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.
A video glimpse of our homestay – A ten cottage homestay sits calmly in the hills of Garhwal, Uttarakhand. Its a mountain farm with an infinite view of the Himalayas. It’s The Goat Village.
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”
Dal is a lake in Srinagar (Dal in Kashmiri means lake), the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, India. This urban lake, which is the second largest in the state, is integral to tourism and recreation in Kashmir and is named the “Jewel in the crown of Kashmir” or “Srinagar’s Jewel”. The lake is also an important source for commercial operations in fishing and water plant harvesting.
Cuba´s internet is not only one of the slowest in the world, it is also the youngest – and the most wanted. Cubans have been cut off from the rest of the world for too long. Now is their time to take over Facebook and Twitter. They are more than ready for it.
My husband (Mr. H) often complains about my reaction-less attitude to bad airports, delayed flights, less than average accommodations, cancelled tours and activities and well-planned plans gone dramatically wrong. Deep down, even after three years of being married, he is still unsure if he really likes or dislikes my indifference to such annoying situations, and if he can ever make peace with it. While he gets really upset and worked up about spoiled plans, I continue to laze around to kill time, watch any lousy TV series to keep me entertained or look for the next best available option to get me out of my current ‘not-so-perfect’ situation.
Despite many commenters from around the globe arguing that there was no way the genre would ever become a regular staple in British television, sixteen years later there are more reality TV shows being produced in Britain than ever before. They are so popular that many of them have their own behind-the-scenes shows, national tours and apps. Today, we thought we’d explore Britain’s obsession with reality TV to see just how deep their love goes.
For many with that great instinct we call wanderlust – the setting for our next adventure plays often upon the mind. If you’ve never considered it before, these three jewels of Monaco are sure to put this stunning principality on your list, so sit back and enjoy the read.
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.
Popular styles of coffee have changed drastically throughout the years. In western countries, the popularity of different types of coffee has been dictated largely by both technology and market trends.
This photo series is by Naveed Hussain, my neighbor’s son who is my brother’s age and who grew up next door to me all these years. Today, he is a beautiful and a talented young boy, with a passion for his camera and his roots deep inside the heaven called Kashmir.
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.
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.
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.