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Travel Smart & Play Smart during IPL

Skyscanner India recently launched Dare to travel with the Daredevils Contest for bloggers where bloggers can win a chance to fly with the players of the Delhi Daredevils team and or get an opportunity to meet and greet the players at an exclusive event.

Skyscanner India had invited bloggers to share travel skills and secrets, useful tools and tips or just explain a classic technique well and chosen ones can convey our unique, innovative and crazy travel tip in person to favourite Delhi Daredevils' players!
Photo Courtesy: Skyscanner's Facebook fan page
It's really important for the players to stay fit and give their best on the stadium. Each player should take responsibility for his own success. When you travel away from home, you need to be more coordinated. Feeling fatigued is clearly not the optimal mindset in which to perform at one's best. Here are some helpful tips for when you are traveling:
Before Travel Tips:

  1. Plan for travel well in advance to reduce stressful situations.
  2. Check out healthy airport food options before you eat at any chain at the airport.
  3. Get plenty of rest, and avoid sleep deprivation.

Air Travel Tips:

  1. Humidity is around 10-15% on a plane and moisture is drained from you. So drink plenty of water or fruit juice in order to reduce dehydration. You need to keep your body hydrated in order to perform your best.
  2. Limit alcohol and caffeine intake as it also dehydrates.
  3. Use earplugs to minimize noise exposure.
  4. Avoid taking sleeping pills.

Post Travel Tips:

  1. Avoid heavy or exotic/spicy meals as it may lead to stomach upset.
  2. Avoid heavy training immediately after a flight.
  3. Take snacks with you, avoid snacking on junk foods at the stadium.
  4. Avoid alcohol intake as it is detrimental to your performance and will affect your games. Save it up for after the last game when you can celebrate all your wins!!

I am a Delhite and supporting Delhi Daredevils with the whole heart. :)

Monday, 12 May 2014
Posted by Sahil Dudeja

My adventurous side

Young travellers, including me, started their 14 days adventurous journey to South Africa. After seeing itinerary, it was indisputable that this was going to be crazy 14 days in South Africa. There are lot memories from this trip, including interaction with a Cheetah in Cheetah Outreach program, spotting lions inside safari, bungee jumping from Bloukrans Bridge and a lot more. I want to tell you about some of my favourite adventurous moments that I will cherish for a lifetime.

We decided to spend some quality time at Spier Wine Estate when we were at Stellenbosch. We decided to go on a Segway tour of the Spier wine Estate. We were transported to the Segway section, and were subjected to a thorough testing of our balancing skills before being deemed 'safe enough' to be left free on the Spier wine estate. We came back unscathed to enjoy our dinner with loads of wine bottles. It was just the beginning of adventurous journey; we had planned something big for the next day of our journey.
Segway Tour at Spier Wine Estate
We all agreed to do shark cage diving to spend time with the apex predator of the oceans around South Africa, the great white shark. We reached White Shark Projects HQ in Gansbaai and got ready for first underwater activity of our adventurous trip. A white shark approached our boat, attracted by the smell of fish oil. We put on our wet-suits and got into the cage that was fastened to the side of the boat. We saw 3m long great white shark that was attracted to the bits of fish that were thrown into the water. Half an hour later, the top of the cage was opened, allowing us to clamber back on board the ship. It was one of a kind of experience that I will never forget.

It was the ninth day of our journey and I was ready to face my phobia of heights. We had to drive over the Bloukrans Bridge, home of the highest commercial bungee in the world. We decided to stop there and allow pushing us off the perfectly stable Bloukrans bride. While standing on the edge of the bridge, a fight started between my brain & heart. Heart told brain that I can't live with this phobia for whole life. Heart won in the end and I finally jumped off the bridge. I will try bungee again for sure.

We were in Durban and we booked a canopy tour in the Karkloof Nature reserve. I didn't fear from heights that day and it was a victory for me. I threw myself in this next escapade, with Tarzan-like enthusiasm. Zipping down a steel cable from one platform to another is a great deal of fun.
Karkloof Canopy Tour
Thursday, 1 May 2014
Posted by Sahil Dudeja

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