While the US celebrates with hot dogs and fireworks, freedom festivities can take many forms.
In Bollywood-mad Mumbai, Neeta Lulla, a costume and fashion designer for the Indian film industry, is almost as famous as the celebrities she dresses.
One of Hinduism’s holiest, the north Indian city draws travellers from around the world seeking spiritual peace.
In one day in this city of dramatic contrasts, we meet one of India’s most visionary businessmen, play cricket in a local park and travel to school with children from a Mumbai slum.
The Indian state of Maharashtra has a rich Buddhist tradition, and is an excellent -- though still barely known -- destination for travellers seeking spiritual enlightenment.
From Canada’s Yukon wilderness to the mountaintops of India, these unconventional holiday destinations will lead you off the beaten path and onto an adventure all your own.