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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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10 completely alternative ways to travel

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Bored of those bang average journeys? Want to have more fun just getting from A to B? Look no further chums. From yachts to private jets, motorbikes to rickshaws – the choice is yours. the yacht life Fancy exploring Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Italy or the Caribbean by yacht, sailing from island to island with a fun bunch…

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Now, travel smart in Kochi buses too

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Now, travel smart in Kochi buses too

KOCHI:  Launching the Kochi 1 Metro smartcard integration to private buses, Chief Secretary Tom Jose on Saturday said Kochi would become a world-class city having world-class transportation facility. He said numerous projects for Kochi are in the pipeline. Kochi 1 Metro Smartcard was launched by Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) for the metro commuters in…

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Snow, slippery travel precede major Sunday to Monday storm in northeastern US

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Snow, slippery travel precede major Sunday to Monday storm in northeastern US

Before a large wintry storm ends the weekend and starts the new week, a band of snow will continue to sweep across New England on Saturday. Motorists venturing along portions of interstates 84, 90, 91 and 95 should be prepared for slow and slippery travel early this weekend. Download the free AccuWeather app to see how…

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These Travel Companies Have The Best Customer Service

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These Travel Companies Have The Best Customer Service

If you want a great customer service experience the next time you travel, look for brands with established service reputations. That’s the conclusion of a new consumer survey, which found that storied brands like Disney, Marriott and Samsonite are among travelers’ favorites. The Elliott Advocacy Readers’ Choice Awards revealed that, for the most part, the airlines, car…

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