Category Archives: Tech

A peak behind the scenes at Gatwick Airport

Last May, London Gatwick Airport opened its new ‘Pier 1’ at the South Terminal, replacing the old Pier 1 originally opened by the Queen in 1958. The new pier, costing £186 million, has 5 efficient dual-boarding gates with state-of-the-art passenger gate rooms and a premium lounge with...

Five Online Games for Travellers

I suspect that for many enthusiastic, nomadic and/or professional travellers, online gaming is something of a guilty secret. For example, it is not a subject that comes up often in travel writing/blogging circles, and if it does, the underlying theme is often “why would I be interested...

Making a Globe – Then & Now

I’ve never really given this much thought, but somebody somewhere has to be making globes, and it’s clearly not a static business. Cartographers are continuously updating the content as boundaries and names change every year. But the physical process stays pretty much unchanged doesn’t it? Hmmmm, not...