Articles Tagged ‘India’

An “Affordable” Stay at India’s Most Expensive Hotel

An “Affordable” Stay at India’s Most Expensive Hotel June 8, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Lots of people go to India to find simplicity in their lives. And some don’t. The Leela has recently opened its latest hotel in New Delhi and, according to hotelchatter.com, it’s the most expensive hotel to ever be built in India and also the first to be built from the ground up in the city...

15 Indian Pilots’ Licenses Revoked for Lying About Experience

15 Indian Pilots’ Licenses Revoked for Lying About Experience April 6, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Great. Just the news that every traveler wants to hear. First we reported about Aeromexico pilots failing sobriety tests, now it’s pilots in India reprimanded for lying about their flying experience. According to the Huffington Post, 15 commercial pilots have had their flying licenses revoked after...

MTV Launches Adventure Gear for Youth in India

MTV Launches Adventure Gear for Youth in India August 24, 2010 | Gear Guide, Travel News | Read More
MTV and Wildcraft have teamed up together to bring funky, fresh travel gear to the youth of India. Their new collection of duffel bags, adventure luggage, laptop-carrying cases and totes come in a wide variety of crazy designs and vibrant colors. There is also a collection called “Roadies”...

Pakistan-India Border Ritual To Relax, Live A Little

August 11, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Ever since 1947, the border between India and Pakistan has been an intense standoff. Well-armed and ideologically at odds, these two countries endue a particularly tense relationship. One of the particular anomalies of this detente is the daily border-closing ritual which takes place in Wagah, which...

NileGuide 5 with Farryn Weiner, Editor of Jetsetter.com

NileGuide 5 with Farryn Weiner, Editor of Jetsetter.com July 28, 2010 | NileGuide 5 | Read More
This week, we are super psyched to feature Farryn Weiner, Editor of Jetsetter.com, and known to most of you as @jetsetfarryn. Raised in Miami, Farryn got the travel bug after a Semester at Sea. This, combined with her rapier wit, dashing charm, and natural ability to connect with people led her to the...

No Visa, No Go: Nine Famous Borders and Boundaries

No Visa, No Go: Nine Famous Borders and Boundaries June 30, 2010 | Around the World, Featured, Offbeat | Read More
Could it be possible that two countries that have been at each other’s throats for almost three decades may now be warming up to cross-border tourism? According to an article from the Christian Science Monitor, Iraq and Iran – who fought a decade-long war in the 80s and have had a history...

Inspired by India: Couple Uses Facebook To Guide Their Journey, Write Book

Inspired by India: Couple Uses Facebook To Guide Their Journey, Write Book June 21, 2010 | India, Travel News | Read More
As various philosophers and cultural theorists of the past have decried the influx and inundation of technology on the psyche of contemporary society, a few people actually manage to make good on the hegemony of technological progress. Take, for example, 26 year-old Devapriya Roy and 28 year-old Saurav...

Travel Like a Local: Polygamy Porter, SF by Bike, Sundowners in Cape Town

Travel Like a Local: Polygamy Porter, SF by Bike, Sundowners in Cape Town May 21, 2010 | Local Insight | Read More
As the World Cup approaches, we’re starting to see the true fan sides of some of our Local Experts, as seen in some of the quotes in this post. For the most part, our Local Experts are enjoying the late spring weather, and seem to be getting pretty excited about getting outside and making sure...

India’s Laughter Clubs LOL For Health

India’s Laughter Clubs LOL For Health May 11, 2010 | India, Travel News | Read More
In 1995, Dr. Madan Kataria founded the first Laughter Club in Bombay, and laughter clubs soon spread throughout India.  For a 2006 BBC segment, Monty Python alum (and transcontinental taxi rider) John Cleese met with Dr. Kataria and visited several clubs, including one for imprisoned murderers, rapists...

Indian Government Bans Bengal Tiger Tourism

Indian Government Bans Bengal Tiger Tourism May 3, 2010 | India, Travel News | Read More
As many will attest to – few things are more beautiful than seeing a ferocious beast in its natural environment, going about its daily activities under the watchful eyes of tourists and their guides. However, the beauty of this kind of ecological tourism, especially in regards to the rare and impressive...