Archive November 2017

Seven Tips to Enjoy your Vacations Better

Just because you have planned your dream vacation to the Northern Islands or the famous Vatican City doesn’t mean it will be perfect. Many things can go wrong when you are vacationing and travelling, and it is your job to make sure everything goes smoothly. The key to having the best and the most adventurous trip is to understand that anything that you had not expected can happen and ruin your otherwise wonderful trip. However, you have all the power to prevent bad things from happening, unless of course, it is something beyond your control like the rain, for instance. Since vacations are...

A drive along ‘the world’s most beautiful road’

“How are you getting back to the city?” asked Cole, our local connection in Cape Town, as we were finishing lunch at The Red Herring in the city’s southern outpost of Noordhoek. My fiancé and I shared a blank look. “Google Maps…?” I offered. We were about to embark on the most scenic drive of our lives As the conversation turned to traffic and the best route back to our hotel, I zoned out, rescuing the last slice of pizza and watching the afternoon sun turn everything silvery. A cold gust blew off the South Atlantic and I shivered....

The US-Canada border runs through this tiny library

Step into the Haskell Library and you’d easily mistake it for a typical small-town American library. Sure, it’s a bit more elegant, with original woodwork from 1905 and upholstered reading chairs but, still, a library like any other. The library straddles two nations, with one foot in the US and the other in Canada Soon, though, questions nag. Why do the librarians toggle effortlessly between English and French? Why do the stacks contain so many books on French-Canadian history? And, most perplexing of all, what is that black line traversing the floor? The Haskell, it turns...

Five Heavenly Places In Europe

If you are looking for a peaceful place perfect for night walks, good weather, delicious local food and beautiful architecture, the chances are you can find many places like this in the old continent of Europe. There is a great number of cities all around Europe that leave you breathless. Irrespectively of the number of the inhabitants nor how big they are, there is always something new to learn and experience. The good thing is that there are not just the capital cities a good place to visit in a country but a plenty of smaller cities and towns around with much less tourists than in the...

Why Sweden is relocating an entire town

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Escape to the Isolated Caribbean, away from the Crowds

If you’ve never been to the Caribbean, it can be described very simply: you know all those movies scenes set amid blue skies, turquoise sea and white sand? The real thing is every bit as beautiful as it looks on screen. And if you can find a quiet corner that the hoards of tourists haven’t found yet, even better. The Caribbean is so expansive and unexplored in some places that this is perfectly possible, and even easier if you travel before or after the schools break up for summer. If you want to go somewhere largely undiscovered, hidden from the crowds and experience the natural...

Let The Vacation Begin

When it comes to planning the vacation, the first option that comes to mind is Goa. For the Bollywood obsessed Mumbaikar, a Mumbai to Goa road trip is a must-have experience. Many movies are inspired by a trip through this romantic route. How to Get There The 600 odd kilometres trip takes about 10-12 hours depending on the number of pit-stops one makes. One can book a Mumbai to Goa one way taxi and not worry about renting the same for a round trip in case of long vacation plans. One may book the vehicle of one’s choice via mobile app or online and enjoy the journey, and then drop...

Travelling to Singapore? Fly on EMI with Bajaj Finserv

A vacation to Singapore is the perfect International holiday. It’s not too far from India and has scores of activities and experiences to choose from. So whether you’re travelling solo or with your family, rest assured that there is something for everyone. Moreover, Bajaj Finserv EMI Card and MakeMyTrip allow you Fly on EMI, reducing your costs and making the best uses of your finances. This way you get to enjoy your Singapore sojourn to the fullest without worrying about the expenditure. What is Fly on EMI and How does it help you? Once you sign up for Bajaj Finserv EMI Card, you can...

The cats who rule Rome

Camera: Elisabetta Abrami and Kami FaresSound recording: Kami FaresMusic, sound postproduction, mix: Carlo Purpura Join over three million BBC Travel fans by liking us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. If you liked this story, sign up for the weekly bbc.com features newsletter called “If You Only Read 6 Things This Week”. A handpicked selection of stories from BBC Future, Earth, Culture, Capital and Travel, delivered to your inbox every...

9 Awesome Things To Do In Seattle

If you are looking for a place which has a little of everything then Seattle is the place to visit. Families, team building events and even a romantic getaway can all be catered for at the birthplace of both Boeing and Starbucks! In fact, there are so many things to do in Seattle that you might find it difficult to have enough time to fit everything in! Image by Andrew E. Larsen via Flickr The land where Seattle now sits has been inhabited for approximately 4,000 years although it is the Denny Party who are credited with first establishing Seattle in 1851. The Evergreen Point Floating...

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