Mugs and Coffee Traditions vary all cross the world and make a fascinating study of our coffee drinking customs.
Everything gets better with coffee. It doesn’t ask questions, it understands, especially during mornings when we’re not even sure how to face the world. Coffee is that one thing that we have in common with the rest of the world. For coffee lovers out there, cups and mugs are the best travel souvenirs. These tokens represent a culture more uniquely and deeply than refrigerator magnets and key chains can ever do.
Traveling by train is an experience I cherish! Train journeys allow my mind to travel through the childhood memories I cherish, like the mock trains we used to make by holding on to our friend’s shoulders and chugging along in long lines, or the fights with siblings to get the window seat on real journeys!
The adventure and thrill of train travel has always been an amazing experience! To take this experience further, here is a rundown on the 10 most beautiful & most fascinating train routes that cover enthralling and diverse landscapes in South India.
Ha Long Bay in Vietnam is truly a scenic paradise that nature enthusiasts and adventure travelers should not mmiss. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site comprised of about 1600 islands and islets of limestone formation. It is a distinctly scenic seascape with spectacular pillars cascading throughout the bay. Located off Ha Long city (on the northern tip of Vietnam), it takes around half an hour to reach from the main Bay area. Halong literally translates as ‘where the dragon descends into the sea’ and according to local legend, this ethereal seascape was gouged out by a great dragon with its thrashing tail.
Here are 5 adventurous takeaways from Ha Long Bay:
Unique Locations to Celebrate New Year’s Day (& What Not to Forget when you Go)
New Year’s Day is one of those celebrations you can enjoy the world over. No matter where you head you will see people ringing in the new year, celebrating the last 12 months and getting ready for the next 12 ahead of them. While there are many things in common with how people do this – fireworks, TV shows and a sense of community, there are a few places who know how to celebrate New Year like no other. If you’re looking to celebrate New Year’s Day like you’ve never celebrated before, here are five unique locations to put on your bucket list.
Before I journeyed to Vietnam, the only places was familiar with here were Ho Chi Minh city and Hanoi. I didn’t know that the country boasts lots of wonderful and really charming places. Being the ‘allergic-to-crowded-places’ person that I am, I did some research and looked for places in Vietnam that were not so crowded and not many tourists flock to. And lo and behold, Phu Quoc is one of the names that popped in the list.
Munnar is a picturesque town in the Western Ghats Mountains in India’s Kerala state. It is set within the vast expanse of hills, dotted with tea plantations established in the 19th century.
When you hear the word ‘Munnar’, what comes to mind are the lush green hills, holy temples, and exquisite lakes. But fortunately, the list doesn’t end there. It is a nature lover’s playground, but there’s something for everyone. This hilltop getaway is also an adventure junkie’s paradise. Eravikulam National Park is a seasonal trekking destination encompassing the Lakkam Waterfalls.
Everything You Need to Know about Retiring in Thailand
Why would anyone want to spend their retirement in Thailand? The real question is, “Why wouldn’t everyone want to retire in Thailand?” For one thing, Thailand is both exotic and familiar at the same time. Its’ the number one retirement destination in Southeast Asia for people from the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand thanks to its Eastern culture and the fact that people who speak only English typically have no trouble getting around and making their way through their everyday life.
5 ways to have free fun in Hong Kong
The vibrant and lively city of Hong Kong is one of the world’s largest financial centers and most entertaining cities. The city is filled with ambitious city dwellers and spectacular skyscrapers. As glamorous as Hong Kong is, you can still visit without emptying your bank account. Thankfully, there are plenty of fun, amazing, and free things to do in Hong Kong for budget conscious travelers.
There’s more to autumn than falling leaves and brilliantly colored landscapes. We’ve got great adventure destinations just waiting for you to explore. So get off the couch and out into the sunshine with our Fall Issue of Wicked Travels Magazine, it’s anything but ordinary! (Just click image to read)
Canggu is fast becoming the hottest destination in Bali. This once sleepy coastal district – where swathes of unbelievably green paddy fields sweep down to meet beaches of black volcanic sand and the swell of the Indian Ocean – has seen seismic change in recent years. The rice fields are still there, and still just as beautiful, but they are now punctuated with hot bars, cool cafés, classy restaurants, transcendent yoga barns and a liberal sprinkling of gorgeous private villas.
