HindustanTimes Wed,20 Aug 2014

Like adventure travel? How about swimming with sharks!

A close encounter with a shark is often considered the ultimate thrill for an adventure junkie. And, I was lucky enough to experience a cage dive of my own earlier this year.

Of Kismet Curry and Karma Cola

A food walk through Old Delhi with author Pamela Timms turns out to be a sumptuous experience. Manjula Narayan writes.

35% couples on vacation during I-Day weekend. Any plans?

35% of working couples in metro cities are heading to nearby tourist spots like Manali, Dharamsala, Shimla, Mathura, Rishikesh etc. during the upcoming Independence Day weekend, a survey revealed on Wednesday.

Asians most addicted to gadgets on holiday; Thais on top

Asian tourists dominate a new list ranking the countries that are most addicted to their smartphones and tablets on holiday, with Thai, Korean and Japanese respondents expressing the highest amounts of separation anxiety at the prospect of traveling unplugged.

Travel Oscars: Quito top South American attraction

Travelers interested in exploring the best of South America should consider bypassing predictable destinations like Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires and book a stay in Quito, Ecuador. Here's why.

Montenegro offers holidays with luxury and the sea

Aiming to secure its status as one of the world's most prestigious destinations, the Eastern European nation is opening a new high-end tourism complex along the shores of the Adriatic.

Six rules to travel across the world

From the tipping culture to the way you dress to asking for ketchup in a restaurant, there are new rules to follow as you travel the world. Here's a lowdown on the latest travelling culture.

Hotels are passé, book an igloo or a treehouse this time

An igloo in Sweden, a Sultan cave in Turkey and a treehouse in India are among the unique lodging options curated in a new online booking portal dubbed ‘Epic Accommodations,’ for intrepid travelers interested in more than just a place to lay their head.

Polish holiday: Long Baltic summer days in Poland's 'Tricity'

The Baltic Sea conjures up images of cold and ice, but in summer Poland's sister cities of Gdynia, Sopot and Gdansk offer travelers beautiful beaches, bracing sea air, abundant forests and plenty of history.

Pugalia: The land of two seas

With the Adriatic Sea on one side and the Ionian Sea on the other, Puglians are spoilt for coastline choice and in the summer, depending on the forecasted behaviour of the winds and waves, they pack their beach gear and drive the short distance to either coast.

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