5 days in the lesser-known parts of Provence

5 days in the lesser-known parts of Provence

Author: Ipsita Barua, Travel Editor The smell of lavender in the air. Quaint hillside villages and idyllic lanes. Beautiful gardens and thick olive groves. Fine wine. Provence evokes poetry and romance. No wonder Van Gogh chose this region to stay for a couple of years and produced some of his greatest masterpieces here, including the Starry [...]

Tips and hacks for your trips this Spring

Tips and hacks for your trips this Spring

Author: Ipsita Barua, Travel Editor The snow has melted. Baby leaves are sprouting. Wildflowers, daffodils and tulips are vying for attention. The days are longer and warmer. Spring has officially arrived. With the long Easter holidays and school break, this time of the year is everyone's favourite to pack bags without weighty woollens and set out [...]

5 Beautiful Swiss Towns to Visit

5 Beautiful Swiss Towns to Visit

Author: Ipsita Barua, Travel Editor When you have to choose between Nutella and Peanut Butter sandwiches for a midnight indulgence, it can be quite a dilemma. It's the moment of truth, but you know the heart wants a fair deal without offending either. I faced a similar tug of hearts while composing this list. Switzerland , [...]

Go Solo. Fall in love.

Go Solo. Fall in love.

Some people say it takes guts. Some say it takes willpower. I say, all it takes is a fraction of a second, when egged on by your conscience and a deep desire to break free from the mundane, you decide to give ‘solo travel’ a go! The more you think, the more it's not happening. [...]