Experience The Grand Pageants and Festivals of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka (formerly know as Ceylon) is an island country located off the southeast tip of India that is filled with a vibrant, colorful, and energetic culture. The population is a beautiful composition of different races, religions, and cultures, making the country’s festivals and celebrations a melting pot of everything Sri Lanka has to offer.
Top Ways To Make Your Honeymoon Magical in the Maldives
The Maldives have become a honeymooner’s paradise – pristine, exotic and stunningly beautiful. They are the ideal place to celebrate life with sun, sand, water and tranquility. Add to this luxurious over-the-water bungalow resorts and you have a destination that attracts affluent honeymooners from around the globe. But you can’t spend every waking hour sitting in a hammock by the beach, so here are 8 ways to add some magic to your exotic honeymoon in the Maldives.
A Foodie’s Guide To Tasting Bali on the Cheap!
Just hearing the word “Bali” evokes images of towering palm trees, pristine beaches, tree-covered mountains and alluring Hindu temples. When you start daydreaming about this island paradise, often referred to as the “Island of the Gods”, your mind probably doesn’t extend to Balinese foods – although it should.
Picture in your mind an island paradise that features sprawling sheer rock cliffs, dense tropical jungles, and pristine white sand beaches. What you are picturing is the reality in Koh Mook, an island off the coast of Thailand, just a stone’s throw away from the popular tourist islands of Koh Kradang and Koh Ngai.
While there are dozens of wonderful islands off the coastlines of Thailand, perhaps none is as special as Koh Mook. It’s a magical, mysterious place where every trip will bring you different wild and wonderful experiences. Locals say that you can visit Koh Mook a dozen times and never see the same island twice.
Destination Jaipur: A Full And Enchanting Holiday Experience
Nestled snugly in the east of the arid state of Rajasthan, is its gorgeous capital city right in the midst of the Thar Desert – a global favorite tourism hotspot called Jaipur. Also called the Pink City after the pink coloured stones used in the buildings in its walled city area, Jaipur has a tremendous lot to offer to visiting tourists in terms of sight-seeing, cuisine, photography, shopping, art, culture, and wildlife to name a few
Best of Bangkok in 24 Hours
Bangkok, Thailand, is a large, exciting city that has so much to offer for the international tourist. It features a unique combination of the ancient and the thoroughly modern, all wrapped up in a frenetic urban environment. You could easily spend a month exploring the city and still not scratch the surface of everything you absolutely must see there.
But what if you only have 24 hours in Bangkok? Follow this guide, to make the most of your sightseeing day in Bangkok.
This is a real experience of trekking in India shared for the benefit of first timers like us!
We were a group of 5 trekking enthusiasts in the age group of 22-26. At this age we want to explore the world, but due to natural limitations, we thought of exploring some trekking trails first. There were many suggestions and we listed out many and finally opted to trek Triund as it is a beginners trek and offers nice views in the end. Additionally it is not far from our location New Delhi (Capital of India).
Where To See The World’s Most Dramatic Cherry Blossom and Spring Tulip Festivals
This year more than most, everyone is desperate for a glimpse of spring to help them forget what a disgusting winter 2015 has been. All across the world cherry trees are in bud and ready to burst with pink perfusion to create lacy canapes dancing on spring breezes. Likewise, fat garden bulbs are sending their shoots toward the sunshine and soon gardens will sprout with spring tulips painting the landscape in impossibly bright colors. Oh yes, we need a dose of beautiful spring flowers right now! Here’s our master list of the best Cherry Blossom and Tulip Festivals across the globe.
Great Cities For The World’s Best Surfing Experiences – Grab Your Board and Soar!
Waves not only produce beauty and excitement, they create magic for those who ride their power. If you are looking for a great surf town for your next vacation then the following list of the world’s best surf towns will guide your way. All are not necessarily picked because they have the best waves, but because they also have superb hotels, welcoming locals, amazing nightlife, soul-satisfying cuisines and lots of fun activities!
Guide to Boracay Island: Pride and Paradise of the Philippines
Boracay has the most perfect white sand beaches, turquoise blue water, and tall coconut trees. No wonder it’s considered one of the best beach destinations in the world.
Boracay is in the heart of the Philippines, about 300 km south of Manila , 1 km northwest of Panay Island and 10 minutes distance to Caticlan Jetty Port by boat. It has a breathtaking view as it is surrounded by the deep blue water of Sulu Sea westwards and Sibuyan Sea in the east. The warm and crystal clear water is perfect for scuba diving, snorkeling, and other water activities.