Over The Rainbow

Over The Rainbow

When I was but a young man, with young children who shared my love of the outdoors, I came upon a pot-o-gold near the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. Ober Gatlinburg, overlooking the Tennessee town of Gatlinburg, is home to a winter wonderland with some...
What I Learned At The Ritz-Carlton

What I Learned At The Ritz-Carlton

Recently I stayed at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in St. Louis. A luxury hotel in an upscale part of the city, the hotel blends in quite nicely without standing out in any regard. I was welcomed and shown the front desk where I checked in without...
5 Things I Learned Traveling With Kids

5 Things I Learned Traveling With Kids

The Adventure Begins As we grow and explore our world, the spirit of adventure is built into us from a young age. We begin our adventure exploring our playpen, bedroom, living rooms, then our grandparents' homes, and backyards. If we are lucky, our parents have...
How to Travel Like a Travel Writer

How to Travel Like a Travel Writer

The Florida Keys are calling. No, I’m not a Hemingway wannabe, but I am an admirer of his works. Last year funds were dwindling and stressors were eating at me. I was in need of an inexpensive vacation. The time had come. I switched gears...
How To Discover Yourself in the World of Travel?

How To Discover Yourself in the World of Travel?

The story was originally published here When the world is broad and massive, I tried to focus on something small— the raw and local culture. No, I didn’t take that trip to Thailand to feel enlightened, neither did I backpack with no safety insurance in...
A Million Year Old Journey…

A Million Year Old Journey…

The story was originally published here Hominid Trackway at Laetoli (1992–1998)Photo: https://www.getty.edu/conservation/our_projects/field_projects/laetoli/laetoli1.html Imagine being part of a civilization few thousand years back. How do you think you would have travelled from one region to another? How did the ancient minds think? How did they meet...
Holy Sanctuary of the Black Madonna Tindari — Lifetime Traveller

Holy Sanctuary of the Black Madonna Tindari — Lifetime Traveller

Conquer the sacred land of Tindari. If Rome has the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica, Sicily has Tindari and the Sanctuary of the Black Madonna. Apart from the best granita, Sicily also has other things to offer. After the escapade to the Sulphur Mud Baths,...
Looking for a cure to wanderlust amidst the pandemic?

Looking for a cure to wanderlust amidst the pandemic?

A young French aristocrat from the 18th Century might have a solution for you  International traveling has been put on halt since the beginning of the year, with countries imposing different levels of travel bans and closing its doors to international travel. Many people have...
How to Embrace the Concept of Slow Travel

How to Embrace the Concept of Slow Travel

The key to multicultural engagement, immersion, and adaptation.  Eurothon-noun. A trip to Europe that is part-vacation and part-marathon due to the demands of a jam-packed itinerary in an attempt to see everything within a relatively short period of time. Coined by me and my cousins,...
Travel Is Not About Where You Go — It’s a Celebration of Life Itself

Travel Is Not About Where You Go — It’s a Celebration of Life Itself

Maybe it’s a reaction to the slow continuing churn of lockdowns, travel restrictions and the imminent end of summer, but I’ve been on a Parts Unknown binge this week, the travel show hosted by the charismatic and tragically late Anthony Bourdain. Naturally I began my...
The Unconventional Way I Saved $15k In 6 Months to Travel the World

The Unconventional Way I Saved $15k In 6 Months to Travel the World

It included many sleepless nights and a lot of self-control. I was 22-years-old. I had just graduated from college and was beginning my “adult” life in Washington, D.C. I began bartending at one of D.C’s top nightlife spots, a calculated move I had been planning...
Taking it Slow

Taking it Slow

It’s time for us to slow down and ask ourselves ‘why am I in such a rush?’ Modern life has us ploughing through a multitude of tasks every day — with a to-do list that continuously grows, we put unfathomable amounts of pressure and stress...
4 Things You Discover When you Solo Travel for the First Time

4 Things You Discover When you Solo Travel for the First Time

In the Days Before the ‘Rona, we freely enjoyed activities such as going to the gym, dining in restaurants, and drinking at bars. Pondering on these seemingly distant experiences, I reflect on the travel plans that millions of others and I have placed on indefinite...
Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

The honest opinion of an immigrant in New Zealand. Let me welcome you to my life. I am a 40-year-old Irish woman who was born in Dublin, Ireland until I decided to leave in 2015. I remember having a dream when I was 17 where...
How The World of Travel Will Change After COVID-19

How The World of Travel Will Change After COVID-19

What the future holds as the world begins to hit the resume button. While I write this at the Toronto Pearson International Airport, I can spot only 7 bodies sitting and wearing their masks in the already empty airport. When typically the airport sees thousands...
Covid Traveling is Anything But Routine

Covid Traveling is Anything But Routine

We escaped New Orleans because it no longer had the things we loved about it. Instead of live music, bars, festivals, and a collection of quirky locals, it‘s left with hurricanes, crime, humidity, poor infrastructure, and unemployed service industry folks. But what bothered me most...
Travel in the Times of Corona — a Journey Back and Forth

Travel in the Times of Corona — a Journey Back and Forth

Going on a 3-week trip at the peak of a world pandemic was a bad idea but an interesting experience. This is a brief of what it was like, traveling and changing our plans, as news unfolded and borders were shut down.  Before leaving for...
Moving to Canada during COVID-19

Moving to Canada during COVID-19

Dealing with COVID-19 is already a massive problem for the world; and I, somehow, concluded that it was a good idea to move to a new country amid all the uncertainties.  Growing up watching Bollywood movies, I, like many other 90s kids had fantasized about...
The Immigration Process for Canada during COVID

The Immigration Process for Canada during COVID

With bans on international flights and increasing corona cases all over the world, the immigration process for Canada has changed drastically as compared to a few months ago. In this article, I go through my experience of the whole process and answer your most important...
My top 9 tips for travelling to Canada during Coronavirus Pandemic

My top 9 tips for travelling to Canada during Coronavirus Pandemic

I recently moved to Canada and that too when COVID was at the peak in my home country. I made a few mistakes but learnt a lot through the process. In this article, I will tell you my top 9 tips for travelling to Canada...
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