You are here

Would you consider skipping the Colosseum and Vatican on a trip to Rome?

You can hardly see the treasures of Rome’s top attractions these days amid the sweaty hordes and seas of selfie-sticks. Overtourism is real, there and elsewhere in Europe. Yet look away and there is hope. Give up your ambition to name-drop the top 10 attractions, and you can unlock the experiences of a lifetime at sites with equally astounding masterpieces that just don’t happen to be in every guidebook and listicle. The central part of the ancient Roman Baths of Caracalla. At the Palazzo Massimo alle Terme museum, you might…

Read More

Your summer Goa trip can go horribly wrong. Take these precautions

With the mercury shooting through the roof, Goa’s private lifeguard agency issued on Thursday an advisory for the hundreds of thousands of tourists and locals who head for the beaches in summer, especially in May, when the temperature in the coastal state peaks at 38-40 degrees Celsius. The advisory asks tourists to look out for rip tides and powerful underwater currents that are a major cause for drowning off beaches — a regular phenomenon in summer, while also advising swimmers and beach-goers to stay hydrated and avoid direct sunlight. “The…

Read More

#Great8 Ways to Rock that Impromptu Road Trip

Sudden plans do not give you enough time for thorough planning but here is a list that will ensure your last minute plans are worthwhile! Road trips are never about just reaching the destination but more importantly about the journey taken together on the unraveling road. 1. An epic playlist A tastefully made playlist with the most apt songs can set the mood for what could be the next best road trip you have taken.Next time you hear the same song you are sure to be flooded with some road…

Read More

Augmented Reality Mapping Out Tech’s Next Mind-Bending Trip

Virtual reality is a trip, but an even wilder ride could be around the corner as mind-bending startups and technology trendsetters try to emblazon the world with interactive holograms that enlighten, entertain and empower us. The concept, known as augmented reality, looks like something out of a science-fiction movie. Think Tony Stark, the comic-book character who scans information-filled holograms beamed in front of his “Iron Man” mask, or John Anderton, the character that Tom Cruise played while flipping through digital screens floating in the air in “Minority Report.” It hasn’t…

Read More

On The Oscars Red Carpet, A Trip Around the World

Jennifer Lawrence photographed at the Academy Awards on February 29. (Image Courtesy: AFP) Brie Larson wore Gucci, the label revivified by Alessandro Michele: a billowy, bold, blue ruffled frock whose lightness was bisected and somewhat weighed down by a large jeweled belt. Cate Blanchett returned to one of her regular sponsors, Armani, who made over red-carpet dressing in the 1990s with beige and subtle sequins (Fashion Review) Turns out the Oscar outfits were also white, #SoWhite…#SewWhite. Not merely the fabrics – though the nominee Rooney Mara looked like a medieval-castle…

Read More