Author: Parm Parmar

Packing Tips for a Winter Road Trip

Travelling in the winter can be fun. Whether you are heading up to the mountains to go skiing or snow tubing, or you are escaping the northern winters and heading south to warm up, a winter road trip can be challenging. You have to contend with unpredictable weather and less daylight for driving which can cause even the most seasoned traveller to stress out. Don’t worry, although you can’t predict the weather on your next winter journey, experience has taught me to take precautions that will help in case you have any emergencies along the way. Before you hit...

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Petra Jordan’s Jewel in The Crown

Petra, surrounded by stunning pink mountains and riddled with passages and gorges, was built by an ancient civilization called the Nabataeans – a nomadic tribe of Arabs. It was built as a trading hub because of it’s proximity to the established trade routes (their most lucrative trade was in frankincense and myrrh). This phenomenal city was literally carved into and out of the face of mountains and lays in a valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. Originally named Raqeem, the name was changed, upon the arrival of the Greeks, to ‘Petra’, meaning ‘the rock’....

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Mexico’s Luxurious Pacific Hideaway – Las Alamandas

Note: This article was originally published in Luxury Living Magazine Mexico’s west coast “Costalegre” known as “happy coast” has long been a magnet for the jet set crowd. This windswept coast is lined with coves, and sleepy fishing villages stretch for miles bordered by Jungles. It’s here in this landscape you find the luxury resorts of the well-heeled crowds – Costa Careyes, founded by Italian entrepreneur Gian Franco Brignone in 1968; Cuixmala formerly owned by Sir James Goldsmith, now run by his daughter Alix Marcaccin. I drove through an unmarked gate and down a dirt road until; paradise, it...

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Visiting Jordan’s Breathtaking Wadi Rum Desert

Out of all the places I have travelled, there are few that have completely taken my breath away quite like Wadi Rum. TE Lawrence, you may know him as Lawrence of Arabia, once said about Wadi Rum, “For this cruel land can cast a spell which no temperate clime can match” and does just that. There is something about the extreme beauty that you find here in this vast desert that draws you in. The desert is everything you would expect it to be with an almost endless stretch of sandy valleys and temperatures that range from blazing heat...

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Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Travel, Food, Drinks & Tech

Buying gifts for loved ones? It can be a challenge! What to get for that person who’s done and seen it all?  Luckily I’ve compiled a list of must-haves, so you can check off everyone on your list. Our Top Picks for Gift Guide 2017 Books Books are one of my favorite gifts to get and to give. A book can quench the thirst of a traveler’s soul when they are stuck at work or wait for their next adventure. If you can’t get away in real life, there is nothing better than escaping through the pages of a...

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