Author: Dev

A 5-Day Family Road Trip Around Manali, From Delhi

“Watch it” “Slow down” and “Careful”, as I vaguely remember, are the three phrases my father repeatedly spat on me during our recent 5-day family road trip to Manali from Delhi, the idea of which germinated in my mind when Nissan India asked if I wanted to test drive one of their cars on a road trip to the Himalayas somewhere. Read: Nissan Sunny Review A family road trip, as I experienced myself, can be just as wonderful an experience as with friends. Though of course, a road trip with friends has its own perks — with the biggest benefit being the fact that you don’t feel a need to pre-plan your journey while travelling with friends, whereas when with the family, you need to pre-plan and pre-plan a lot. Because if you already know where you’re going and if the places you’re visiting are peaceful enough for spending some family time together, then you’re in store for some amazing lifetime memories. So if you too are planning a few days long road-trip in the Himalayas with …

What To Do In Brisbane: Tips For First Time Travellers

I can fairly remember how when an invitation from the Queensland Tourism to explore the region of Gold Coast landed in my inbox, I humbly requested for an overstay in the country after the completion of our blog-tip, to experience a bit of Brisbane as well. Though I had to travel Brisbane on my own, without any support from the Queensland Tourism, it still made sense to stay back and not miss the chance of exploring Brisbane now that I was already in Queensland. I mean Brisbane is, after all, considered as one of the friendliest travel destinations in the world and has been topping Tripadvisor’s ranking in the South Pacific region since years. So yea, my love for Brisbane started before I even visited Brisbane. And when I actually ended up there, my love only intensified. What To Do In Brisbane Exploring The Seaside Town Of Sandgate  …and learning Paddleboarding! Jump into a train and your next destination is Sandgate — a vibrant and historic seaside town, laden with cute cafes, even more relaxing vibe, …

Exploring Brisbane On Segway

Want to explore Brisbane on a fast-track? Go for a Segway tour in Brisbane! I remember the last time I tried Segway I was on a different continent and some 15,000km away — exploring the city of Rome. And the idea of a Segway tour in Rome germinated in my mind because I was short on time and Rome was massive and overwhelming — a quick Segway tour around the city felt like a perfect idea to get familiar and explore all its highlights in no time. Though of course, the charm of walking around the romantic Roman streets was unbeatable by any means, since I was short on time, what could be my best shot? And this time again, as I landed in Brisbane with no more than three nights to spare, the idea of opting for a quick segway tour on the first night itself made a perfect sense. I wanted to get hold of Brisbane and become familiar with its popular highlights without wasting any time and so that I know where to …

Why I Suggest Flying From India To Gold Coast With FlyScoot Airlines

Flying from India to the Gold Coast in Australia? I suggest you check for FlyScoot Airlines! You know what is that one thing that has always curbed me (and I think most people reading this article fall into the same category) from travelling abroad? It’s MONEY! The money that was required to invest in hefty airfares. I mean you plan a one-week holiday to Australia and you end up losing just as much cash in just flying from India to Australia, as in everything else put together. I remember how last year when I planned a one-month backpacking trip in and around Perth in Western Australia (and I planned Perth because flights to Perth were the cheapest from India) I couldn’t visit Sydney and Melbourne because flights to both the cities would have cost me a fortune. So, expensive airfares have curbed me much from travelling in life. And unlike with Europe, where you always find a cheap deal, with Australia it’s not so the reality, especially if you’re planning for the eastern coast of …

9 Reasons To Travel To The Gold Coast On Your Next Australia Adventure

The Gold Coast region in the Queensland region of Australia turned out to be my personal favourite among all the places I’ve been to in the country so far. Though it’s true that I still have a significantly larger portion of Australia to discover, out of whatever little of it I’ve seen so far, the Gold Coast remains a particular highlight, and there are many reasons for it. Gold Coast is the epitome of the Australian dream: from exploring picturesque surfing beaches to experiencing laid-back cafes to trying adventure sports of different kinds. In just a 60km of a stretch, you get to do so much that you otherwise don’t in most of the other tourist places in the world. I remember how before arriving on the Gold Coast, I underestimated it as just another upcoming beach towns in Australia, laden with nothing beyond surfing experiences and a laid-back life, but I was wrong. Gold Coast has much more to see and do than one can imagine. Also Read: A 5 Day Action-Packed Travel Itinerary For …

