What comes to your mind when you think of Dubai? List five things that strike you without any inhibitions when you hear about the city? – I bet its shopping deals for a shopaholic, nightlife for party goers, buffet at sea-side restaurants for luxury dwellers, famous tourist attractions for travelers and delicious food for gluttons. But what if we told you – there is an off-beat Dubai as well – and this post takes you to all those hidden gems.
The Miracle Garden has been named the largest vertical flower garden by the Guinness Book of Records. It is stunning because the Miracle Garden spreads over 75,000 square meters in the midst of the desert. Also known as “piece of Eden,” the garden has a pathway of over 4 kilometers and one-kilometer high flower walls.
Possibly the eldest ‘sister’ out of the seven sisters of India, Assam is the most picturesque and vivacious state of all. A paradise of unexplored wilderness, natural mysteries and colorful cultures, Assam offers the traveler an unforgettable trip. The huge Brahmaputra River transcends across the state in all its mighty glory, for you to witness its beauty. A green sea of tea fields and authentic silk work welcomes you to this humble abode of culture and nature.
The beautiful Greek island of Santorini has been attracting visitors from Europe and around the globe for decades. Steeped in history and ingrained in Greek mythology, Santorini boasts of a spectacular volcanic landscape, unique black-sanded beaches, traditional Mediterranean cuisine and an even wonderful weather from April through November. So how can you make the most of your trip? Here are the five top rated Santorini experiences you can’t miss…
Atlanta is a vibrant and sprawling city with not one, but three skylines! Home to CNN, Coca-Cola and Chick-fil-A, the city has the third largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the US after NYC and Houston. Whether you’re flying South for the winter or you are visiting Atlanta for one of its numerous spring time festivals – during our recent visit with #JetBlue we complied a list of some cool places to experience in the city…
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…
While the urban jungle of New York City gets the limelight much too often, the parks, waterfalls, and trails in New York state are not talked about enough. If you have been smitten by the “Nature” bug and want to give your wanderlust toes plenty of ground to cover, then New York State is the place to be. Your nature craving will be satisfied and you will be left inspired by the soulful beauty of the sites you experience.
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.
A 10 cottage homestay sits calmly in the hills of Garhwal, Uttarakhand. The kitchen staff prepares a simple and authentic meal with ingredients that are locally produced in the farmlands around. Often you will hear the bells of the grazing goats and cows, while you sit by the huge windows of your room that open up to an infinite view of the Himalayan mountains. There is no electricity to charge your gadgets so you can happily bid a goodbye to technology. A solar lamp will come your way in the night, while the mornings are an early start with the first ray of bright sunshine. This is a typical day in THE GOAT VILLAGE.
Puerto Rico is an extremely friendly island – from people to places. While I was sitting and researching where should our next anniversary break take us – I had only one thing in mind – the trip should entail an extraordinary experience. And that is how the glowing bioluminescent bay that we once saw in the movie ‘Life of Pi’ came into my mind. We pinned down Vieques – the brightest bio bay in the world on a NEW MOON night in April, and hence the trip to Puerto Rico.
India has over a thousand islands to its name. Rich with soft sandy beaches, lush forest cover, turquoise water beneath the brilliant blue sky, these islands are amongst the most beautiful in the world. Though the state of Goa dominates the holiday season with its beautiful beaches and cool hangouts, there are some places which offer a much more relaxed atmosphere with their pristine nature. There are islands which haven’t been explored much and due to this they still retain their unblemished beauty. In this list we explore five of the unexplored islands of India which you’ll love and prefer over Goa.
Earlier in the evening, when the bus from Kaza pulled in at Khibber (the second highest motorable village in the world nestled in Spiti Valley at about 14,000 ft.), the driver offered to help find me a place to stay for the night. But before he could proceed to tell me about his friend’s very comfortable homestay, I had jumped down the cluttered stairs with my backpack and shamelessly asked the woman with the egg crates and a green plastic cycle if I could stay with her for the night.
The American electorate is fresh from the third presidential debate and weeks away from the most contentious election season in recent history. In this time of political chaos, though, it’s important to recognize two things. One, that this presidential contest is not the first contentious one. Two, that this isn’t the first time the United States has seen protest and civil unrest.
Unlike other museums, the interactive elements at the The Center for Civil and Human Rights (NCCHR) in Atlanta, Georgia, are never cheesy or distracting – they are built into the experience.
I had never been to LA before, but one thing I learned about the city right away is that getting anywhere is unbelievably difficult and expensive. After LA, I will never complain about Boston’s five cent subway fare hike ever again. Luckily, there was lots to do in and around campus. If you’re as stingy with your Ubers as I am, check out my comprehensive college tour of the Loyola Marymount University.
Bookworms love their libraries. They love how it smells of paper and print, and they love gazing at the book shelves – flipping through the pages of one book to another as if they found real paradise. Nerds on a trip are addicted to placing a famous library on their itinerary – so here is a list of some of the best libraries across the globe compiled by a few fellow equally passionate travel-nerds.