Best Beaches In Galveston, Texas

Texas probably isn’t the first place that a lot of people think of when it comes to finding great beaches, but maybe it should be. Galveston alone has 32 miles of beaches, perfect for a quick dip in the ocean, a picnic lunch on the sand and even surfing if you’re feeling a little adventurous. There are also family friendly beaches, beaches that are perfect for fishing, and places where you can go for a little nature walking.

East Beach

Start with East Beach where you’ll find the biggest and best parties in the world. This is one of the only beaches in the area where alcohol is completely legal, and some even say it’s encouraged. The beach hosts parties, bikini contests, and live concerts. They have space for 7,000 cars and admission is just $8 per car. Even if you just want to people watch, it’s well worth the

10 Things to do for Christmas in Paris

Paris is enchanting any time of year but particularly so around Christmas. There is something magical about seeing the city come to life with festive cheer and light up under the holiday season glow. With Christmas just around the corner, we thought it time to share the best ways to spend Christmas in Paris with you.

Post updated Nov 2022.


1. Christmas Shopping at Lafayette

This luxury department store is the best place to come Christmas shopping, not only because you can buy every one of your Christmas gifts under one roof but also because of the festive decorations. The enormous Christmas tree which hangs from the ceiling always take centre stage and is a sight to behold. This year the 27-meter high tree will hang upside down and will be decorated in rich colours with thousands of brightly coloured jewels.


2. Christmas Window Displays at Printemps

The window displays

A Guide to Routes, Accommodations and Tours

Gas up your sled and ride along Muskoka’s renowned snowmobile trails this winter. With some of Ontario’s most unbelievable scenery and over 1,000 kms of groomed snowmobile trails that link the northern and southern parts of the province, you won’t regret the decision to hop on!

Trail Tips & Trail Loops

When planning your trip, consider a midweek excursion if you can. Trails are quieter, conditions are better and rates for overnight snowmobiling packages are cheaper. For a complete look at the trails in Muskoka, visit the OFSC Interactive Trail Guide.

Photo credit: Craig Nicholson

To get you started, here are three self-guided tours we highly recommend:

Take the Lake Muskoka Magic Tour, a leisurely day ride (approximately 125 km) around the glorious Lake Muskoka. Start your tour at the Muskoka Wharf in Gravenhurst, just off trail C101D. There is ample room for trailer parking, so you

The 15 Best Books I Read in 2022

Curved shelves lined with books in a bookshop
Posted: 12/20/2022 | December 20th, 2022

For the last five years, I’ve concluded the year with a list of my favorite reads. As a writer, reading comes with the territory. Writers just tend to read a lot. Then again, I’ve always been into reading ever since I was a little kid. I devour books. In a good year, I’ll read close to 80.

This year was not one of those years. I only read about 50 books.

As I compiled this list, I couldn’t help but notice that I gravitated a lot more to history, literature, and self-improvement than I had in the past. Though this is a travel website and I like to read a lot of travel books, I’ve found that so many fall into the same narrative arc that I just needed a break from another book on someone quitting their job to travel.

Instead, I’ve

Sarovar Hotels debuts new rebranded 23-key Sarovar Portico as Elysia Sarovar Portico Lonavala – Today’s Traveller

Sarovar Hotels announced the rebranding of Sarovar Portico as Elysia Sarovar Portico Lonavala.


Now owned by Elysia Hospitality LLP, the hotel is ready to welcome guests once again. Nestled amidst the picturesque greens and staggering mountains, post rebranding the hotel features a design that offers a contemporary touch and reflects a vibrant interpretation of the city.

Amidst this dreamy ether, Elysia Sarovar Portico features 23 well-appointed contemporary guestrooms including Executive pool view rooms, Executive double rooms, and executive twin rooms decked up to create a quintessential vacationing experience.


In-House restaurant THE SQUARE serves an array of delicious food with the perfect setting, a picture window by the tables that look out to splendid views. To host picture-perfect events, the hotel offers a banquet and conferencing facility to celebrate memorable moments.

Other leisure amenities to offer are an outdoor swimming pool to relax, Spa to reinforce the feeling of