abilities to change.
By reducing risk factors and incorporating safe driving practices, many of us can continue driving safely long into our senior years, but we do have to pay attention to any warning signs that age is interfering with our driving safety and make appropriate adjustments.

Everyone ages differently, so there is no arbitrary cutoff as to when someone should stop driving.
Aging tends to result in a reduction of strength, coordination, and flexibility, which can have a major impact on your ability to safely control a car.

     
Transportation Options for Seniors Who Donít Drive  

The Neptune Society know that seniors of all ages often want to remain mobile throughout retirement.
Whether that means travelling the country or making weekly trips to the local grocery store,
the Neptune Society also know accessible transportation isnít always easy to find.
Follow this link to find a breakdown of transportation options for seniors who donít drive, including the pros and cons of each option.

     
Mental Preparation for Driving  

Mental Preparation for Driving
 

Andy Pilgrim was born in the UK and became a US citizen in 1998.
He has been involved in traffic safety for 22 years, starting the Traffic Safety Education Foundation in 2008.
Andy is also a professional race driver, owns an IT consulting company and is a contributing writer and vehicle tester to Automobile Magazine.

     
Safe Driving Practices  

Safe Driving Practices

Safe driving practices are very important for a vehicle driver to adhere to because this is the only way that he can ensure of a safe and hassle free travel.
Data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
 has confirmed that most traffic fatalities in California alone are traced to vehicle over-speeding and non-use of seat belt restraints.
A considerably high level of alertness combined with the observance of safe driving practices has been proven to save lives and prevent injuries to drivers and vehicle passengers.

     
The Dangers of Drinking and Driving  

The Dangers of Drinking and Driving

Millions of people worldwide do it. Many say ďWhatís the harm, I got home safely and no one was hurt?ĒĚ
Just because you made it home safely to your bed does not mean that youíre making a right decision.
When putting those keys in the ignition and driving away after drinking you are not only putting your life at risk but you are risking the lives of all those you come across while driving.

     
 

Alcohol Abuse and Addiction

Despite its legality in the United States, alcohol is a highly addictive drug that millions abuse each year. Although some argue it has health benefits when consumed in moderation, research shows only two in every 100 people who drinks alcohol does so in moderation. The remaining drinking population often indulges in binge drinking, or drinking large amounts of alcohol in a short period of time, in order to get drunk. If a person experiences cravings for alcohol and cannot stop consuming it, they are likely experiencing alcohol addiction, or alcoholism. Alcoholism is a medical disorder, and drug addiction rehab is proven to treat the condition.

     
Alcohol Rehab and Recovery  

Alcohol Rehab and Recovery

The AlcoRehab team is a group of professionals who are passionate about helping those struggling with alcoholism.
They are devoted to providing free support and resources for people who are fighting an alcohol addiction.

They believe that by sharing information about alcohol dependence and its effects, they can help encourage those suffering from alcoholism to make the right decision and get their lives back on track.

Their goal is to provide the best guidance and support, and in doing so help those who need help to find and pursue their best treatment options.

     
 

The UKs Leading Addiction Treatment Helpline


Free advice on government funded and private options

Bespoke Treatment Options For All Addictions

Access to Hundreds of Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centres

Direct Access To Treatment Counsellors

No 1 for addictions treatment in the UK

     
 

Drug and Alcohol Rehab Related Links

An alternative Drug Rehab Program to conventional Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centers.
Offering permanent solutions for alcoholism and drug addiction recovery.

     
 

Get Help With Your Addiction
 

Addiction isnít a choice, and people suffering from it need help to recover. The disease is caused by a variety of factors and leads to long-term negative consequences that could be deadly. Effective treatment for drug addiction and behavioral addictions exists to help addicts recover.

     
Recall Report  

Recall Report

Recall Report was created to alert the public to the latest information on dangerous drugs and products. 
With hundreds of suspected or confirmed dangerous drugs and products on the market, the up-to-date information Recall Report provide on recalls, alerts, and side effects is vital to keeping your family safe.
A recall occurs when a medication or product is faulty or has side effects so severe that it becomes potentially dangerous to human health. Recalls happen for a number of reasons, including faulty packaging, contamination, poor manufacturing, and more.

     
Safety Information To Keep Your Family Safe  

Safety Information To Keep Your Family Safe

Across the world, death and serious injuries occur from Consumer Products all too often.  
This site is dedicated to helping raise awareness of these products that we hope will decrease the amount of these tragedies.  
Education is the key to consumer protection, and we hope to be the best resource available.

     
Open Colleges Group - Australia  

Open Colleges Group - Opening Opportunities - Changing Lives

 

Since 1910, Open Colleges has been helping people from all walks of life to launch, change or accelerate their careers.

