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Hike up to Mt. Titlis

It was a rather impromptu decision to hike up Mt. Titlis, something that wouldn’t have entered my imagination until few years back. It helped that few weeks ago we (our younger one and I) hiked some part of the way up (again, unplanned), and my untrained mountaineering brain assumed that the previous hike was half way through (it was one-quarters …

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Summer in Scotland

Prologue This vacation wasn’t planned in my normal way. Which is to plan a vacation down to the minutest detail. Excel, Word and PowerPoint are my habitual tools. My planning includes hour-by-hour itineraries, hotel bookings, apartments, rental cars and sometimes even day-by-day restaurant reservations. Once, during a vacation, I ordered food in some restaurant two days prior to arriving through …

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Barcelona…Gaudi Stole My Heart!!

Swati – Barcelona, March 2018 Spain Itinerary They say a tourist finds only what he is looking for but a traveller sees it all!! I went to Barcelona as a tourist with only Gaudi on my mind but found so much more. Chelsea football team wandering in my hotel lobby (thank god for their official dress that helped me identify …

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Mountains are calling – Franz Josef

Rakshit Darbari – New Zealand, January 2018 New Zealand Itinerary “I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.’” —Sylvia Plath Franz Josef Glacier is a place to be for experiencing the ultimate bliss. With fresh air and small streams, the glacier is splendid place to …

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Singapore & it’s cultural diversity

Meiyi – January 2018 Singapore Itinerary When I told my friends that I was going to visit Singapore back in June, everyone warned me about the “Land of Five Cs” (credit card, condo, cash, car, and country club membership). Surprisingly, my five days in Singapore were totally enjoyable, and I look forward to going back there again. If you are …

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Tauranga for the adventurous spirit!

Rakshit Darbari – New Zealand, January 2018 New Zealand Itinerary Tauranga is the largest port in New Zealand and has been dubbed the ‘Party Capital’ of the region. However, there’s. A lot more to discover here and the fun doesn’t leave out any age group. With many cool treks on Mt. Maunganui, Waterworld and the best waves to surf on, …

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The Spirit Of New Zealand : MAORI

Rakshit Darbari – New Zealand, January 2018 New Zealand Itinerary Kia Ora! The Maori have been in New Zealand since the 13th century AD and have had a profound impact on New Zealand. One of the first few things that you will notice when you land in New Zealand is that many streets, towns and even cities have Maori names, …

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Happy Feet !

Swati – Singapore, January 2018 Singapore Itinerary Happy Feet ! When you visit a country you once called home every part of your body is filled with excitement and delight, especially if you are returning to what was a happy home! Thats what happened with me when i decided to visit Singapore after two years since I relocated. Interestingly there …

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2017 – Year of Sustainable Tourism

Archita – Bali, January 2018 Bali Itinerary Tourism is a wonderful development tool for both visitors and locals alike. However, in recognition of the fact that tourism needs a radical facelift to counteract the environmental damage it has caused, UNWTO declared last year to be the ‘Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development’. What does this mean, really? I call Bali, …

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TOP 8 Destinations Of New Zealand

Rakshit Darbari – New Zealand, January 2018 Queenstown Nestled on the South West Coast of South Island, Queenstown is the top pick for New Zealand. With breathtaking views of Lake Wakatipu and the many popular mountains around the lake, it is one of the most popular spots in New Zealand today. Queenstown has been coined “The Adventure Capital of New …