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Tips to be a Smart Adventure Sports Lover

Adventure sports are unique in their adrenaline-inducing capabilities, owing to the thrill and 'risque' factor involved. However, a sports lover must venture into such extreme activities after being educated into the art of taking a 'calculated risk, say experts. Niharika Nigam, Business Development Director at Jumpin Heights, lists some precautionary measures that need to be kept in mind

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While going on for an adventure trip, one must pack efficiently and smartly.
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Adventure sports are unique in their adrenaline-inducing capabilities, owing to the thrill and ‘risque’ factor involved. However, a sports lover must venture into such extreme activities after being educated into the art of taking a ‘calculated risk, say experts.

Niharika Nigam, Business Development Director at Jumpin Heights, lists some precautionary measures that need to be kept in mind:

* Research on your destination and associated safety measures: The success and failure of this industry comes down to one primary aspect and that is safety. One should do some primary research on the company providing their chosen activity before visiting, look up testimonials, ratings and should take appropriate measures.

While going on for an adventure trip, one must pack efficiently and smartly.
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Ask questions about the safety practices followed, understand how disciplined is the organisation in the maintenance of the same.

* Pack wisely and smartly for the trip: While going on for an adventure trip, one must pack efficiently and smartly. They should carry all the necessary trip accessories like water bottle, flashlight or torch, portable charger, sunglasses, sleeping bag sheet, medicines and some toiletries in their backpacks.

While going on for an adventure trip, one must pack efficiently and smartly.
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* Loosen up: The whole point of adventure sports is to expand our horizon, shatter the glass ceiling we set for ourselves and step out of our comfort zones. Acknowledging this larger picture pushes one to truly embrace the experience and squeeze out every ounce of benefit and glory from that one exhilarating opportunity.

Pushpendra Sharma, Founder of HotelDekho.com, suggests:

* The fitness challenge: Understanding your fitness levels is important to get the maximum out of your adventure. Do not put your health at risk by trying something that you are clearly not capable of. Ensure you have got your medical tests done and consulted your doctor before attempting something you have never done before. The tests may vary depending on the nature of the activity you are planning to indulge in.

While going on for an adventure trip, one must pack efficiently and smartly.
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* Get insured: Buy a travel insurance plan that will safeguard you and your loved ones in case of any unforeseen incidents during your adventure trip. Before buying a policy go through the details and consult an expert to see if the plans will cover the mishaps that could result from the sport you are going to attempt. There are many insurance options, however, choosing a suitable one is always a challenge. (IANS)

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New Update Adds Translation Feature In Google Maps

Google Maps update adds new translator feature

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Google Maps is adding a new translation feature that will help travellers communicate effectively. Pixabay

Google Maps is adding a new translation feature that will allow a phone to speak out a place’s name and address in the local lingo in order to help travellers communicate with their hosts more effectively.

“Simply tap the new speaker button next to the place name or address, and Google Maps will say it out loud, making your next trip that much simpler, and when you want to have a deeper conversation, Google Maps will quickly link you to the Google Translate app,” Google said in a blog post on Wednesday.

The new feature will be launched this month on Android and iOS with support for 50 languages. More languages will arrive in the future, Google says.

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The new feature will be launched this month on Android and iOS with support for 50 languages. Pixabay

Additionally, the text-to-speech technology will automatically detect what language a phone is using to determine and at which places a user might travel.

Moreover, for deeper conversations beyond directions and location names, Google Maps will now also link the user directly to the Google Translate app.

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Currently, the US based search engine started rolling out incognito mode for Google Maps to Android devices.

The new mode, first announced four months ago at Google IO, has already started to land on smartphones globally. (IANS)