Over this time, they have been at the forefront of distance and online learning in Australia.

     
How To Pack Smartly To Make Travel Easy  

How To Pack Smartly To Make Travel Easy
 

The jet-setter lifestyle is of course fabulous.

But thereís nothing like a forgotten item, a stolen essential or a badly packed bag to take the shine out of a trip, writes Kate Gibbs. 

In a round up of travel habits and hacks for savvy travellers, these tips on how to pack smartly will help prevent setbacks, bring style and make travel easy for just about any journey. 

     
Four Of The Most Amazing Secret Islands In The World  

Four Of The Most Amazing Secret Islands In The World

Thereís nothing like a Hollywood blockbuster to ruin a secret location. And yet somehow, the picture-perfect (literally) shimmering Aegean Sea location of the $600-million film Mamma Mia, Greek island Skopelos, has stayed under the tourism radar long after the film came out, w
rites Kate Gibbs.

     
Travelling with Diabetes  

Travelling with Diabetes

When you have diabetes, a vacation or a business trip means a little extra planning.
Changes in what you eat, how active you are, and time zones can affect your blood sugar levels.
Here are some tips to make your travels easier.

     
Airports and Special Needs Travel: A Complete Guide  

Airports and Special Needs Travel: A Complete Guide

When travelling by plane, a good part of your trip is spent at airports.
In fact, on many trips you spend more time at an airport than you do flying.

When travelling with a child who has special needs every step you take needs to be very carefully planned.

     
Divorce and Children With Autism  

Divorce and Children With Autism

Unfortunately, divorce is a reality for many couples and the situation can be further complicated if one more of their children have been diagnosed with autism.
Although it is every parentís hope that their child will eventually become self-sufficient enough to live on their own, it is nonetheless advisable for parents to make plans for the care of the child as a precaution.
It is vital that parents do their best to create certain safety nets to ensure that their child will be properly cared for.
This article will focus on steps that may be taken by the parents to protect an autistic child during and after a divorce.

     
Helping Children with Autism & ADHD Fall Asleep  

Helping Children with Autism & ADHD Fall Asleep
 

Problems with sleeping are common in children with ADHD and autism.
If you are the parent of a child with ADHD or autism then you will know how a good nightís sleep will make a big difference to how your child is able to cope with the day after that sleep.

We all need rest to be able to function at our best, and this is even more so for children.
So getting the full sleep that is required for their age is an essential part of helping your child manage their condition, get on with others and lead a normal healthy life.

     
Autism Resources for Families  

Autism Resources for Families

Being armed with information about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) helps families feel more comfortable as they face new challenges.
Some families need to know where to start when one member of the family has been recently diagnosed.
Other families face unexpected difficulties as their loved ones with ASD learn to live effectively in home, school, or community settings.
NaC are dedicated to supporting families by making information and resources more readily available.

     
Sesame Street and Autism  

Sesame Street and Autism
 

See amazing in every child.

Celebrate the uniqueness of each and every child.

     
Reduce the 'Noise'  

Reduce the 'Noise'

You walk around the mall with your child, getting some shopping done and trying to resist the temptation of sales (or even junk food in the food court) when suddenly the bass line of loud music comes blaring from the next store.
Noisy crowds of people rush by you, carrying loud crinkling shopping bags and bursting with explosive laughter, hitting you as they walk by in all directions.
Youíre able to shrug this off as pretty standard and keep going.
But when you turn to your kid, you see the panic and pain in their eyes, and you know a meltdown is coming.

     
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - Centre for Disease Control and Prevention  

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.
Links to related web sites.

     
Operation Autism  

Operation Autism

Operation Autism directly supports U.S. military families touched by autism and autism spectrum disorders.
Operation Autism serves as an introduction to autism, a guide for the life journey with autism, and a ready reference for available resources, services, and support.

     
Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology  

Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology
 

Publications, Videos, On-line Resources and Knowledge Base

     
 

Grants for Autistic Children

If you have an autistic child, youíll know just how much of a financial strain it can put on the family.
Managing to live with a disabled loved one is altogether different from struggling to make ends meet.
For children needing specialist care, the costs quickly spiral, from having to buy special sensory equipment and toys, to paying for higher utility bills.
For this reason, itís important to reach out and utilise the support offered via external funding.

     
Estate Planning for Parents of Children with Autism  

Estate Planning for Parents of Children with Autism

As people grow older, especially parents, they begin to think about the future, and how their children will be provided for after theyíre gone. For parents of children without developmental disabilities, this is easier, as those children can typically provide for themselves.

However, when you have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, the issue becomes much knottier. Not only do you have to financially provide for that child after youíre gone, you must ensure theyíll be well taken care of and that your death does not compromise the child in any way other than the obvious emotional impact losing you will have.

