HindustanTimes Thu,23 Oct 2014

Two-in-one: Get the taste of Europe in the US!

They're towns and enclaves that offer a taste of Europe in USA. Who knew, for example, that California boasts a town known as “The Danish capital of America,” or that Michigan has its own Little Bavaria? Here are a few cities across the US that offer a distintcly European flair.

Singapore, Washington DC top destinations for 2015

The year 2015 will belong to destinations like Singapore, Washington DC and the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, each for reaching milestone anniversaries and presenting globetrotters with unique experiences and the “wow” factor, say travel experts at Lonely Planet.

Turkey's Side: Of mosques, olive gardens, leather goods

After thousands of years of settlement by newcomers ranging from the ancient Greeks, Romans and Persians to pirates, Arabs and Jews, the town of Side (pronounced "see day") is on Turkey's southeast coast, on the Mediterranean coast. It is used to visitors and it doesn't disappoint any variety.

This Diwali, take a break from city noise and travel

We bring you a list of little known quick getaways from four major cities (Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata) pan India. On offer are lots of nature, some adventure and a bit of culture. Get going with planning for your quick getaway and make the most life offers.

From Florida to Fiji! Vacation rentals with best infinity pools

For snowbirds who may have begun to shop for their winter escape, online travel review site TripAdvisor has curated a list of vacation rental sites from around the world that come with their own infinity pools.

A therapeutic sand bath at Merzouga a must on the Moroccan tourist trail

A sand bath - 10 minutes of burying oneself neck-deep in the hot sand for therapy - at Merzouga costs up to $13. But many come here not just for the cure but also for breathtaking sunsets, camel safaris and stays in the desert with the region's Berber and Arab tribes.

The Land of Smiles, Thailand, has lots to offer

It is a universally acknowledged fact that a man in search of pleasure is headed to Thailand. But the land has much more to offer.

It's time to visit Eiffel Tower's new glass floor

Visitors at the Eiffel Tower were left giddy Monday as the mayor unveiled a new glass floor on Paris's best-known landmark, offering millions of tourists another perspective on the world's most-visited city.

Space and underwater tourism to become reality in 2024

Looking for the next uncharted destination? Already trekked through Antarctica and befriended native tribes in Papua New Guinea? Good news: space tourism and journeys to the bottom of the sea are set to become fashionable travel options for mainstream travellers!

Eiffel Tower gets $38 mn vertigo-inducing face lift

The Eiffel Tower has been given a vertigo-inducing face lift as organizers celebrate the Paris monument's 125th anniversary. The 324-meter (1,063-foot) tower now has see-through glass floor panels on its first level. The four small viewing sections, which cost 30 million euro ($38 million), were unveiled to visitors Monday.

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