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Don't just visit. Belong.

November 4, 2017

Turn Your House Into A Home(stay)

As borders shrink and travel becomes increasingly accessible, more and more people are looking for ways to make their journeys affordable without sacrificing quality and comfort. This has led to a huge surge in online marketplaces for vacation rental and lodging services that range from renting a single bedroom to grand villas that will accommodate […]

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October 4, 2017

Finding Community Through Food

An unobtrusive breeze snakes its way between the curtains; dusk has just fallen, and we’re in that sweet spot where everybody’s settled in but the night is still young. A candle flickers slightly, glasses clink, laughter erupts. The atmosphere in the room is heady, equal parts a result of wine and uninhibited companionship. Chairs […]

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September 25, 2017

Homestays Vs Hotels

For people all over the world, a holiday is arguably the most sought after escape one seeks when wishing to break the monotony of their life. Naturally, an essential prerequisite for a successful vacation is to find accommodation that fits the comfort and style of living of the traveler. So when it comes to choosing […]

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September 16, 2017

Don’t Just Visit. Belong

Do you know that feeling? If you’re reading this, chances are you love to travel. To delve into a new city, town or culture is an unmatched experience, and with today’s shrinking borders and increased accessibility, the world is at our fingertips. Read on for a few pointers on making the most of your next […]

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September 9, 2017

Explorers choice – An Indian Homestays

When we travel, we ask ourselves …what are we venturing out to find? A deeper meaning to life other than the usual rat race? A calm setting to gather your thoughts, to breathe a new life beyond the old ways? To learn a new culture and gain perspective from others around us? Or is it […]

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September 2, 2017

The Spanish Diaries – My top 5 Castles

‘Rocks in my path? I keep them all, with them I shall build my castle’ – Quote by Nemo Nox, Brazilian Writer and Blogger Delve into the Moorish history that surrounds Andalucía and its castles during your stay in Spain. All within easy reach via the excellent road networks, you can make the most of […]

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September 2, 2017

The Spanish Diaries – Five Great ‘Whites’ of Andalucía

“The best thing about living in a small village: when you are not sure what is going on in your own life…. someone in the village usually does!” – anonymous A southern province in Spain, Andalucía is famous for its pueblos blancos or ‘white villages’, standing out crisp and proud against the surrounding grey-green hills […]

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September 1, 2017

5 unique things to do in Goa

As a Travelogist, I don’t want to just travel to serene destinations – I want to fall off the grid, into a world unexplored. Goa is known for its nightlife and upbeat beaches, and understandably so. Yet most of us fail to explore the unique sights that it has to offer during the day; it […]

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August 31, 2017

The Spanish Diaries – Summer Food Finds

“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” – Luciano Pavarotti Summer seems to have been going on for ages now, the day’s sunshine sometimes accompanied by light breezes and the odd shower of rain, but […]

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August 26, 2017

5 offbeat Beaches in Goa

If you’ve come looking for some sun, sand and sea on Goa’s vast coastline without the crowds and the fuss, you’ll be pleased to discover these beaches that offer solitude and an escape from the world – or at least relief from prying eyes and annoying hawkers. Here’s a list of five offbeat, […]

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