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  • Iron chain bridge Tachogang Lhakhang over the Paro river - Bhutan History Heritage & Culture

    Bhutan History, Heritage And Culture With Ruchira Kamboj

    Anuradha Goyal: Today, I am going to take you to the small Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan and can’t get a better person to speak about it than our current Ambassador to Bhutan, Ruchira Kamboj Ji. I have been connected to Ruchira Ji for a few years now when she was posted at UNESCO in Paris […] More

  • 51 Fun Things To Do in Mexico (2021 Guide)

    51 Fun Things To Do in Mexico (2021 Guide)

    Written by Sasha Savinov Sasha is a regular contributor to Goats On The Road where he shares his advice as a full-time traveler and digital nomad. In particular, Sasha is an expert in travelling the United States, Mexico and Thailand. He’s also an online English teacher and a video producer. In fact, he studied video […] More

  • Hawaii Set to Make Entry Easy for Vaccinated Visitors This Summer

    Hawaii Set to Make Entry Easy for Vaccinated Visitors This Summer

    As tortured and as controversial as Covid-19 safety measures have been across some parts of the United States, the rules for Hawaii have been even more intense—by necessity.  From the very start of the pandemic, the stakes for Hawaii were higher than for other parts of the U.S. With no ability to transport patients easily […] More

  • Vanguard VEO 3T+ 264CB Travel Tripod Review

    Vanguard VEO 3T+ 264CB Travel Tripod Review

    In this post I’m doing a review of the latest travel focused tripod from Vanguard, the Vanguard VEO 3T+ 264CB carbon fibre travel tripod. I actually did a review of another tripod in the VEO 3+ range not too long ago, that was of the Vanguard VEO 3+ 263AB. You’ll notice that the product name […] More

  • West London Areas

    9 West London Areas You’ll Love

    Today I want to share my guide to the best west London areas with you. This part of the UK capital is full of beautiful neighborhoods, and they’re worth discovering. From elegant Kensington to colorful Notting Hill, there’s an area to fit your style. I’ve included an interactive west London map of them all, too. […] More

  • Best Backpacking Gear for 2021

    The Best Backpacking Gear for 2021: 35+ Product Reviews

    Hiking has never been more popular (or essential) than it has become in the COVID-19 era.  With the pandemic making international travel nearly impossible (and largely inadvisable) for the past year, our usage of local, state, and US National Parks has been at an all-time high.  It’s been a great time to embrace the natural […] More

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    4 Day Ao Nang, Krabi Itinerary for the Budget Backpacker!

    Krabi, one of Thailand’s most relaxing, adventurous, and scenic places is a budget backpacker’s paradise! Having the perfect blend of vibrant nightlife and island tranquility, it’s no wonder that thousands of backpackers flock to these shores each month. And with nearly 200 islands running down Krabi’s coastline, there is endless natural beauty to savor.  If […] More

  • Travel Solo With These Expert Travel Safety Tips for Women

    Travel Solo With These Expert Travel Safety Tips for Women

    In an effort to bring you some new voices on Ottsworld, here is a guest post from writer Sherry Spitsnaugle. I asked her to interview JC Lightcap about his expertise in Travel Safety. I met JC at a Travel Massive event and immediately fell in love with his website and bootcamps on travel safety and […] More

  • China Travel Check List | Etramping

    China Travel Check List | Etramping

    When you make your China travel plans you must ensure that you have everything that you need. It can be very difficult to remember what you need though if you are busy. That is why you should have a travel to China checklist that you can refer to and check against. But what should you […] More

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    Bithoor On Banks Of Ganga: Land Of Brahma And Valmiki

    Bithoor is not too far from Kanpur, both the cities are on the banks of Ganga. We have all heard of Kanpur for various reasons – be it its higher education institutes, its railway station, or its industry. This place is no less important from an Indic perspective. Locals say that Bithoor comes from Beeron […] More

  • How to Earn Hyatt Points in 2021 (Other Than Hotel Stays)

    How to Earn Hyatt Points in 2021 (Other Than Hotel Stays)

    Following is a guide on how to earn Hyatt points.  Obviously you can earn Hyatt points for staying at Hyatt hotels, but here are some other ways to get Hyatt points that you might not be aware of. How to Earn Hyatt Points Transfer from Chase Ultimate Rewards Points The fastest way to get Hyatt points […] More

  • Best Honeymoon Places In Kerala

    Best Honeymoon Places In Kerala

    In the year back, I went for 10 days trip to Kerala. I visited various charming places of this natural state such as Trivandrum, Alleppey, Munnar, and Thekkady. Today I was thinking why not share my experience in the form of a blog post and here I am. I am feeling very excited to share […] More

  • Exploring Atlanta’s Food Scene in 5 Bites

    Exploring Atlanta’s Food Scene in 5 Bites

    Atlanta is one of those cities that can be hard to define. As a symbol of the so-called New South, it’s been an economic hub for decades with people from around the world moving to the city, sharing their own unique backgrounds in the process. It’s also a city though that keeps its long and […] More

  • I'm Vaccinated but My Kid Isn't—Can We Travel?

