CHARLOTTE CIVIL shows you the latest travel tips.
Take a safari with a difference. Not in a 4X4 vehicle around the plains of Africa but in the sidecar of a classic motorcycle in the Peak District.
Sidecar Safari (07901 860094/www.sidecarsafari.co.uk) was set up by local adventurer Bill Purvis who gives you a tour of the national park's hills, moorland, towns and villages on a Ural Tourist 750.
Travel in the sidecar (if there are two people one can ride pillion) on one of four routes. Departures are from Buxton, Bakewell, Castleton and Monsal Head.
Two-hour trips are from £71 for a single rider and from £80 for a couple. Bill is offering Daily Express readers a two-forone deal on bookings made before the end of August.
If you've forgotten your phone charger or extra batteries for your camera, worry not.
The new Crosskase Solar 15 backpack (www.crosskase.com) comes equipped with a three-watt solar panel which can charge most hand-held devices in two hours.
It comes with a range of alternative adapter fittings so you can charge all your gadgets, from phones and cameras to laptops. £139.99.
Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi received the warmest of welcomes this week on her first visit to the UK in nearly a quarter of a century.
You are assured of the same in the Nobel Peace Prize laureate's native country where the tourism boycott has now been lifted.
Among operators offering tours to Burma is Wendy Wu (0844 875 2436/www.wendywutours.co.uk).
Its 13-day trip includes visits to breathtaking sites including the 200-year-old teak U Bein Bridge which stretches nearly a mile across Taungthaman Lake in Mandalay and the mountain-top Taung Kalat Buddhist monastery (left).
From £2,390pp (two sharing), full board. The price includes return flights from the UK, transfers, guides and visas for UK passport holders. Departs November 2012.