Christiana Eva

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A traveller's guide to India's festivals

Earlier this year the Maha Kumbh Mela, held in the north Indian city of Allahabad, was touted as the biggest religious gathering on Earth. More than 100 million pilgrims are estimated to have washed away a lifetime of sins by taking a dip at the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical …

India

Why The F*ck Aren't You In Koh Rong?

If you ever played Robinson Crusoe as a kid or pretended to be a pirate, this shit has your name all over it.<p>Photo by: Gregory Santulli<p>The islands of Thailand are notorious for their hoards of tourists that think they're visiting something "exotic" along the beaten pancake trail. Ready to really …

Asia Travel

Expert tips for your first trek to the Indian Himalaya

Yearning to explore the forbidding peaks of the Indian Himalaya, but not sure where to start? These expert tips from a seasoned trekker will help you dodge the newbie mistakes and ensure your journey exceeds expectations.<p>Planning your trip<p>Thorough planning (or lack of it) can make or break a trip, …

Hiking

Lisbon, Portugal -- Baixa, Heart of the City

We wanted a unique travel experience, not just another "typical" tourist destination... and we found a very special place in Lisbon. Rooted in the past with time-weathered buildings and cobblestone streets, Lisbon is rich in charm and history. Lisbon faces the ocean, unusual for European cities, …

European Travel

16 ways long-term travel will benefit your kids (and you)

There’s no doubt children learn languages much more quickly than adults. In fact, I’m jealous how my son Miro has become fluent in Spanish through …

Archaeology

Advice on quitting your job and travelling for a year

Embarking on an extended adventure often means taking a leap of faith and leaving key responsibilities behind. But those that have done it say the experience is more than worth it.<p>Most of us see the world in snippets at a time – a long weekend here, a two-week vacation there. But when wanderlust …

San Francisco

29 Delicious Vegan Breakfasts

No eggs, no bacon, no problem.

Breakfast

How to plan your Colorado “weedcation” like a responsible grown-up

Visitors to Colorado are now welcomed at dozens of marijuana dispensaries, where they can buy up to a quarter ounce (7 grams) of pot for their own consumption. The new boom in weed tourism has meant long lines at Denver’s dispensaries, and a nascent but growing industry of packaged “green tours,” …

Cannabis

24 hours at the world’s largest camel fair: Pushkar, India

During the holy month of Kartika, the devout descend on the town of Pushkar in Rajasthan, said to be the spot where Lord Brahma dropped a lotus …

Travel

What Are the Best Travel Hacks?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><i>Answer by Thomas Snerdley,</i><p>Here is 44 years of travel advice from a military brat and a military veteran who's been around the world a time or three.<p>The Two Bag System. Every pro traveler I've ever met travels light using some variation of this …

Backpacking

New Zealand Has A Cave Full Of Glow Worms, And You Should Go Inside It

Imagine you're floating on a small wooden boat through a damp cave. It's completely dark inside, save for dots of light from the bodies of a thousand teensy blue insects. Their electric-looking selves create a Milky Way of color above your head.<p>No, you're not dreaming. You're in Waitomo, New …

Chic Hotel Debuts in Costa Rica: Andaz Peninsula Papagayo

Hyatt Hotels Corporation’s growing Andaz brand unveiled its latest property, the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo, in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, on December 20. …

Hospitality

There Is A Cafe In London Where You Pay By The Minute, And All The Food Is Free

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Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Apps

Where to Go for Yoga and Ski

If you're looking for the answer for where to go this spring for ski, sports, winter fun, history, and beauty, head to the Canadian Rockies to the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.<p>Only 15 minutes from Banff, Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort is where you can ski …

Skiing

Traveling? Track Every Step Of Your Trip In One Simple App

What if you could organize each aspect of a trip–from your flight, to your hotel, to the weather–in a single app? “RoundTrip” is a concept by Intuitive Company that visualizes just that.<p><i>As a part of our Terminal Velocity series, we asked several designers how they would improve upon the experience</i> …

Apps

Vegan Chocolate Pie

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog Choosing Raw shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: A silky, no-bake dessert sure to please a crowd. Oh yeah, and it's made with tofu.</i><p>Is anything more welcome in the midst of the holiday season than a no-bake dessert? …

A Foodie's Guide To Costa Rica

Costa Rica has a bit of a rip-roaring reputation to maintain. After all, over the past several decades, adrenaline junkies have built an adventure-tourism industry out of the country’s verdant, ocean-to-sea landscape and Ring of Fire terrain. But the same rainforest canopy that drops zip lines and …

Osmia Organics

Just a few months after taking her first soap-making class (and after 10 years of practice as an emergency room physician in Carbondale, CO) Dr Sarah Villafranco decided to pursue the idea of making homemade skincare products—using only organic ingredients whenever possible—and created Osmia …

Skin Care

Top five nerve-shredding road trips in Costa Rica

Renting a car in Costa Rica is costly and can even be dangerous if you're not prepared for what's to come. It’s also ridiculously good fun. Some of the most interesting, little-explored destinations are only accessible by car, and for the adventurous traveler, there’s simply no substitute for the …

Central America

14 Delicious Things To Make With Extra Takeout Rice

As the temperature drops, delivery menus look better than ever. Here are some ways to teach your old rice new tricks.

How to uncover closed-door restaurants when travelling

It’s like a dinner party with strangers. Closed-door restaurants, also known as underground restaurants or supper clubs, are private eateries tucked away in a chef’s home. And though they’re not widely advertised, they are often some of the most sought-after tables in town.<p>For travellers, these …

Buenos Aires

Beauty: best brow products

'All three are a marvel, and this isn't something I say often'<p>Eyebrows are my favourite feature, but even I struggle to get excited about brow products. It's taken me all year to discover three that can truthfully be described as brilliant, which makes me all the more evangelical about them.<p>When I …

Incredible Underwater Park in Austria

Grner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria known for its shimmering, emerald-green hue and its fluctuating depth throughout the year, at times leaving a park completely submerged in it. Being that the water for the lake is provided mainly by runoff from the surrounding karst mountains, it …

Austria

Stage A Thunderstorm In Your Living Room With This Weird Lamp

Puff piece: The interactive Cloud Lamp, a bolt of genius, will storm the scene at home to thunderous effect. Someone stop me…<p><i>Happy Black Friday! We’re taking the day to republish some of our most popular Wanted posts of the year. For a complete roundup, go here.–Eds.</i><p>People see things in clouds. We …

Living Rooms

French Skin Care Secrets, Parisian Beauty Tips

20 Things I Learned From Traveling Around the World

<i>Travel for long enough and one day you wake up to realize: This is no longer a vacation, it's your life.</i><p>Over one year ago I quit my job and decided to travel around the world. This was both a dream 10 years in the making and one of the best decisions I've ever made.<p><i>Night train from Belgrade to …

Roger Bannister

12 Halloween Makeup Looks That Won’t Give You Nightmares

Go ahead. Do a Pinterest search for Halloween makeup. Yikes, right? There are some incredibly talented makeup artists out there that we have to give spooky scary props to, but we’re not always looking for maximum creeps in the makeup department. What follows are a dozen makeup ideas that are …

David Bowie

Long-term travel: top tips for a fulfilling trip

Most of us have fantasised about ditching the daily grind of the office job and domestic duties for a one-way ticket to happiness. Now more people are taking action in striving for a more meaningful existence, and travel is at the top of the list.<p>The ease of leveraging digital technology is giving …

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