    I’m Vaccinated but My Kid Isn’t—Can We Travel?

    The deadline for every state in the U.S. to make all adult residents eligible to receive a Covid-19 vaccine is April 19, according to the White House—and every state is expected to meet that benchmark. Per the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fully vaccinated people (those who have waited two weeks since […] More

  • Exciting New Attractions in Singapore to Look Forward to

    Exciting New Attractions in Singapore to Look Forward to

    Dive into a pool of sprinkles, soar to new heights at Clarke Quay or zip down a four-storey slide! The lack of travel has got us digging for new things to do in Singapore on the weekends. Luckily, there are a couple of new attractions — some already opened — for us to look forward […] More

  • Dream Cruise's Thailand Seacation — What to Expect on This Cruise to Nowhere

    Dream Cruise’s Thailand Seacation — What to Expect on This Cruise to Nowhere

    Get your passports ready, we’re sailing to Thailand — ok, not really, but here’s one for those who really want a taste of Thailand. Cruises to nowhere (or Seacations) have been getting popular and World Dream is making a splash with their country-themed sailings. If you missed the Korea-themed edition in Feb/Mar 2021, here’s another […] More

  • Cuddle Bunny in Chicago - Cuddle, Pet and Feed Bunnies

    Cuddle Bunny in Chicago – Cuddle, Pet and Feed Bunnies

    Visiting a bunny cafe in Japan a few years ago was a trip highlight so when Cuddle Bunny opened in Chicago, I had to check it out. My kids didn’t need any coaxing to join me for some bunny snuggles and gleefully requested we visit on Easter Sunday. Booking online was very easy and straightforward. […] More

  • Norwegian's Fully Vaccinated Return to Cruising Sets Up Tough Choices for Families

    Norwegian’s Fully Vaccinated Return to Cruising Sets Up Tough Choices for Families

    This summer, the cruise line that vacationers pick will say a lot about their vaccination status. We’ve already heard announcements of impending summer returns by Royal Caribbean (to Israel, Bermuda, and the United Kingdom), Crystal (to the Bahamas and Greece), and Celebrity (to St. Maarten in the Caribbean). In all of those cases, everyone over the […] More

  • 15 Best Things To Do in Acapulco, Mexico

    15 Best Things To Do in Acapulco, Mexico

    The mere mention of Acapulco conjures images of Mexican-style paradise: frosted margarita glasses in the shade of swaying palm trees on a half-moon beach of gleaming white hotels. This is true, but there are many more things to do in Acapulco than go to the beach. And although Acapulco’s reputation has suffered in recent years […] More

  • How to Get Your Car Ready for a Summer Road Trip

    How to Get Your Car Ready for a Summer Road Trip

    Planning for a summer road trip? Somewhere amid mapping your route, buying the appropriate Frommer’s guides (ahem), making the perfect playlist, and stocking up on Cheez-Its, you should take some time to get your car ready for the journey as well. Traversing hundreds of miles in sometimes blazing temperatures puts a strain on vehicles ordinarily […] More

  • Best Windbreaker Jacket in 2021

    Best Windbreaker Jacket in 2021

    Getting the right windcheater for your outdoor adventures is no walk in the park. Although these jackets tend to be lightweight, they also offer moderate warmth and protection against light rain. Windbreaker jackets serve to protect you from windy weather when it rains outside. They can be an excellent option for warm seasons and for […] More

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    Skiing in Slovakia – For Beginners

    Ashamed as though I am to admit it, I have never skied in my life. This is really quite odd considering I hail from a country that regularly produces champion skiers, and has some top resorts to boot. Still, when it comes to learning the sport/pastime, there might be no better place than skiing in […] More

  • 10 Unique Things to do in Singapore on a Rainy Day

    10 Unique Things to do in Singapore on a Rainy Day

    Love it or hate it, the rainy season is here. But don’t let a little rain dampen your spirit (or plans!) While it can be tempting to just stay at home, a rainy day also sets the ambience and urges us to slow down and appreciate the finer things in life. Think enjoying a film […] More

  • Beach Day Trips from London

    9 Beach Day Trips from London

    Today I want to bring you my guide to beach day trips from London. There are a lot of great places to go to the seaside near the UK capital, and these spots are perfect for sun and sand when the weather is warm. Beach Day Trips from London These beach day trips from London […] More

