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Women-Only India Travel Club Breaks With Tradition

Women-Only India Travel Club Breaks With Tradition Oct 21st, 2013 at 12:00PM: Flickr photo by rajkumar1220 Historically, the idea of independent travel was not an option for Indian women. They typically stayed at home, cared for by a husband or a father figure. But with more female opportunities in education and employment, the role of India's women is changing. Say hello to Indian travel clubs. Traditional travel groups for Indian women included widows, abandoned wives...

Hiker Finds Over $300,000 Worth Of Buried Treasure In The Alps

Hiker Finds Over $300,000 Worth Of Buried Treasure In The Alps Sep 27th, 2013 at 2:00PM: Tom Fahy, Flickr It sounds like something out of a movie, but a mountaineer scaling the Alps has come across a valuable stash of jewels including emeralds, sapphires, and rubies, buried in the snow -- a treasure trove estimated to be worth $332,000. The French climber stumbled across a metal box while scaling Mont Blanc, Europe's highest peak, earlier this month. Upon opening it, the hiker...

Photo Of The Day: Chennai, India

Photo Of The Day: Chennai, India May 22nd, 2013 at 6:00PM: Keith Pennington Dried ginger, like other dried goods, requires careful preparation. The ginger root must be washed, peeled, sliced and left out in the sun to dry over time. This photo by photographer Keith Pennington captures three Indian women taking on the task of drying ginger in Chennai, India. I love this shot not only for its candid nature, but also because it somehow depicts the heat of...

Photo Of The Day: Brighten Up Your Day

Photo Of The Day: Brighten Up Your Day May 4th, 2013 at 5:00PM: This Photo of the Day, titled "Brighten Up Your Day," comes from Gadling Flickr pool member The Delhi Way and looked like an appropriate photo for this time of year when Spring showers are happening in many places Taken in Delhi India, The Delhi Way says of the image: "One can find the most eclectic things in Delhi. These beautifully embroidered, vibrant umbrellas while being practical, can...

Video: Destination Afghanistan

Apr 29th, 2013 at 12:00PM: Afghanistan certainly doesn't rank highly on most people's bucket lists. This wasn't always the case. In the '60s and '70s Afghanistan was a key stopover on the hippie trail to India. Kabul and Kandahar, cities that conjure up images of explosions and war, were more famous for their melons than bombings (though it's unanimously agreed that the best melons come from Kunduz). Tourism in...

Mucking About: Stepping Into The Unknown On The Banks Of The Ganges

Mucking About: Stepping Into The Unknown On The Banks Of The Ganges Apr 26th, 2013 at 9:00AM: Stair-stepped ghats hug the western shore of the Ganges River like a string of very old pearls, one after the other, fused together by faith and history and mud. The stairs link the mucky dung-spattered streets on land to the murky brown water of the holy river below, with riotous colors of fabric and flowers between. I was expecting more dead bodies in Varanasi – really, burning...

Festival Of Colors: New York City

Festival Of Colors: New York City Apr 20th, 2013 at 2:00PM: It's the weekend of one of New York City's Holi Festival of Colors and spring is just beginning to appear in the cloudless and bright blue sky. This particular event is being held outdoors in an elusive location in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. The address was only released a few days ago and it seems attractively random. The nearest subway train is a mile from the fenced parking lot that will set...

George Orwell's Birthplace To Become Monument To Gandhi

George Orwell's Birthplace To Become Monument To Gandhi Apr 17th, 2013 at 9:00AM: George Orwell's birthplace in Motihari, Bihar, India, is being turned into a monument and park, but not to the famous English writer. Instead, Art Daily reports, the new park will be dedicated to independence leader Mahatma Gandhi. The ramshackle bungalow where Orwell was born in 1903 has long been the subject of discussion as to what to do with it. The local government said it would fix up the...

How To Drive In India (And Not Die)

How To Drive In India (And Not Die) Apr 4th, 2013 at 9:00AM: India's vast geography is a canvas for adventure, but such a big country invariably poses transportation difficulties. The solution to long distance travel in India has generally fallen under the purview of the country's iconic railway network. In spite of delays and crowds, the train is the best way to see India. Some might notice India's ever-expanding road network and be tempted to hop...

Rape Fears Plague Indian Tourism

Rape Fears Plague Indian Tourism Mar 20th, 2013 at 9:00AM: Several countries have updated their travel advisories to warn tourists of the threat of sexual assault when traveling to India. The South Asian country has made headlines in recent weeks and months following a spate of rape cases involving travelers and locals alike. In the most recent incident, a 25-year-old British woman threw herself off her hotel balcony to escape a sexual assault....

