Kerri Wrench

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Guatemala for first-timers

With its diverse indigenous culture, rich Maya heritage and colonial charm, Guatemala is an intoxicating adventure for both the jaded and novice traveler. That said, visiting for the first time can be a daunting experience. Embassy warnings, economic hardships and a bewildering range of things to …

Summer Travels with Baby: Glamping Retreats and Road Trips in Spain

Since finding out that I was pregnant, I’d been looking forward to traveling with the baby, to see the world through her eyes.<p>For now, we can’t quite …

10 ways to totally humiliate yourself in Spain

1. Go in for a hug or a handshake.<p>Like most Europeans, Spaniards favor a bi-cheekal* kiss greeting. Go in for a hug or handshake at the wrong time …

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My Favorite Place in Ireland: The Wild West

An innkeeper, a painter, a bodhran maker.<p>Almost 30 years ago on a chilly June night I stumbled into Ballinalacken Castle House Hotel in County Clare and came upon a gruff lion of a man with an unruly mop of hair who offered me a country welcome amid peat fires, heavy blankets, and flowing pints of …

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Europe's Only Desert Is Hidden in the Corner of Spain

<i>by Ken Jennings, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Jose Manuel Revuelta Luna / Alamy<p>What's the only continent without a single desert? According to the popular trivia factoid, the answer is "Europe." But that's not strictly true. There are a number of semi-arid spots dotted around Europe that qualify under …

San Francisco with children

Beaches, cable cars, carousels or penguins? We’ve narrowed down the best kid-friendly options in San Francisco so you can spend less time looking and more time enjoying.<p>Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39 & Ghirardelli Square<p>Amid the waffle cones, overpriced seafood and ‘I escaped Alcatraz’ sweatshirts, …

Guatemala. Who Knew?

Lake Atitlan in Guatemala was a place I had always longed to visit. In images, majestic volcanoes rise from the edge of inky waters; the lake appears mysterious, haunting. The deepest lake in Central America, Atitlan had been described by friends as a vortex, a portal, the bellybutton of Mayan …

A Super Simple Way to Make Landscape Photos POP Using Lightroom

It seems like virtually all outdoor or landscape photographs suffer from the same illness when they come out of the camera. The symptoms are: An …

Photography

9 of the Most Incredible Beaches In the World

Remind yourself how magical our planet is by feasting your eyes on these nine supremely beautiful beaches.<p><b>Scala Dei Turchi, Sicily, Italy</b><p>This stunning beach trades sand for a smooth, white, erosion-terraced cliff face.<p><b>Starfish Beach, South Island, New Zealand</b><p>Formally known as Motukiekie Beach, at …

How to eat Indian street food safely

Tucking into street food is one of the joys of travelling in India – here are some tips to help avoid tummy troubles.<p>1. Give yourself a few days to adjust to the local cuisine, especially if you’re not used to spicy food.<p>2. You know the rule about following a crowd – if the locals are avoiding a …

The return of Kashmir

Newfound peace comes to a divided paradise, where life’s pace is set by echoing calls to prayer and the gentle paddling of colourful canoes in glistening Dal Lake.<p>In India, miles of concrete dominate the crowded urban landscape. But in the remote northern region of Kashmir, the summer capital of …

India

24 hours in Mumbai

Be prepared to be jostled, hurried and incessantly chatted to as you soak in the trendy yet traditional vibe of Mumbai.<p>24 hours isn't nearly enough time to explore all the highlights of this intoxicating city, but this whistlestop tour will help you catch the flavour of Mumbai: serene mornings by …

Thekkady - Another hope for tiger sighting - Ghumakkar - Inspiring travel experiences.

For quite some time I was thinking whether to write about Thekkady or not as there are already several posts about Thekkady on Ghumakkar, but then …

Swimming Pools

Mumbai: Jenn Goes Jain

MUMBAI-- As a person of East Indian descent, but an American through and through by birth and upbringing, I have always wanted to journey to the motherland to explore my Jain heritage. An invitation to attend Mumbai's second annual Global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Conference as a …

Top 15 travel experiences in Sikkim, India

One of the Himalaya’s best-kept travel secrets, Sikkim is a welcome diversion from all conventional notions of an Indian holiday. Far from Rajasthan’s royal trail, Goa’s beaches and Kerala’s backwaters, this tiny Indian hill state prides itself on pristine alpine forests, lofty snow-capped …

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The best time to book a flight ticket, and other insights into how India flies

Over 110 million passengers get onboard flights in India every year—and most get their bookings wrong.<p>This is despite the unending fare wars, flash sales and airline launches, which together should mean that the Indian air traveller has rarely had it better. (How the airlines themselves are doing, …

India

Sri Lanka: nirvana for beach lovers

Sri Lanka overwhelms the senses. The air is heavy with the scent of jasmine, the food richly spiced and the landscape one of utter beauty; the radiant green rice paddies, forests of swaying palm trees and mountains puckered in tea plantations are utterly bewitching. But for many people Sri Lanka …

Peter Lik: Who is the record-breaking photographer behind the $7.8m Phantom?

Australian-born photographer Peter Lik has reportedly made history by selling his photograph, Phantom, for $7.8 million, setting a world …

RANKED: The 25 Best Caribbean Islands

Even though all the Caribbean islands are beautiful, some are better than others. So we decided to rank them.<p>We figured that the best islands would have a low cost, be easy to get to, and have beautiful beaches and lots of activities. In most instances, we defined a Caribbean island as a single …

The complete guide to using your smartphone abroad

Smartphone owners spend an average of more than three hours per day using their devices. That doesn’t necessarily stop when they go on vacations or work trips outside of their home countries. But if it’s not done right, international mobile internet access can be sketchy and it can cost a …

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10 Reasons To Take The Family To Mauritius

While the Maldives and Seychelles are often spotlighted as ultimate honeymoon and couples destinations, Mauritius, which shares the Indian Ocean with these two islands, is equally as photogenic and memorable. It offers up lush panoramic landscapes, pristine beaches, and a rich cultural heritage on …