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50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Viator | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Viator

No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you take these places into consideration when planning your 2014 travels.

What Happens When East Meets West?

Sister Jenna | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

I've been traveling to India for over 20 years, and each time I visit I find out something new about myself. I find that I have more space to love, accommodate, care, give passage and smile more.

Indian National Congress Receives a Flogging From the Bharatiya Janata Party

Kokulan Mahendiran | Posted 02.16.2014 | World
Kokulan Mahendiran

Following record-breaking electoral participation, the results of four state assembly elections were announced on Sunday. The resounding 4-0 victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party served as an ominous flogging of the Indian National Congress.

5 Incredible Grand Tours You Can Actually Afford

Budget Travel | Posted 02.04.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Sometimes a one-week vacation just isn't enough, especially when you wake up the last morning of your trip and don't want to leave yet -- it's too soon, and you've just begun to discover what makes your destination so special.

PHOTOS: 5 Closeted Gay Hot Spots

Posted 02.14.2013 | Travel

Because the march of progress is as unstoppable as the best pride parades, attitudes toward homosexuality are changing around the globe and new destin...

PHOTOS: Pilgrimage To Pushkar

Megan Snedden | Posted 02.26.2013 | Travel
Megan Snedden

As I stepped barefoot through the lake's sacred gateway, a man drizzled orange flower petals into my palm.

Living Like A Maharaja In Majestic Rajasthan

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 02.04.2013 | Travel
Carolyn O'Donnell

While maharajadom in the past tended to be defined by its exclusivity, my ascension to a taste of royalty can, with a bit of planning, be replicated by almost anyone who can manage to get themselves to Rajasthan.

PHOTOS: 25 Ghastly Places Popular With Travelers

Viator | Posted 12.31.2012 | Travel
Viator

The smaller islands in the lagoon that served as mass graves during Venice's many bouts with the plague. The one island that never saw disease, hosted an insane asylum that now stands abandoned.

Reports: Man Chops Daughter's Head, Parades Through Village

AP | PRAKASH BHANDARI | Posted 08.18.2012 | World

JAIPUR, India -- Police say a man upset over his daughter's lifestyle chopped her head off with a sword and then paraded it through his village before...

A Clear Day In The Blue City Of Jodhpur

Leora Novick | Posted 07.04.2012 | Travel
Leora Novick

Even as I left, the scent of the marketplace clung to my skin.

A Rainy Day In The Rajasthani Desert

Leora Novick | Posted 06.30.2012 | Travel
Leora Novick

They turned to me and explained that visitors in their village were quite rare and rain in the summer season rarer still.

Northern India's Golden Triangle

Scott S. Smith | Posted 05.19.2012 | Travel
Scott S. Smith

Awakened by the haunting first call to Muslim prayer at 4:30 a.m., we rode elephants up steep hills to Amber Fort, a massive citadel for Hindu rulers.

Don't Cry for Them, Rajasthan: Katy Perry and Russell Brand Never Really Loved You

Sandip Roy | Posted 03.03.2012 | Entertainment
Sandip Roy

At this rate, the Indian tourism ministry is going to have to start including a health warning and a loyalty card with wedding permits.

PHOTOS: Observations From A First-Time Visitor To India

Terri Colby | Posted 12.21.2011 | Travel
Terri Colby

India is truly a love-it-or-hate-it destination. For me, its pull is magnetic.

Embracing Otherness: Bunker Roy

Pat Mitchell | Posted 12.18.2011 | Media
Pat Mitchell

Bunker Roy and his Barefoot College begins with an amazing story of his own choice to leave a life of privilege and prestigious education to essentially learn from the poor.

Fixing A Monkeys Hairy Palms in Udaipur

Alex Budak | Posted 11.14.2011 | Travel
Alex Budak

Instead of a gorgeous shawl, we now had a smiling monkey figure and something that, undoubtedly, once made erotic female monkey figurines everywhere quite happy.

Crazy Stuff We Did During Summer Vacation

Fathom | Posted 10.21.2011 | Travel
Fathom

These tales of adventure instantly transport us from our cubicle to the age of exploration.

Making New Friends at the Indian Rat Temple

Alex Budak | Posted 08.14.2011 | Travel
Alex Budak

The Karni Mata Temple is a beautiful marble temple, but upon arriving and removing one's shoes, the carving on the doors make it clear that this is no ordinary Hindu temple.

PHOTOS: Staring Off Into Space With Bram Tihany's "Of The Expanse"

Posted 06.26.2011 | Arts

Bram Tihany's photographs don't go in for close-ups. His latest exhibition, "Of the Expanse," recently shown at Keyes Art Project in New York City, wa...

Extreme India

Sally Thorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Sally Thorner

When you hear about 'extreme vacations' you think of space travel, heli-skiing, shark diving... But this month my husband and I experienced Extreme I...

Pushkar Camel Fair

Jen Pollack Bianco | Posted 10.05.2011 | Travel
Jen Pollack Bianco

2010-11-19-camel1.jpgLike any vehicle on the sales lot, these "ships of the desert" are buffed spotless for the occasion. Camel hygiene is of utmost importance.

Shopping and Safari Chic in Rajasthan

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Marissa Bronfman

From the wilds of Rajasthan to the majesty of the Himalayas, there was a bevy of beautiful and interesting things on offer at every stop I made.

The Raja's Rules: Timeless Continuity Tips from the World's Oldest Family Business

Perry Garfinkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Perry Garfinkel

One cannot argue with 1,400 years of success. Meet the Mewars: the world's oldest family business, unbroken for 76 generations. And counting.

Saving the Lakes of Udaipur, "World's Best City"

Perry Garfinkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Perry Garfinkel

A series of beautiful lakes in Udaipur, Rajasthan are in danger. These lakes a major magnet to the city -- one of the reasons 1.2 million tourists who visited the city last year nicknamed it "Venice of the East."

The Raj Who Branded Himself: A Savvy Indian Royal Reinvents Himself Without Changing His Iconic Message

Perry Garfinkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Perry Garfinkel

Though democratic India has come a long way, baby, Brand India, as it is sometimes referred to, still has a long way to go, baba.