Travel Writing News
The Paul Theroux interview | 'More necessary than ever to find the empathetic experience of meeting another person'
Theroux turns 80 in April. For a generation of backpackers now gone gray, the tattered paperback accounts of his treks through China, Africa and South America were a prod to adventure, bibles of inspiration under many a mosquito net.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2021: From Avni Doshi to Philip Pullman, our picks of sessions to attend from Day 6-10
Here is a list curated by Firstpost of online talks and discussion to tune into and participate in at the virtual JLF 2021.
The idea of Mexico comes with certain stock images — tacos and guacamole; a wild night out fuelled by tequila; the ancient Aztec pyramids — accumulated over the years from media and pop culture
With its mix of culture, history, nature and delicious cuisine, a trip to Vilnius in Lithuania should be just what the holiday doctor ordered.
Autumn Light is Pico Iyer's second book on Japan. It is slow, melancholic and reflective. There is no linear progression to the story. There is no story as much as thoughts on death, guilt, separations and reunions.
I chose to travel to Spain to visit a culturally, artistically rich country in its off-season, to be lost in a sea of people who speak a language I don't know, to be surrounded by more World UNESCO Heritage sites that I could imagine, and eat all the paella and seafood I could stomach. I wanted to take long siestas, and walk in and around museums all day, hoping to soak in some creative inspiration for myself.
As Gowri Jayakumar travels through South Korea, she'll be sharing her stories here. Stay tuned. In part 1 — Seoul.
Cali, in Colombia, is not called the ‘World’s Salsa Capital’ for nothing
A journey through Puducherry, one dish at a time.
Supposedly, the world can be divided into two kinds of people — those who have been to Kashmir and those who haven’t
Zanzibar has a bit of everything for everyone – for the history buff, the adventurer or a leisure seeking traveller.
Switzerland is 'The Ultimate European Destination' for most Indians, whose indiscipline is unfortunately legendary
Zanskar is a valley in the higher Himalayas, about 250 km and an 8-hour drive from Kargil, which is its only connection to the outside world in the summer
Beneath Luxembourg's reputation as a financial/business hub, is an old city longing to tell you its story.
My journey to McLeod Ganj turned out to be quite unexpected. Just like all journeys should be.
Mumbai-based couple Sandeepa and Chetan Karkhanis sold their home and quit their jobs to travel full-time. Here they decode the process of how to travel long term, on a limited budget
The “Amazon” was the beginning of our fascination for South America. The rainforest, its gigantic trees, queer animals and hidden tribes — it’s stuff childhood mysteries are made of. You hope to unravel it all sometime in the future. The possibility of setting foot in this mysterious world might just be one of the “subconscious” reasons why we chose South America as the first destination for our round-the-world travels.
Sandeepa and Chetan describe their travels through Argentina and Chile in the third part of their ongoing South America travel diary for Firstpost
In part two of Mumbai-based couple Sandeepa and Chetan's South America travel diary: their journey through Argentina, Bolivia and Peru
When we landed in São Paulo, Brazil, little did we know that we were in for a five-month journey through South America