Abhinay Verma

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The Best Day Trips from Athens

Have some extra days to spare while in Athens? This is your chance to explore the countryside and the many other treasures Greece has in store. Here …

Why Greece Is Best Seen by Boat

A traditional Turkish gulet allows a lot of freedom and flexibility.<p>The summertime appeal of Greece—languid Mediterreanean lunches, charming white-washed villages, hidden swimming coves—can undoubtedly be spoiled by the crowds. But if you look beyond the well- trodden spots (and know how to …

European Travel

What You Need to Know For an Amazing Amsterdam Adventure

Simply put, Amsterdam is a stunner. No, scratch that thought. It's a dream destination. After just one visit, you'll forever have the image of houseboats bobbing sketched in your mind and the sound of bike bells ringing in your ears. Even a year later, I can still here that vivacious hum: <i>cling,</i> …

Switzerland by train: Dramatic, exhilarating and full of mystique

Kate Green travelled through Switzerland by train, and enjoyed a dramatic and exhilarating holiday.<p>Switzerland is a country of surprisingly many …

Along the Volga: riding the rails through Russia

The Volga, at 3530km in length, is not only one of Russia’s longest rivers but plays an outsized role in Russian history as well. It was the main conduit for Moscow’s push southward, over the centuries, to the Caspian Sea. It provided the backdrop for Tsar Ivan the Terrible’s epic victory over the …

Pull Quote

TravelTraveler Magazine<p>A surprise layover becomes a free day of unexpected discoveries.<p>Nowhere is the place you never want to go. It’s not on any departure board, and though some people like to travel so far off the grid that it looks like Nowhere (or Nome or Nuuk), most wanderers ultimately long …

This is the best country in the world for a vacation

Every two years, the World Economic Forum releases a report on the world’s most travel-friendly destinations. This year’s report, titled “The Travel …

60 reasons to explore the rest of the Americas

WE HERE AT MATADOR ARE baffled by the depiction of countries south of the US border as dangerous, scary places. Just last May, we hung out together …

South America

How to road trip Scotland

Scotland is one of the best countries in the world to take a road trip. Here are some of my favourite routes, many of them easily linkable for longer …

Scotland

Sharpen Your Analytics Skills With These 5 Free Book Sources

I get an awful lot of notes from aspiring analytics professionals. The inquiries come from people of diverse backgrounds, from teens to late career changers, high schoolers to PhDs, art majors to programmers.<p>Despite the varied situations, most of the letters could be summed up in a few words: “I …

Plan the Perfect Trans-Siberian Railway Journey

Good fences, it is said, make good neighbours. And, good planning makes for a most excellent trip. Being prepared and making sure your trip is …

12 Lesser Known National Parks in America to fall in love with

For every well-known national park there are numerous lesser known national parks that are just as breath-taking and beautiful. Check out some of our …

National Parks

All Aboard: European Train Adventures of a Lifetime

The mystique of the railroad has long captured the dreams of novelists, auteurs and romantics: think "Murder on the Orient Express," on which a train …

Paradise in peril? The truth about traveling to tourist hot spot Bali

If heaven and hell had a baby, it would be Bali.<p>With its screensaver beaches, tropical climate and prices so low, you feel like you’re cheating the system ($27 a night for a three-star hotel, $1 for a fresh fruit smoothie), the Island of the Gods is the closest thing to paradise on earth.<p>But Bali, …

12 Great Places to Go In 2017 - and How to Do Them on a Budget

A year of great destinations.<p>Where should you go in 2017? For frequent travelers that need a little bit of inspiration, MONEY has mapped out the best …

5 of the greatest oceanside road trips on Earth | Adventure Sports Network

These iconic road trips will have your lungs filled with fresh salt air and your heart soaring. From 7-mile thrills to 1,000-mile life-changing …

See the most beautiful sights in America on this $213 train trip

If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely …

Trains

Traveling Alone Does Not Make You Sad or Lonely

Why do we cling to outdated stereotypes when it comes to the solo female traveler?<p>On a recent trip to northern Italy, I was sitting at dinner with a few girlfriends. The restaurant was mostly filled with tables for two (honeymooners, babymooners, newlyweds, you get the picture), but a few tables to …

Loneliness

Marketing ROI: How to Get Actionable Insights From Google Analytics

Faster than marketing teams can keep up, today's marketing content is often shared across social channels, in email campaigns, and on third-party …

Data to analytics to AI: From descriptive to predictive analytics

Artificial Intelligence (AI) seems to be the buzzword du jour for organizations, but this is not an obvious or straightforward transition even for …

Browse & Download 1,198 Free High Resolution Maps of U.S. National Parks

I cannot, and do not wish to, imagine the U.S. without its National Park system. The sale and/or despoliation of this more than 80 million acres of …

National Parks

How Neo4j is taking graph databases into the mainstream

Q&A with Neo4j CEO Emil Eifrem on the development of the graph database, his biggest competition, and taking on the enterprise.<p>Neo4j has done much to …

Norway in a Nutshell - Scenic Train Rides to Fantastic Fjords

<b>Norway is famous for its fjords, there's no doubt about it. But when you have limited time and funding, how do you choose where to go? Our trip</b> …

European Travel

What's it like to spend a night at Dracula's Castle? | CNN Travel

Why I've Stopped Travelling Full-Time

This is a scary post to write.<p>From the moment this site took its first trembling breath, it’s been all about travelling full-time. I mean, just look …

Roadtripping the Highlands and Islands of Scotland

<b>Mention the term ‘road trip’ and a few usual suspects spring to mind; Route 66, the Great Ocean Road, Garden Route or Iceland’s Ring Road. There are</b> …

Around the world in an iPhone

Traveling in China, I spoke the universal language of app<p>Landing late at night in Shenzhen for my first trip to China, I was nervous about being able to navigate the city. I didn’t speak the language and had never been to Asia. Starting the next day I would have the services of a local translator, …

Exploring The Grand Canyon, Inside And Out

<i>The illusionary landscape at Grand Canyon National Park. Photo credit: Jonathan Irish</i><p>There will never be a photograph captured of the Grand Canyon that can adequately describe its depth, breadth, and true beauty. Its canyon walls have stories that we will never hear and beholds a history that our …

National Parks

15 reasons why Route 66 is the world's greatest road trip

Cheap vodka and giant castles: the joy of Interrail

Is the railway rite of passage really under threat, as Nicky Morgan suggests? Not likely, says one former train-powered adventurer<p>My baptism as an independent traveller began, aged 18, in July 2007 with a 36-hour train journey from London to Budapest. I left with three friends and, flanked by …

Castles