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As people who are retiring or already retired, you must be looking forward to the time and resources available to travel to new places.

While travel is interesting and offers many opportunities, it does present you with a number of challenges such as the following:

* Where to travel to?
* Best ways to travel?
* Managing travel in a budget?
* Safety while traveling?
* Finding the right food when you are out? And so on.

In this section, our RetyrSmart Team will be providing you interesting tips to make your travels more exciting and rewarding while helping you meet many of the challenges that come with it. These tips would be sourced from Experts in the field (both domestic and International), Travel Companies, fellow members and published sources.

Its our belief that this Section would provide you a lot of material that will help make your travels more interesting and less challenging.


  • Japan is an interesting place – check these facts

    The more you get to know about Japan the more there is still to know. Among the oldest civilizations it has one of the most cultured citizenries in the world. Still steeped in many of the ancient cultural traditions that marks Japan as quite a unique country. Here is a chance to bring up your knowledge quotient on Japan...... .. . ..Read More

  • Explore India’s UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites

    India has always treasured its perennial glory when it comes to culture and history. From man-made marvels to natural wonders, the country offers a plethora of stunning sites that should be at the top of every travellers’ bucket list.

    Travelyaari, the leading online bus ticketing platform, shares an insight on the handpicked locations of top 10 world heritage sites listed by UNESCO.. .. . ..Read More

  • 6 things to focus on while buying travel insurance

    The temperatures have started to soar and many of you must be planning to holiday in cooler climes abroad. Amidst the fun and frolic, do not forget to pack a travel insurance policy. It covers you in unforeseen circumstances such as medical emergencies, flight delays, baggage loss etc. While it is a mandatory requirement for certain countries, it’s advisable to acquire a good travel insurance for wherever you go. .. . ..Read More

  • 10 Ways How Spirulina Can Benefit You

    Though known from ancient times, Spirulina is gaining importance as a food than can cure as well as prevent illnesses. Team RetyrSmart is happy to share the article below that provides a basic description of the what Spirulina is and the documented benefits of this special food. . . . . . . . ...Read More

  • Did you know all these fascinating things about Norway?

    How many of our readers would have thought of holidaying in Norway ? Team RetyrSmart would like our readers to know more about Norway through the article below. And see if Norway gets added to your bucket list ... . ..Read More

  • If its July it must be Munnar ! Kerala Destinations by Month

    Kerala often figures in the must-see destinations for those outside the State and even abroad. This year, make it a point to indulge yourself in all things (and places) Kerala by allotting a weekend a month for one place. The highlight of 2018 is Munnar as the neelakurinji will be in full bloom by mid-year. It is true that the State is more or less a year-round destination but we have prepared a calendar for you with the help of travel enthusiasts to make it easier for you. Happy Journey!... . ..Read More

  • Best Offbeat Places to Visit in North India

    India is full of fascinating places to visit. Some of these places, like the Taj Mahal, are popular attractions that draw in tourists from all over the world. However, there are several other places that are not as famous but make for excellent vacation spots. Hidden from the eyes of clichéd tourists, these places are cleaner, quieter and more alluring to those who like to try out new experiences in unchartered territories. The northern part of India in particular in particular has several amazing offbeat places one can explore. As we slowly warm up to 2018 and start planning our travels, here are some of the best offbeat places to visit in north India for you to consider in your plans. . ... . ..Read More

  • The 10 Most Beautiful Places to See in Mumbai

    There’s much to see in Mumbai and it is virtually impossible to behold all its beauty in the span of a day or a week. Even a lifetime, they say, is not enough. But we’ve done the hard work here, and whittled down Mumbai’s beauty into ten essential must-see places. Whether you’re a first time visitor or a Mumbaikar for life, consider yourself a Mumbai pro if you’ve seen these ten gorgeous sites. Some of these are heritage structures, others are public areas, and still others are spaces that have been converted into works of art courtesy initiatives by St+art and Asian Paints. ... . ..Read More

  • Travellers' Top Tips to Pack Smart

    We reached out to Top Contributors in our traveller community and asked for their best-ever packing tips. Here’s what they had to say.

