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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 #103: Travel global, Eat local!

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 of trying local cuisines! Food is one of the top ranked travel experiences – after all, why wouldn’t one want to try authentic meals and flavors when traveling to a new destination? I personally feel that the best way to get acquainted with the culture of a place is to bond with the locals and try their native food. And if you were to combine…

July 21, 2015
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Sparkle #95: Travel Manifestos

I know what you are thinking – why am I writing about manifestos today? A manifesto sounds like a very serious term, something that we would associate more with politics and less with travel. Loosely defined, a manifesto means a public declaration of intentions and views of an individual or group. However, having a manifesto need not be restricted to just political parties or people; one can establish intentions for any facet of their life!  These days, people come up with plenty of interesting manifestos focusing on different themes such as health and nutrition, spirituality, mindful living, specific hobbies like travel and other activities connected with their lives. If…

July 7, 2015
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Sparkle #91: Three Travel Hacks I Love!

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 internet, you will find plenty of travel hacks which can be useful for your trip; I particularly like the ones listed on Buzzfeed, Babble and Popsugar. I have three favorite travel hacks which often save me time and make my journey painless. I have tried these on countless flights abroad and find they actually work! These are: Packing all my cosmetics/liquids in…

June 30, 2015
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Sparkle #83: Animated Travel Delights

Aloha folks! Today is travel Tuesday on the blog, and given that this week’s theme is animation, I am sharing some of my favorite travel themed GIF images with all of you. As most readers of this blog would be aware, I love to travel; in fact I just got back from a crazy trip last week (promise to share stories in a post soon). Summer is here and I am sure we are all planning our next break, so here is some travel inspiration in the form of GIFs to get you all charged up for your next vacation. Browse through my favorites below, and…

June 9, 2015