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Why we booked with Akbar Travels on our most recent trip!

Akbar Travels is familiar to most travelers in India. Until recently, we assumed that they were a domestic travel agent. When we visited their website, we discovered that they had multiple travel fare listings and offers for both domestic and international destinations. When we were planning our next trip online to Sweden, we came across Akbar Travels and visited their website out of curiosity. That is when we discovered their

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10 Travel Lessons from 2016 to take into the new year

2016 was a great year for us. Considering we’re not full time travellers and we both have demanding day jobs, we’re quite stoked that we actually managed to pull off 9 significant trips in 12 months! And here’s 10 travel lessons our 9 trips from 2016 taught us. Lesson #1: Do nothing We kicked off 2016 with a holiday. Yes, a holiday (and you can read about why we do

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Win a Trip worth Rs. 1.5 lakhs with The Road Less Travelled – The Snow Leopard Trail in Spiti

You read the title right! We’re giving away a trip of a lifetime with The Road Less Travelled and it’s just for you, our readers! Before you start packing your bags, let’s tell you a bit about it. a Rafflecopter giveaway   The Road Less Travelled As you’ve probably noticed by now, there’s a certain breed of brands we partner with, and The Road Less Travelled is no different from

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The 5 vital Reasons to Visit Israel – Why India is discovering it

Our reasons to visit Israel are manifold. Charles and I have both been reading a book that presents an alternate history of the world. One that reveals it wasn’t the Mediterranean that was at the centre of history, but in fact, the Middle East. We’ve been devouring page after page of fascinating and shocking information about once flourishing cities, cultures and peoples that were at the epicentre of civilisation. Israel features as

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The Traveller’s Guide to Learning European Languages

Parlez-vous travel? Learning European languages can be quite the nifty travel skill to have in your toolkit when it comes to maximising your experiences. Why European languages? Well, firstly because some European languages like French and Spanish are spoken across the world. French in 29 countries, and Spanish in 21. Reason enough to learn a European language? As Indians, we aren’t averse to the idea of being bilingual. A vast

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The Prague Card – A great way to make your way through Prague

The reasons we’re talking about Museum Cards, and the Prague Card in particular, is if you’ve been following our blog for a while (or if you just scroll through our list of destinations), you’ll see we’re big fans of European cities. We’re museum junkies and we’ve been screaming ourselves hoarse about the whole tourist v/s traveller debate. The thing is, those sites are popular and famous and bucketlist worthy for

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When Should You Take a Tour? Our guide to guides! {Sponsored}

Why are we even talking about whether you should take a tour? We’re independent travellers, right? Ambassadors of DIY, slow travel, travel that takes you off the beaten path, into narrow lanes, through the backstreets and the backdoors of cultures, homes and other such unrepeatable experiences. That’s because as our travels have grown wider and more frequent, we’ve learnt a valuable lesson. And that is not to write off guided

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The ASUS Zenpad 8 – Is it a travel-ready tablet?

We’ve been going nuts trying to configure the perfect packing list of electronics and gadgets that work for us when we travel. And we’ve been trying out loads of different combinations over the past few trips. So when the Asus Zenpad8.0 arrived we were definitely curious about testing it out. We first debated the merits of using a tablet over a laptop in the first place, but soon came to

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What to Pack for Prague in the Winter

What to pack for Prague in the winter? It left us scratching our heads for quite a while. To begin with, winter travel always gets us a bit anxious since we have no concept of winter whatsoever in Mumbai. The most we’ve ever done is used a light throw at open air parties on new year’s eve or used a light sweater when we have a fever. The way we

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What to do on Staycation – Make the most of being away from home with Hyatt Regency

When the Hyatt Regency asked me to make the most of being away from home, it had me wondering what to do on Staycation. Our travel style always involves making the most of our time in a particular destination and honestly that often means staying in wonderful hotels but not really getting the kind of time we’d like to truly enjoy the luxuries they offer. We’d already staycationed at the

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Cycle Cambodia with Social Cycles – Voluntourism meets Fitspiration

#ridewithpurpose  Get educated, get fit and get inspired. As travellers there’s so much we get from the world. Knowledge, wisdom, friends, sights, sounds, tastes, smells; there’s no dearth of experiences that find a way to touch us in a way that changes us forever. But when those same travels let you give back to the places you visit, to the people who open their home to you; it’s incredibly meaningful.

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