It's Always Summer...
...somewhere on this beautiful planet of ours. Recently, Travel Purist covered two vibrant summer festivals - a pagan festival in Granada, Spain, and the midsummer night celebration in Ventspils, Latvia.
In India, we may have left summer behind but we got a photo feature by wildlife photographer Arun Ahuja just before the national parks closed for the monsoon. We also bring you a list of travellers who've brought sunshine to the destinations they've visited by inspiring change.
And while it's winter in Australia right now, writer and academic Sharon Rundle gives us a lowdown on where to follow a convict trail and watch Aboriginal cultural celebrations.
ARAB BATHS, GYPSY 'CAVE BARS' AND A PAGAN FESTIVAL
Flamenco and tapas in a cave, a maze of cobblestone streets in an Arab Quarter, the seventh new wonder of the world and an unusual festival celebrated with much pomp every year in the erstwhile Emirate of Granada, Spain. Read more
CELEBRATING THE BALTIC SUMMER
The tiny Baltic nation of Latvia celebrates midsummer or the summer solstice – the day when it is officially summer – with made-up rhymes, beer, flowers and naked runs. See the Ligo celebrations in the town of Ventspils, here.
INTO THE WILD
When you finally get the meaning of 'eye of the tiger'! Wildlife photographer Arun Ahuja captures the Big Four across national parks in India and Africa. Read more
TRAVELLERS WITH A CAUSE
Sometimes, travel means exploring more than what meets the eye, and giving back to the destination. Meet these travellers who found their purpose while travelling, and inspired change. Read more
OF CONVICT TRAILS AND CORROBOREES
Barely 2 hours from Sydney, a road built by convict labourers leads to Aboriginal ceremonies, wallaroos and a potent 'jungle juice'. Writer and academic Sharon Rundle takes us to the stunning Wollombi Valley in Australia. Read more
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