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Sparkle #163: Travel with the Holiday Magazine

I recently came across some illustrated covers for the Holiday Magazine, and was curious to know more about their content and readership. The Holiday Magazine was first published in the US between 1946 – 1977, and it introduced a new and exciting glamour and lifestyle travel format for it’s readers. What set the magazine apart from it’s contemporaries was it’s strong aesthetic sense, a fun and creative layout, stellar photography and brilliant writing. An art house in Paris relaunched the magazine in 2014. They started with the essence of the first version, but also added trends from the current century to make it more…

December 8, 2015
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Sparkle #159: Illustrated Travel Calendars

For me, 2015 was full of travel – both big and small. There is not a single thing I would change about any of my trips, except for wishing that they continue in 2016 and beyond! Discovering new places, people and cultures is fascinating as well as enriching. It nourishes the soul, opens your mind and puts a big picture perspective on everything. If like me, you are also bitten by the wanderlust bug, then you would have started thinking about your travel wishlist for 2016. If you need some inspiration or just want to ensure you stay on track with your plans for the next year, then check…

December 1, 2015
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Sparkle #155: Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Thanksgiving is a great time to take a break and travel back home to be with family and friends. But if you are lucky enough to be in the same city as your family, you can actually use the holiday to plan a vacation and spend some quality time with your loved ones! If you are planning any travel during the Thanksgiving weekend, then consider heading to the Big Apple. New York is fantastic during Thanksgiving owing to two key attractions – the fabulous weekend sales and Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade! Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Parade is an iconic tradition and almost an official way to…

November 24, 2015
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Sparkle #151: Nature Travel Inspiration

Winters are the perfect time to escape into the wilderness. The dense air and dark pines add a mysterious charm to forests, thus making them even more inviting during the cold weather. Imagine cuddling up with a cup of hot cocoa and your favorite book under a giant oak tree on a winter day – sounds like utter bliss! Sadly, I am several miles away from a forest, so I can only dream about these lovely winter walks. If like me, you are looking for some nature themed travel inspiration, then follow “Wintergirl” on Tumblr. She posts some amazing travel shots of forests, mountains and nature on a regular…

November 17, 2015
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Sparkle #147: Swiss Alps in the Snow!

If you have been reading this space, you know we are celebrating winter season on the blog this week! Winter is a great time to take a break and switch off from the rigmarole of our daily lives. The weather and holiday season both persuade one to slow down and take some time off without feeling guilty. I know that a lot of people like to travel to warmer climates to escape the harsh weather, but I actually prefer going someplace even colder. I love winter and feel it’s one of the most magical times of the year, so I am not one to…

November 3, 2015