    • Pack light to travel light. If you can manage with a carry-on, do it. Try taking half of the things you need and twice the money. You can make buying a few new items a fun part of the adventure. ... . ..Read More

  • The Unexplored Seven Sister States of India

    Ever-wandering Indian travelers go all out to explore the length and breadth of this vast country. From Kashmir in the north to Kanyakumari in the south, they travel extensively to experience the natural and cultural uniqueness of every region. But, hardly does northeastern India figure in their list. Why so? Is it that the region is not easily accessible or that it does not get its due share of publicity to create enough awareness among travelers? ... . ..Read More

  • Best places to enjoy hot air ballooning in India

    Before the Wright Brothers took to the skies, there were the Montgolfier Brothers, Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Étienne, inventors of the hot air balloon. Their invention was the first successful human-carrying flight technology. And though it might be over 200 years old, it made its way to India less than a decade ago... .. . ..Read More

  • 25 Places you have to visit in 2018

    The more you travel, the more you realise there's so much of the world still to discover.

    In order to help you put together your 2018 travel bucket list, Business Insider asked the world's most esteemed travel experts -- from the likes of Airbnb and Lonely Planet to independent bloggers and backpacking Instagrammers -- for the one destination everyone should visit in the new year.. .. . ..Read More

  • Take the road less traveled with these European gems

    Ski slopes without lift lines. Steaming thermal baths. Rich fireside meals. While most people flock to Europe in the summer, winter has its own charms — especially if you avoid the most popular destinations like France and Italy. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by what you’ll find: intricate architecture, alluring streets, free-flowing wine; in other words, everything you’d expect from Europe — but with fewer crowds and, in some cases, for half the price. This winter, here are three European destinations you should consider. . .. . ..Read More

  • Best places to see migratory birds this winter

    It is that time of the year again when winged guests from colder lands will flock to different parts of India in search of food and nesting spots. Birds like Indian skimmers, Grater Spotted Eagles, Grey pelicans and White-backed vultures have already been spotted at the Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha and more will follow in the coming months. . . . ..Read More

  • 68 Interesting Facts about Denmark

    Denmark most likely means “Land of the Danes.” The first mention of the name of the kingdom Denmark comes from about A.D. 900 in King Alfred the Great of England’s translation of Orosius’ Geography.[12] . . . ..Read More

  • 10 reasons why you should head to Peru for your next vacation

    As the winters slowly settle in the Northern part of India, it could be the time to take a vacation and explore India’s picturesque valleys and towns. While treks, cars and bike rides could be suitable options, the aerial view of clouds and the sunset is an unmatchable experience, which is made possible through cable cars. . . ..Read More

  • 10 reasons why you should head to Peru for your next vacation

    As Indians started travelling a lot more than ever before, their quest for something interesting and not too mainstream increased as well. As a result, many people now ditch the regular 'tourist spots' and explore a city or town with a new persective. For many years, Peru wasn't the first choice for Indians who wanted to travel oversaes. But slowly, mindsets are changing. If you wish to try something totally different too, here are 10 reasons why you should plan a trip to Peru. . ..Read More

  • 4 must visit destinations in Kerala

    With hundreds of miles of glorious Arabian Sea coastline, idyllic, tranquil backwaters, and the tea covered slopes of the Western Ghats – Kerala is rightly considered to be one of India’s most beautiful states.

    Here are 4 must-visit destinations when you’re there! ..Read More

  • Top 10 breathtaking places to have on your travel list

    Editors of National Geographic Traveler magazine have released their picks for the best destinations of 2017, giving shout-outs to places like Banff, Chengdu, Seoul, Madrid and Georgia, USA.

    Just about everyone needs a list of travel destinations, much like a bucket list of places you must see before you leave this earth.

