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Photo Of The Day: Vendor In Delhi

Photo Of The Day: Vendor In Delhi Street vendors - you seem them everywhere. From the newsstands of Las Ramblas in Barcelona to the Pad Thai carts of Bangkok, street side commerce is an inevitable, enjoyable part of daily urban life for most of the world. In today's photo, taken by Flickr user clee130,...

Video: Base Jumping In The Himalaya

In April, Russian mountaineer and base jumper Valery Rozov traveled to a remote region of the Himalaya Mountains in India to climb a peak known as Mt. Shivling. After spending a month acclimatizing to the altitude and preparing for the climb, he and two companions started...

How To Have Good Luck Around The World

How To Have Good Luck Around The World Do you carry a lucky penny or have a rabbit's foot attached to your key chain? For some new ideas on how to keep your luck running high, here are good luck rituals from around the world. Bury A Llama Fetus In Bolivia Walking around the Witches' Market in La Paz,...

Where Would You Travel Just to Eat?

Where Would You Travel Just to Eat? It's a question that comes up again and again. Even more so in the last few years, as the industrialized world seems to become food obsessed. Not just with eating in general but also where it comes from (is it local?) and how it's grown. Our preoccupation with provenance...

Photo Of The Day: A Glimpse Of The Dargah

Photo Of The Day: A Glimpse Of The Dargah Behind a lattice gate at the end of an alleyway in India lies the Sufi Islamic dargah shrine to Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki, a renowned mystic, saint and scholar. Flickr user The Delhi Way offers us a tantalizing glimpse at what lies inside this sacred space in today's Photo...

Photos Of Cool Cliff Castles

Photos Of Cool Cliff Castles Nobody minds seeing photos of dreamy castles, especially if the photos are of cool cliff castles. Towering over steep slated valleys and crashing waves, Woman's Day has a great roundup of these kinds of castles on their website here. Featuring castles in Ukraine, Italy,...

Karakoram Glaciers Defy Trends, Actually Grow In Size

Karakoram Glaciers Defy Trends, Actually Grow In Size Scientists are once again demonstrating that we actually don't really have a clue about how our planet works. A team of researchers from the University of Grenoble in France has released a new report that indicates that glaciers in the Karakoram mountain range are actually...

Rising Fuel Costs Cause No Reason To Kill Vacation Plans

Rising Fuel Costs Cause No Reason To Kill Vacation Plans As travelers make plans for summer, rising fuel costs are coming into play more than ever. Still, a recent survey indicates that vacation loyalists continue to plan summer travel by land or air, despite rising fuel costs. "Many Americans consider travel a mainstay to our...

Photo Of The Day: Meenakshi Temple

Photo Of The Day: Meenakshi Temple Take a glance at this photo of the Meenakshi Temple in Madurai, India. With this still taken by Keith Pennington, it's not too much to ask to envision yourself there. The market within the temple is colorful and vivacious, and bustling with activity. Founded during the...

Video: A sadhu singing by the Ganges River, Varanasi

One of the best gifts travel gives you is all the great music you wouldn't otherwise hear. Strange tunes often stick in the mind long after the memories of meals and sights have dimmed. Last week I brought you a video of a kalimba player in Malawi. Here's a completely...

15 palace hotels that will make you feel like royalty

15 palace hotels that will make you feel like royalty Have you ever wondered what it's like to live like a king or queen? While you may not have been born into royalty, you can still live lavishly, if only for a weekend. While five-star hotels can offer plush bedding, spacious penthouse suites, and high-class amenities, it's...

Nat Geo announces People's Choice Adventurer of the Year

Nat Geo announces People's Choice Adventurer of the Year This past November, National Geographic announced their selection for the 2012 Adventurers of the Year, bestowing the honor on a group of 12 very worthy men and women from across the globe. That list included the likes of long distance hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis, who set a...

Indian government relocates villagers away from tiger reserve

Indian government relocates villagers away from tiger reserve The village of Umri in Rajasthan, India, is no more. The entire population of 82 families, some 350 people, has been relocated because the village stands inside the Sariska tiger reserve, the BBC reports. The move aims to protect the local tiger population, which is...

Chatwal Hotels & Resorts plans for 52 new hotels in India

Chatwal Hotels & Resorts plans for 52 new hotels in India Chatwal Hotels & Resorts is planning an aggressive entrance into the India market. The brand recently launched a five year plan to launch 52 hotels (40 Night hotels and 12 Dream hotels) in India. "For me, India has always been the ultimate hospitality...

How to visit the Taj Mahal

How to visit the Taj Mahal "No, madam. I am sorry. Taj Mahal is closed today." "But," I thought, as I skeptically squinted at the guard delivering this bad news, "this is the Taj Mahal. The TAJ MAHAL! It's one of the most recognizable structures in the entire world. How could it be closed?" ...

10 places to celebrate Chinese New Year

10 places to celebrate Chinese New Year Chinese New Year occurs in the early months of our calendar year, typically January or February and this year falls on January 23rd. This is the first of 15 days of celebration and the start of the Year of the Dragon. Chinese New Year (also called the Lunar New Year)...

10 Etsy shops from around the world

10 Etsy shops from around the world With all of the Etsy shops out there, how are you supposed to know which shops to peruse and potentially support? While it's a good thing to be supporting independent, local, self-made, all-natural, and/or struggling artists, it's a difficult thing to know where to start....

New budget travel magazine debuts: Off Track Planet moves into print

New budget travel magazine debuts: Off Track Planet moves into print Off Track Planet, a Brooklyn-based online budget travel publication, takes its f-bomb dropping idiom into print today with the debut of an eponymous magazine. Off Track Planet, for the uninitiated, is geared toward the 18-30 set and is particularly focused on...

Photo of the day - Feeding the fish

Photo of the day - Feeding the fish Visitors to India know that cows are considered holy and not to be eaten, but in some parts of the southern state of Karnataka, you can cross fish off the menu too. The fish at the Sringeri temple on the banks of the Tunga River are also considered sacred and fishing is...

Megalithic site discovered in India

Megalithic site discovered in India The term "megalithic" generally brings to mind stone circles in the British Isles such as Stonehenge and Avebury, or giant tombs such as Wayland's Smithy, yet prehistoric peoples in many parts of the world erected megalithic monuments. India is rich in megalithic sites....

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