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.
Here are a few things that will make any road trip less miserable — because, if we’re honest with ourselves, they’re only fun for a maximum of three hours.
Malaysia, located in southeast Asia, is split into two parts, separated by a stretch of ocean. The western part shares a border with Thailand, while the eastern part sits on the island of Borneo, which it shares with Indonesia and Brunei. The capital, Kuala Lumpur, is located in the western part. There is so much in Malaysia to explore, from east to west, city to jungle. Until I can go, I can only dream about the reasons I want to.
Traveling solo has always been a dream for me and my trip to Bali not only made that possible but unfolded many chapters of my life, which I was unaware of. It has made me learn and evolve as a more confident individual, made me value the things I possess and helped me earn a lot more respect for my own self.
If you’re ever in Boston and find yourself near BU, don’t turn around and head back downtown – check off some of the sights, eats, and events featured here on StreetTrotter’s comprehensive Boston University College Tour.
I grew up outside Boston, which means I grew up enjoying access to a wealth of art. Now that I go to school in Boston, I have revisited the art museums my father introduced me to in childhood and discovered even more to love about them. Here’s my guide, and my loving homage, to the three major art museums of Boston.
I am a wild child, craving constantly for the wilderness. The woods are my soul place, and sleeping in a tent or a rugged cabin is often what I yearn to call home. And that’s why every summer in Boston – calls for a camping trip.
The “Golden Triangle of Art” in Madrid’s city center is formed by three museums: the Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza. Each museum in the Golden Triangle provides a different and fascinating look at Spanish art and art in general, and this guide will help you navigate them.