Before our Iceland trip, I heard that the winter months were not the best time to travel to Iceland because of the short daytime, the capricious weather, and the desolation. So we did not expect to get much out of our trip, the main thing that drove us there was to see the aurora (the Northern lights).
Did you know? – In Chinese astrology, each year is related to a Chinese zodiac animal according to the 12-year cycle. 2018 is an Earth “Dog” Year. Read more to know all about the Chinese Spring Festival, its myths and significance around the globe.
The winter season brings with it a multitude of challenges, but arguably the worst among the quandaries that rear its ugly head is traveling in poor road conditions. Ice, chilly winds, and mountains of snow present all types of challenges to travelers, regardless of the mode of transport they undertake. With this in mind, here is a compilation of our top 10 tips for traveling in extreme winters while you are in a new country.
Think fall, and you think of the rustic colors and fallen leaves at various destinations that are known for this transitional season. But if you look around the map – fall is a tempting time to travel to different places that might not give you the colors but are known as famous fall destinations for other popular reasons. Here’s our look at 10 such places…
We are NOT Australia. New Zealand is NOT an island off the coast of Australia. In fact, we are an island nation in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. Unlike Australia, New Zealand is not stinking hot, and we don’t have any animals that can kill you, which is a bonus! New Zealand is 100% independent from Australia, and like any country we have our own customs, culture and history.
We all know Maldives as one of the most sophisticated holiday destinations in the world – but only a few know that there is much more to these turquoise blue waters than its white sand beaches, islands and exotic resorts. Read more to discover the unknown about Maldives.
I am off to Mexico solo – and I must say, the people who matter in my world have been hugely supportive. But was I loaded with raised eyebrows, taunts and lots of odd questions before booking this trip? – Hell, YES! Was everyone completely okay with it? – Hell, NO! Am I still doing it? – YES.
“You shouldn’t drink the water. I imagine everyone is familiar with this rule. In San Luis Potosí, Mexico the majority of locals don’t even drink the water. Stick to bottled water or dispenser water.” Like every other country in the world – Mexico too comes with its own quirks – good and bad – so here are the 11 things you should know about this country before you visit…
Three years of being married and Mr. H and I have found accommodation in endless hotels, resorts and Airbnb’s throughout our vacations. But never did the idea of staying in a hostel crossed our mind (only god knows why), until recently, while we were looking for our options in Iceland. I won’t lie, we both were battling inside with various levels of being reluctant – but less did we know that this hostel experience would turn out to be one of the best bonding activity we did as a couple.
JetBlue recently added a new destination in its kitty, by starting a nonstop service on the highly requested Boston-Atlanta route. Becoming its 63rd nonstop destination after a 13 year hiatus, JetBlue is now operational between Boston and Atlanta with five flights a day, operated on JetBlue’s Airbus A320 aircraft.
While many argue that long term travel is the ultimate escape and pretty do-able – it’s no secret that strolling around the world at your own pace turns out to be more of a mental kind of trip than enjoying a package holiday. Here are four common barriers to long term travel, and how to overcome them…
As you travel more around the world – you will realize that colors often have different meanings in different cultures and many places around the world are painted in an array of colors for various reasons. While some towns/cities have put in a lot of logic to their color stories, others are painted vibrantly for the simple reason of visual happiness. Bringing in all that color in one single post – here is our list of the 25 most colorful towns in the world contributed by a mix of absolutely awesome travelers who were no less fascinated than us…
Motorbiking across the world and swearing by a checklist of daring biking routes in different parts of the world is a true biker’s passion. Biking while on a trip is not at all a new tradition, but surely it is a growing one. While passionate bikers will always be passionate about biking, there are many new adventure travelers who have now started to bike their way to their next destination always looking for new routes as they progress from one trip to another.
Traveling to a different country always needs planning. And some countries like Iceland – need a bit more thought and effort than others. Located at a distance of 1800 miles from the North Pole, locals in Iceland often refer to Reykjavik as the northern most capital of the world. While thinking of a trip to Iceland the top most fact to consider about this Nordic island is its dramatic landscape with volcanoes, glaciers, geysers, hot springs, craters, lagoons and lava fields. We pinned down a list for you – of crucial questions you need to ask yourself before you book – and use them as your core plan of action.
Sometimes people fail to inspire us. And that is why I believe they made storybooks. Off late I have been lacking some motivation – maybe the current political environment is not suiting me well. As a healthy alternative I decided to go back to books and look back at times when we were kids. I remember the world was a much better place then. And in a bundle of my children books I found my favorite Bear! – “Winnie-the-Pooh”