I cannot believe that the first time I ever went to Sicily, I only knew about Mt. Etna. The culture of Sicily, exotic and unique as it is, eluded me until I set foot on this pretty island. After that, it unfolded itself itself in all its glory. I have been besotted ever since.
So, here is my ultimate guide to experience the best of Sicilian culture. An island that has been on the crossroads of multiple civilizations, has seen numerous wars and conquests, and has remained secluded for a good part of its history, has tonnes of things to quench our wanderlust. Go ahead and take a look. And let me know what you love.
In the face of these unprecedented times, how are you coping with your ever-increasing wanderlust? I am going back to my hard drives, sifting through my old photographs, and finding gems. Apart from doing hundreds of virtual tours. of course!
One of the most beautiful gems that I rediscovered in the past couple of days is the Medieval City of Obidos in Portugal. We spent a day here and yet, I could not get enough of this tiny walled town. There was just so much to see, do, and photograph. Here are some of my favorite captures from my day in Obidos last summer. Have a look and get transported to the charming medieval town!
Word of Caution: These stunning pictures of Obidos may give you serious wanderlust!
Fancy taking a trip down Europe’s historical alleys? And no! We are not talking of the Ancient Roman Empire or the Glorious Age of European Renaissance. We are talking of something in between. Something that gets missed quite a bit because it was sandwiched between the above two. Yes, the lesser-known but equally vibrant period of Europe’s Middle Ages.
Here’s a list of the 26 most gorgeous medieval towns in Europe with their collection of cobbled lanes, walled compounds, beautiful churches, and intriguing origins. I loved working together with other travelers on this exciting project on Medieval Europe. Let me know what you think about it.
I live in Mumbai and am craving to explore my own city more than ever now. Has it ever happened to you? Things that are so close by seem so far off suddenly? Well, I am kind of experiencing the same now.
In order to feel the pulse of Mumbai again, a vibrant active city that has gone silent for some time, I creating this whopping Virtual Guide. Yeah, right. I have been doing virtual tours of Mumbai ever since I wrote this. And I bet you would like to do one too. So, go ahead. Click to find out how you can explore Mumbai even from your armchair.
When I am home, I am constantly looking for travel inspiration. Or revisiting places I have loved. Virtually. Do you do that too?
If yes, you will love this amazing guide on how to travel to Portugal without leaving your home. Yes, in your PJs! Isn’t that exciting? Check out how you can take yourself on a complete virtual tour of the most beautiful sights, attractions, art, and culture of Portugal.
As Covid19 continues to spread and traveling seems like a distant dream, I am reminded of my travels to an amazing place in Europe. Lisbon! The vibrant historic capital of Portugal.
There were so many different things to do in Lisbon. Heritage monuments, charming streets, stunning views, good food, and even better – Pasteis de Natas! I felt I could have lived a lifetime in Lisbon. Here’s a bit on whatever I could savor in my 4 days in this amazing city. I really hope to going back one day and seeing more. Do give it a read if you have ever loved any city like I have loved Lisbon!
Whether you are a local or a tourist visiting Mumbai, this detailed guide on how to take a tour of Mumbai’s Art Deco buildings is going to interest you a great deal. Art Deco was probably’s Bombay’s first step to modernity but has always remained a hidden treasure.
Did you know that Mumbai’s Art Deco buildings were recently inscribed on the UNESCO heritage list? Yeah, that’s some really amazing architecture waiting to be discovered! You won’t find them in any Mumbai itinerary or bucket list. That’s why I put together this ultimate guide for you to experience Mumbai’s Art Deco scene. With or without a tour guide! Go, check it out.
Portugal and history are inseparable. After all, it was in Portugal that the Age of Discovery began in Europe.
Therefore, when in Portugal, you cannot miss catching up on some heritage and history. They are so abundant that this tiny country may actually be a haven for heritage lovers. Don’t believe me? Well, check out this exhaustive list of all the incredibly beautiful heritage sites in Portugal. And expand your Portugal bucket list!
Sintra is an absolute must-do on your Portugal bucket list. What amazing castles and palaces! However, those narrow hilly roads and sharp turns can make driving a pain here.
So, we present you with the only guide that you will ever need to plan your trip from Lisbon to Sintra by public transport. Easy, convenient, and cheap! Go ahead. Give us a read.
Are you planning a trip to Lisbon? But worried that it will be too crowded? Looking for off the beaten path destinations in Lisbon?
Look no further. From walking on an aqueduct to shopping at a female thieves market, we have you covered. 9 quirky experiences to cherish for life that nobody else knows about. You will love them all.
Are you planning a trip to Portugal? Read our epic 10-day itinerary for this southern European nation and find out all that you need to see and do in Portugal.
What’s better is you can customize, shorten, and lengthen this itinerary to suit your requirements. So, let’s get going!
Is Coimbra on your Portugal itinerary? If not, we would highly recommend you to add it.
An Arab-inspired old town, excellent food, an age-old university, and so much more. Read along to find out what you can do on a short trip to Coimbra, the Oxford of Portugal.
You cannot miss out on Azulejos when in Porto. These pretty blue tiles are simply everywhere.
But where do you find the best? We put together a list of the best azulejo panels in Porto to address your quandary. Check out our 8 recommendations.
Headed to Italy this year? I am sure Florence is on your list. Have you decided what you want to see there? Check out our tried-and-tested list of the best attractions in Florence. Churches, Art, Museums, Palaces, Gardens, and Shopping – We have them all for you. Just pick & choose and get going!
Planning a trip to the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico? Don’t forget to include one or more of these 8 iconic Mayan pyramids in your itinerary be it for the history or those sweeping vistas.
Looking for some great day trips from Rome? We have 16 amazing recommendations from travelers themselves. All within a 2-hour train ride from Rome. And guess what? Our list has something for everyone – history, culture, food, beaches, and natural beauty. And don’t forget to check out little tips and tricks from our experts.
Wondering if Chichen Itza or Tulum is the right fit in your Yucatan itinerary? Not sure what either of these sites can offer you? Still undecided which of these your partner or kids will love? Read our detailed 9-factor guide that will aid your decision making.
Wow yourself with a trip to Rani ki Vav in Patan, Gujarat. A seven-tiered step well, this fascinating UNESCO heritage site has exquisite architecture, delicate carvings, and interesting history behind its construction.
Are you planning a trip to Hampi, India? Do not forget to add a tour of the royal enclosures in your itinerary. Apart from housing famous temples, pillared mandapas, and interesting boulders, Hampi is home to some of the most intriguing royal palaces and private shrines. Read our post to find out more.