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The Joy, Comfort, and Stress-Reducing Power of 5 Top Places to Visit in the World
There’s no shortage of amazing, awe-inspiring, fascinating locations to visit in this world that we live in. With 195 countries to choose from, each with its own rich cultures and special attractions, it can be tricky to decide which one to take a trip to.
Heritage 63: There Are Trees ... and There Are Trees
Epping Forest is reputedly England's oldest forest, a mixture of open glades, thick clusters of trees, impenetrable undergrowth, odd corners ... weird tree growths. Let's take a closer look at the latter, and there's no shortage. Come along then, don't hang about ...
The Overlooked Investment Opportunity in Travel
Investors have overlooked the large and growing opportunity represented by travel professionals. Travel professionals represent a massive market opportunity, capturing billions of dollars in travel bookings annually, with both bookings volume and number of professionals growing annually.
the Oldest Monastery in the world
The walls of the monastery include a library and some other buildings such as the Lounge and Qalqali, while outside the old wall there are some modern buildings such as restrooms for visitors, a private house, and a palace for foreigners to rest.
Jalpaiguri, the Capital of the Green Colony (Tea-Garden) and River Trisrota
Jalpaiguri district is known as one of the oldest districts in India. The simplicity and natural beauty of this district touch the heart and mind. The place is a dwelling place with nature in its purest form who wants to connect. The city is located on the banks of the river Teesta (Trisrota).
The Last Known Footage of Elisa Lam at Hotel Cecil Supernatural
A Student goes on vacation and goes missing on the last day of her stay. She is found 19 days later on the hotel roof top. She had stayed in a notorious hotel known to house serial killers, and paranormal activity. I believe they wrote a song about it, you may have heard of it, Hotel California..
Some Known and Unknown Facts of Rajasthan- From the Land of Kings
Rajasthan is described as the kingdom of the brave Rajputs. It has long been run with the help of Rajputs, Marathas, even Muslim rulers as well as other rulers, who have integrated the various sub-cultures of Rajasthan and added a vast repertoire of languages, customs, and designs.
My Memorable Inr 500 Budget Trip From Bangalore to Mysore That Was Super Exciting
With only INR 500 in my pocket, this budget trip to Mysore via Bangalore from Mumbai, was the most memorable trip of my life. This tight budget journey was possible as I had lived in Bangalore and Mysore/ Mysuru.
Heritage - 62: Manor Park Cemetery, The Side Most Never See
In my last page on Manor Park Cemetery I showed the neater side of the grounds. However, you don't have to go far to see the wilderness. The cemetery administration was taken to task recently however, when a woman came to pay her respects to her father and found a wilderness where she expected order
Heritage - 61: (This Is) No Yellow Brick Road - Interesting All the Same
Back to Epping Forest - a continuation of the bridle path that crosses the road to High Beech and follows the contours close to the Epping New Road. If you like an exhilarating walk - or cycle ride - this is for you! With gradients aplenty, you'll need a sit-down and cuppa by the time you finish!
Travel North - 62: Walk from Richmond to Marske in Swaledale
It can be a leisurely walk, and it can be a hike - it's your choice. What it is without quibble is scenic. Woodland in plentiful supply, some climbing, a river walk there and back along the Swale. And there are watering places both in Richmond and en route. What more can you ask for?
Heritage - 54: Fresh Trails (on Well Worn Tracks)
Let me take you on a wander through the seasons in a part of Epping Forest I've criss-crossed over the years, on bridle paths, deer tracks, through thickly forested areas and open spaces with views across the Lea Valley. It can be bracing, exhilarating, romantic, trying at times. Always interesting
Travel North - 59: Another Side of York - Tour the Walls
You've been to York any number of times, you've seen it all... Have you? Maybe. I'd be willing to bet there's some parts you haven't been to or seen and they're right under your nose. Chances are you 'earmarked' them for another time and never got round to a closer look
Exciting Family Trip to the Sariska National Park, Alwar, Rajasthan, India
The Road trips with the family are always enjoyable, for me. And, if the destination is an abode of the wild cats, wild animals and birds, staring at you with curiosity, it adds to the thrill and excitement. A short account of my recent visit to the Sariska National Park, Alwar, Rajasthan in India.
