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Around the world in 730 days: Travelbug Cassandra De Pecol to set world travel record

27-year-old Cassandra De Pecol on her way to make history is bound to make you envious.

17 Nov 2016

A karaoke bar
Sing a song of suspense 

It’s rare that an Indonesian can’t sing, and though karaoke bars here have a social stigma attached to them, they serve a great social function in the island nation

12 Nov 2016

A view of the lagoon and bungalows at Bora Bora. (File: AP)
Bucket list trip to Bora Bora: It's not just for celebrities 

About 9,000 people live in Bora Bora, which is an island set in a lagoon.

12 Nov 2016

Disneyland, Hong Kong. (Photo | IANS)
Hong Kong: Where dreams come true

Termed the Pearl of the Orient, Hong Kong turned out to be the place where some of my dreams were realised.

11 Nov 2016

A gazebo in the Gardens
A breathtaking burst of colour

 Singapore’s Royal Botanical Gardens are carnival-esque amid thousands of vibrant flowers

05 Nov 2016

A colourful house in Christiania
Hippie land of the free

Christiania’s commune may be one of the longest-lasting in modern history that speaks of Denmark’s tolerance for the quirky and artistic

29 Oct 2016

The fasting and the furious

This cutting down has scientific reasoning too: allowing the body to go through a curative self-regenerative cycle.

29 Oct 2016

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Sky lanterns in Taiwan's Shifen village carry tourists' wishes to the Gods

The fusion of two activities -- signalling against bandits and sending up wishes and prayers during the Chinese New Year -- has resulted in tourists flying lanterns to the Gods in Shifen village.

27 Oct 2016

Taiwan promotes tourism targeting Indians 

With its lush green mountains, sea, high speed trains, cable cars, amusement parks and more, Taiwan is targeting Indian families, movie industry and businesses.

25 Oct 2016

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Tracking gorillas in Rwanda's volcanic mountains 

Tracking the critically-endangered mountain gorilla -- the world's largest ape -- in the lushly-forested steep bamboo slopes of the Virunga Mountains.

25 Oct 2016

The Ruby slippers on display at the Smithsonian museum. (Photo | AP)
Smithsonian museum targets 'Wizard of Oz' relics

Now that the Smithsonian has reached its crowd-funding goal to preserve the ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz," the museum is asking for more money to conserve another relic from the movie.

25 Oct 2016

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Experience some adventure this Diwali break

Pack your bags and get set go during this Diwali break.

24 Oct 2016

10 ways to travel without straining your finances

Travel always runs the risk of straining one’s finances but one can choose to be smart about it. 

24 Oct 2016

Trendy with a Soul

Postcards from Goa

22 Oct 2016

Glenelg at the tip of the Scottish Highlands
Silence of the stones

The mysterious brochs in the Scottish Highlands are believed to be over 2,000 years old and leave visitors wondering what stories they would tell if they could talk

22 Oct 2016

Bran Castle, Romania

Halloween treat: A night at Dracula's castle in Transylvania

Dracula's castle will have overnight guests on Halloween, marking the first time since 1948 that anyone has slept in the Transylvanian fortress.

17 Oct 2016

Tourists can now take a boat ride through the mangrove forests in Ullal in Mangaluru taluk, Honnavar in Uttara Kannada district and Byndoor in Udupi | EPS
Mangrove trail new addition to Coastal Karnataka travellers' delight

Five years ago, government initiated the ‘Green Wall’ project to revive mangroves in coastal districts
of Karnataka.

16 Oct 2016

A Mediterranean  beach in Djerba
Tunisia's treasure house of peace

While conflict ravages humanity, Djerba Island has its tale of tolerance to tell

15 Oct 2016

Mesmerising Macau

The ambience of classic Portuguese architecture, with a mix of traditional Chinese design and European style is what makes this city is so captivating.

15 Oct 2016

Rumbak Valley
Wanderlust in wonderland

The Buddhist trail in Ladakh’s Hemis and Rumbak takes you as close to peace as you can get

08 Oct 2016

An airplane taking off. (Photo: AP file photo)
Staying safe while traveling: The basics

Tips like the following can help ensure safety before you even leave your house.

07 Oct 2016