How to plan a safe vacation post the lockdown

2020 has been a tough year. Cancelled travel plans, an ever-growing sense of uncertainty and a huge shift in way we live and work. As we stayed indoors during the lockdown, we satisfied our wanderlust with armchair travel and old photos. With travel slowly picking up, most of us have been looking up safe places…

Emily in Paris Netflix series: Looking beyond the clichés

The new Netfilx series ‘Emily in Paris’ showcasing Paris through the eyes of a young American girl working at a luxury marketing firm is creating quite an uproar on the internet. Steeped in stereotypes, the show with its flirtatious French men, women smoking outside the gym or at lunch, berets, baguettes, and glitzy glimpses of…

How can we embrace sustainability in our travels and lives post the lockdown?

As the world went into lockdown mode, nature unraveled herself. The air became cleaner. Water bodies became plastic and pollutant-free. Different birds and animals started slinking into our backyard. Some of us were treated to otherwise elusive sights like waking up to the snow-clad Mt Everest for residents of Kathmandu or the Himalayan range for…

5 reasons why Lansdowne should be your next weekend getaway

If you’re looking for a ‘Mountain soup for the soul’ kind of experience with walking amidst lush green forests, chasing spectacular sunsets, soaking in the charm of  a quaint untouched hill station, while not having to drive too far to get there, then Lansdowne is an option to consider! I give you 5 reasons why…

A bachelorette weekend getaway in Udaipur

With its sprawling lakes, majestic palaces, vibrant murals on the walls in the old city lanes, Udaipur is like a fine miniature painting come to life. I think Udaipur is an underrated destination compared to its peer cities in Rajasthan. And quite an unusual option when it comes to a bachelorette destination. But if you’re…

A tipsy tale of dreamy cocktails

With yet another weekend comes the same old pressing question- what are your weekend plans? Bar hopping? Or a movie? Wondering if there are any different or fun things to do in Delhi over the weekend? Well, you can learn to make your favorite cocktails and work your magic behind the bar at Cocktails &…

Top 5 Instagram-worthy cafés in Mussoorie

Imagine sipping on a warm cuppa of hot chocolate with a book on a nippy winter afternoon with a lovely view of the snow clad Himalayas peeking through the Deodar trees. Or relishing a cake baked using an age-old recipe of the 1800s in a vintage café lined with Ruskin bond books. On your next…

The alternative Venice travel guide

I went to Venice with mixed expectations. There were some who raved about it. And there were many more who dissed it. But I was curious to explore the mysterious and romantic city of canals. Let’s get one thing straight. There’s more to Venice than St Mark’s square. Venice is made up of 6 districts,…

How safe is air travel amid COVID-19

Here’s everything you need to keep in mind if you’re travelling by plane amid the pandemic. I recently travelled by air on a domestic flight, so I thought I would put together my learnings in the form of a safety checklist for you all. The Air Travel Safety Checklist Submit your health declaration and complete…

Offbeat things to do in Chiang Mai, Thailand

An old-world charm and a laid-back vibe with a quintessentially Thai character makes Chiang Mai a great alternative to the crowded capital city of Bangkok. Set amidst the mountains in the northern part of Thailand and dotted with wats (temples), rain forests, and paddy fields, on your next trip to Thailand give the beaches a…