Photo Of The Day: Camel Safari In Jaisalmer

Photo Of The Day: Camel Safari In Jaisalmer Mar 19th, 2013 at 6:00PM: Today's multi-image Photo of the Day features scenes from an overnight camel safari in the desert surrounding Jaisalmer, India. Instagram user LankaEdited used a photo collage smartphone app to share different snapshots from her adventure, then added the "Rise" filter to the finished collage for a vintage effect. Apps like PhotoGrid or InstaPicFrame make it easy to achieve this type of...

Photo Of The Day: Pashmina Goats In The Himalayas

Photo Of The Day: Pashmina Goats In The Himalayas Mar 17th, 2013 at 5:00PM: The stark realities of winter are excellently captured in this photo by Flickr user arunchs. Taken in the Himalayas, these Pashmina Goats grazing in Changthang Plateau, Ladakh, belong to changpa people residing in the nearby village of Puga. The photo is striking when you think of all of the Pashmina scarves – which are made from this special breed of goat, which is indigenous to the...

Photo Of The Day: Morning Landscapes Of Hampi, India

Photo Of The Day: Morning Landscapes Of Hampi, India Mar 15th, 2013 at 6:00PM: The sun rises over boulders, the Tungabhadra River and the ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire's former capital to make a gorgeous golden landscape in today's Photo Of The Day, taken by Arun Bhat. Located in southwest India, this tide of rocks and history are a part of the Hampi World Heritage Site. At its height, the ancient capital was the largest city in the world. Now, it's home to countless...

Busy Completing Your College Degree? Travel Abroad Can Help

Busy Completing Your College Degree? Travel Abroad Can Help Mar 1st, 2013 at 4:00PM: Approaching the finish line on completing a college degree, students often struggle to pick up a class here or an internship there. Between the need to graduate on time and summer jobs, travel abroad for a whole semester is not realistic for many. Now, a new alternative promises to give students that same international experience in a program that fits their timetable. People to People...

Photo Of The Day: Behind The Scenes

Photo Of The Day: Behind The Scenes Feb 28th, 2013 at 6:00PM: For the Gadling Photo of the Day, we like to feature a variety of photographers both amateur and professional, to show the range of great travel photos: from the "lucky shot," to the cellphone pic, to the well-timed and set-up image. Some people just have a great eye, and sometimes more importantly, great access. Today's Photo of the Day is another amazing one from Flickr user arunchs in India,...

Half The Sky Launches Facebook Game To Provide Funding For Women And Girls Worldwide

Half The Sky Launches Facebook Game To Provide Funding For Women And Girls Worldwide Feb 20th, 2013 at 3:00PM: About 300 million people play social games on Facebook per month. Now imagine if even a fraction of their time was spent playing games that could trigger funding for positive causes. That's the concept behind "Half the Sky Movement: The Game," a new Facebook game that engages players in a series of stories and adventures related to the challenges facing women and girls worldwide. The journey...

Photo Of The Day: Warming Up Around A Fire In The Mountains Of India

Photo Of The Day: Warming Up Around A Fire In The Mountains Of India Feb 10th, 2013 at 5:00PM: Somewhere at the core of every human being is a pull to a fire. We are drawn to that place where we sit as a tribe around a source of warmth, sharing stories and building connections. That spirit is embodied in this photo by Flickr user arunchs, who snapped this scene of three men in Zanskar, a valley region in eastern India where nighttime temperatures can reach upwards of 20 below zero. ...

Traveling Couple Hits 20 Countries In 312 Days On 3 Minutes Of Video

Feb 5th, 2013 at 4:00PM: In a quest to tackle 30 must-have travel experiences before they turn 30, career breakers Gerard & Kieu of GQ trippin traveled 108,371 kilometers (67,338 miles) in 312 days through 20 countries for one adventure of a lifetime. Shooting 1,266 videos along the way, the traveling couple ended up with 11 hours of video but has reduced it and their entire year of travel to just three...

Events Worth Planning A Trip Around In 2013

Events Worth Planning A Trip Around In 2013 Jan 21st, 2013 at 9:00AM: Have you ever landed in a place to find out you arrived just after the town's can't-miss event of the year? Well, hopefully that won't happen again this year. Gadling bloggers racked their brains to make sure our readers don't overlook the best parties to be had throughout the world in 2013. Below are more than 60 music festivals, cultural events, pilgrimages and celebrations you should...

Global Giveaway Sends Students Traveling Worldwide

Global Giveaway Sends Students Traveling Worldwide Jan 10th, 2013 at 4:00PM: In July 2012, People to People Ambassador Group sent students to Japan for the first time since the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit in 2011. Partnering with MTV, People to People also ran an Act for Japan contest to give away one full tuition travel scholarship. Now the organization is partnering with actress Holly Robinson Peete to award five students with travel scholarships to...

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