    Deciding on places to populate that list can be really overwhelming because it’s such a big, beautiful world out there. There is just so much to see, from natural wonders to man-made masterpieces. The choices are limitless in the course of your lifetime. ...Read More

  • Best Places To Visit In Uttar Pradesh

    Uttar Pradesh is one of India's most alluring states. It is home to the magnificent Taj Mahal and several Hindu pilgrim destinations. We give you the best places to visit in Uttar Pradesh if you want to feel the pulse of India.  ....Read More

  • Best monsoon holiday places in India for family vacations

    Since the monsoons are here, it is now time to plan your monsoon holidays for 2017. There is no better time for a family vacation and India is home to some of the best monsoon holiday places. We give you some of the finest monsoon destinations in India for a vacation with your family and kids.....Read More

  • Offbeat Places to Visit in Madhya Pradesh

    Madhya Pradesh is full of hidden gems that make for great offbeat getaways. If you are bored of the cliched holiday destinations and are looking for unusual places to visit that not many tourists have heard of, check out these offbeat places in Madhya......Read More

  • Siem Reap: Angkor Wat and more

    From my school history books, two temple complexes have often leapt out at me – Angkor Wat and Borobudur. Over the years these images kept coming back and it became part of my bucket list of places to visit. They stayed at the bottom of the bucket for many years. Preoccupied, as I was with work and family, my personal travels tended to revolve around family holidays.. ... Read More

  • Travel Therapy : the best getaways from Delhi

    A few meandering and rickety turns lead you to the magnificent palace-turned-hotel. Like many other Neemrana properties, this too is a restored fort. Legend has it that Maharaja Balwant Singh of Alwar started the construction of this fort but died a sudden death within 13 years. The fort was left abandoned for years before Neemrana took it under its wings.. ....Read More

  • 70 Interesting Facts about New Zealand

    When it was determined by Dutch explorers that New Zealand was not attached to the South American continent, they changed its name from Staten Landt (South America) to Nova Zeelandia (New Zealand), after the Dutch province of Zeeland. .. Read More

  • 10 offbeat places to visit in Maharashtra

    May 1 is Maharashtra Day. It is celebrated in order to honor the formation of the state of Maharashtra on 1 May, 1960. It’s a good time to draw our attention towards this magnificent state which is abundant in natural beauty, intriguing culture and rich heritage. Few places across India have the kind of diversity in geographical terrain as well as lifestyle like Maharashtra does. ... Read More

  • How to Keep Your Valuables Safe on Vacation

    Did you know that you may be more susceptible to having your valuables, such as watches and cellphones, stolen when you’re on vacation? “So many things are new on a vacation, and while you’re taking it all in, your guard drops a bit, leaving you vulnerable to theft,” said Matt Dumpert, a senior director at Kroll, a security consulting company based in New York. ... Read More

  • The Best Places To Travel In 2017 - National Geographic Traveler

    Editors of National Geographic Traveler magazine have released their picks for the best destinations of 2017, giving shout-outs to places like Banff, Chengdu, Seoul, Madrid and Georgia, USA.

    For their annual Best of the World list, editors chose a total of 21 destinations they deem to be “must-see” places to visit next year.

    The selections fall into three categories: cities, nature and culture. ....Read More

  • Top 25 travel destinations in India

    An individual'sTripAdvisor is one of the biggest travel booking websites in India and it relies heavily on users voting and reviewing places and hotels. It even has user forums where people can ask others to help plan their itinerary. And with so much data at its disposal, it keeps conducting surveys and polls to put together some amazing travel advice that is from its users. In its best of 2016 list, they picked the top 25 travel destinations in India as voted for by its users. Here’s where people traveled to and loved this year. Take a look at is 25 best destinations in India for travel. ....Read More

  • What to see in Dharamsala & McLeod Ganj ?

    Travelling Dharamsala is one of the places to visit in Himachal Pradesh and is thronged by several tourists every year. One of the most popular regions in Dharamsala is McLeod Ganj which is the seat of the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama. It is known for its natural beauty, amazing climate and more so for the tranquil and peaceful atmosphere. You can see monks going about their day here and prayer wheels spinning in monasteries. The feel of the place is very different from other hill stations in India. However, in the recent past, due to its popularity several tourists have visited Dharamsala resulting in a number of hotels cropping up here. If you are looking for some solitude, you should avoid going during the peak season which is the summer months. However, when you do go, here are the places you can visit in Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj. ....Read More