The Holidays are a time for celebrating with loved ones, sharing with the less fortunate and reflecting on the New Year ahead. Little else compares to the excitement of Christmas mornings: children ripping off colourful paper and discovering toys they’ve yearned for, seeing your loved ones’ faces light up when they unwrap a gift you have carefull..
It’s an all too familiar story in this age of blogging and vlogging — the restless millennial who decides he wants to see more of the world than the dismal view afforded from his cubicle. He first quits his “corporate job” then sells off his worldly possessions. After a few months on the road he becomes an authority of sorts — a travel blogger —..
Think back to the last time you travelled — how many of the items you packed in your luggage did you actually wear? When prepping for a getaway we tend to think of all the situations where our sartorial style might be summoned: Is one LBD suffice for a week away? Should I pack my sneakers in case I find a gym? What about my hiking boots if I hit ..
In 1973 Paul Theroux, an American novelist and traveller, embarked on a four-month journey by train from London through Europe, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. His travels were recounted in the best-selling book The Great Railway Bazaar. 35 years after his initial voyage, he would retrace the journey as an older man, ..
We travel for pleasure and adventure and as author Pico Iyer so succinctly wrote, “We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world.” The excitement of exploring new landscapes, forging new friendships and discovering cultures so different from our own is, however, tinted with fear of the unknown, an awareness that the world i..