18 Awesome Reasons New Zealand Was Named The Best Country In The World

Recently, The Telegraph Travel Awards named New Zealand the best country in the world. More than 75,000 readers voted and for the fourth year in a row, the southwestern Pacific Ocean country reigned supreme! But what gives Kiwis (that’s the cute name for the locals!) the advantage? Well, we rounded up just a few of the reasons why New Zealand is awesome. Naturally, more than a few have to do…

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Sidhu’s career in sports and politics: Timeline – Times of India

Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday handed Vice-President and Rajya Sabha chairman Hamid Ansari his resignation from the Rajya Sabha. Sidhu, 52, had a successful, nearly two-decade long cricket career, before he entered the commentator’s box, and later, joined politics. Here is a timeline of Sidhu’s career in sports and politics Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Sidhus-career-in-sports-and-politics-Timeline/articleshow/53278061.cms

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Tolkien’s Art Is As Rich And Beautiful As His Stories. Why Don’t We Ever See It?

J.R.R. Tolkien needs no introduction, of course. The author of the seminal Lord of the Rings trilogy, along with many other works on Middle Earth, is a household name and a favorite of kids and adults alike. His incredible imagination, spurred by years of studying the ancient cultures of Europe, created an entire unique universe. …but he wasn’t just a writer. He created a visual record of his work as…

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Cities choked, but 90% of Indians don’t own vehicle – Times of India

Even as cities reel under the growing burden of private vehicles, government data shows that nearly 90% of Indians don’t own a vehicle. This points to the need to scale up public transport, both to provide affordable travel options to such citizens and to prevent them from buying private vehicles and adding to the traffic chaos Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Cities-choked-but-90-of-Indians-dont-own-vehicle/articleshow/53703212.cms

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He Sold All His Belongings And Hit The Open Road. This Is What He Saw — Amazing!

I like to call myself a jetsetter and while I’ve been to more than 10 countries, my travel list thusfar is nothing compared to that of Alex Chacón. When he graduated college back in 2012, Chacón was on the path to become a doctor. Instead of jumping right into med school, though, he opted to travel the world for a few months. He sold all his belongings and hit the…

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I Had No Idea That These Fruit And Vegetables Grew This Way. How Bizarre.

Considering how easy it is for one to go out to the store and buy ripe fruit from parts of the world they themselves may never see, it’s no wonder most of us don’t know what certain fruits and vegetables look like when they’re growing. It’s surprisingly jarring to discover how some of these come to be–it’s like finding out what a celebrity looked like as a kid, then learning…

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Chennai Heritage Auto Rally 2016: Vintage and yet going strong

For visitors at the 14th edition of Chennai Heritage Auto Rally 2016, it was a travel back to a bygone era. Over 100 Cars including Jaguar, MG, Dodge Brothers, Chevrolet, Austin, Mercedes and 25 bike Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/chennai-heritage-auto-rally-2016-vintage-and-yet-going-strong/article8927256.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

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The Future Of Space Isn’t NASA… And That’s Not A Bad Thing.

Space: it’s the final frontier. Space has long been exclusively navigated by the world’s most well-off nations (U.S and the Soviet Union) but the future of space exploration seems to be in the hands of private companies. Since it will be privately funded, CEOs will be able to determine the flight paths (and the style.) These guys are seriously ambitious. Here are some of the craziest projects in the works from…

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Seeing These Popular Places From Above Is Almost Surreal. #6 Seriously Shocked Me.

Even if you travel by airplane frequently, it’s doubtful that you’ve even gotten a real birds eye view of a city. With all of the pollution, weather, looping flight paths and aisle seats, your views may have been obstructed. This Reddit user gathered together some of the most impressive aerial views of cities around the world, giving people a brand new way to look at these amazing places. They’re probably…

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