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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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Why We Didn’t Step Out of Our Seychelles Hotel – The Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa, Silhouette Island

Why did we fly all the way to the Seychelles to stay put and not step out of the Hilton Seychelles Labriz? While it does sound odd, any travel blogger will tell you how differently they see travelling v/s holidaying. And like we’ve said before, we try to find those trips that let us truly take a break from our hectic style of travelling. You’ll find the whole story on

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The I amsterdam City Card – 5 Reasons You Should Get it

The I amsterdam City Card promised to be a fantastic way to dive into all the great attractions the city has to offer what with all the discounts and freebies advertised on their site. What really got us though, were the words, “get your trip off to a smooth start”, and since Amsterdam was the first stop on our multi-city, multi-country hop this past summer, we felt like they were talking

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Top Reasons To Book a Luxury Villa Rental by the Sea

While we’re the kind of people who love the hospitality and luxury of hotels, there are times when even the most luxe hotel doesn’t quite cut it. And that’s when we look for luxury villa rentals. As I write this, Charles is on a flight back from a road trip across France, Tuscany and Switzerland, and he stayed in a luxury villa at each of these locations. Going by the

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5 Inspirational Reasons To Love South Africa

It seems there is always something new and exciting to discover in South Africa: From mind blowing food and delectable wines to its dazzling array of beaches, the list of things to love about this country is seemingly endless. Here are 5 of our top picks.   It is simply one of the most beautiful countries in the world   This may sound like hyperbole, but SA is blessed with

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