Amsterdam has been trying to navigate a conundrum for years: how to embrace its status as a vibrant, international hub without making the city unlivable for its residents — and without letting go of its famous, free-spirited roots.
As France plans phasing out COVID-19 lockdowns, terraces of cafes, outdoor restaurants, to reopen this May
Macron outlined a four-step plan to reopen the country and revive its economy.
Kruger National Park is about the size of Israel and home to some of the most iconic birds and animals in the world.
Each spring, cherry blossoms grace Japan with colour for a brief and beautiful moment. Such is the fleeting nature of this eagerly anticipated yearly phenomenon that most Japanese news channels cover the flowering.
As trekkers return to Uttarakhand post-lockdown, COVID-19 caution makes for a quiet season in the mountains
Trekking companies have reduced group sizes to a maximum of six to eight; most have also limited points of contact with other people on the route. Though Uttarakhand has now relaxed the rule on getting a COVID-19 negative report within the last 72 hours, adventure companies are still continuing with the condition.
On being a traveller versus a tourist: Intrinsic motives rather than ends distinguish one from the other
The ubiquity of ever-expanding tourism has robbed much of the world of such joys, driving the traveller ever further from the marauding selfie hordes, but there is still the occasional moment of felicity in a moment of discovery in some distant land
In a 'cruel summer', watching days and nights unfold on Boccadasse's beach
Starting with the opening of biergartens in spring and bookended with the drunken bedlam of Oktoberfest, German summers are a call for the outdoors for a population battered and bruised by long-drawn winters with gray skies and short days.
New York City is not just epicentre of coronavirus pandemic, but of fashion history and women’s rights
Oh New York, New York. A city so incredible you say its name twice like a prayer.
As the world gears up for the 250th birth anniversary of Beethoven, a pilgrimage from Bonn to Vienna in search of the man offers new insight into the composer's life and art.
You have to be careful, when writing about a place like Zanzibar, to not reduce it to a series of prosaic meditations on brilliantly sunny skies, blindingly white beaches and beguilingly azure waters. But a soggy week on the Tanzanian archipelago led to a mysterious curio shop, a taste of Zanzibar pizza, conversations with locals and a bit of spice lore | via @nytimes
Thanks to surviving landmarks and an impressive museum exhibit that recreates one of his old flats, London offers a lot to Jimi Hendrix fans, 50 years since the performer last called it home. | via @nytimes
Rajat Parr, the Calcutta born sommelier turned winemaker, talks about his journey: 'Was just trying to be more in touch with nature'
Rajat Parr, Calcutta-born winemaker, was recently back in the country to introduce selections from the three vineyards in which he is co-founder — California-based Sandhi and Domaine de la Côte and Evening Land (which is located in Oregon).
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.
The Mission District is a Latino hub in San Francisco that also has the densest collection of street murals in all of California. If you are a street art enthusiast, this should be your first stop when you go exploring the city.
Inside Jabarkhet: One of India's rare privately-owned nature reserves has much to teach about eco conservation
At a time when migration and ghost villages are real problems in the Garhwal Himalayas, an initiative like the Jabarkhet Nature Reserve can play a vital role in reverse migration.
One of the earliest known communities who believe in the sanctity of all life, the Bishnois have fiercely protected nature and animals around them, for over 500 years, allowing them to survive in the harsh Thar desert.
Ambika and Hoshner are doing an in-depth journey through Rajasthan, and will be sharing their travel journals on Firstpost.
Rediscovering Rajasthan: Exploring the architecture, ghats and sunsets of the city of lakes, Udaipur
Ambika Vishwanath and Hoshner Reporter of The reDiscovery Project write about exploring the palaces, lakes, streets and sunsets of Udaipur in Rajasthan