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Travel

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
chicago, india, las vegas, london, new york, paris, san francisco, tokyo, europe, united states, russia, country, africa, world, travel, maps, illustrations, illustrated map, travel maps, illustrated travel, pumpernickel pixie
Art, Travel

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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Travel

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