Mother’s Day is a time to honor mothers and other important women in our lives that have helped to shape who we are as individuals and as a society. Continue Reading
The tiger is no longer crouching and the dragon in no longer hidden. The country that was a mystery to the rest of the world is now a leading travel destination.
Here are our top ten things to do in China: Continue Reading
While Christmas and Hanukkah celebrations seem to engulf the United States and Europe in December, there are celebrations in other parts of the world as well. Continue Reading
Yi Peng and Loi Krathong are two different festivals in Thailand that occur so closely together that they often blend into one.
Loi Krathong takes place on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the Thai calendar. In 2013, the festival will be held on Sunday November 17th. During Loi Krathong, Thais put lanterns in rivers and lakes and make a wish as they launch their creations. Continue Reading
Diwali means “rows of lit lamps” in Sanskrit and is known as the Hindu “festival of lights”.
During Diwali oil lamps called ‘diyas’ set cities and towns aglow and strings of lights swoon over sacred lakes and rivers. Continue Reading
Day 5-Jaipur- Rajasthan- North India
Early morning, I started the day with a heritage walk with a local guide. I heard the temple bells and smelled the jalebis – the special, sweet local delicacies. The city was waking up and we saw people drinking chai and eating spicy deep fried pakoras (spicy doughnuts). Continue Reading