     
Outdoor Safety Resource  

Outdoor Safety Resource
 

There are also numerous health benefits as people are often participating in some form of activity when they are outside, such as taking a walk, gardening, or participating in a sport.
Not only does the sun boost the body's production of Vitamin D, but these outdoor activities help people lose weight and/or stay in shape.
Unfortunately, for all of the positive aspects associated with being outside, there are also a few negative ones.
Awareness and preparation are crucial when it comes to ensuring the outdoor safety of oneself and one's family.

     
Barbecues and BBQ Safety  

Barbecues and BBQ Safety

When the weather is pleasant, there is no better way to spend time with your friends and family than hosting a barbecue.
Whether you will be caravanning, camping, or simply firing up your barbecue in your backyard, youíll be able to enjoy a delicious meal prepared in the great outdoors.
Unfortunately, many injuries involving barbecues and outdoor cooking occur each year, but by keeping the following tips in mind, youíll be prepared to enjoy your barbecue safely.

     
 

Vaping

When you notice someone standing on the street puffing away at their vape pen, do you stop and think for a second and say ď Hey that looks cool!Ē I donít think any of us do. So, when we see celebrities such as Johnny Depp and Katy Perry doing it ó maybe some of us start to change our opinions. Do we know any better? Do social influences add pressure to vaping just like there was to smoking?

     
 

Vaping and Parenting Guide Ė Does Your Kid Use E-Cigs?
 

When they come, the package doesnít include any user manual, and they donít have a stop button. Yes, Iíve looked! However, they do come with several emotional and physical needs, which parents must provide. A failure to do so can have long-term, drastic effects.

Let me ask you a question, can you guess whatís the most common reason for people to quit smoking? Right, itís becoming a parent. The motivation to keep your offspring healthy is powerful enough to get rid of the biggest addiction known to mankind. But still, it can be an extremely tough row to hoe. Thatís why many people who just canít quit cold turkey, try other aids like nicotine gums, nicotine patches, and e-cigarettes.

     
Quit Smoking Community  

Quit Smoking Community

Everything you could ever want to know about quitting smoking.
If you want to quit, this section is where you need to be.

     
Tobacco Free Life - Guide to Quit Smoking  

Tobacco Free Life - Guide to Quit Smoking

Whatís your reason to quit? What are the benefits?
Discover your reasons to have the best chance of being smoke-free for life.
Whatís the best way to quit smoking?
Choose the most effective method, set a quit date, and start being smoke-free.
Struggling? Quitting is hard.
Manage cravings and withdrawals, avoid triggers, and conquer stress to say quit.

     
Dangerous Drugs - Drug Dangers  

Drug Dangers

Dangerous Drugs - Drug Dangers is committed to providing information on a range of medications and medical devices that have serious complications.
Thousands of people turn to medical attention to help improve their quality of life and relieve them of pain and suffering. Medications and implant surgeries, such as hip or knee replacement, can change and even save lives.

However, prescription medications have caused users to suffer detrimental side effects and implant surgeries have left victims in great pain.

     
RX Dangers Information - Drug and Safety News Alerts  

RX Dangers Information - Drug and Safety News Alerts

 

The purpose of RX Dangers is to educate the American public on current pharmaceutical drugs and devices commonly being used within the United States.
While prescription painkillers and other drugs are being abused by addicts, other life-saving drugs, and devices that the general public has presumed safe are causing just as much harm to peopleís health and even death in some cases.

 

     
1Cover - USA Survival Guide  

USA Survival Guide

 

1Coverís USA Survival Guide is packed full of hot tips and good neighbourly advice to keep you safe on your next trip.
1Cover have been working in the travel insurance industry for over 10 years so are the most up-to-date travelling buddy that you could ever wish for.
1Cover take safety seriously, but we wonít ever sound like your mother.
We also like to have fun, because thatís what travel is all about!

     
Cheeky Munkey IT Support for Charities  

IT for Charities: A Guide

The aim is to provide small charities, who lack advanced resources, with a guide to help them overcome their everyday IT problems.

A vast number of charities have been contacted about the idea and the response has been with much enthusiasm in with many certain it would be of great use to them.

     
Flight Delay Compensation  

Flight Delay Compensation

If youíre delayed by more than three hours or your flightís cancelled, under EU regulation 261/2004 you are often entitled to between £198.07 and £527 in compensation Ė and itís possible to claim this today without any hassle.

