All posts tagged: Travel

Hotel Review: Saj By The Lake, Malshej Ghat

A good deal is worth a million in hand goes a popular proverb. Or maybe that’s just me. That’s how deep I am. I make up my own proverbs. But as usual, we digress. So, a few months ago we had bought a deal on this website called Nearbuy. We made a booking at a hotel but had to cancel it because of a personal crisis. Many months later, we decided to use it. So we made a booking at the Saj By The Lake in Malshej Ghat. I am a really optimistic person and was hoping it would be cooler there which proves that I am plain silly. Anyway, since it was booked through nearbuy, we did call up and confirm the booking and they said, yes we had been pencilled in. Arrival We came to the hotel after a long, hot drive and really, I was under the impression that we were somewhere near Delhi at this point. We got kokum sherbet and such small mercies are the reason for my existence. I …

Hotel Review: Vivanta By Taj, Cuffe Parade

So over this weekend, we hit the luxurious Vivanta By Taj for a staycation with the girls. Which was amazing. We had so much fun. I also learnt, over this weekend, that day drinking is amazing. Shopping after day drinking is even more fun. It involves a couple of very confusing purchases and a lot of maintaining of balance but nothing you can’t handle. We 4 ladies headed to Taj pretty early, their check in is at 2pm but we couldn’t wait to get this party started. Now, I had called the previous day, Friday to confirm my early check in (I had asked for between 10am and 11am) and also if they could do something for my friend who is getting married. They said they could do something with flowers and a cake. I was really excited. I had spoken to Deval who was headed for a vacation but I was sure the Taj would have a way they communicate such requests internally. Now, let’s get right to the review. Arrival We had mentioned …

Website Review: Trivago

If you’ve been watching enough TV, you would have spotted this guy who looks like he really needs a tailor and a shave telling you about how you can great hotel deals. When yu do finally manage to move your eyes away from the desperately-need-to-be-cut-to-length jeans, you discover that he’s talking about a website called Trivago where you can get very good deals on hotels. You think, do I really need this? And this was obviously the question that was haunting me as well. Haunting maybe a rather strong word. I gave it a thought. And since I am headed off to enjoy a staycation next weekend, I decided to give Trivago a whirl. So, let’s do a step by step review, shall we? Website Review When you first come on the website, the place looks like Google. Now because I have been conditioned to have ads, copious amounts of content and slideshows on the landing page, I was a little taken aback with this clean interface. I mean, bombard me with information already. Kidding, …

5 Reasons to Get Your Hands on the Lonely Planet’s Best In Travel 2016

On a sunny (okay, very sunny) afternoon, I was invited to the Lonely Planet launch of the Best In Travel 2016 guide. This was at Marine Plaza so I left early- by 5:30am. And got there in time for high tea. Anyway, once there, I realised the event was literally for like half an hour and they had finished most of the formalities so basically I got there when people were packing up and getting ready to leave. So I did what a good blogger would do. Ate. *burp* Okay, not really. I sat down for a quick chat with the Director of Lonely Planet India, Sesh Seshadri. Also, I got a copy of the Best in Travel 2016 guide, albeit a slightly beaten up version because they ran out of the books – which is funny because it’s the launch of the THAT guide. Anyway, here are 5 reasons this guide makes sense. Curated content Content online comes from many sources. From people who have visited the place, owners of the place trying to …

5 Must-Have Products for Women Who Travel

We all love travelling. With social media so in our face, it’s very un-cool to say you don’t like travelling. I mean where are those inspirational quotes about travel or those pictures of your feet at a beach going to go if not on your timeline? You cannot claim to not like backpacking (much cooler than luxurious holidays). Or that you are not really into pooping in train toilets. Or eating spicy local food (I actually can’t do this. There. I said it.) Or that you sleep better in your own bed. Because everyone loves travelling. Anyway, if someone is going to drag you out of your house and take you on a trip or if you decide to do that on your own, here are 5 absolute must-haves that you will need in your bag. Put these in to be safe, clean and hygienic while travelling. 1.Sunscreen Now there might not be going on the vacation to soak up some sun but this one is absolutely essential anyway. I know you know it but …