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Master collection of top travel blogs

Master Collection of world’s best travel blogs

PART 1: General Travel Blog Categories SOLO MAN TRAVEL BLOGS Nomadic Matt – Everyone knows Nomadic Matt – a nomad, vagabond, and NYT best selling author of “How to Travel the World on $50 a Day”. Expert Vagabond – Matthew Karsten is an adventure travel addict, photographer and great storyteller. His curiosity of the world took him to many places around the globe. For the last 4 years he shares his entertaining stories, beautiful images, and useful travel tips with us. Chris Guillebeau – On his blog The Art Of Non-Conformity, Chris is sharing unconventional strategies and stories on life, work, and travel. His recipe for happiness is simple – Live the life you want, not the way other expect. True Nomads – Justin Carmack travels and dives for a living. Permanent nomad, he believes that travel should be a lifestyle, not a vacation. Nomadic Samuel – A blog by Samuel Jeffery, a travel blogger and YouTuber. For over 8 years he is trotting the world sharing quirky travel stories and photos along the way. …

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Top 5 new hill stations in kerala that you shouldn’t miss

Hill stations are always captivating to travelers with it’s climate and scenic beauty. Mountains will always call us into that misty valleys and curvy roads which is undoubtedly a temptation for nomads. The best part of hill stations are , we won’t feel the repetition of visiting the same destination again and again. Every time it will be a different experience all together, different people, different time, different situations etc. How it will be,  If I can suggest you some least exposed hill stations in Kerala ? Here are some of the recently explored hill stations in Kerala, which are not commercialized that much. Phantom Kettu, Munnar Phantom head peak is one among the new hill stations in Kerala, situated almost 7000 feet from sea level. From the Anaerangal Camp one has to travel almost 6kms through the off road route to reach the peak point. The road is narrow enough where hardly a jeep can manage in one direction The left turn from the Pappathi Chola (A water stream’s name) route will lead us to the …

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The phantom’s head which nobody have seen in munnar

The best quality I have seen with travelers are their interest in exploring the new meadows for them. Traveling will never make you disappointed if you are visiting strange and unknown places. This time I am introducing yet another hill station in south India which most of you might not have added in your travel bucket. Phantom’s head peak, the name itself is rare for a hill station that too in south India. Anyway, Phantom’s head is a very good place for the nomads who loves nature & photography. Phantom’s head is also as beautiful as Meesipulimala and Kolukkumalai having more than 7000 feet altitude from sea level. View from Phantom’s head peak The off-road journey and trekking will make you in love with the Western Ghats. Phantom’s head is also known as “Phantom Kettu” in that locality. Keep this in mind which will be highly useful if you have plans to visit. Usually travelers will prefer staying in Anaerangal Camp for visiting the peak of phantom’s head. This is yet another amazing experience which …

What is the best travel breakfast

What is the best travel breakfast ?

A very simple question, but which can lead to a debate topic between readers. I am not going to address this question very specifically with some general suggestions. The mode of traveling will also have some role in our breakfast. If you are doing a road trip, things can vary from a luxury travel. Let’s consider we are backpacking and see how we can plan the best travel breakfast. You can carry the below mentioned food items which will be very handy. Rolled oats. Dry Fruits and Nuts. Rolled Omelet with 3 eggs.( depends on your hunger level ) Milk/Water in Bottle. Fruits like Apple/Banana. You don’t need to carry this for all your road trips. You can manage it from the nearest town/city through where you will be passing to reach your destination. Rolled oats, Image credits: prevention.com There can be chances to stay in a remote place and find it difficult to locate a hotel or restaurant. This portable food items will help you in those situations. Suppose you are already traveling with …

Latest travel trends in 2017

World’s top travel trends in 2017

Like every niche, travel niche also undergoing trends. Nowadays people started traveling in their terms, no well written structure or plans for travel. So many forms of traveling is evolved over the years like Glampacker , Couchsurfing and all. This article is mainly compiled for sharing the travel trends happening around the world with my readers. Let’s see the new travel trends in 2017.   Travel the world through WWOOF How about travel the world by doing some volunteering ? Not a joke ! Actually you can do that. WWOOF is an international program that allows you to travel the world, with food/accommodations covered, in exchange for volunteer work. WWOOF is a worldwide movement linking volunteers with organic farmers and growers to promote cultural and educational experiences based on trust and non-monetary exchange, thereby helping to build a sustainable, global community. The community would like to address the volunteer as WWOOFer who will live alongside with their host helping with daily tasks and experiencing life as a farmer. WWOOF is a very big community with the participation of more …

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Cochin tramway (Chalakudy tramway) where the history sleeps

I think it’s been months, that I didn’t cover anything for the history buffs. Most of the recent articles were on the hills stations and travel tips. Yesterday I did get a chance to read about another wonderful destination for the history seekers. It’s nothing other than our Cochin State Forest Tramway. For most of you it might not be a new information, but I am trying to share the knowledge about this to my fellow travelers People who are planning to visit Athirappilly waterfalls and Vazhachal can easily cover the Chalakudy tramway. The rail lines cuts across the Western Ghats, went through lush green forests, crossed streams and rivers and was considered to be a scenic and enjoyable journey. Cochin State Forest Tramway Cochin state forest tramway was meter gauge railway line constructed between Parambilkulam wildlife Sanctuary in Palakkad and Chalakudy in Thrissur. The total length of the tramway is about 49.5 miles (approximately 79.5 kilometers). This total length is covering 3 sections, first section covers the Chalakudy – Anapantham with a length of …

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Cowboy Park Mattupetty, a funzone at Munnar

I know that the charming beauty of Munnar is not a new thing to write upon. When the British visited Munnar, they found one more thing other than the soothing climate. It was none other than the magic of Munnar for Tea plants. Rest is history. Now travelers have one more reason to celebrate. A new park is opened at Mattupetty, Munnar for the fun and adventure activities. Mattupetty is a hill station in Munnar at an altitude of 1700 meters. Madupetty (Mattupetty) also known as Switzerland of Kerala, a small village nearby Munnar famous for storage concrete gravity dam, Kundala Lake and highly specialized dairy farm, the Indo-Swiss livestock project. Cowboy Park Mattupetty Cowboy Park of Mattupetty is all set to receive tourists across the globe. The new park is a joint venture of Kerala Hydel Tourism Centre (KHTC), a subsidiary of the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) and Fun Factory group. The Cowboy Park is situated near to the boating center of Sun Moon Valley Park of Mattupetty which sprawls across 15 acres. …

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Government to roll out e-passport with electronic chips in India

Indian government has decided to roll out e-passport with electronic chips and bio-metric details. The Ministry of External Affairs will roll out chip-embedded e-passports, which can be incorporated with passports ensuring the information can be verified electronically. The e-passport is likely to secure the data and curb the menace of fake passports. An e-Passport contains an electronic chip that holds the same information printed on the passport’s data page. The government eased the rules for obtaining passports for various categories, including single mothers, orphans, sadhus and adopted children on December 23, 2016. The important changes in rules were put in place, after considering various requests and demands from different groups of people. The process of getting the duplicate passport also will be easy when it comes to e-passport. More than half of the nations across the globe, including Germany, Italy and Ghana already have bio-metric e-passports. What is Bio-metric passport? Biometric passports are commonly known as digital passports or e-passports. Biometric passport is a combined paper and electronic passport that consist of biometric information to …