Sparkle #200: Colorful Buildings I Want To Visit

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Color always makes me happy!  I go crazy with the camera when I spot a multicolored building during my travels. There are many wonderfully constructed, artistic, multi-hued buildings around the world – a testament to the amazing talent of creative artists everywhere. For today’s post, I… Continue Reading

Sparkle #192: Incredible India!

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India – the land of multiple sights, sounds and experiences. A country which belongs to both the rich and the poor, the old and the young alike. This is the same place where you will find something as enchanting as the Taj… Continue Reading

Sparkle #186: The Rainbow Mountains of China

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Look at the above image carefully. This photograph of brightly colored mountains seems surreal, almost as if it were a painting. It seems like something I would draw in my art class with a bunch of bright colored crayons. But this picture… Continue Reading

Sparkle #181: Love and Longing for NYC

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My travel wishlist is forever growing. As I add on new destinations every year, I also keep some time to visit places which have endeared to me on my previous travels. As a traveler, you sometimes discover cities and towns which feel familiar,… Continue Reading

Sparkle #177: Valentine’s Day, 14 Ways

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Hello everyone, how is your week coming along? Valentine’s day is round the corner, and just like I promised, I am doing an interesting valentine’s day round-up for you this week. Valentine’s day is a day of love, not just a day… Continue Reading

Sparkle #173: Travel Wishlist – India Edition

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It is so much fun to create a travel wishlist for the year. Last year, Paris was right at the top of my list, and I was so thrilled when that trip actually happened! So there is definitely some merit in thinking about where you want… Continue Reading

Sparkle #167: Winter Wonderland in London

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London lights up like magic during December, it seems the city brings out it’s best for Christmas. One of my favorite attractions in London during this time is Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park – a Christmas fair which is open during the months… Continue Reading

Sparkle #163: Travel with the Holiday Magazine

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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… Continue Reading

Sparkle #159: Illustrated Travel Calendars

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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… Continue Reading

Sparkle #155: Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

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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… Continue Reading

Sparkle #151: Nature Travel Inspiration

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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… Continue Reading

Sparkle #147: Swiss Alps in the Snow!

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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… Continue Reading

Sparkle #143: A Not So Scary Halloween Party

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Love Halloween but don’t like to celebrate it the scary or spooky way? Then head over to Disney for Mickey’s ‘not-so-scary’ Halloween Party! Every year, the famous theme park in Florida, Orlando holds a Halloween festival during the months of September and… Continue Reading

Sparkle #139: Minimalist Travel Tattoos

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I don’t think I will ever get a tattoo – it seems too permanent! What if I don’t like what I got a couple of years down the line? I also have super sensitive skin with a low pain threshold, so the idea of… Continue Reading

Sparkle #135: Amazing Waffles at Virginia Beach

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I have mentioned a couple of times how much I love fall and winter. I am also equally fond of spring! However, I don’t like the hot season much. But the one thing I do love about summer is the beach. If you… Continue Reading

Sparkle #131: Fall Travel Checklist

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Travel doesn’t always mean packing your bags and heading to far and distant places! Even short excursions to nearby attractions can offer a good break from the monotony of daily life and help clear one’s mind. This week on the blog is about… Continue Reading

Sparkle #127: Travel Words To Love

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Sometimes travel inspiration can strike anywhere, even when reading a word! There are some unique words in English and other languages which beautifully capture the emotions of a wandering soul. If your travel vocabulary starts at adventure and ends at wanderlust, then you might want… Continue Reading

Sparkle #123: Last few days at the Beach

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Summer is quickly making way for fall, and while I cannot wait for the air to get cooler and the days to get shorter, I will definitely miss one thing about summer – the lovely, lazy, long days spent at the beach! The… Continue Reading

Sparkle #119: Chocolate Around the World

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Would you travel for Chocolate? I know I would! Science says chocolate is a definite happiness booster, and I couldn’t agree more! It easily fits in with most menus or cuisines, is available in a variety of forms and flavors and often tops the list of comforting,… Continue Reading

Sparkle #115: Illustrated Travel Maps

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We are celebrating illustrated art on the blog this week, and for today’s post I wanted to share my favorite type of travel illustrations – illustrated travel maps! An illustrated map comes in handy when you want to know the character… Continue Reading

Sparkle #111: Take part in La Tomatina

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It’s August, which means we are nearing the end of summer! As the season slows down, take some time off from your hectic schedule for one last summer break! And what better place to celebrate summer than Spain? Every year, on the… Continue Reading

Trip of a Lifetime: Kashmir, Leh, Ladakh: Part 1

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Hello wonderful people and happy Sunday! I woke up feeling real good this morning. It could be because it’s Sunday, or because we have amazing (rainy) weather, or simply because today is the anniversary of my maiden trip to Kashmir, Leh, Ladakh in 2013. If I… Continue Reading

Sparkle #107: Paris vs New York

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I love Paris and New York – both cities are my absolute favorites and close to my heart for so many different reasons! I discovered Paris via books and movies and fell in love with it in an instant. Thankfully, my maiden visit this… Continue Reading

Sparkle #103: Travel global, Eat local!

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Hello happy travelers! What is that one activity which you love to engage in when you travel? All of us explore different interests during our trips – sightseeing tours, adventure sports, extravagant shopping or local shows and entertainment. But there is one travel experience which everyone loves – the excitement… Continue Reading

Sparkle #99: Travel Illustrations Of Famous Cities

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Travel inspiration can strike anywhere – over a conversation, in a movie, through a book or from the internet! I recently stumbled across these delightful city illustrations from the Tokyo Illustrators Society and am craving a trip to New York again! Japanese artist Kondo Yoshie put… Continue Reading

Sparkle #91: Three Travel Hacks I Love!

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Given the amount I travel on a regular basis, I have become adept at testing and adapting different travel hacks to make my journey more comfortable. Travel hacks are basically tips and tricks which make travelling convenient, easy and effortless! If you search the… Continue Reading