Holiday Differently with Sterling

I attended a blogger’s meet with Sterling recently. During the interaction, Sterling revealed their new Holiday Differently with Sterling philosophy and brand identity. The whole talk had me thinking how my own holidays have evolved over the last two to three decades. Holidays – Then & Now When I was young, we took a lot of road trips as holidays. I remember we would pour over paper maps for hours to decide the route and the stop overs. Friends and acquaintances would tell us about the road conditions and recommend hotels. Upon reaching the place, a good two to three

Three waterside destinations for those who don’t like beaches

I was talking to my colleague the other day about mountain vacations versus beach vacations and he said he hated beaches. He did not mind the water but the sand and cleaning up after put him off beach vacations. “You are missing out on the fun of waterside relaxation my friend”, I told him. “Not at all!”, he replied. “I have my fill of the waterside at Lakesides and Riversides” I realised I don’t think lakefront when I think of a waterside vacation and it is a shame because we have such amazing lakes and rivers. Following that conversation, I

10 Tips to make your Hotel stay more comfortable

Those who travel extensively, do it for two reasons. One: They love to travel and Two: Their work needs them to. More often than not, it is the latter who spend more time out of home as compared to the former. Hotels come in all shapes and sizes and many, including luxury hotels can give you grief. Here are 10 tips to make your hotel stay more comfortable: State your smoking preference at the time of booking. If you are a non-smoker and are put onto the smoking floor, chances are the smell can irritate you. Better state this at the

Airports – The best places for people watching when you travel

For someone who writes stories, watching people is a very interesting hobby. I find it fun to observe people, the way they dress, the way they behave and generally wonder what their back stories are. I think airports are one of the best places to do this. Clichéd as it may sound, airports truly act as a melting pot. People from different countries, cultures, colours just come together. The sights and smells at the airport may be a reflection of the location but the sounds are entirely made up of the people. I remember how happy I was after 2

What to Wear to a Beach?

What to Wear to a Beach??? Are you wondering why this question? Well, if you follow me on Instagram (you don’t, oh please do!) then you probably know that I was in Goa since last weekend. We had an extended long weekend out there but I had the hardest time packing for myself. Why do you ask? Let me tell you why! My weight has been fluctuating for the last few months. My clothes could either look horrendously tight or baggy depending on the kind of day I was having. Now before any red signals flash, yes I have gotten medical