48 Hours in Auckland – A Guide to Dining and Exploring the City and its Surrounds

48 Hours in Auckland – A Guide to Dining and Exploring the City and its Surrounds

New Zealand is gaining popularity as a travel destination due to the wide expanse of nature in the country. While I spent most of my time visiting South Island, it was to ski in the resorts around Queenstown in Wanaka. However, Auckland is probably the point of entry for most international visitors on account of [...]

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Touring the Vineyards in Napa Valley

Touring the Vineyards in Napa Valley

Napa Valley is one of the world's best travel spots to visit for wine connoisseurs and while I am not one wine critic, I do enjoy food in general. My past experience was that where good wines are produced, there will be good food, and I enjoyed touring the vineyards of Niagara and Okanagan Valley [...]

48 Hours visiting Prambanan and Borobudur in Central Java, Indonesia

48 Hours visiting Prambanan and Borobudur in Central Java, Indonesia

Indonesia might be a Muslim-majority nation today, but this culturally vibrant country is home to numerous ethnic groups with a rich heritage. It isn't surprising then that two of the country's most visited tourist sites are a Hindu-temple compound and a Buddhist-temple complex. The former is the Prambanan Temple located north-east from the city centre [...]

Best of Both Worlds at Whistler Blackcomb

Best of Both Worlds at Whistler Blackcomb

Why did I start this post with the 'best of both worlds'? Ever since Whistler Blackcomb added the Peak 2 Peak gondola that links Rendezvous Lodge on Blackcomb mountain with Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler mountain, they essentially created what is North America's largest ski resort. And what a resort it is, since it offers skiers [...]

Rail-way to the slopes – Skiing in Zermatt

Rail-way to the slopes – Skiing in Zermatt

Skiing underneath the Matterhorn. That was something I wanted to do after spending one fine summer day visiting the mountain village and standing in awe at this iconic Swiss landmark. And that was why I re-visit this village in winter with the sole purpose of skiing. Located in the car-free village of Zermatt, the ski [...]

High priced Courchevel – Skiing at Les 3 Vallées Part 6

Courchevel is perhaps the most famous ski resort in Les 3 Vallées. This resort has a celebrity status and perhaps has some of the most luxury shopping options. Chanel and Hermes, two well known French fashion boutiques have branches here. The area comprises of 3 distinct villages, Courchevel-Moriond, Courchevel-Village and finally Courchevel 1850 being the [...]