  • Student Exchange Winter Packing List — According to University Seniors

    Student Exchange Winter Packing List — According to University Seniors

    Say goodbye to overpacking with this winter packing list! Celebrating Halloween in Copenhagen. Student exchange is one of the most exciting times in university — the pre-exchange prep, however, is not. After sorting out my visa, accommodation and flights, I was ready to go on my semester-long exchange to Copenhagen. Well, almost. There was just […] More

  • Unique Shopping Experiences Around the World

    Unique Shopping Experiences Around the World

    This week we highlight some of the world’s oldest, strangest and downright weird shopping experiences around the world. From a bazaar in Central Asia to a little known vault in London, this week Weird Travel tackles shopping when we travel. You can listen to the podcast here on this page or on any of these […] More

  • 21 Fun Things To Do in Detroit: An Insider's Guide

    21 Fun Things To Do in Detroit: An Insider’s Guide

    Whether you’re interested in cars, art, music, history, sports, or nightlife, there are plenty of awesome things to do in Detroit to satisfy your interests. Here you can spend a morning visiting a world-class art museum, cycle along the riverfront in the afternoon, and rock out to live music while sipping a Michigan craft beer […] More

  • Venice Bans Cruise Ships from City Center, but the Detour Plan Has Flaws

    Venice Bans Cruise Ships from City Center, but the Detour Plan Has Flaws

    Italy took a step this week that environmental activists, cultural preservationists, and many fed-up Venice residents have been pushing for years. The government blocked cruise ships from entering Venice‘s fragile lagoon. In a decree issued by the Italian cabinet, large cruise ships as well as freighters have been forbidden from passing close to the historic […] More

  • Vaccinated People May Travel, Says the CDC

    Vaccinated People May Travel, Says the CDC

    It’s the news Americans have been waiting to hear for more than a year. Fully vaccinated people are cleared to travel domestically, according to updated guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC’s official definition of “fully vaccinated” is two weeks after the second dose in a two-dose vaccine series such as those […] More

  • Glen Coe Scotland - A Complete Guide to Visiting

    Glen Coe Scotland – A Complete Guide to Visiting

    Scotland’s Glen Coe is a beautiful valley which draws people who want to see some of the spectacular Scottish Highlands scenery. Glen Coe has been designated as both a national nature reserve as well as part of a national scenic area. It’s a fabulous location for hiking, mountain biking, and getting outdoors. It is also […] More

  • Why Amtrak Deserves the $80 Billion President Biden Wants to Give It

    Why Amtrak Deserves the $80 Billion President Biden Wants to Give It

    Apologies to South Dakota and its 884,659 residents. It is the only one of the contiguous states to be left out of Amtrak’s ambitious plans to improve rail service by 2035. But for the rest of the country’s 328.2 million residents, Amtrak’s proposal could be life-changing—if enough lawmakers sign on, that is. By which I […] More

  • New Beginnings + New Babies in Bangkok

    New Beginnings + New Babies in Bangkok

    Where we’re at: I’m recapping my travels in 2020, including this trip to Bangkok in March 2020.  When I first arrived in Thailand as a bright-eyed teenager (seriously, I was nineteen!), my time in Bangkok revolved around important pursuits like ticking off major bucket list sights, and drinking alcohol out of buckets. Over a decade […] More

  • Paris: From the Air (Rizzoli)

    Oh Là Là! Magnifique Images from the Book ‘Paris: From the Air’

    Jeffrey Milstein has many talents. He’s an architect. He’s a respected photographer who shows work in museums and galleries around the world. And he’s a pilot. If ever a book was a perfect symphony of a single person’s talents, Paris: From the Air (Rizzoli) is it. Milstein’s eye for structure and his unquestionable knack for […] More

  • An ancient boat depicted in terracotta at the heritage of Bishnupur, Bengal

    Trade In Ancient Bengal With Anita Bose

    Anuradha Goyal: Namaste and welcome to Detours with me Anuradha Goyal. Today we have with us Smt. Anita Bose Ji from Calcutta. She is an author, an artist, an independent researcher, a former guide at the National Museum of Bangkok, and a convener at the Global Ramayana Encyclopedia project. She is the author of two books […] More

  • USVI’s First New Resort in Three Decades Is on a Lush Private Isle

    USVI’s First New Resort in Three Decades Is on a Lush Private Isle

    The U.S. Virgin Islands have their first built-from-the-ground-up new resort in more than 30 years, and the place has a pristine cay almost entirely to itself. Reached via a 10-minute ride on a private ferry from St. Thomas or St. John, Lovango Resort and Beach Club currently offers accommodations in a luxe hilltop villa, with […] More

