Concrete jungle, where dreams are made of—including the dream that led me to write this article.
If, like me, one of your favorite forms of relaxation is sitting on the couch with a group of friends (what a concept!), popping open a bottle of bubbly (or any libation of your choice), and queueing up a good, old fashioned music video (the video itself doesn’t necessarily have to be old), you’ll likely relate to the below list, a roundup of destinations used as backdrops (and/or as characters themselves) in music videos that transport us to another place or, in some cases, inspire us to travel long after the final note of the song.
Have you ever seen "The Blair Witch Project"?
You know what’s scary? The woods. And I think you know why. OK, well, if you don’t just look at these places.
From the royal tiger to freshwater dolphins, these rare species aren’t found anywhere else in the world.
India is home to 104 national parks and 553 wildlife sanctuaries. It is rich with nature—its deserts, wetlands, forests, and coasts give shelter to about 8% of the world’s species, and new ones are found every year. Although the elusive cats and majestic elephants are the postcards of wildlife in India, there are many other creatures that inspire awe, like the Great Indian Bustard and barasingha. Is it any surprise then that a safari experience in the country is nothing short of a wildlife documentary? However, like any other country in the world, India, too, is dealing with the loss of biodiversity. About 12% of wild mammals and 3% of bird species face extinction in India according to WWF-India—many are endangered and vulnerable. Conservation efforts have given a new lease to some and as per the UN, transformative change can protect nature even after so much destruction. Responsible tourism helps in safeguarding natural habitats and communities that depend on nature, so plan a conscious trip to India and learn more about these species that are found nowhere else in the world (mostly). INSIDER TIPWant to learn more about nature? Turn to Sir David Attenborough who has two wonderful documentaries on Netflix: David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet and Our Planet.
Aside from the obvious.
As November creeps closer and closer, those living in swing states will become all the more familiar with the two Presidential candidates via non-stop advertising and canvassing. Don’t get us wrong: these swing states and votes are incredibly important, but sometimes it can all be a little…overwhelming. For those who spent their October preparing for the November 3 election—civic engagement isn’t always a walk in the park—we think you (and your brain) deserve a break. From art festivals to a beer week to a bike race, we found something for every swing-state resident to do this November, after the obvious.