How I Convince People To Shed Their Fears And Travel To India

Credit: Gerald Eskenazi Sunrise Over Mumbai The first time we came back from India, I told everyone about the cows in the street in downtown Delhi. I told them about the elephant that blocked our way on what passes for a “highway.” I told them about dodging the cars (usually successfully) as we crossed a street in Mumbai. Or about the 7-year-old kids hawking souvenirs as the sun rose above the majestic Taj Mahal.  It wasn’t even 8 o’clock in the morning, and school was in. Who was taking care of…

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Holidays from hell: how to get redress when things go wrong

 Cancelled flights are just one of the woes that can disrupt a holiday – but getting compensation isn’t always straightforward. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters In the coming week thousands of holidaymakers will be returning to drudgery. Not just to the day job but the baffling, often futile, attempts to claim redress for a ruined trip. As holidays become ever easier to book online, more travellers are finding their idyll becomes a nightmare due to incompetence, indifference or downright fraud. Here are some of the most common problems, and how to put…

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How to Make Sure Your Shoes Are Comfortable When You Travel

I’m a huge fan of taking walking tours when I travel. Walking tours are a great way to see a city, and if you opt for a food tour you get to sample some of the local cuisine, take in the sights, and get a little exercise in the process. It’s a great combo. That is unless you decided to wear the wrong shoes. Uncomfortable shoes, or shoes not designed for walking long distances, can make a walking adventure a painful idea rather than a pleasant excursion. Travel + Leisure recently spoke…

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10 SECRETS TRAVEL INFLUENCERS DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT THEIR “PERFECT” VACATIONS

Most travel influencers make the #goodlife look effortless — like every day just so happens to begin with an oceanside feast and end with champagne glasses clinking as a pink sun melts into the horizon. There are lavender fields galore, and hey — do y’all have a special strategy for finding a city’s most charming doors? But really: How do they do it?! Here, nine full-fledged travel influencers reveal the biggest secrets behind their highly filtered lives: 1. THEY HAVE NO REAL HOME BASE “I don’t have an apartment, and I haven’t for two years,” says…

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This Is the Hottest Travel Destination for Seniors Right Now

Unencumbered by work and kids, many retirees are upping their travel game. An analysis by Priceline found that boomers book the longest average length of stay on their vacations, relative to other age groups, and spend significantly more on flights and hotels than younger travelers. “Baby boomers are active travelers,” says Kevin O’Leary, senior analyst at Priceline, via email. So where are seniors headed? To find out, MONEY teamed up with Priceline to get information on travelers aged 60 and over; the company analyzed millions of bookings across all age groups, spanning thousands of…

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Australia’s biggest online travel shopping bonanza is back next week

Do I really need travel insurance? IF YOU’VE been thinking of another holiday, whether it’s a big adventure or a quick getaway, make sure you’re free on Tuesday night. Travel Frenzy, the online mega sale for travel deals, goes live on August 21 at 7pm AEST and over 24 hours it will offer massive savings on everything from flights and hotels to cruises, tours, travel insurance, rental cars and travel-related items like luggage. We’re talking savings of more than 70 per cent on prices for popular destinations like Bali, Thailand,…

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Authentic African Experiences not to be missed in South Africa

South Africa is a dream destination for anyone looking to enjoy all that Africa has to offer, without venturing into the desolate plains in the heart of the continent. From the breathtaking African sunsets and the welcoming and warm African people, to the authentic African experiences on offer; South Africa is the ideal place to tick off every one of Africa’s ‘bucket list’ experiences. While South Africa is incredibly beautiful, with so much to see and do; it is also a country with deep, fascinating history; a strong culture and…

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Creating Unique Family Travel Videos

When looking forward to upcoming family vacations, most look forward to the videos and photos they will take. Holidayswill come to an end, but the memories make it last and give us something to reminisce about as time goes by. If you ever worry about tax-related issues like T1135, checking out family photos and videos will cheer you up as you remember about better days. It is for that reason you ought to create family videos to share and cherish with pride. Here are some of the tips and tricks…

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The lunar landscapes of India’s Great Rann of Kutch

Rann of Kutch: As India’s largest salt marsh, the Rann of Kutch draws travelers from all over the world. The Great Rann is home to surreal, silvery landscapes and the Little Rann is a hub of wildlife and salt farming. We asked travelers, tour guides and residents to share their favorite experiences in the region. (CNN) — On the edge of western India, a pure white desert seems to shimmer under the blazing sun. This is the Rann of Kutch, home to India’s largest salt plain, in the Kutch district of the westernmost…

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How to travel with your senior parents

If your destination is somewhere with a lot of walking, Lim recommends prepping your parents beforehand and encouraging them to start taking short walks around their neighborhoods. (Shutterstock/File) When you’re an adult, traveling with your parents can be stressful, what with the planning, different interests and the inevitable butting of heads. However, with these tips, some of that stress can be left on the wayside and you can all focus on having fun. Don’t forget to take it slow As hard as it is to remember sometimes, your parents are getting…

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