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Urby Passport Holder – Why it’s our new favourite travel accessory

Those who know me know i’m such a sucker for well-crafted travel accessories. You’ll find me constantly browsing sites on the prowl for some new nifty accessories that look good and work well. So when Urby sent us a pair of their Urby Passport Holder in Mr and Mrs, you can only imagine how thrilled I was. (For a minimalist, I love unboxing things way too much). So there it was,

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Bikaner Havelis – On the Merchant’s Trail

When we were invited to stay at Narendra Bhawan, Bikaner, the itinerary included a few curated experiences to showcase the best of Bikaner to us. Among these, was a chance to see the Bikaner Havelis on the Merchant’s Trail. The very name brought to mind images of flowing silk, heavy bundles of wool, perhaps even spices, camels, and wealthy merchants that were favoured by the Maharaja. Turns out we weren’t

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Narendra Bhawan, Bikaner – Bikaner’s game-changing hotel experience

If it wasn’t for Narendra Bhawan, Bikaner would probably have never featured on our India travel list. While the state of Rajasthan most certainly is, it’s the usual suspects that feature on the list – Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur. Charles has visited Jaipur and Jaisalmer several times thanks to his day job, and I’ve been to Jaipur on a shoot myself. But we’ve never really visited as tourists or travellers.

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A day well-spent in Mussoorie with WelcomHotel the Savoy

If you have ever wanted to live in a fairytale, then your wish isn’t far from coming true. Overlapped in nature and luxury, WelcomHotel, the Savoy by ITC which is best hotel in Mussoorie that transcends time and beauty. Located 34km from Dehradun at an altitude of 2500 metres above sea level on the Gharwal Hills, the hotel offers a true taste of paradise to its guests. Opened by Cecil

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Wellness in Kerala- What We Discovered About Ayurveda

Charles has just returned from a 10-day wellness trip to Kerala, and he can’t stop gushing about it. Although Charles’ trip was not easy due to his back problem but God’s own country turned him into a believer from a non-believer through its miracle alternative healing therapies like the relaxing Thai massage. Keeping up with its reputation of being the ultimate wellness destination in India, Kerala is also the home

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Top 10 Things to do in Gothenburg, Sweden

I can’t believe I’m writing a “Things to do in Gothenburg” post, because our trip almost didn’t happen. And if you know just how obsessed we’ve been with Sweden in the past couple of years, you’ll know just how much this meant to us. Our obsession with all things Swedish probably began a million years ago with Ikea (just like everyone else) but went on to mean much much more

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Ghent Day Trip- Following our noses

We almost didn’t include this Ghent day trip on our Belgium Itinerary. To begin with, Belgium was a side trip squeezed in between the Netherlands and Sweden. At first glance, it seemed like a tiny sleepy town, not much unlike Bruges, and since we were already spending a couple of days in Bruges, it seemed like a waste of time to visit Ghent as well. Thankfully it was halfway between

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Secret Beaches in India – 5 on our Bucketlist

Beachbum has probably been at the top of Charles’ “What he wants to be when he grows up” list. So naturally, we’re constantly on the lookout for secret beaches whenever we travel around the world. But over the years, our travel radar has realised that we needn’t look for some splendid, pristine and beautiful beaches outside of India, because there are some hidden in our very own country. The 5

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