Around the World in 15 Taxis

It’s late, you’re tired, you’re not quite sure where you are, and you need a ride home. How do you get back?

As this infographic (and accompanying article here) from The Taxi Centre shows, your answer is likely to differ wildly depending on where in the world you live. If you’re from London or New York, you’ll simply need to hail an iconic hackney or yellow cab, state your destination, and remember to tip your cabbie.

However, if you’re in Venice, Beijing, rural Thailand or Nigeria, getting home might not be so simple. Boats, bikes, rickety “share taxis” and even elephants are some of the inventive options people worldwide can rely on to get home.

Take a look at the full range of vehicles, and see info on etiquette, payment, and tipping below

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Tips to Maintain Your Vehicle

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Your car is the second biggest investment in life that most of us are likely to make, but too often we treat it badly. It’s used and abused on the way to work, to pick up the kids, or when you’re undertaking a last-minute, mad dash to the shops. Then, in thanks for its reliability, it sits outside in the cold or heat, gathering dust while you’re at home or work. If you consider your car an investment and representation of yourself, then here are some tips on maintaining your vehicle appropriately.

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Wet and Wild Vehicle Washing Tips

There are some people who love nothing better than spending their Sunday morning lovingly washing and polishing their car to within an inch of its life. And then there are others who don’t see the point in wasting two hours slaving over a bucket of water when the local car wash is cheap and cheerful.

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Arizona Off Roading: The 4×4 Amusement Park


Arizona deserts are described as dry and vast, and many who reside in the southern end of Arizona are known for their high level of interest in conquering the terrain with their four-wheel-drive vehicles, or even their dune buggies.

Arizona is well known for their selection of off-road trails, some of which lead to uninhabited ghost towns, or some that just lead you down a rocky and dusty terrain. If you are a 4×4 enthusiast, then one place you need to go is Arizona, it is truly a dream vacation for so many off road gear heads.

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Top 3 Best Car Racing Games

As we enter a new era of gaming marked by next generation consoles and games pushing the video game industry to new limits, we find a new way to test our limits on the track. Whether you’re just interested in driving around with different cars and exploring a city or prefer to put your racing skills to the test, there are so many adrenaline-pumping car games at your disposal. Here are 10 of the most popular racing and car games, overall, for you to check out this year. We promise you won’t be disappointed!

Forza Motorsport 5

It’s no surprise that one if video gaming’s biggest racing titles is at the top of this list, but for good reason: the Forza series has for years maintained a reputation as being one of the best racing titles out there, and that’s because it’s not just a video game, but a racing simulator. From choosing from hundreds of cars to famous tracks around the world, it’s the next best thing after actually being behind the wheel.
For Top Gear fans, you’ll be happy to hear that the narrations of the game come from James May, Jeremy Clarkson, and Richard Hammond. It just goes to show you how spot on Forza 5 is! The Xbox One console did an amazing job publishing and releasing Forza Motorsport 5 this past summer and you’ll be impressed at the amount of detail that has been put into each of the 200 cars (from over 50 different manufacturers). With a range of beautiful circuits, you’ll be busy for some time to come!

Gran Turismo 6

Since gran Turismo 5, many of the gamer issues have been resolved. While the graphics remains top notch as always, the menu screens have become a lot more easier on the eyes, the car assortment (premium/standard) has been improved greatly, and when you crash – there will be a much more realistic and cool sound  If you’re looking to race, GT6 is one of the best racing simulators out there (available on Playstation). It comes packed with 1,200 different vehicles, 37 locations, 100 different track layouts. Plus, you can get further into detail with 70 types of wheel design … per car!

Unique to GT6, it also features a festival called “Vision Gran Turismo,” which featured concept cars designed specifically for the game. Don’t miss this inspiring feature.


For PC Gamers, iRacing is considered definitely one of the very top racing games available online. What makes this game stand out apart from the others is its unique racing community of players and 3rd party sites and developers. Trading Paints, which hosts custom paint deals, for example, helps to provide customizable features to the cars in the game and members create their own “league” (for $10/year) and organize their own online sessions and races.

Not surprisingly, iRacing caters mostly to real-world racers and serious enthusiasts because of its realistic simulation and third party involvement. The only downside is that there is a subscription fee for members and upgrading cars does cost money as well.

If you’re looking to try out new cars (including concept cars), some of the best games are available on consoles, online, or even on your mobile device. Testing out cars and getting behind the wheel has never felt more realistic and the technology promises to continue to advance.

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