Vancouver – The Best Place On Earth

Breathtaking view of Mount Baker, intoxicating beauty of the forest, hills and valleys, a bustling seaport, it’s also a popular filming location. It’s one of those few places in the world where it’s possible to ski in the morning and sail in the afternoon.

Do you want to have an Incredible travel hostel experience ?

Have you ever stayed at a Travel Hostel?Well, I stayed at one during my recent trip, and I was pleasantly surprised, to say the least. Hostels, provide budget friendly, sociable accommodation with youthful and traveller orientation. Some hostels are in beautiful historic buildings, some offer resort style camping;  where guests can rent a bunk bed in a dormitory…

Dubai – The Land of Dreams and Souks

Dubai – the city of dreams was my first international trip and holds a special place in my heart.With its spectacular skylines and gold souks, wealth at its best display with giant shopping malls, indoor ski, miracle garden and fountain shows… it’s a must visit destination. My trip was in April, just before the peak…

Srilanka : A Luxury Escape

Who doesn’t crave for a luxury 5 star vacation ! “Ayubowan” Srilanka welcomes you with this greeting meaning “Long Life”. This pearl of Indian Ocean is one of the emerging luxury holiday destination that attracts visitors from all over the world for its lush flora and fauna, tropical rainforests, world-famous beaches and laidback vibes. No…

Brussels or Bruxelles ?

My first Europe trip and I was looking for a day trip from Paris. Brussels fit the bill perfectly. 1hr 30 mts by train, seemed like an ideal getaway. Tickets for 49 euro were booked online and received a hard copy by courier. I boarded the Eurostar at Gare du Nord on a bright and sunny morning…

Kerala – A Nostalgic Cruise through God’s Own Country

My birth certificate says , I was born in Alleppey. Growing up , all summer vacations were spent in this Venice of the East . The tiled house, jackfruit trees, white sand and a small gate facing the street. A huge canal served as the divider between the streets. The coconut trees, green African payal…

What is your Plan B ?

Have you ever thought of a Plan B? Like, what other than your current successful profession would you excel at? I got this dream that I wake up one fine morning  with Amnesia, with no recollection of my profession. Other than the fact that it pays me a lot of money, pretty much don’t remember…

My DDLJ Encounter on Eurail

From the time I watched DDLJ (Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge) dreamt of taking a train ride in Europe and secretly wished that my prince charming would be waiting on the train…the eternal romantic in me or Mills & Boons influence…. Decided to fulfil my fantasy by taking a train from Paris to Brussels. (How I wish it…

“Travel, because you were born to”

I always thought international travel is a privilege of the rich, something that you do after you have arrived in life. After you buy your car, or finish your homeloan and have loads of bank balance. Took me a long time to realise, it has very little to do with money but more of desire to…

Paris – A True Adventure

There is no question of escaping the romance of Paris . Be it the love locks or cruising the seine, every lover on earth longs to lock lips under the Parisian charm. My tour guide gave a special tip to the pretty women in the group -” Never trust a guy who gets a combination lock”….

Beautiful Newyork City

If I could choose just one place on earth that I wanted to spend a night ..that was NYC. All my life, the little girl in me longed to walk along the 5th avenue and check out Prada and Gucci … Tiffany’s and Hermes. Setting my feet on the moon or Saks Fifth Avenue would have been…

Be your own VC – Fund your travel

Whenever people ask me how to indulge on travelling, I have only one thing to say – set right your priorities, and you could do anything and everything in life. While I am not into luxury traveling, I’m not a backpacker either (Need spotless white linen on my hotel bed, and clean bathrooms; no room…

Casino for Dummies – Macau Story

My only Casino experience has been with Danny Ocean. His calm, suave and charming self stole my heart. Well, this was way before Amal came into his life. Long story short, George Clooney and Brad Pit in Oceans Eleven showed me the inside secrets of a Casino. And led me to my sequel at exploring Macau….

Shopping’s on your mind..Shaka laka boom

If shopping is on your travel agenda, here is an interesting thought Split your shopping budget into 3 parts ; Day one 20% ( cos I feel all excited to shop till I drop on day 1) and learnt from my mistakes that , more varieties come up the next day. Day 2 (30% , look…

Maid in Hong Kong

Weekend in Hongkong has been hectic. Feels like am gonna need a vacation to get over this trip. So much of walking ..maybe 10 or 12 kms a day, that’s what the fitness app on my phone showed. But I can’t slow down either, wanna see everything I can before the expiry of this vacation….

Starry Nights in Bangkok

We arrived in Bangkok during the wee hours of the morning. On my way from  airport to the hotel, the first thing I noticed was that there were people partying at every corner of the city. May be this was the peak tourist season or the city is always in a party mood. Night life in Bangkok is…

Hongkong Skyline

Hongkong is a budget travelers paradise. From on arrival visa, with no visa fees, its an absolute delight. Hongkong could be overwhelming for the first time visitor, with the crowd and chaos. The sky scappers and smoggy weather, hold on to your partner… Finding people who speak English could be slightly challenging. Download a map or…

Gold Coast & Surfers Paradise

A sunny cocktail of beach, surf and beauty. That’s what I had in mind when heading to Gold Coast.It’s takes around 1 hr 20mts by train, the guy at the enquiry desk at Brisbane station mentioned. For about 87kms that sounded more like Indian Railways, sloww. Railway system in this part of Australia is mostly…

Solo in Sydney

Sydney took me by a surprise. It was anything but what I had imagined about this largest city in Australia. My flight was all set to touch the continent of Kangaroos at 5.00 pm on a Saturday evening and I was so excited to meet my friend who lives in this big, beautiful city. As I…

Opera Queen & Darling ‘H’

My host in Sydney had given me a never ending lists of things to carry. I was staying with this interesting couple, queen of opera and her darling husband, in a posh Sydney suburb, Hornsby.  She was craving for some home made sweet and savory; and her mom had sent a bag full of yummy mummy stuff. Australia…