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Sparkle #123: Last few days at the Beach

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 world is filled with beaches – some beautiful, some exotic and some rather unusual. The following 6 unique beaches have been on top of my travel list for a while now. There are plenty of beautiful beaches to explore, and if you click on the links at the end of the post, you will be taken to guides which list out some other spectacular…

September 8, 2015
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Sparkle #119: Chocolate Around the World

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, indulgent and stress busting foods. There are plenty of shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants across the world which celebrate chocolate in all it’s glory. Whatever your next destination, be sure to look up ‘chocolate’ and I am sure you will find at least one novel chocolate cafe in that place which you would want to try during your trip. These chocolate shops across…

August 25, 2015
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Sparkle #115: Illustrated Travel Maps

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 of a place in one quick glance. It highlights top attractions, routes, things to do, places to eat and other quirks for a particular destination in a light and easy to absorb manner. It is fun and colorful to look at it, can be easily stored on your phone as an image or a wallpaper and serves as a quick reminder for key attractions when traveling to…

August 18, 2015
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Sparkle #111: Take part in La Tomatina

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 last Wednesday of August, several thousands of people get together to participate in the La Tomatina festival in Buñol, Spain. It is a fun tomato throwing event organized in the Plaza del Pueblo. People get together for a big food fight and throw tonnes of over ripe tomatoes at each other. It is an eagerly awaited summer event, and a highly popular tourist attraction for…

August 11, 2015
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Sparkle #107: Paris vs New York

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 summer only deepened my love for the city! New York on the other hand was my first solo international trip, and the incidents and experiences on this trip helped shape my overall outlook on travel.  New York will always be special for me as it awakened my wanderlust and forever changed my perspective on solo travel! Both the cities have distinct personalities and histories, and a discussion on the…

July 28, 2015