HindustanTimes Mon,24 Nov 2014

Taste for travel: How about a 'food-cation' these holidays?

There is no doubt that Indians are travelling like never before, and vacations now mean much more than just spending time away from home. One trend that is getting people’s attention is foodcation.

Venice declares war on noisy suitcases

Residents of Italy's floating city have had up it to here with the round-the-clock rumble of luggage being dragged across cobblestoned alleyways and bridges by a large proportion of the 27 million visitors who flock there every year.

Portugal named world's best destination for...

Putters looking to plan a golfing holiday may want to consider booking a trip to Portugal, which was singled out as the best in golf tourism at the inaugural edition of the World Golf Awards. What makes it a popular golfing destination? Find out.

Mumbai the most vacation-deprived city: Study

The financial capital of the country has emerged as the most vacation-deprived city among the five surveyed towns, as most Mumbaikars enjoy working more than relaxing at vacations, says a recent study.

Weather watch: Bizarre trend of weather-related tourism is catching on fast

For most, the idea of a vacation entails blue skies, sunny beaches. But there are those who seek a little more than just the perfect weather. From trying to catch a glimpse of the season's first storm to chasing tornados, the trend of weather-related tourism is catching on fast.

LA's Venice Beach: Where geeks meet boho chic

Venice Beach, one of the few spots in car-choked Los Angeles with a vibrant street life, has been a cultural melting pot for more than half a century, welcoming everyone from hippies and homeless wanderers to the latest generation of tech executives.

In pictures: The hottest new beach, seaside hotels of 2014

From the latest luxury resort out of the Louis Vuitton hotel group to the late Marlon Brando’s eco-friendly Polynesian legacy to the world, this year’s crop of hot new beach hotels is swoon-worthy. Check out these amazing pictures!

Bukhara: The holiest Islamic site in Central Asia and a walkable museum town

The old town in Uzbekistan, also famous as the Holy City of the Silk Road, is rich in history and tradition. You can soak in its native charm as you walk around this quirky town of ancient mosques, minarets, caravan-serais and domed bazaars.

Hate flying solo? Hook-up with companions via social media

When it comes to vacationing, most seek the company of family or friends. But hectic lifestyles and tough work schedules can ruin the best of plans. At such times, social networks, websites and apps can help travellers hook-up with companions who share the same interests.

These pictures prove that Pushkar Mela is much more than camels and nomads

The week-long mela is internationally popular for the 'largest camel fair' in the world. But residents feel that along with the animal trade it is the amalgamation of different cultures and people that makes this event what it is. And that's just what you're about to see here.

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