7 Must See Tourist Destinations In Maharashtra

When I first visited Maharashtra during a road trip across coastal Maharashtra, I had no idea that Maharashtra has so much to offer. I didn’t know what Maharashtra is blessed with white sand beaches, caves, temples, rare wildlife, nature parks, pulsating nightlife in cities… well, I can go on. Maharashtra is certainly more than just aamchi Mumbai with crowded beaches and Bollywood stars being prevalent. So venture off, take the road less travelled and explore Maharashtra beyond just Mumbai. Must See Offbeat Tourist Destinations In Maharashtra Tarkarli: Located only a few hours drive north of Goa, Tarkarli is a cute little offbeat town in Maharashtra best known for a long unbroken shoreline and clear waters. The beaches in Tarkatli are great laze around (consider it as one of the biggest north Goa Beaches with less crowd). The town also offers adventure water sport, including Scuba diving, Jet Ski, Banana Boat Ride and Parasailing, among others for adventure buffs. For photo buffs, moreover, the village of Tarkarli is a real treat. Just walk across the many intermingled …

Greece’s Best Things to Do For Free

Greece is one of the best holiday destinations in the world if you’re a lover of history, art, culture, beaches, and food. Whether you have decided to stay in a hotel in Athens or something more fancier, say a villa in Crete, you’re probably aware that you’re going to have a great holiday. However, we all know how easy it is to spend a lot of money when we’re on vacation, so what can we do to ensure we spend less? It’s simple, we can visit Greece’s free tourist destinations. Read on for more information! Visit The National Garden Greece’s National Garden is the perfect place for you to begin your holiday. But do not worry, even if you’re not a huge fan of all-things horticulture it’s still very likely that you’re going to enjoy a walk around. Located in Syntagma, Athens, adjacent to the Parliament building, the public park is a must-visit destination. If you would like nothing more than to escape the hustle and bustle of Athens, then visiting the gardens is a must. …

Visiting Thiruvananthapuram? Don’t Miss These 5 Must See Places

Peaceful beaches, idyllic hill slopes, historical monuments, mesmerising lakes, and popular religious centres all set against a lively cultural background is what Thiruvananthapuram is known for. Book cheap flights from Bangalore to Thiruvananthapuram and go exploring around, to experience that the city is indeed a mystifying combination of diversities.  Apart from being the state capital, there is not a maddening rush here which is usually seen in the other metropolis. No wonder, the green, clean and safe city with its moderate climate lures quite many tourists from across the globe throughout the year. 5 Must See Places In Thiruvananthapuram Padmanabha Swamy Temple Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the temple is a combination of the Dravidian and the Kerala style of architecture situated inside the East Fort. The presiding deity in this temple is of Lord Vishnu reclining on Anantha the Serpent. The temple is a place for art lovers and is also famous for its stone carvings and mural paintings. Padmanabhapuram Palace This wonderful palace is located at Thuckalai; at a distance of 20 kilometres from Nagercoil and …

Hot Air Ballooning In The Gold Coast

It felt all okay initially as our hot air balloon took the flight from in the Gold Coast, but as it continued rising higher and higher my knees started going weak. “How high are we going today”?I asked the pilot, with a doubtful voice, expecting him to sense the nervousness in me, but ignoring me at all and with a big playful smirk on his face, he spat, “over 3500 feet”. More than a km higher from the ground, and a few long minutes away, as my eyes finally adjusted and my head came to its place — a bit relaxed now, after something a habit — I realised that my last experience of hot air ballooning in Goa was, in fact, a low altitude ride over the suburbs of the central Goa. It may just be as beautiful and surreal as an experience, but the flight certainly didn’t feel this high! The Hot Air Ballooning in the Gold Coast was certainly in the top experiences I was looking forward to since an invitation from the Queensland …

A Day Trip To The Lady Elliot Island From The Gold Coast

Visiting Gold Coast in Queensland? Don’t miss a day trip to The Lady Elliot Island — the most picturesque highlight! As I carefully treaded on what appeared as a million broken shells and conches, with my shorts carefully rolled up, I experienced a soft touch of the residual waves of the Coral Sea caress my feet and playfully slip the sand from underneath my soles. I looked at the chirpy turquoise blue waters before me and suddenly realised why this place is considered as a mecca for snorkels and divers. I was not even 10 steps away from the beach and the beautiful coral life had already started and stretched for as far as I could see. A few dozen colourful, tiny fishes had moreover approached me before suddenly disappearing into nothingness as if almost inviting me to their beautiful world underwater! I remember when an invitation from the Queensland Tourism landed in my inbox, asking me if I would be interested in exploring the Gold Coast region during a few days of an action-packed journey, the first thing …