4 destinations to consider in the USA

The USA remains one of the most-visited countries in the world, and its most famous destinations – from Disneyland to Las Vegas, LA to NYC – need no introduction. But there’s so much to see across this vast and varied country that today we bring you some popular alternatives to the most obvious attractions: Kennedy Space Center Recent years have seen the space program recede somewhat from the public consciousness, but the cosmic successes of America’s astronauts still rank high among those in human history. And, unlike many historic achievements, these journeys into space could well still represent the future

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Travel Bloggers Share: Why I Love Mumbai

The very mention of Mumbai conjures images of relentless crowds, endless streams of commuters, traffic congestion, heat and humidity, and slums. Nothing could be further from the truth. As Mumbai suffers from overpopulation and chronic shortage of space, the city seems to be bursting at its seams. For those living in Mumbai – Mumbaikars – they have to deal with such realities on a daily basis. And just like any Indian in the country, they take all of this in stride. Despite the city’s problems, Mumbaikars seem to have a soft spot for the city. I’ve heard them say, “Mumbai

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Dabbawalas – Mumbai Lunch Delivery Service

The story about Mumbai’s famous lunchbox carriers – dabbawalas – has been around for nearly twenty years. It all began with a Forbes article ‘Fast Food’ by Subrata Chakravarty who gave insights into the men who supply office workers of Mumbai with home-cooked food, a lunch delivery service that has existed for more than a century. The word “dabba” loosely means “lunch box” and dabbawalla translates to lunch delivery man. For six days a week and 51 weeks in a year, an army of 5,000 dabbawalas conducts an average of 260,000 transactions daily. This translates to 130,000 metal tiffins delivered

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Discover Kuala Lumpur – Main Tourist Sights

Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, has been my home for nearly twenty years, and I still haven’t fully discovered the city. I’ve been so accustomed to living and working in KL that there are many pockets of the city that I’ve not had the chance to discover and experience. It’s funny that I have travelled to many places around the world, but I still have not had the chance to explore the places that are right in my own backyard! I had written about the usual tourist spots in KL – the old colonial buildings, Chinatown, Little India, Kampung

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North Kerry: Ballybunion and Listowel

When travelling in south-west Ireland, touring the scenic 180-kilometre-long circular route of the Ring of Kerry is a must. The stunning vistas of picturesque villages, green pastures, craggy cliffs, mountains and lakes, sandy beaches, bays and inlets draw tourists to the Ring of Kerry. However, there is a less-touristy alternative to explore in County Kerry – the region where you will find less tourist buses clogging the roads – that is, North Kerry. I was in Killarney in October 2017 to attend the Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX) Europe conference, and I took the opportunity to sign up for one of

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Ring of Kerry, Killarney

One of Ireland’s most stunning destinations is the Ring of Kerry, situated south-west of the country in Country Kerry. The Ring of Kerry is a 179-kilometre-long circular tourist route, renowned for its captivating scenery of picturesque villages and pastures green, craggy cliffs and sandy beaches. The route is so beautiful that I didn’t mind experiencing it again when I returned to Killarney in early October 2017. Yes, it was my second time to Killarney – and Ireland – after 13 years. The first time I travelled in Ireland was in 2004 – I explored the ‘Emerald Isle’ for two weeks

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Travel Bloggers Share: Day Trips From Porto

If you don’t have a lot of time to explore a country in-depth, day trips from cities is the best way to discover smaller towns or the countryside, and Portugal is no exception. Continuing from my last blog post on Porto, there are plenty of day trips available from this northern city so much so that I had a tough time deciding which one to choose. I had contemplated a historical and cultural day trip to Braga, a city of grand baroque buildings and Gothic churches, or a cruise through the Douro Valley to explore its famous wine region. I

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10 Reasons for Family Travel in Cebu

Cebu, Manila’s distant cousin is the adventure capital of the Philippines. Here, you will find endless options for fun activities suitable for all ages making it the perfect family destination. If you are travelling with kids and worried that you will suddenly run out of things to do as a family, worry not. Cebu will not disappoint. There is no chance of boredom once you decide to visit the “Queen City of the South”. It is but natural for parents to make sure that when the family goes somewhere together, everyone including the little ones will enjoy the place as

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Downtown Food Tour Taste Porto

Porto is one of Europe’s food mecca, and you have to experience its lip-smacking gastronomy by going for a food tour. Food tours in Porto introduce you to their local markets, petiscos (small plates) of seafood variety, meat sandwiches, sweets and pastries, and allow you to wash down morsels of food with lots of wine – naturally. I had signed up for the Downtown Food Tour with Taste Porto a year ago, and I remembered the food tour being one of my best activities in Porto. Led by a knowledgeable and fun guide and along with six travellers from the

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4 – 5 Days Itinerary in Luang Prabang

Truth be told, I hadn’t really thought much about travelling to Luang Prabang until a few months ago. I knew it was a destination that I would eventually explore but I was ‘distracted’ by other places. However, I was given an opportunity to visit Luang Prabang in early July, and after spending a couple of days in this incredibly lovely town, I had asked myself, why didn’t I visit it sooner? If you’re wondering where to go for your next holiday, have you thought about this charming UNESCO World Heritage town? Here’s how you can make the most out of

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