Monsoon travel: Goa in the rains

The long hot summer comes to an end as the month of June elapses, and the parched Earth cools down with the incessant downpour which rides in on the Monsoon winds. The monsoon phenomenon brings out an altogether different side to Goa. Imagine swaying palms dancing to the tune of the winds, quaint lanes washed by rain waters, ominous grey layers of thick clouds that rule the skies and swirling waters roaring out at the beaches; there’s something about experiencing monsoons in Goa which tops the list of things to…

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Travel Addiction Is Real

  Depending on whom you ask, there could be such a thing as too much travel. Ever since humans first created maps, we’ve had a compulsion to fill them in. Our desire to see what lies beyond that distant peak, that vast sea, or this planet is an essential part of who we are, and studies show that our inherent wanderlust can also make us smarter, happier, and more creative. But is it possible to overdose on too much of a good thing? Can this natural instinct to see and…

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Kunal Kapoor: Like to travel within India more than abroad

New Delhi: A lot of people wish to visit international destination, including during vacations, but actor Kunal Kapoor likes to see different parts of India, which he considers a “special” country, and more attractive. Kunal, along with his friend of over two decades, Cyrus Sahukar, went on a trip from Dharamsala to Kaza as part of upcoming TV show “Great Escape with Kunal and Cyrus”, which will be aired on Fox Life starting from June 23. “I have learned from this trip that there is so much to see within…

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Here’s why this Indian travel startup has become profitable

Travel sector is growing phenomenally with Indians booking tickets on the fly. As the market is set to grow from 18 million to 30-50 million outbound travelers in the next 5-7 years, there is fleet of travel start-ups in the market currently but one of them claims to have turned profitable this financial year. Established in October 2011, TravelTriangle is India’s first full stack holiday marketplace with a team of 400 people, and a team of 650+ expert agents across the globe. The company wanted to connect travelers with safe,…

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In tweets, Trump appears to undercut his own travel ban case

U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to undermine his administration’s legal case for a temporary travel ban, assailing the Justice Department on Monday for a revised version of the measure that he called “watered down” and “politically correct.” In a series of early morning Twitter messages, Trump returned to the issue of the travel ban that he raised immediately after an attack in London on Saturday night that killed 7 people and wounded 48. Trump has presented the measure, which seeks to halt entry to the United States for 90 days…

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Is social media the new brand ambassador of travel?

How often have your peers reminded you of how much you are missing out on, by being inactive on social media? This emerging platform of expression, entertainment and argument, has indeed been influencing our lives in ways more than one. As you scroll down your social media page, you realise how strategically and how well it has integrated itself into your daily life and work. This often makes one think if being a participant of the game is more an obligation than a choice. Let’s talk about its umpteen influences on travel, for…

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U.S. Lawmakers Have Reintroduced a Bill to End Restrictions on Travel to Cuba

  A bipartisan group of U.S. senators reintroduce d legislation on Thursday to repeal all restrictions on travel to Cuba , this time attracting far more co-sponsors in a sign of growing support for U.S.- Cuba n detente even as its future looks uncertain. The Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act was introduced in 2015 by eight Republican and Democratic co-sponsors but never made it to the floor. The latest measure attracted 55 co-sponsors. While efforts to ease the decades-old U.S. embargo against Cuba have been gathering strength and 55…

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Pondering ‘The Essential Tao of Travel’ by Paul Theroux

Paul Theroux is travel writing legend. I’ve always wanted to comment on Theroux’s Essential Tao of Travel, but I never had enough travel experience to think that my opinion is worth more than 10 rubles. However, I recently passed two significant travel milestones. First, I’ve been traveling nonstop for more than a decade (since 2006). Second, I’ve been to over 100 countries (111 to be exact). Therefore, I’m feeling cocky enough to pretend to be an authority. Here are Theroux’s 10 travel tips listed in his Essential Tao of Travel book  and…

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AAA says plan ahead: Busy Memorial Day travel weekend expected

HARTFORD — Whether you’re taking to the roads, rails, waters, or skies this Memorial Day weekend, you can expect a lot of company! AAA expects 39.3 million Americans to travel 50 miles or more away from home. That’s one million more travelers than last year, and the highest Memorial Day travel volume since 2005. This will also be the busiest Memorial Day travel weekend across New England since 2005. AAA says almost 1.8 million people will be traveling – and more than 90 percent of them, or 1.6 million, are planning…

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Crowds expected at airport for Memorial Day travel

As the busy Memorial Day travel weekend approaches, officials at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport warn that the busiest day is expected to be this Friday, when more than 85,000 travelers are expected to pass through security checkpoints. The airport aims to keep wait times under 20 minutes, but during peak times the lines are longer. Airport and Transportation Security Administration officials say travelers should get to the airport two hours before domestic flights and three hours before international flights. Hartsfield-Jackson has expanded the main security checkpoint queuing area to reduce the…

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