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Six iconic Aussie trains: The Ghan, Indian Pacific, The Overland and more

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Exploring Australia by rail is a unique experience if you have the time
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Planning a road trip in a pandemic? 11 tips for before you leave, on...

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  As restrictions ease around the country and the prospect of travel beckons, many of us will be planning road trips for the holiday season. To...
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Zoofari Animal View Lodge, a piece of Africa in NSW

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  Scenes from the 1985 film Out of Africa kept flashing in my mind when I toured Kenya and Tanzania a few years ago. Meryl...

The Gold Coast – Australia’s Good Time Capital

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Australia’s sixth largest city, the Gold Coast hugs Queensland’s southern coastline, and is renowned for its beautiful beaches that seem to stretch forever, glitzy...

Narooma: A road trip to the South Coast

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Stuck at home for most of the year like everyone else on the planet, a road trip during the spring school holidays was something...

Gandhi’s Delhi: where to discover more about Gandhiji in the capital

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When someone asks which site in India’s capital Delhi generally ranks at the top of the itinerary of any visiting heads of the state...

New Zealand unlocks mindful travel with meditative soundscapes

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While international travel still seems to be afar, how about some music that can transport listeners virtually to their favourite destination? Tourism New Zealand has...

5 walks around Brisbane to do this weekend

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A breath of fresh air could do a great deal of good for the people of Brisbane amidst the pandemic. One can practice physical...

Travelling around the Premier State of NSW

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With intrastate travel restrictions no longer playing spoilsport this winter, it’s no surprise that Aussies are getting ready to explore their own states in...

Portugal declares itself safe to travel

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European nation Portugal has declared itself prepared and open to receive foreign tourists once again, following the global COVID-19 shutdown. According to the country's...
Visa Application

Visa application centres reopen in India for select countries

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Complying with the norms, regulations and relaxation of the Centre as well as the state governments and specific embassies, VFS Global is all set...

6 travel shows to help you plan your Vacation post the lockdown

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On one hand, the long-extended lockdown has motivated us to develop new skills, and do something different, but it has also prevented a majority...
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Rediscovering travel

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When I saw my neighbour’s pug dog exhausted, belly up with legs wiggling in the air, I asked his owner “I’ve seen Billy go...
Bliss in the Blue Mountains

Bliss in the Blue Mountains

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“Many more steps?” I asked the hiker heading towards me. “Why, thousands!” replied Hal, a spritely looking 74-year-old who had walked for 5 hours from...
Rajasthan, reliving royalty

Reliving royalty

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Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, actual travel has ceased - but wishful thinking never hurt anyone. Travel restrictions have made this the ideal...
Switzerland Tourism board shares the message "Dream Now Travel Later" against the backdrop of its stunning landscapes

The Alpine glory

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Under normal circumstances, most of us right now would be diligently planning our vacations, but these are trying times.  As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across...

Brace yourself for a virtually assisted couch-vacation

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2020 probably hasnt been the best year for the explorers out there. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all the vacation plans about the beautiful...

A glimpse of Azerbaijan’s heritage

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For as long as humanity has existed, man has built monuments to commemorate deities, people and events. These structures and spaces act as physical...
Virtua; travel to the scenic beauty of NSW

Set on a virtual tour to New South Wales, Australia

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While you may not be able to fulfil your travel plans right now because of the unfavourable situation prevailing in the world due to...
While it’s goodbye to travel for now due to COVID-19 as planes are grounded, borders are closed and travel plans are on pause – travel is an online click away thanks to virtual

When in lockdown, there’s always Virtual Travel

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While it’s goodbye to travel for now due to COVID-19 as planes are grounded, borders are closed and travel plans are on pause –...
A virtual tour of Orlando for your little ones

A virtual tour of Orlando for your little ones

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A virtual tour of Orlando for your little ones

Digital tourism: Explore California through movies

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California is a filmmaker's dream and with its proximity to Hollywood it’s hard to say no to a movie shoot in The Golden State. California...

Where to enjoy the cultural fares in Seoul

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For all you culture vultures waiting to leap into the travel mode after the coronavirus outbreak is over, here is an all-in-one guide to the...

'Explore Philadelphia from the comfort of your living room'

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The only American city on National Geographic’s 2020 ‘Best Trips’ list, Philadelphia is a sought-after destination for international travellers and global meetings alike. With the...
From Baku’s modern flame towers to the depths of its UNESCO-listed old city, there is something for everyone in Azerbaijan

A walk-through the land of fire

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From Baku’s modern flame towers to the depths of its UNESCO-listed old city, there is something for everyone in Azerbaijan
The bustling capital of Vietnam, Hanoi is one of the oldest capitals of the world, as well as one of the fastest growing cities today

Top Ten Hanoi

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Like with any Indian metropolis, Hanoi is a picture of crowds, chaos and cacophony. It’s perhaps one of the reasons why travel connoisseurs from the nearing...
Are you an adrenaline junky or a thrill seeker or someone who is a luxury seeker? There is something for all

Camping vs glamping

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Are you an adrenaline junky or a thrill seeker or someone who is a luxury seeker? There is something for all
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'India by the Nile' fest next month in Egypt

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The 'India by the Nile' festival in Egypt will be held this year from March 2-10, bringing with it some Indian art forms to the cities of Cairo
Unique stays are increasingly popular among young travellers, so are dining experiences

Bite-size trips, conscious dining score big in Gen-Z travel

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Unique stays are increasingly popular among young travellers, so are dining experiences
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Say ‘I Do’ at these Stunning Celebrity Wedding Destinations

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From a Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ Indian-themed palace wedding in Rajasthan, to Heidi Klum's and Tom Kaulitz’s romantic Amalfi coast nuptials, destination weddings...

Podcasts

Ep8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s life

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To celebrate NAIDOC week 2020 (between 8-15 November) I spoke to Yakunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann about her time in India where she taught...

Ep 7: In the case of Sushant Singh Rajput

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  The torrid and high-octane Sushant Singh Rajput case has been fodder for Indian people and press for the last few months. The actor’s tragic...

Ep 6: The Indian LGBTQ+ community in 2020

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  It’s been two years since the world’s largest democracy repealed the draconian Section 377 which used to allow discrimination against homosexual people. Only this...

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Have you registered yet for National Backyard Cricket Day?

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  If you played gully cricket as a child in India, you're probably already into backyard cricket. Well, here's your chance to do a bit of...
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India has world’s largest diaspora: UN

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  India has the world's largest diaspora with about 18 million people born there now living abroad, according to John Wilmoth, the director of UN's...
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Review: Tribhanga (Netflix)

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  The great thing about Kajol is she can light up a scene as few stars do, with her zeal to enthral. The flip side...