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Travel Secret #1049: Freestone, A Hidden Gem in California

California-based editor and travel writer Kristen Cashman gets a bit restless when she doesn’t have at least one airplane ticket in her possession. A native of Boston, USA, at age 16 she moved with her mother to Milan, Italy. There she discovered the heightened aliveness that came with being in a foreign culture, and she’s…

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Travel Secret #1047: Why Masterchef Bill Marchetti loves Palampur, Himachal Pradesh

“If you are coming to Delhi and not heading up to the mountains, you are wasting your time. My favourite place in whole of India is Palampur in Himachal Pradesh, is a bustling little market town surrounded by tea plantations and rice fields about 35 km southeast of Dharamsala. Nestled amidst lush green pine forest, Palampur is one of the most scenic hill station…

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Travel Secret #1043: Bull in a Chikan Shop, Lucknow

“Twenty-five years ago, a bull walked into the Lucknow Chikan Shop, a cloth store tucked away in the dusty folds of Varanasi. It stayed on for half a day. Paramanand Chhugani, the shop owner, rubbed his eyes and scratched his head. The next day, the bull returned and stayed put till the lights went out at 9 pm. Chhugani’s surprise took on…

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Travel Memoir: The Lost Girls

  Year of release: 2010 Author: Jennifer Baggett, Holly C. Corbett & Amanda Pressner Three friends, four continents and a common goal of self-discovery. An unconventional travel memoir, the Lost Girls is centered on the theme of leaving behind the familiar to find yourself amidst the uncertainties. Taking a sabbatical from…

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#TravelMovie: One Week

ONE WEEK Released: 2008 Cast: Joshua Jackson, Peter Spence Director: Michael McGowan One Week follows the journey of Ben Tyler, a young man who’s just learned that he has terminal and aggressive cancer. Leaving behind his perplexed fiancee, Ben(Jackson) buys a 1973 Norton motorcycle and heads west, from Toronto to Vancouver. His…

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