Category: Travel

  • Sakura, Spring, and Sunrise: 12 Days in Japan
    “Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” — Terry Pratchett   It was about midway through my 12-day long holiday that the thought occurred to
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  • Hacks for Summer Backpacks
    Among the lead-ups to a summer backpacking trip with your friends is fervent excitement, excessive planning, unavoidable dropouts, and budget crunches. A more last-minute, anxiety-generating member of this intense crew is the humble packing paranoia — always around, but not manifesting itself till absolutely unavoidable. It can prove to be
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  • Solo Travel Locations for the Offbeat Traveler
    It is, more often than not, our pursuit for an escape — for independence — that makes the prospect of solo travel attractive. As exhilarating as it may sound, it is only but human to be a little apprehensive and choose a beaten path for the sake of ‘safety’. But, if there’s one way to do justice to the whole ‘New Year, New me’ rhapsody you’ve
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  • Step Into the New Year by Stepping Out of Town!
    With the New Year just around the corner, you are sure to be thinking about places you can head to to get your ‘New Year, New Me’ vibe on. And while you may have tons of invites to go to those done and dusted party haunts — we’re looking at you, Goa — there are surely no offers to explore the more offbeat parts of our country. To help you zero
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  • Wintry Nights and your Blanket of Books
    The Essential Winter Booklist   “Let us love winter, for it’s the spring of genius.” – Pietro Aretino Imagine it’s a Saturday and your social skills have succumbed to winter, ensuring that you’re cozy at home, wearing warm mittens and socks, with your blanket and coffee eagerly awaiting you! But you don’t know what you should
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  • When In Rome
    5 American Festivals and their Origins. Since its independence 241 years ago, The United States has kept its gates open to immigrants who left their homes and countries in the hope of a better life and future. It is these immigrants who have deeply influenced the American Way of Life, making it the microcosm of the world that it is today. Here
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  • TRAVELLERS WITHOUT RULES
    Most of us want to travel the world, but don’t. At least not as often as we want to. Reasons being – family/work commitments, a low bank balance, or perhaps we just can’t travel light! But hey, you don’t need to be rich, single, and free to travel; and these three fantastic women show us how. ALEX IN WANDERLAND:www.alexinwanderland.com We’ve
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  • Adventuresome
    Youre always told you should be pushing your boundaries, striving for your most difficult goals. Youre also told that the easiest way to do this is to scare yourself with something new every day. Heres a list of adventure enthusiasts who will inspire you to do just that. After all, #YOLO. David Webb @ Across and Abroad.com Webb is a travel
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  • The Traveller’s Travel Blog
    The Traveller’s Travel Blog Most of us have a penchant for travelling. We like to throw caution to the wind, get out there, and take everything as it comes. The most seasoned travellers vouch for a modus operandi that’s slightly adventurous and much foolhardy. Because the best travels are those that take you by surprise. And the best travel
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