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Highlights of India: from Lakeside Towns to Sultry Beaches

Jaipur palace

India offers travelers a vibrant escape from the hum drum of the western world and now that Emirates offers flights to India there is no reason not to visit this invigorating land. From the calm backwaters of Kerala, to the colorful market stalls of Old Dheli’s Khari Baoli and the paradisiacal shores of Goa, India will envelop you [...]

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Off-the-Beaten-Path Ideas for Valentine’s Day

The most famous day of love is coming up again quickly, and whether you’re spending the first or the tenth Valentine’s Day with your companion, you might be seeking something beyond a candlelit dinner. For travelers, you might be seeking the thrill of discovering a magical place together or simply taking a short jaunt to [...]

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10 of the Best Spots for White Water Rafting

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Paddling over whirlpools of turbulent water and watching the landscapes go by can be such an adrenaline rush. Aside from the high energy buzz, white water rafting also makes for an exciting way to explore and immerse deeply in the backcountry. What better way is there to see the Grand Canyon than by riding along [...]

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7 of the Cheapest Travel Destinations in the World

Taj Mahal

// Travel has a reputation for being expensive, but whilst that’s often the case it’s equally true that there are some exceptional bargains around if you’re willing to spread your wings a bit further. In many parts of the world it’s possible to live on only a few pounds a day – or in luxury [...]

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7 Bizarre Festivals Around the World

Holi Festival

Each country has its own way of celebrating certain occasions, and whether we find other festivals exciting, interesting, or weird, they definitely aren’t what you might be used to. Here are ten bizarre festivals from around the world, where bizarre can also mean odd, strange, or fantastic.  Holi Festival Also known as the the Festival [...]

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Daily Travel Snapshot: Agra, India

Children along the streets of Agra, India.

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Daily Travel Snapshot: Amritsar, India

The Golden Temple of Amritsar, India.

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Daily Travel Snapshot: Dharamsala, India

Tibetan prayer wheels in Dharamsala, India. Dubbed Little Tibet, Dharamsala is home to thousands of Tibetan refugees including the Dalai Lama. It’s an intriguing place that has drawn me deep into the Tibetan world and stirred my soul.

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Daily Travel Snapshot: Panorama of the Red Fort in Agra, India

A panoramic view of the Red Fort in Agra, India.

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Daily Travel Snapshot: Fatehpur Sikri, India

Fatehpur Sikri, Agra

A colorful religious ceremony taking place in the mosque of Fatehpur Sikri, India.

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7 Up-and-Coming Adventure Travel Destinations for 2011

// 2011 is just around the corner and another exciting year packed with thrilling travels is looming ahead! In 2010, we saw more unconventional destinations popping up in our adventure travel world – such as South Africa and Bhutan. In the new year, I predict a similar trend but with a focus on destinations closer [...]

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6 Types of Wildlife Safaris

Jeep safari in Tanzania

// Getting up close and personal to wildlife and nature is an experience unlike no other. As a huge fan of wildlife-watching, I like to seek out far-flung corners of the world to mingle with wild animals, be it brown bears in Alaska or blue-foot boobies on the Galapagos Islands. Each of them provide a [...]

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5 Types of Holistic Retreats

Yoga retreat in Bali

// Travel has somewhat evolved in recent years: from conventional backpacking to green travel to these days, holistic retreats. Healthy living has become a trend in the last decade, and more travelers are now putting emphasis on their spiritual and psychological wellbeing. Whether you are a stressed-up blue-collar workaholic or a long-term spiritual traveler, holistic [...]

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Culinary Travel: Delhi’s Finest Trio

A table at Bukhara, Northwest frontier restaurant

On the last leg of our month-long India sojourn, we were treated to the finest cuisine Delhi had on offer. Bursting with vigor, flavors and smells, Delhi has in many ways imparted its character to its diverse and internationally-influenced cuisine. Unlike most small towns and cities in India, …

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The World’s Most Secluded Islands

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// Lounging on an empty beach floored by soft, white sand to find only your own footprints trailing behind you: that’s many travelers’ dream – but does that paradise really exist? This week we take a look at far-flung isles that might just make the cut to become some of my fantasy islands. We swing [...]

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