Archive For The “Travel” Category

Travelling around the world by train

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Travelling around the world by train

Sparked off by the success of her earlier project of traversing India on 80 trains, Monisha Rajesh’s Around the World in 80 Trains is an outright pleasure to read. The seven-month trip is carefully planned, and features journeys on a wide spectrum of trains, from almost ramshackle ones to those featuring on travellers’ bucket lists like…

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Why Do We Travel?

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Why Do We Travel?

Everyone wants to travel the world, whether it’s to meet new people, taste new food, or visit new places. Travel is consequently an extremely lucrative industry, but tourist destinations are getting more crowded than ever and associated pollution emissions are only worsening the climate emergency. Why do we travel? In this edition of Editor’s Talk, four editors from ArchDaily…

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Prince Harry launches eco-friendly travel initiative after criticism over private jet travel

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Prince Harry launches eco-friendly travel initiative after criticism over private jet travel

Prince Harry has partnered with big-name travel firms to launch a new initiative dedicated to sustainable travel. Launched in partnership with Booking.com, Skyscanner, TripAdvisor, Visa and China’s Ctrip, Travalyst’s aim is to protect the environment from rising international travel while allowing communities and travelers to benefit from tourism. The founding partners will use their platforms…

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Travel with pride

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Travel with pride

Ayear since the Supreme Court of India read down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalized homosexuality, not much has changed for Indian LGBTQ+ travellers. “In my opinion, India is still ages away from establishing LGBTQ+ friendly spaces and destinations. There may be a property or two hidden away in a liberal destination…

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Travel companies rely on offbeat destinations, tech adoption to beat slowdown

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Travel companies rely on offbeat destinations, tech adoption to beat slowdown

Despite the lack of policy boost, industry players are hoping for a revival soon Online travel company Easemytrip is focusing on promoting offbeat locations these days as a way to beat the overall slowdown in the travel and tourism industry. “At present, we are focusing on promoting offbeat locations that are equally beautiful but lesser-known…

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Tourism expert: ‘Many say they want to travel sustainably — but then they don’t’

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Tourism expert: ‘Many say they want to travel sustainably — but then they don’t’

DW: Europe has experienced the second summer with record temperatures in a row. Will we soon be spending all our holidays in the cooler forests of Scandinavia while the beaches of Southern Europe are deserted? Wolfgang Günther: No, because first of all there are no precise forecasts about what the next summer will bring. People…

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Travelling abroad? Would you buy travel cover from insurance company or airlines

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Travelling abroad? Would you buy travel cover from insurance company or airlines

It is summer time and many of us would like to fly abroad to international vacations on holidays. Travelling abroad especially with family members has its own share of risks but there are travel insurance plans that come handy before packing bags for the offshore locations. Make sure you have a comprehensive travel insurance policy…

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Father’s Day Gift Guide: Travel Gifts That Hit It Out of the Park

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Father’s Day Gift Guide: Travel Gifts That Hit It Out of the Park

Baseball fans are a passionate lot. Whether they’re traveling around the world or around the block to a doubleheader, here are some great gifts that will keep them in the game – and make you feel like you hit a home run. The Classics Card Case from Fielder’s Choice This beautiful leather card case is…

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Author Michael Pollan on food, travel and identity

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Author Michael Pollan on food, travel and identity

Writer, activist and food guru Michael Pollan continues to explore the relationship between human identity and plants. His most recent book, How to Change Your Mind, argues that psychedelics, like travel, can feed both the body and soul. Over interviews from his wood-lined Northern California home study, the author of classics like The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense…

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Indians advised to avoid non-essential travel to Sri Lanka after Easter Sunday bombings

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Indians advised to avoid non-essential travel to Sri Lanka after Easter Sunday bombings

View of St Sebastian’s Church damaged in blast in Negombo | Photo from AP The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Saturday issued a travel advisory for Indians travelling to Sri Lanka and advised them to avoid “non-essential” travel where the situation continues to be precarious in the wake of the Easter Sunday serial terror…

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Exclusive: MakeMyTrip unveils in-app live travel gameshow ‘Knock Knock’

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Exclusive: MakeMyTrip unveils in-app live travel gameshow ‘Knock Knock’

In a first for the ecommerce sector, MakeMyTrip, India’s biggest online travel company, is rolling out an in-app live travel gameshow–Knock-Knock–to drive customer engagement through travel bids, deals, rewards and games. The 30-minute live show, which will be anchored by television celebrities Gauhar Khan and Purab Kohli every Sunday starting April 7, will include live…

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J.D. Power Survey: These Are The Best And Worst Travel Apps

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J.D. Power Survey: These Are The Best And Worst Travel Apps

Travel apps have plenty of room for improvement, per a new J.D. Power study. GETTY Every travel brand has an app these days, but that doesn’t mean travelers are embracing them with equal enthusiasm, according to the inaugural The J.D. Power U.S. Travel App Satisfaction Study, which measures user satisfaction with apps made by airlines, hotels,…

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How Far Could A Human Travel In A Constantly-Accelerating Rocket Ship?

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How Far Could A Human Travel In A Constantly-Accelerating Rocket Ship?

A Soyuz-2.1a rocket lifts off on April 19, 2013, with Bion-M No. 1. Rockets don’t accelerate much faster than cars or objects in free-fall on Earth, but the key limitation is that they cannot maintain that acceleration indefinitely. If they could, here’s what would suddenly be within reach. ROSKOSMOS Human spaceflight has brought us beyond Earth,…

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State department issues Bahamas travel warning

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State department issues Bahamas travel warning

The advisory, issued Monday, warns travelers to “exercise increased caution” if traveling to the tropical archipelago. “Violent crime, such as burglaries, armed robberies, and sexual assault, is common, even during the day and in tourist areas,” the warning said, noting that most crime happens on New Providence and the Grand Bahama Islands. Furthermore, the State Department…

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