Life’s a lemon... 

Costiera Amalfi or Amalfi coastline has been on my travel bucket list for a while. Images of winding hill roads encircling a rugged coastline, villages lost high up in the mountains and pristine blue water. What is there not to love about this image? The Amalfi coastline has been a favourite summer spot for well-heeled Italians and the international jet set for many years. 
Karen Anand Aug 12, 2018 00:00 IST

Riders to the sea

When the sea asks, you give. Period. Even if it happens to be your breakfast. Joseph Conrad’s enchanting mistress can be demanding too when it is her turn; after all, she lets you frolic as you like in the shallow waters near the beach, lets the wave-top foam lick your toes, before the sand slips away underfoot in the surge back.
Jul 29, 2018 00:00 IST

Iftekhar Ahsan pens a diary on his three-week adventure trip to the US

My friends at the US Consulate have been trying to send me on an exchange programme to the US of A for the longest time but just couldn’t come up with the right programme that would fit. Finally, last year, an elated Greg Pardo (former deputy director of the American Center in Calcutta) calls me from Delhi and says that he fended off many nominees and managed to get me on an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
Jul 25, 2018 00:00 IST

t2 lives an Instagrammer’s dream at Azaya Beach Resort in Goa

When you pack your bags for a weekend trip to Goa, your checklist of things to do probably includes taking a dip in the sea, long walks on the beaches, eating Goan specialities at a beach shack, replacing water with beer as the beverage of choice and sipping fancy cocktails. What if you could do all of that at one place, without having to step out of your resort? Might sound like a dream but it is totally possible at the Azaya Beach Resort Goa. 
Chandreyee Chatterjee  Jul 24, 2018 00:00 IST

t2 tracks pug marks in the Kanha jungle but the tiger is mia!

It takes almost half a day to get to Kanha National Park — India’s famous jungle located deep inside Madhya Pradesh — but if you’re a wildlife lover, the journey shouldn’t be an impediment. The best way to get there from Calcutta is to take a flight/ train to Nagpur and then hire a vehicle (or ask your resort to send one). The drive is around six hours long (265km). One can also land in Jabalpur and drive down, it’s shorter (165km), but the roads, we hear, are better on the Nagpur-Kanha route. 
Text and pictures: Karo Christine Kumar Jul 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Jiak like a local

We were a group of six journalists from six parts of India — three strict vegetarians including one who’s the happiest when his plate has dal-chawal on it, one non-vegetarian whose meat bowl includes only chicken, one who eats everything that moves, and another (myself) who loves all kinds of meat but is allergic to shelled seafood. To curate a meal map across Singapore for such an odd mix for a five-day trip would be quite a task... or so we thought. 
Text and pictures: Sibendu Das Jul 15, 2018 00:00 IST

t2 checks into a picturesque resort in South Goa for some quiet time

Lush green, rain-soaked and in a haze of petrichor, I arrived at the Karma Royal Haathi Mahal on a June afternoon. Located at Cavelossim in South Goa, this property is tucked away from the swarmed northern parts and is a mere seven minutes from the beach and an hour’s drive from Dabolim airport.
Jul 13, 2018 00:00 IST

If you never go, you’ll never know — t2 explores why women are loving solo travel!

‘Travelling alone gives me a sense of liberation’ — Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, the director of films like Bareilly Ki Barfi and Nil Battey Sannata
Jul 13, 2018 00:00 IST

The need for me-time is leading many mothers and married women to hike the road less travelled

Backpack, check. GPS, check.  Tickets, check.  Set for adventure, double check.
Jul 13, 2018 00:00 IST

Road to Dracula's den

Travelling through Romania is a lot like learning to cook the country’s traditional dish Anghinare Umplute (stuffed artichoke). It brings conflicting questions to the mind regarding the main ingredient: Is it a flower from the East or a vegetable from the West? What are the scrumptious bits and how much must be left untouched?  
Jul 08, 2018 00:00 IST

A pair of picturesque tea planter’s bungalows in Darjeeling make for perfect getaways from city life

Last week, a friend returned from Darjeeling heartbroken. And I returned from Darjeeling refreshed and rejuvenated. He was in Darjeeling town, I was in Darjeeling district.
Jun 29, 2018 00:00 IST


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