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Sparkle #173: Travel Wishlist – India Edition

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 to travel this year. If you have clear dreams and plans, the universe might just conspire to make it happen! This year, my travel wishlist is restricted to specific places in India. I am not planning any international trips by myself, but would be happy if life throws up any surprises in this department! I am trying to save for a backpacking trip across Europe in 2017, so…

January 19, 2016
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Sparkle #167: Winter Wonderland in London

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 of November to January. Winter Wonderland is a spectacular themed destination which opens up for the public every year in London. The best part is that entry to the wonderland is absolutely free, you only have to pay for the attractions or rides you choose to indulge in. Apart from all the rides, they also have a bunch of themed cafes, restaurants, Christmas markets, street…

December 15, 2015
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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