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Don't just visit. Belong.

March 6, 2018

Velvett Voyages: A Peek Into Manali

The fading winter means the onslaught of unbearable heat for many of us, but it also brings with it the perfect opportunity for travel to cooler climes – and as is often the case in India, that’s synonymous with a trip up north. We are fortunate to soon count among our homestays a true hidden […]

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January 29, 2018

Visiting Velvett: Cracking the Code to NYE

As is generally the case when trying to mobilize a dozen twenty-somethings to do anything, planning New Year’s Eve was proving to be a futile task. House party? No empty house. Head to a bar? Too expensive, crowded, unreliable. Plan a weekend away? Ideal, but where do we find a house to accommodate us all? […]

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November 25, 2017

Travelling with Tots

The reality of travelling with children isn’t always pretty, but keep these pointers in mind and your holidays will feature fewer tantrums and more tranquillity. Read more on our blog for a quick intro to surviving your spawn! Travelling With Tots 101: A Quick Guide Dewy mountain tops cut through the rolling mist, the air […]

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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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