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LONDON : Malala, Mexico, murder mystery, MI5, movies, music, milk of various kinds, hurrying mothers pushing buggies and herding toddlers -- that's Oxfordshire in Merry Ol' England for you this summer.

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LONDON : Going around is a British invention, not improbable in the land of the cartwheel penny, but the London Eye tops it all. It earns 25,000 pounds every day.

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ROME : A group of tourists posed for selfies and paddled in 17th-century sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini's masterpiece, the Fountain of the Four Rivers, in Piazza Navona here on Tuesday in searing temperatures before drifting away as police arrived.

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MUMBAI : Goa is the most popular choice for a monsoon getaway among Indian travellers, while they stick to Bali for an international short-haul trip, according to a survey. The survey, conducted by online accommodation booking website Hotels.com, analysed data on hotel searches made by users. The searches were conducted for stays during the period of June to September 2017, which became the foundation to develop the India ‘Monsoon Travel Hotlist' for this year, read a statement. 

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HAMELIN (GERMANY) : So your kids' summer vacations are on and all you have are clichéd holiday destinations to go to. How about a journey through the fairy tales and legends of your childhood with your children? Germany, the country which people generally associate with cars and the World Wars, has a "Maerchenstrasse", or a Fairy Tale Route, that can entertain kids and adults alike during the summer months.

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LAS VEGAS : In the heart of the Nevada desert lies a city with over a million lights, burning bright in the night like a shining diamond against an otherwise dark background. It is sin city -- one that never sleeps. Propitiating a hedonistic God, Las Vegas has just one goal -- to let you have fun, whatever may be your idea of fun. Music, dance, drama, fashion and sex are offered round the clock to those who seek it. And, of course, there's gambling -- its lifeblood and raison d'etre.

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MANALI : Taking a leaf from the success of Leh's Sindhu Darshan festival, locals of the picturesque Lahaul Valley in Himachal Pradesh also decided to hold a similar event every summer at the confluence of the Chandra and Bhaga rivers that makes for a mix of virgin nature and Buddhism.

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NEW DELHI : They say its not the destination, but the journey that makes the travel worthwhile. But avid travellers will know thats not always the case when it comes to flying. Unruly children, chatty neighbours and armrest-hoggers provide some of the annoying moments that can spoil it all, says a study.

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PANAJI : Seabed dredging near Mormugao port to facilitate the expansion of its coal-handling berths may sound the death knell for the popular dolphin-sighting tours that are a hit with tourists, a marine conservationist has said.

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NEW DELHI : Sending out a strong message of empowerment, Commander Pooja Rajput, who undertook a 2,000-km solo coastal ride on her Harley Davidson, says women should travel without any pre-conceived notions. The Indian Navy officer, who counts long-distance riding and photography among her passions, also undertook the solo journey to guage the safety of travellers like her in India.

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NEW YORK : If you often get tired of discussing travel memories with your wife who still holds those moments close to her heart, don't blame yourself. You may have a larger working memory than her! According to a new study led by a University of Kansas researcher, persons with larger working memory capacities actually encode information more deeply.

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Ropeways have always been a happening experience!. Not only do they cut the distance pretty short, they maximize one’s travel experience and offer impeccable ways to view the beauty of nature.

So, here is awesome news for all!

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PANAJI : A 'feni' festival will be held soon in the coastal state of Goa to highlight its medicinal value, Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said on Thursday. The popular drink -- synonymous with Goa -- is distilled by using locally grown cashews and coconut.

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Wandering how to break into freelancing and begin making money doing what you love?

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The Sundarbans, largest mangrove forest in the world, is a region of absolute beauty, shrouded with lush green flora, river-riddled marshy region, man-eating tigers and thrill of offbeat adventure. It has the honor of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site & a Biosphere Reserve.

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Deciding to travel alone can feel little frightening, but here's what you can learn if you take the chance. As a 24-year-old, I decided to visitPondicherry, India during my Christmas holidays. I did not have any train or bus reservation, nor did I have any hotel booking. I didn’t want to go alone, but none of my friends had the time to go with me. I had made a rough itinerary with no clue of how to visit each place;

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MAJULI (ASSAM) : Majuli, the world's largest inhabited river island, is famous for the many features unique to it -- the Neo-Vaishnavite "Satras" (institutional centres) dating back to the 15th century, the colourful yet simple lifestyle and culture of the Mising tribe, the art of mask-making, and the even more ancient art of pottery practised by villagers.

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Walking into the secret trails of the west shore with fresh air all around, where trees swang with the rhythm of wind and undulated sea breeze, I looked up and found blue sky glittering with shining stars and constellations. The magnificence of the beauty of the peaceful silence was eternal and awe inspiring. When all things laid in the midst of silence, there was a feeling of being more alive.

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