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Carpe Diem, Travellers
By Sana Panjwani
As cliched as it might sound, the world is a magical place filled with diverse cultures and landscapes, and exploring it seems almost a necessity. Yet, when we do find the time to get away from home, our vacations are almost always limited to sightse...
Posted on Friday, October 5, 2018
Scintillating Sri Lanka
By Sana Panjwani
An island country in South Asia, Sri Lanka is an any season destination located just under five hours from the UAE. This teardrop-shaped nation is also known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean – a 65,610 square kilometre gem – and is home to a rich...
Posted on Saturday, September 1, 2018
Escaping To Kathmandu, Nepal
By David Dunn
And it seemed like we were making such good progress... Two hours of assorted paths and part-made roads with panoramic scenery our backdrop, the cable car had vanished from view. A brief ‘conversation’ attempted with a passing local, along with...
Posted on Sunday, July 1, 2018
App-y Travels
By Sana Panjwani
Gone are the days of unfolding comically large maps, carrying compasses and miming your way through a foreign country on your travels. These days, all you need is a smartphone, a few apps, and all your trip troubles can be squared away with a few sim...
Posted on Friday, June 1, 2018
Exploring The Urban Outback
By Irwin B Fletcher
If you dream of falling in love with a single city somewhere in the world, Australia's Sydney will be a contender. From her natural beauty and recognisable landmarks to world-class restaurants and cultural activities, this Down Under destination has ...
Posted on Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Flying Green
Climate change, pollution and the destruction of natural habitats are the big three issues when it comes to talking about conservation. And while separating your paper from your plastic is a fne step in doing your part for the environment, there are ...
Posted on Sunday, April 1, 2018
Gone With The Girls
Via ferrata, Italy Desperately Seeking Adventure runs active trips for small groups of women of all ages – the oldest participant so far was 72! It specialises in via Ferrata (Italian for “iron way”) trips, which is a mountain route equipped...
Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2018
New Zealand: Living Up To The Hype
New Zealand is one of those countries that I never gave much thought about until I arrived here in the UAE. With so many friends and acquaintances from Auckland and Wellington on the North Island it was inevitable that I would fnd myself ca...
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2018
Where To Travel In 2018
By Yara Boraie and Sana Panjwani
T here are many fantastic places to visit around the world – some coveted, some underrated, and some just plain tourist traps. But wherever you choose, heading to new destinations helps you escape the mundanity of everyday life. And travel, as ...
Posted on Monday, January 1, 2018
The Story Of Shangri-la
The Shangri-La story began in 1971 in another great city which has become world-famous for its hospitality – Singapore. The term “Shangri-La” originated in the James Hilton's novel Lost Horizon and refers to a remote, beautiful land where l...
Posted on Monday, January 1, 2018
Fantasy Land
By Sana Panjwani
Go big or go home is an idiom that Dubai lives solemnly by, as is evidenced by the 139 world records it holds including the world’s tallest building, the world’s largest mall – and now the world’s largest indoor theme park, IMG Worlds of A...
Posted on Monday, January 1, 2018
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