  • When It Comes to Getting You Across Borders, Not All Vaccines Are Equal

    When It Comes to Getting You Across Borders, Not All Vaccines Are Equal

    The world’s pharmaceutical companies answered the call for a Covid-19 vaccine, and their efforts are now paying dividends. According to biotech news outlet BioPharma Dive, there are now a half dozen formulations hailing from various nations, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, China, and Russia. The success has been so remarkable that by mid-April, some […] More

  • Alaska Sled Dogs and the Ultimate Denali Dogsled Expedition •

    Alaska Sled Dogs and the Ultimate Denali Dogsled Expedition •

    The first thing Courtney said after introducing herself was, “we don’t adopt out our dogs”. At the moment, I thought it was an odd thing to lead with as we prepared to go on our first Alaska dog sledding expedition. I love Alaska sled dogs, but I had never considered adopting one…but then again, I […] More

  • Are You Allowed to Drink Your Own Alcohol on a Plane?

    Are You Allowed to Drink Your Own Alcohol on a Plane?

    It’s perfectly legal to bring alcohol onto airplanes, according to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), as long as the liquor is kept in containers of 3.4 ounces or less that can fit in one clear, zip-top, quart-sized bag. Those are the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) rules for carting around any type of liquid in […] More

  • Safest countries in Middle East for Americans

    The 7 Safest Countries in the Middle East For Americans to Visit

    The Middle East is a region that tends to intrigue adventurous travelers. But it’s often written off as an unsafe destination plagued with turmoil– a misconception largely perpetuated by the corporate news media. While there are certain areas that are genuinely unadvisable to visit, many Middle Eastern countries are completely safe for travel. These nations […] More

  • The best things to do in Valencia

    The best things to do in Valencia

    When the Spanish city of Valencia flooded in 1957 (unfortunately a regular occurrence), people decided they had finally had enough. The Turia River was diverted, leaving a wide and dry riverbed along its path, which had run through the centre of Valencia. But what to do with this new urban space? Well, rather than turn […] More

  • How to Eat Healthy While Traveling

    How to Eat Healthy While Traveling

    Wondering how to eat healthy while traveling? These days we try our best our best to eat better while on the road however I’ll be the first to admit that our road trip snacks used to look like we let our unsupervised kids loose in a candy store with a $50 bill. Over our years […] More

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    Dreaming of cycling in Spain? Here are inspiring routes and travel tips!

    Some of our links are affiliated, we will earn a commission when you buy a service or product. This will have no extra cost for you. For further info please refer to our Privacy Policy Where everything started! There is something magical about feeling the wind on your face and being surrounded by nature or […] More

  • How You Can See the Louvre's Entire Collection Online for Free

    How You Can See the Louvre’s Entire Collection Online for Free

    All 480,000 or so objects in the collection of the Louvre in Paris have been cataloged online for the first time. For free, you can peruse every last priceless painting, armless statue, and any other work—from the Mona Lisa to some half-forgotten Etruscan oddity—at the museum’s new collections website.   The database includes entries for everything […] More

  • 10 High Paying Online Jobs To Earn $3,000+ Per Month

    10 High Paying Online Jobs To Earn $3,000+ Per Month

    Imagine this: You wake up in the morning when you feel like it, not because an alarm clock went off, but because you’re ready to start your day. With online jobs, you roll out of bed and make a nice cup of coffee. You lazily read the newspaper or enjoy the view from your villa […] More

  • The Last Time I saw Thailand

    The Last Time I saw Thailand

    “To be fortunate enough to be able to visit Thailand, to eat in Thailand, is a deep dive into a rich, many textured, very old culture containing flavors and colors that go far beyond the familiar spectrum. Given our limited time on this earth, and the sheer magnificence, the near limitless variety of sensory experiences […] More

  • Classic English Desserts

    7 Classic English Desserts – Best Traditional British Puddings and Cakes

    Today I want to bring you A Lady in London’s top picks for classic English desserts. Since I’ve already shared lists of English drinks and traditional English dishes, I thought it would be fun to cover the sweeter side of things. Classic English Desserts These traditional English desserts will take your taste buds on a […] More

  • Men in Kilts: Find The Locations of Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish's Scotland Series

    Men in Kilts: Find The Locations of Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish’s Scotland Series

    Last year, Outlander actors and real-life buddies Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish announced their intention to launch a new podcast about their Scottish heritage. But it’s hard to compress the scope of Scotland into downloadable audio—and if we’re being honest, Heughan doesn’t really have a face that’s suited to podcasts. So that original idea rapidly […] More

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