Curious about FAM trips, contests and brand collaborations that take you traveling, Read here!

If you love traveling, I am sure the header will make you curious, if not excited. Not everybody loves FAMs but I know many who wanna bag them. First, what are FAMs? I did not know until I won my first one last year. Well, for the established bloggers its no mantra. They have done it and they know it all but this is for all those who are yet to experience it and often ask me personally in various blogger meets. I feel good about it when I get tweets which say ‘Just visited your site, you seem to have won many trips.’ I love the praise. But that’s just the good people who say that way. Seriously, there have been hate mails, ugly watsapp messages and critical forum discussions around it too. Last year I was upset about it and I thought that was just an year where I got lucky with lots of travel trips. But the year of 2015 has infused confidence in me because my blog has already helped me to win 8 (big and small) sponsored travel trips. With no second thoughts,  I have come to believe that there are people who love my work and have absolute faith in my writing abilities.

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16 favorite photos, I Love Bali Because…

 

Bali is a beautiful island in the Indonesian archipelago. It will always remain a special vacation to me because it was my first international trip (honeymoon) and I was elated to find myself in Indonesia’s picturesque island. After Bali, I have visited more than ten countries but yet the memories of this island paradise have never withered away. Its ornate culture and soothing beauty has stayed in my heart and mind. And they say ‘Bali is as close to the Gods as clouds are to the mountains.’

 

Lovely Art forms
Bali is about amazing art work!

 

Well, let me share this story from its past. A Dutch ship came to this island in 16th century and when the crew was asked to sail further to next destination, half of the crew refused and decided to stay. Yes, Bali has that charisma to captivate. 

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Watch the fascinating story of ‘Humayun’s Tomb-an architectural masterpiece’!

Revealed: Humayun’s Tomb 

 

If you are fascinated with Mughal era, dynasty and their architecture, you must read below!

On Friday, the TAJ MAHAL in AGRA is closed for public. No doubt, I was disappointed to be there not on the right day. But thankfully it was not my first time and I had been lucky before to have basked in the magnificence of the white marble beauty. Of course, the first timers cribbed.  In fact, on the other days its really a tough call to ignore Taj Mahal and do something else. That day it was a golden opportunity to explore more around Agra and its Mughal-connect. Not far from the marble marvel, my folks zeroed on Agra Fort.

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10 Highs of the Bloggers Meet at Grand Mercure Goa Shrem Resort

The mere mention of GOA in INDIA is enough to trigger anyone into BIG vacation plans.  Its one of the most chilled out place to party, re-unite, romance, relax, eat, introspect, hangout, take-a-break or get married. The locals say Goa gets into your soul. The beautiful beaches, delicious food and its warm people are vibrant, alive, laid-back and welcoming. My personal favorite is the Indo-Portuguese cultural blend about and around Goa. You can’t live the Goan experience without noticing the Portuguese touch in everything – architecture, roads, food, culture and the air.

Goa coastline, From the flight, Goa from the sky
Goa coastline
Goa, Goa tourism, Grand Mercure Shrem Goa Resort, Goan beauty
Goan beauty

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Sursingdhar: The 5 kilometers trek was breathtaking and inspiring

Here I write this post on Sursingdhar to spread the love for the mountain trails. I must confess I fear going to the mountains because they always make me nervous in my knees. I feel scared of falling from the heights. No less, the curvy edges give me goosebumps. I love traveling but the bulky side of me keeps me away from the beautiful nature trails of the mountains.  I always thought I would shed those extra kilos first and then go looking for the ranges but I was wrong.

Sursingdhar, packed between Chamba and New Tehri in the Tehri- Garwal region (12)
Surreal Sursingdhar

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When you are a Consultant’s wife, you know this life….

When you have a husband who works very-very hard in one of the BIG FOUR management and strategy consulting firms,  you must learn to thrive on these three key-words audit, tax, and advisory.  (Honestly, I am hopeless on all the three.)

Read to know what it is to be a partner to one super energetic guy,  however the term ‘Partner’ is mentioned quite often in the house and definitely this ‘Partner’ is not you.

  • When you marry a Consultant, you walk into a glamorous world! Yes, I call it so because your life is hardly touched by monotony.  Even though your parents may thank God uncountable number of times for blessing you with a wonderful partner and a settled life,  I bet you will never settle down. You live with a room mate, who packs his bag, leaves on a Monday morning, returns in the wee hours of Friday night and leaves again the following Monday.

 

  • You have all the space in your life, room, cupboard more than you have ever wanted. You live your life, make your decisions because most of the time when you need a second opinion, his plane has already lost touch with the runway. By the time it lands, you are done with the ambiguity. A consultant is always on-the-go, thus the room and the bed is all yours. More, he perfectly knows the art of living a life out of a suitcase, thus you can shop in abundance and  keep the Almirah to yourself. 

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In Singapore, I loved the common food of its indigenous people!

Merlion in Singapore
In Singapore, visiting the Merlion is a must. In the same way not eating the local food is a sin. Food is a very serious affair in Singapore!
Food republic, Singapore, Travel Places to Eat in Singapore
Yes, Singapore is a Food Republic. It is a food loving nation.

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Exploring the Global tastes in this new Food Factory!

This year, I celebrated my Eid over lavish luncheon and ate my share of Sewaiya (Sweet Vermicilli) at GFF. It was a Sunday and one of the days which I usually keep for an interesting food experience. This time, I accepted the invitation for food tasting at Global Food Factory, Rajouri Garden, Vishal Enclave, Main Najafgarh Road. It was on my mind because I had read about its international cuisines and since its opening it has been a popular destination among my friends too. Not to forget,  I had also read that the restaurant comes up with different Festival buffet themes in global taste every 2 months.

Global Food Factory , dining out

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Sharing old sweet memories of Ramada Resort Benoa Bali

A new couple in my friend list visited Bali last month and shared some lovely pictures of their honeymoon romance on social media.  While I scanned through their vibrant digital memories, I was reminded of my own romantic connection with Bali. I had also chosen Bali as my dream destination for honeymoon and no less had spent 10 beautiful days learning and exploring unique Balinese way of life.

Ramada is Bali is lavish but old property made in Balinese style
Bali is a beautiful destination with a unique variety of art-culture

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