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10 Ways to Make Your Home Feel Like a Luxury Hotel

We love discovering beautiful destinations, cultures, cuisines, sights, nature and history. And while we're at it, we also love discovering beautiful hotels. There's something wonderfully relaxing,…

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Kings Lodge Bandhavgarh, India – A Royal Safari Stay

Kings Lodge, Bandhavgarh was to be the earliest established of the Pugdundee Safaris properties we were visiting on our itinerary through the National Parks of…

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Gobi Gear Hoboroll Review: Packing for the outdoors

The Gobi Gear Hoboroll isn't a concept that's new to us. We reviewed their previous edition all the way back in 2013, so when the…

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Kings Lodge Bandhavgarh, India – A Royal Safari Stay

Kings Lodge, Bandhavgarh was to be the earliest established of the Pugdundee Safaris properties we were visiting on our itinerary through the National Parks of…

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Gobi Gear Hoboroll Review: Packing for the outdoors

The Gobi Gear Hoboroll isn't a concept that's new to us. We reviewed their previous edition all the way back in 2013, so when the…

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Kanha Earth Lodge, India – Embracing the land

This was Kipling country. And back at the lodge, I sat in the lounge, almost hearing his voice, narrating Mowgli's escapades in my ears... Kanha Earth…

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10 Ways to Make Your Home Feel Like a Luxury Hotel

We love discovering beautiful destinations, cultures, cuisines, sights, nature and history. And while we're at it, we also love discovering beautiful hotels. There's something wonderfully relaxing,…

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Gobi Gear Hoboroll Review: Packing for the outdoors

The Gobi Gear Hoboroll isn't a concept that's new to us. We reviewed their previous edition all the way back in 2013, so when the…

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Helium – Now you can be a travel blogger!

This one's specially for you dear readers! We love how you guys respond when we ask questions, especially when it's for recommendations to someplace we…

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Culinary Travel

Our discoveries. One plate at a time.

Italian Branzo at Stax Hyatt Regency Mumbai

We don't usually go for Christmas or Easter brunches in our own city, and most certainly not to five stars because it's usually the same…

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Cellar hopping in the Mornington Wine Region, Australia

As a friend's personal photo album from this day of our Australia trip on Facebook says, "Our friends were visiting from India, so we had…

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Maggie Beer’s Farm, Barossa Valley, Australia

Maggie Beer is a massive celebrity for viewers of Masterchef Australia here in India. We hang on to this chef extraordinaire's every word, smile like lovestruck puppies…

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10 Ways to Make Your Home Feel Like a Luxury Hotel

We love discovering beautiful destinations, cultures, cuisines, sights, nature and history. And while we’re at it, we also love discovering beautiful hotels. There’s something wonderfully relaxing, luxurious and indulgent about hotels, isn’t there? While we love travelling, we also love staying put, as we explained when we said Don’t Quit Your Job, And Travel. Seeing as we spend a considerable amount of time in it, we figured, why not make your home

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Kings Lodge Bandhavgarh, India – A Royal Safari Stay

Kings Lodge, Bandhavgarh was to be the earliest established of the Pugdundee Safaris properties we were visiting on our itinerary through the National Parks of Madhya Pradesh, India. Naturally, we expected it to be the most hospitable, luxurious and well-run hotel. Getting There From the get- go, it didn’t disappoint. Stumbling out of our vehicles, sore backs and bottoms (the 8 hour drive from Denwa Backwater Escape in Satpura) we

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Gobi Gear Hoboroll Review: Packing for the outdoors

The Gobi Gear Hoboroll isn’t a concept that’s new to us. We reviewed their previous edition all the way back in 2013, so when the new one came by we were a little curious about what’s actually changed in it. After spending a few hours with it, we’re pretty sure the new one is definitely something to talk about. What is the HoboRoll? It’s an innovative packing system that’s perfect for

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Kanha Earth Lodge, India – Embracing the land

This was Kipling country. And back at the lodge, I sat in the lounge, almost hearing his voice, narrating Mowgli’s escapades in my ears… Kanha Earth Lodge. Stepping into the main building of this property, I had to remind myself I was in Kanha, India and not Africa. Looking around, the lounge and dining room had a very hunting lodge-esque charm. Stone tiled walls, wide french windows, upholstery in warm hues, ethnic

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Denwa Backwater Escape, Satpura National Park, India – Another world, another time

Denwa Backwater Escape was magical. This is the first hotel review that I’m struggling with. (And if you’ve seen some of the places we’ve stayed at, you’ll understand the significance of such a claim). On a Safari trip in India where the stay takes an absolute backseat to animal spotting and nature trails, Denwa Backwater Escape managed to leave me speechless. The thing is, there aren’t physical characteristics of design or amenities

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First Timers Guide to Safaris in India – The 12 things you should know

The jungles of Madhya Pradesh were, for me, love on the very first safari. As I write this, I’m keeping my ears tuned for the sound of birds that I have begun to identify, I’m absent- mindedly brushing imaginary insects off my arms, I’ve got a yearning for the faint smells of musk enveloped by lush green vegetation and even the bumpy bone rattling drive through the jungles. But that’s

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Don’t Just Drive Through Tuscany – Secrets from our experience

If it’s a trip to Italy that’s on your mind, a drive through Tuscany probably ranks pretty high on the list of things you want to do. And sure enough, when we were planning our trip, we were both very sure we wanted to drive through the little hills and villages we’d seen during our research. We later discovered that there’s little that actually matches the experience of discovering these magical hill

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Top 10 Things to do in Florence

It’s tough picking the top 10 things to do in Florence, Italy. There’s so much to do and see/ feel/ experience/ taste, that a short stay in our favourite Italian city can be overwhelming and leave you feeling disappointed. The thing about Florence is, underneath its sophisticated modern-day veneer lies a medieval town full of secrets and a Renaissance epicentre brimming with beauty. Peeling back these layers takes time, and

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The Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Tour by City Wonders, Rome

Driving around Rome, we got a sense of the ancient city that was once the centre of the civilised world almost immediately. Ruins lie exposed within archeological excavations almost everywhere. But the nowhere comes as close as the Roman Forum. This was literally the centre of the centre. The business, political and religious district. The Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Tour Via Sacra, Arch of Titus and Temple of Jupiter To get

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