Perfect getaway: 5 scenic routes in India for a road trip this monsoon

Make the most of the rains this year. You can head to misty mountains in India, go trekking in the Sahyadris, or set off on a road trip. Self-drive trip, as a travel trend, is slowly catching up in India. It is an immersive way to travel, exploring places with freedom and flexibility, which not only gives a sense of independence, but allows one to do things at their own pace. Here is a list of few destinations, picked by Aditya Loomba, joint managing director of ECO Rent A Car, specially for…

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Spain road trip: Málaga to Jerez

In Málaga enjoy arty sophistication before heading into the wilds. Of the city’s many museums and galleries, the Carmen Thyssen, the Picasso Museum and the Contemporary Art Centre cover the classics and the surprising. The Muelle Uno complex on the harbourside is a nice, glitzy place to browse white clothes and drink wine by yachts before walking east along the seafront to Playa de la Malagueta for a swim. (For those who want more serious beach time, the gorgeous coves of Nerja are just an hour’s drive away.) The modern Hotel del Pintor (doubles from €69 room-only) is a fine example of the…

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Spain road trip: Madrid to Santiago de Compostela

Madrid is a dynamic city, full of gastronomic pleasures, late nights, art and music. In recent years it has added important art galleries and avant-garde restaurants – without losing its soul. It has the same rustic tavernas and unfussy bars that writers such as Ernest Hemingway fell in love with in the 1920s. A well-located place to stay is One Shot Prado 23 (doubles from €87 B&B, hoteloneshotprado23.com), offering easy access to the golden triangle of art: thePrado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums. Also close by are the bohemian neighbourhoods of El Barrio de las Letras and La Latina,…

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Spain road trip: San Sebastián to Valencia

San Sebastián (or Donostia in Basque) is one of the most elegant coastal towns on the Iberian peninsula. It’s also a mecca for foodies, with more Michelin-starred restaurants per capita than anywhere in the world except Kyoto. For a town with fewer than 200,000 inhabitants, it has a lot to offer. Install yourself in Hotel Niza(doubles from €85 room only) and take a walk along the seafront to the Peine del Viento (Comb of the Wind), a sculpture by local artist Eduardo Chillida. There’s an open-air sculpture park dedicated to his work in the…

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Three Tips for An Amazing Family Ski Trip

Taking a ski trip together as a family can be a fun and exciting experience that you’ll all remember. Skiing can also be great exercise for all the family. When it comes to choosing your ski destination, there are numerous options to choose from that provide child-friendly slopes and lessons. However, to make sure that you have the best experience, it’s important to put a lot of effort into the planning. We’ve put together some top tips to help you plan and put together a fun and memorable family ski…

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Don’t plan a trip to any of these 5 destinations in Uttarakhand this monsoon

Pre-monsoon showers in Uttarakhand have resulted in overflowing rivers, waterfalls and landslides. While the state has not issued any advisory for visitors, nevertheless, the first-hand experience of some travellers is enough to highlight the problems one might face. “It took us more than three hours on Thursday to exit from Nainital as two major routes, Nainital–Kaladhungi and Nainital bypass were blocked. There was an overflowing waterfall and boulders blocking the way,” said Udit Ghildiyal, an avid traveller. The state government spokesperson, Madan Kaushik said Uttarakhand is a major tourist destination and…

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Readers’ travel photo competition: May – win a trip to Costa Rica!

See the world through your camera? Then enter our travel photo competition for a chance to win a wildlife holiday for two to Costa Rica with Exodus Travels. No theme – just send your best travel shot Stunning landscape, atmospheric street market shot, wonderful wildlife or an original take on a well-known hotspot? We want to see your best travel shot. We’ll choose and publish a selection of our favourites, and the winning image for this month will receive a £200 voucher that can be used against an Exodus Travels…

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Free Travel On Offer For Palace Trip

The fixture at Selhurst Park on Sunday 14th May (KO 12noon) could be a vital one in the battle for Premier League survival and a vociferous away following could provide Marco Silva’s side with an extra edge in their quest for points. We’ve teamed up with SportPesa to give fans the opportunity to take advantage of free return coach travel from the KCOM Stadium for this game. Coaches will depart from the South Stand Car Park at 5am, with 500 free places available on a first come, first served basis. Travel…

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White House: Michelle Obama to join husband on trip to Britain

] U.S. first lady Michelle Obama will join her husband, President Barack Obama, for his trip to Britain later this week, the White House said on Monday. The Obamas will attend a private lunch with Queen Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Philip at Windsor Castle on Friday. That evening they will have diner with Prince William, his wife Kate, and Prince Harry at Kensington Palace, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. The president’s trip comes as the British weigh whether or not to remain in the European Union in an…

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A Trip to the Wilderness Is Bliss for Troubled Teens

One of the most challenging phases of life, the teenage years is troublesome both for the teens and family. While there is the joy of your little one finally reaching the threshold of adulthood- there is also the fear of drug or alcohol abuse or any other sort of addiction that have become almost synonymous with teenhood. It’s often the suffocating environment of the city jungle that acts as a major stimulator between such issues among teens and this is where a trip to the wilderness could actually benefit them….

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