India travel Archive


India, Iceland, and Italy in a Very Different Light

Sometimes editor types joke about the “three I’s of travel” that grace so many magazine covers: Italy, Ireland, and India. They’re photogenic, look exotic, and have nice luxury hotels with ad money to spend. You’ll rarely find a travel magazine that goes a whole 12 months without one of the three on


When Currencies Plunge, Cash In

Getting ready to travel somewhere for a few weeks or months of independent travel? If you want a great value, put these countries on your short list: Argentina India Indonesia Mexico Why these? Not because of their “friendly locals,” “charming towns” or “pristine beaches,” yada yada yada. And not because they’re a


News and Travel Notes From the Cheapest Destinations

As we head toward the end of 2013, here’s what’s going on in some of the cheapest places to travel in the world. Political troubles in Thailand never seem to go away for very long. The Thai prime minister just asked the monarchy to dissolve parliament after weeks of street protests in


Admission Bargains and Admission Rip-offs at Famous Tourism Sites

So I was just at both Chichen Itza and Uxmal in the Yucatan state of Mexico this past weekend and noticed that the price had gone up since last time I was there. There were actually new numbers pasted over the old ones. Getting into either—the first one of the “new 7


Travel Trouble Spots and Altering Your Plans

As we’ve seen in Turkey this week, a place that’s relatively calm, peaceful, and stable one week can see all hell break loose the next. So how do you decide if you should change your travel plans or just adjust them to avoid the trouble spots? How do you answer the question,