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Visiting Kerala at Onam Time

It’s an important time in Kerala…Onam – the biggest (and fun-nest!) festival in the Malayalam calendar! With religious and cultural significance, Onam is observed by Keralites around the world. Celebrations begin late August and continue for 10 days, peaking on Thiruvonam (which is today, in this year’s calendar). At any point of time, you can’t […]

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Destination Search Series – Part 2: Exploring Regions

In our last post, we looked at how you can compare destinations. Figuring out which holiday spot made sense for you, based on your preferences. Of course, in this scenario, you usually have a few places in mind. But not everyone is quite so organised when it comes to upcoming holiday travel. Many a time, […]

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When Safety Comes First, how do you Choose your Next Travel Destination?

“How safe is the place I want to visit?” When did we last (if ever) ask ourselves that question when we were planning to travel? Used to be, the most important considerations were “Should I spend this money?” and “How much time do I have?” Now, that’s further down on our list of questions. Let’s […]

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Been at Home too Long; It’s Time to Break Free! Road Trip, Anyone?

It’s been four months. That’s how long we’ve been stuck at home, unable to step out. Home is now also the office, school, and playroom. It’s also where we’ve learned just how many chores our domestic help takes off our plate. And if we see too much more of home, we might lose our minds! […]

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The Allure of Global Cities

I was raised in Bangalore – a city that is now a distant shadow of its current bustling self – gone are the misty mornings that I loved waking up to! Nevertheless, I continue to love the open, progressive, welcoming traits of its people that has made this city the melting pot that it is […]

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A Travel Site that says you should care about money

We didn’t really need to say that, did we? We know you care. Even if you want luxury. Thinking about money is natural to most of us – and why shouldn’t it be? Most of us (and most billionaires too!) worked hard to earn it. There’s of course an extreme version of this, where caring about money is necessary […]

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What are your favourite travel stories?

Is it how you felt when you first saw Champs Elysees come alive as a series of lights, making intricate patterns with the branches like it were a visual orchestra? Is it how you forgot to breathe when you were on top of a mountain looking at other mountains, you couldn’t even blink. When you finally […]

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The last Travel Inspiration blog you’ll ever need

Inspiration comes from numerous sources, from utilization of all our senses. It could be from seeing that friend’s Instagram selfie, or the baklava you ate, the movie you watched, or the divine piece of music that you just heard. Inspiration cannot always be controlled. The problem with that is, uncontrolled Inspiration can’t usually be acted upon. For most […]

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Reflections of a travel addict

My first true vacation was a trip to Paris from New York. I remember obsessing over every little detail. The result was an itinerary replete with names of restaurants where I would eat, a timetable of “things to do” (surely, a perfect combination of mostly tourist traps and small bits of the “loved by locals”, […]