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Priya Pathiyan

Priya Pathiyan is a senior lifestyle journalist, author and columnist. She loves exploring exciting places, savouring delish dishes, and meeting interesting personalities.

French it, sofitel, accor

Get ready to ‘French it!’ with Sofitel

Even established brands like to reach out to their client base and remind them of their core values and USPs off and on. And it can be done in a fun format,…

Disney, walt disney world, mickey mouse

Revealed! Five secrets of Walt Disney World, Orlando!

It’s been 50 years of making magic at Walt Disney World in Florida. And today, Disney mascot, the globally loved Mickey Mouse, turns 93! What better day than Mickey’s birthday to delve…

Seychelles, island, luxury travel

You could soon be picking Seychelles by the seashore!

Now that the island nation has fully opened to Indian travellers, you can safely choose this paradise for your next pamper-cation… Stop daydreaming. It’s time to go sip piña coladas on that…

Ibiza, six senses, new hotel, hotel

Ibiza going from hedonistic to holistic?

The sparkling new Six Senses Ibiza in Spain offers a few surprises that blend the sumptuous with the inspirational, the ideal mix for luxury-loving free spirits. Ibiza has long worn the world’s…

Skyview, patnitop, gondola

Are you ready for a taste of the high life at Patnitop?

With state-of-the-art gondola rides skimming the tops of pine trees, sumptuous suites, and immersive Himalayan experiences, Skyview By Empyrean is elevating the hitherto low-key hill station of Patnitop with a luxe makeover.…

Travel photograpphy, travel photos, travel, photography

How to get people tripping on your travel photos

Everyone and their grandma has a smartphone with a decent camera. But travel photography isn’t just about pointing and shooting in the right direction or pinching your fingers at the perfect spot…

Maldives, think strawberries, branding, travel

TD Conversations: Munnmunn Marwah, COO, Think Strawberries

The expert in destination branding and travel representation talks about creating desirability for her many clients. She also discusses the rise in experiential travel with bleisure, wellness tourism, and staycations becoming key…

Voyager station, space hotel

Get ready to space out in style!

Moon gravity and out-of-this-world views promise to make the Voyager Station space hotel a truly unique experience.

Hope diamond

India@75: The stones of Golconda still speak

From sparkling diamonds to solid granite, the fort has seen everything. A visit to the once-powerful citadel near Hyderabad today can give you a glimpse of its brilliant history that is rich…

Smaaash, entertainment, mumbai, destination, india travel, gaming

Family vacay in Mumbai? Put Smaaash on your must-do list

From Virtual Reality rides to 360-degree Cricket to GoKarting, this state-of-the-art entertainment and gaming space will up your cool cred. The sea shimmers on the right. A blimp flies overhead, casting a…

Fort, forts, maharashtra, maharashtra tourism, pune

The gates to history and adventure reopen

Three Maharashtra forts – Rajgad, Sinhagad, and Torna – are finally fully open to tourists today after seven months of closure. Locals rejoice. Maharashtra has almost 350 magnificent hill forts and each…

Colours, colourful, world travel, international travel, travel photography, italy, south africa, denmark, india, singapore, australia, ireland, uk

Eight colourful places to make your next vacay vivid

Happy hues make for great holiday pictures. Here’s a whole host of places where the rainbows are real. And perennial! If, like us, you’re always DTC (down to click) when you travel,…