It has been a dark, depressing year. The world transformed in many ways when COVID came into our lives and the very essence of travel and tourism died changed. The second wave of COVID is about to has hit and any hopes of travel we may have had seem to be fading into mere dreams. … Continue reading How to Travel During a Global Pandemic
Before I dare to venture into this topic, I should put out a disclaimer that I am in no way a backpacking expert. I love to travel and I do it as often as I can, but my backpacking days consisted of me just winging it and learning stuff along the way. As a total … Continue reading 7 Tips From an Amateur: Backpacking for Beginners
Travel is probably the best teacher I've ever had. It taught me something every step of the way. Here are some of the most valuable things that I've decided to compile and share: 1. Humans are actually pretty nice (for the most part) If I got a dollar for the amount of times I'd hear … Continue reading 10 things I learned in my 1 year of travel
I think the most relevant local phrase I learned in my 10 months of living in Kerala was Nyan Sandosha Vadiyaane – I am very happy. It was a feeling that stayed with me until the day I boarded the plane back home and said goodbye to one of the most beautiful places I have … Continue reading Kerala: First Glance at God’s Own Country
Himachal Pradesh is one of the most beautiful places I have ever layed eyes upon. I had gone from Goa to himachal, and the change of scenery and culture and people was definitely a pleasing one. Felt like I was looking at a painting The thing that struck me the most when I went to … Continue reading Himachal or Heaven?
So you've finally decided to visit the infamous incredible India! Or maybe you're just daydreaming/ curious. Either way, here are some things to know about travel in India (especially if you're not Indian!) Luckily (for you), I endured 10 months of silly mistakes, really scary/crazy experiences, too many close calls, and a huge learning curve … Continue reading 5 Things You Probably Don’t Know (but need to know!) About Travel in India
This is the story of that time I was totally alone in a foreign country, got kicked out of my train because of an invalid ticket, ended up in a completely unfamiliar place with no friends and no contacts, had nowhere to go in the middle of the night, and I was running dangerously low … Continue reading Clueless Travellers,Train Shenanigans, and Kind Strangers; oh my!
Psssssst! -- (If you’re considering traveling to India, whether you are a woman or not, you might also want to read this!) Before I jump into it, I have to first point out that India is HUGE. Every state you pass through is like a whole other country of its own. Each region varies in dialect, … Continue reading 6 Things You Should Know Before Travelling as a Solo Female in India
If you google "things to do in Kerala", I can guarantee you that the backwater tours on houseboats will be one of the top results you'll get. The backwaters are a series of canals and lakes lined with paddy fields and local villages. The routes were originally used as a means for transporting and trading, … Continue reading Floating Foreigners: Kerala’s Backwater Houseboat Experience
I think spirituality is a beautiful concept. To connect with one’s inner presence, and make peace with the world and our destinies is a powerful skill. Whether it is harnessed by experiences, beliefs and practices, religion, culture or anything else, it creates another dimension of life to explore and it is absolutely marvelous. Not to … Continue reading The Temple on the Mountain: Kheerganga Trek