We often bucket list cities that are the centre of all things happening, but rarely do we look at places that are offbeat and not popularly on the travel map. Situated in the Sonoran desert of southern California and surrounded by the famous Coachella valley, is a desert resort city proudly named ‘Palm Springs’ – shouting of a laid back vibe – yes, but more luxury and happening than you can ever think of. Here is a list of 7 things you didn’t know about Palm Springs, CA.
Today, being hooded is like another place traveled. Another experience earned. Another culture learned and lived. It feels like an ending leading to another adventure. Another unsettling moment – asking me to dream once more. It is time for another plan, another risk and another map. This masters degree is yet another reminder to take that forever – Leap of faith.
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…
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.
Wings of Wax, a widely acclaimed ballet performance, opened Thursday night at the Boston Opera House in Downtown Crossing, Boston. Structured in three parts – George Balanchine’s Donizetti Variations, Jiri Kylian’s Wings of Wax, and Alexander Ekman’s Cacti – the two-hour show by the Boston Ballet combines live orchestra performances with dances choreographed around curious props.
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.
Last year I interned as a photojournalist with the Harvard Gazette at The Harvard University. Less did I know that this was my once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the hidden and inaccessible corners of Harvard – historic, legendary and sometime so unbelievable. This is part two of our “Inside Harvard” series.
This gallery is a peek inside the day-to-day life of an undergrad at the Harvard University, and one can see that the different dining halls spread across the 12 houses on the campus, are the heart and soul of every Harvard-ian’s journey. Not only do these spaces cater with healthy planned meals for the students, but also become their comfort spots overtime, a place they like to call home outside of their own dorm room.
The Boston Globe Travel Show spanned over three days from February 10-12, and was packed with over 100 exhibitors from around the world. Destinations offered included not only places within the United States such as Florida, which had over 10 stalls dedicated to it, but also included exotic locations like Mexico, Central and South America, Africa, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Alaska and Indonesia.
Old San Juan is the oldest settlement of Puerto Rico, defined by its narrow, blue cobblestone streets, and flat roofed brick and stone buildings which date back to the 16th and 17th century—when Puerto Rico was a Spanish possession. Today, Puerto Rico is a possession of USA. This is my photo diary of our visit to this pedestrian town – OLD SAN JUAN.
The Boston Globe Travel Show is back for its 13th round, and we can’t wait to be a part of it this year! It will be StreetTrotter’s first year to attend the three day event (February 10-12), but if you have heard of it before, you would know that it is one of the largest consumer travel shows in the country showcasing the culture of both exotic and domestic destinations around the world.
As the shiny gloss of a new semester at college wears off and you enter the grind of homework and midterms and finals, it’s easy to get stuck. At Boston University, it’s called the “BU Bubble,” but I’m sure it has to exist at other colleges, too. You start to go to the same places and do the same things every day, and in the process, you forget to leave campus. This problem becomes even more severe as finals season bears down upon us, crushing us under the weight of our expensive textbooks.
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.
A huge renovation completed this summer at the Boston Public Library has pasted together two eras. The Johnson and McKim buildings are architectural opposites, but even the contrast is something to admire. And a quick visitor’s tip: in between “oohs and ahhs” over the architecture, sit down and a find a book to read.
Traveling home for Thanksgiving, or for anything, can be an adjustment after being away for so long. But as long as I took the best of my hometown into account and was mindful of my behavior to my family, I could enjoy it in full.