TRAVEL & LIVING

Korean Tourism Banks on PyeongChang Olympics to Boost Popularity of K-food

Promoters of Korean gastronomy have set out an ambitious goal for themselves: To make K-food as popular and ubiquitous as Japanese sushi around the world, over the next five years. It’s a tall but, perhaps, not impossible order, given the

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Hawaii’s Kauai Island Is Recovering From Major Flooding

One of the worst floods in years on the Hawaiian island of Kauai stranded dozens of tourists earlier this week. The National Weather Service reported 28 inches of rainfall over the weekend, but local meteorologists believe it was more —

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Solo Backpacking in Spiti Valley: Here Are Few Things You Must Know

Spiti Valley is approximately 5 hours from Manali and is one of the most beautiful yet uncharted destinations in India, in case you’re planning to fly solo this holiday season, here are a few things you must know for your

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‘Shah Jahan Didn’t Leave Deed in Favour of Waqf’: Mughal Descendant on Taj Mahal Row

Agra: YH Tucy, who claims to be the great grandson of last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, has said the Sunni Waqf Board has no claim over the Taj Mahal and Ayodhya’s Babri Masjid land. The Taj Mahal, is the

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Prices at Several National Parks Are Increasing

The United States Interior Department announced Thursday admission prices for the most popular national parks will increase to $35 per vehicle instead of the originally planned $70 per vehicle. According to Reuters.com, the new pricing plan will apply to 117

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How to Experience Miami Like a Local

Those who want to see, do, and eat the latest in Miami can engage in a 30-minute complementary phone or text chat with a local expert, who will then create a self-guided, customized, day-to-day itinerary for your Miami trip, priced

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In Success for Make-in-India, PM Modi Flags Off Country’s First All-Electric Superfast Train in Bihar

Patna: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday flagged off country’s first all-electric high speed locomotive made with the help of a French company under Make-In-India Project at Madhepura Rail Loco factory in Bihar.The first engine to have rolled out from

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The world’s fastest zip wire in North Wales just got faster

It’s a good week for anyone with an interest in hurtling themselves down a wire at 125mph. Zip World in North Wales has just unveiled its new zipline Velocity 2. The wire allows riders to glide 7mph faster than on

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Jet Airways Stock Rises 3% on Aircraft Pact

New Delhi: Shares of Jet Airways on Wednesday rose as much as 3 per cent in morning trade on the bourses after the company said it had entered a pact for buying 75 B737 planes. In a regulatory filing on

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Climb, pray and love

A friend’s father mentioned that he frequently goes for his morning walk to a small hillock in Srivilliputhur. “It is very energising,” he said, “and on Sunday mornings, I often take my grandchildren.” This got my attention because those visiting

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4 Destinations for a Delightful Holiday with Kids

A short vacation after the final exams is here and makes for the best time to go on a travel holiday for the ones smitten by wanderlust. Listed below are 4 destinations in India that offer a delightful holiday experience

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The treasury of tulips in Kashmir

A message from my old friend Shaheen who teaches at a university in Kashmir, woke me up that morning. “Tulip Garden is opening in a week. If at all you can manage, let me know.” In response to Shaheen’s message

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From clear blue seas to the lush Tuscan countryside: The most stunning views from hot tubs around the world

Nothing beats staying somewhere luxurious and chilling out in your own private hot tub. Nothing, that is, except chilling out in a private hot tub that has jaw-dropping views. To prove the point, holiday rentals firm CV Villas has compiled

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Have you heard of Hua Hin, Thailand’s original beach-resort town?

Hua Hin – Thailand’s original beach-resort town – fortunately gets one thinking beyond the cliche of just a long classic unwind by the ocean. No doubt, endless meals of fresh-seafood and a spot of kite-surfing will prevail, but there’s much

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From white sand beaches to rainforest riverboats, why Royal Caribbean is the best way to do tropical island hopping

Pristine white sand beaches? Crystal clear water teeming with tropical fish? A hammock gently swinging in a warm breeze? Well, it doesn’t have to be just a daydream. From private island hopping to nature trails and rainforest riverboats, a Royal

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