Heritage - 24: Whipps Cross, Leyton Flatts and Hollow Ponds - Epping Forest Branches Out
The south-western corner of Epping Forest in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, boating lake, walking, running, picnic areas and car parking. Bounded by roads, the area still feels like countryside
The Incredible Travel Story of A Poor Wayside Tea-Seller in Kerala
Can you believe that a wayside tea-seller can make his dream project 'travel around the world' a successful mission? Nothing is impossible. So proves Vijayan, a Malayali. Read his amazing story here
How to Reach Murudeshwar in Karnataka, South India
Murudeshwara in Karnataka is a new attraction for tourists. It has a lovely beach and world's second largest statue of Lord Shiva attracting travelers. It is on the beautiful Konkan coast. Read more
Travel North - 44: View to the River South Tyne - Former Railway Byway in Rural Northumberland
A leisurely walk over eight miles - 13 km - through the valley of the South Tyne centred on Lambley and its handsome railway viaduct. Follow the South Tyne Trail around Lambley, where the railway ran
Travel North - 40: Guisborough Railway Circular - 3. Mines and Access Lines
This time we look around the links to ironstone mine workings that dotted the landscape around late 19th-early 20th Century Guisborough, a quiet old market town that was an unlikely industrial hub.
Travel North - 39: Guisborough Railway Circular, 2: Stations, Junctions, Lineside Features
Here we look at the stations, as they were and as they are now, whatever's left of them - where they are and how they fit in. We also look at other features of the permanent way and the lineside
Visiting Westeros: A Complete Guide to Game of Thrones Filming Locations
A Handy guide to Game of Thrones fans who wish to visit the various lands of their beloved Westeros. Here is a complete guide to all filming locations around the world used in the series thus far.
Goenka Vipassana Meditation; My Personal Experience (Part 2 Of 2)
Goenka Vipassana Meditation. Second and final part of my personal experience during the 10-day course of self-discovery of the intricacies of mind and body. A mind-boggling ordeal well spent.
Goenka Vipassana Meditation: My Personal Experience (Part 1 of 2)
Goenka Vipassana Meditation. Part 1 of my personal experience during the 10-day course of self-discovery of the intricacies of mind and body. A mind-boggling ordeal well spent.
Travel North - 37: Walk on the Wild Side, Test Your Mettle Across the High Moors to the Coast
The Lyke Wake Walk, an infamously arduous route between Osmotherley on the western edge of the North Yorkshire Moors and Ravenscar (Peak) on the North Sea coast... Would you be up to it?
QUEER CAMPING FOR DUMMIES
Queer camping is a very social event. On the big event weekends, someone will host a party, where all campers are welcome. A good place to meet your fellow campers, and socialize. Well to be honest, there is no such thing as queer camping. But,...
Visiting the Ernest Hemingway-Pauline Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott, Arkansas
Ernest Hemingway lived and wrote in Piggott, Arkansas on and off with his second wife Pauline Pfeiffer. The house and barn-studio are now open to the public for touring.
Travel North - 36: Kielder Wildlife Park, Woodland Wonderland in Northumberland
Walk or cycle in England's most peaceful beauty spot by Kielder Water, the largest man-made lake in northern Northumberland. Watch out for red squirrels by day, go star-gazing at night.
Travel North - 35: Bamburgh Round Trip - From the Castle to Holy Island, and Grace Darling's Story
An easy tour of Bamburgh, castle, Budle Point and Bay, and the burial place of lifeboat heroine Grace Darling. Suitable for all ages. Views to the Farne Islands, plentiful birdlife and sandy beaches.
Travel North - 34: Walking Roman Remains, Hadrian's Wall, Mile Forts and a Volcanic Plate
Stand on the Roman Wall, look over the northern hills, a view beheld by foederati from as far off as Asia Minor. Walk Steel Rigg to Housesteads on paths trodden by home-sick, shivering legionaries!