Daily Archives: April 21, 2013

Do Adventure, Holiday With Family!

Do Adventure, Holiday With Family!

Early summer sunshine, warm beaches, adventure water sports, late skiing and lots more is what April can bring in for you. Knowing where to travel this month should be your agenda. Get your brood ready and plan the best trip ever.

Colorful Rajasthan

April will be hot but Rajasthan won’t stop being colorful. If you know you can beat that for fun and adventure in the desert then this is the place to be. Right from exquisite hotels to easy transport, all you need is a pack of excitement to get there. Step into Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Ajmer and Jaipur and dazzle the kids with elephant rides, rickshaws, forts, food and lots more.

Beautiful Jaipur Palace

Beautiful Jaipur Palace

Relaxing Oman

This is a favorite getaway for families. Clear coastal waters, friendly resorts and enticing dunes could give way for a relaxing trip with the family. From camel trekking through the sands to camping, Muscat will give you the thrills of desert life. What more? Laze around the beaches and let the kids enjoy the sand and water. Stop at Sur to visit the nearby turtle reserve at Ras al-Jinz. As child-friendly as it can get, Oman will make it a happy Middle Eastern odyssey for all.

Awesome Resort at Oman

Awesome Resort at Oman

Exotic Sri Lanka

An absolute treat for families, Sri Lanka is the way to go this season. The teardrop island, once called Ceylon, is magical and is an ultimate stop destination for enthusiastic travelers looking for fun and adventure. Ruined cities, monuments, forts, monkeys, elephants, beaches, Sri Lanka has something for everyone. What should fascinate kids the most is the dolphin cruise or dolphin watching, that usually happens between November and April, and helping the fishermen with their catch. Discover more on a jungle safari, rock climbing or spend quiet time on the beach.

Egyptian Mummies

The pyramids are waiting to reveal their secrets to you! Cairo is a guaranteed exotic destination for the family. The noisy toddlers and the bored teenagers will be awed by the majesty of the place. You will be Continue reading “Do Adventure, Holiday With Family!” »

Learn how to beat the blues…

Learn how to beat the blues…

Burnt Out Already!

The world is not what it used to be a couple of decades ago. Rising competitiveness, unmanageable work schedules, a world pressurized by materialism and rise of technology have made our lives better and worse all at the same time. Our parents’ or grandparents’ generations were one where peace of mind and a work-life balance was something that was given more importance. Cut to 2013, and it is a cut-throat world where the rewards are enticing but limited, and hence begins the vicious rat race, which can have far-reaching effects.

Busy and hectic schedules leaves you burned out

Busy and hectic schedules leaves you burned out

Mid-life crisis hits men in their mid forties or early fifties, but that was then. Today, we live in the age of what is called the quarter-life crisis. This new age problem catches people much younger – those in their late 20s or mid 30s – characterized by what psychologists call ‘a feeling of being burnt out’.

We live in a society where our desires outstrip our capability to meet them, and with risking work pressures, there is little time for family or friends. This shift in social behavior has resulted in younger and younger people feeling Continue reading “Learn how to beat the blues…” »

Naked Truth About Barefoot Running!

Naked Truth About Barefoot Running!

Ditch Those Shoes… Start Running Barefoot!

Barefoot running isn’t a new trend! History has enough evidence of barefoot running or running in moccasins (thin-soled shoes). Some parts of the world such as Kenya and Mexico still practice barefoot running today. Historians divulge that ancient Greek runners ran barefoot. The legendary Pheidippides, the first marathon runner, ran from Athens to Sparta, covering thirty six hours, all in bones, muscles and flesh, but no lace.

Good Old Barefoot Running!

Good Old Barefoot Running!

Modern barefoot running was recognized in 1960 when Abebe Bikila won the Olympic marathon, running barefoot, because the Olympics shoe supplier – Adidas – ran out of Abebe’s size. The runner was uncomfortable in a smaller size and ditched it to win the race. The pros and cons of barefoot running is a contentious issue even today among Continue reading “Naked Truth About Barefoot Running!” »