     
Travelling With Children - Ultimate Travel Guide  

Travelling With Children - Ultimate Travel Guide

 

When you travel with children you must prepare a contingency plan for every situation.  As a parent or guardian it is up to you to ensure your child not only has an enjoyable experience, but is safe and secure at all times. The years of travelling with children to my Menorca Villa has taught me a few things and so I was inspired to compile my ultimate travel guide to travelling with children Ė enjoy!

     
 

Is the water safe to drink?

 

Travelling abroad?

Is the water safe to drink in the countries you will be visiting?

Check this out on this web site.

     
 

Camping Safety

 

Camping is a fantastic way to enjoy the great outdoors, but in the excitement of a trip, and because of the unfamiliar surroundings and ways of doing things, it can lead to life-changing accidents.

Life-changing injuries result most often from burns or fires and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Following some simple safety advice means your camping trip should be a memorable experience for all the right reasons and you will find good advice on this web site.

     

 

Outdoor Persuits UK

 

Billed as "The Ultimate Youth Outdoor Safety Guide".

     
American Society of Addiction Medicine  

American Society of Addiction Medicine

ASAM, founded in 1954, is a professional society representing over 3,700 physicians, clinicians and associated professionals in the field of addiction medicine.
ASAM is dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment, educating physicians and the public, supporting research and prevention, and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addiction.

     
AdictionResource  

AddictionResource

Offers a full and verifiable information on substances addiction and abuse.
Find the best treatment and rehab facilities and learn about how your insurance can cover the expenses.
AddictionResource.org offers a free toll-free hotline, where you can learn all necessary details for a successful treatment.

     
 

Travel Insurance Tips

 

Whether youíre suffering from serious information overload or have a case of the policy wording blues, help is at hand.

Say sayonara to rising stress levels as travel insurance extraordinaire Eugene Wylde is here to save the day.

With plenty of no-nonsense travel insurance tips and guides to get you going, youíll never be baffled again!

Simply use the search box to get answers to all your tricky questions.

     
 

Travel with Goway

 

Goway is one of the oldest, largest and most experienced travel companies in North America.

For world travellers, their diversity (Air, Land, Tours, Groups) and specialization ensures unrivalled expertise.

Their staff's commitment to service is paramount.

Destinations include African Safaris.

     
Tots Too - Holidays with Babies  

Holidays with Babies

Tots Too offer luxury holidays with babies in 5 star hotels tailor-made for your needs.

Contact Tots Too for family friendly holiday deals.

     
Caribbean Destinations  

Caribbean Destinations

 

Everyone knows that Caribbean destinations are ideal for a vacation. The warm, clear blue seas, fine sand, blue skies and relaxed tropical atmosphere can melt anyoneís cares away. But the Caribbean is a big place, with over 7000 islands, so choosing destinations in the Caribbean can be a bigger undertaking than you may realize. Fortunately, some of the best Caribbean destinations have already been scouted out for you.

     
Trek The Himalayas - Hampta Pass Trek  

Hampta Pass Trek

Hampta Pass trek is the beginners delight in every way with easy access, dense pine forest, beautiful meadows, adrenaline pumping river crossings and a high altitude mountain pass called Hampta.

     
Trek The Himalayas - Roopkund Trek  

Roopkund Trek

 

While the western part of the Jammu and Kashmir is pretty unstable to political conflicts and instability, the eastern parts like Ladakh and Zanskar are stable and safe to travel.

Roopkund, in the state of Uttarakhand in India, is a famous glacial lake. It is located in the Himalayas and rests at an altitude of nearly 4,784 meters(15,696 feet). Roopkund is located in the Chamoli district of Garhwal. It is one of the best sites for trekking in Garhwal and it is closer to hill stations like Nainital and Kathgodam.

     
Tanzania Safaris - Beach and Game Parks  

Tanzania Safaris


Tanzania has a lot to offer, especially where safaris are concerned.

Ranked among the top locations in the world to go on safari, Tanzania safaris are sure to excite you.

Safari & Beach offer a huge variety of locations throughout Tanzania to accommodate your individual requirements,

     
Morocco Desert Trips - 4x4 Marrakech - Marrakech Day Trips  

4x4 Marrakech - Marrakech Day Trips

Marrakech Transport - Taxi Marrakech

     
Oceana Grill - New Orleans French Quarter Seafood Restaurants  

New Orleans French Quarter Seafood Restaurants

Oceana Grill is sure to have exactly what you are looking for...

a Great Atmosphere, and Great New Orleans Food.

     
www.360hugh.co.uk  

www.360hugh.co.uk

 

Visit Hughís world of panoramas Ö

A site that is being developed to relate specifically to panoramic photography to show the potential of this media and how it is able to convey much more than words or single images.

If a picture is worth a thousand words then a panorama must be worth ten thousand, especially a 360į (or spherical) panorama where you can look all around and in any direction you wish to.