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A new year means new opportunities to hit the road. If you need some inspiration for how to use your new vacation days come January, 2016's top trending travel destinations, recently released by Googl...
We're a family of travellers. We love to see new places and we love spending time together. The result is an annual ritual — a family trip which includes a mom, a granddaughter and two daughters...
Planning to visit Europe? Great choice! It's an awesome destination, with some insanely beautiful locales steeped in history and tradition. However, it is also one of the world's most expensive places...
During the monsoon, India's sunny beach state turns in to a lush tropical paradise with plenty of hidden thrills. As long as you are not looking for leisurely swims in the ocean and are keen for a little adventure, Goa, despite its heavy rainfall, can offer the most memorable holiday. Avail airline discounts and off-season rates at the most plush hotels, pack your hiking boots and parka, and take a trip with your little ones for a magical vacation.
Nostalgia is tricky emotion. It is a feeling of sadness that stems from a happy once-upon-a-time. It is also where a lot of stories come from. And everyone knows travel and stories are two sides of the same coin. Ibn Batuta thought so too. I am extremely fortunate that my family laid the foundation for innumerable stories, most of which started with us in the back of a car…
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In a queue of about 20 people, six or seven backed out as their turn came, laughing nervously. One woman lost her balance in front of me; thankfully her grip on the handlebar was tight, or she would have hurtled down the vertical slide into god knows what. I grew more and more nervous as I moved ahead, imagining all sorts of scary scenarios, all involving injury or death.
While you might consider your journey a success if no family members went missing between departure and arrival, children might disagree. The loss of a purple crayon or a green Lego block is the kind of things you won't be forgiven for.
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The children race each other up the stone stairs to the mouth of the grotto. What kind of parent takes kids to see a charnel house? I push down vague doubts. After all, children are famously resilient. My firstborn is 14 and delights in all things gross, gory and scatological. Consorting with crania is just the kind of thing that would appeal to him. Besides there must be possibilities of wringing out a modicum of education from the display of femur, tibia, humerus and cranium...
One of the drawbacks of digital photography and video is that we're starting to forget about the recording device of infinite capacity with which we're pre-loaded: our memory. There exists no device that can truly replace it. When I revisit that beautiful walk, in my mind, it is multi-dimensional. I am transported back in time to the smells, the sounds, the images, and the feelings of that moment. A photograph could never do that for me, nor could a video. Because in my visual memory, I am also part of the picture.