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The Best of Singapore with Kids

  • July 30, 2018

Singapore is one of my favorite cities in Asia and the perfect choice for families looking to dive into Asia with kids. I always tell people that Singapore is the best of Asia providing a multitude of things to do…

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Top 5 Weekend Getaways From Mumbai

  • May 15, 2018

Living in one of India's largest cities is life changing. Mumbai, a city of millions, where the past, present and future can be seen in one square block is exciting, chaotic and sometimes overwhelming. Being a resident here, you learn…

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What to Pack for India (& What to Buy There)

  • March 27, 2018

If you are like me, you probably tend to over pack for destinations that you don't know personally. I find this especially true when visiting a developing country.  On my first visit to India I took WAY more than I needed. I listened…

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7 Best Places to Visit In Delhi

  • March 16, 2018

Delhi, the capital of India, is for most visitors their first view of what this fascinating country has to offer. Filled with breathtaking forts, mosques and monuments from the days of Mughal rulers alongside markers of a new, modern country…

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Palace on Wheels Train: A Journey Through Rajasthan

  • March 14, 2018

Most first-timers in India focus on exploring the well known Golden Triangle area of the country that encompasses Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. It is here that you can experience the hustle and bustle of Old Delhi, while also getting inspired…

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How to Get a SIM Chip in India

  • March 8, 2018

One of the most frustrating things while traveling is not knowing how to stay connected. Historically it has been very difficult to get a SIM chip in India, however I am happy to report things have been streamlined and it's…

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Traveling by Luxury Trains in India

  • January 31, 2018

If you follow me on social media you will have surely heard that I'm heading back to India to catch a ride on one of India's most famous trains, the Palace on Wheels. Living in India for years I had…

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Top 3 Boutique Hotels in Kerala

  • August 8, 2016

One of my favorite things about traveling in Asia are the amazing luxurious hotels at reasonable rates. During our years in India, the country in general was often behind the game when it came to boutique hotels, which meant most…

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Rickshaw Run FAQs

  • June 9, 2016

If you have found yourself here, chances are you are considering or have already signed up for the Rickshaw Run that happens several times a year in India. If you have an adventurous spirit and a little bit of the…

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Tips to Survive the Rickshaw Run

  • June 2, 2016

You've done it, you have taken the plunge and signed up for the Rickshaw Run. Congratulations! It will be the best adventure of your life, I promise.  But it won't always be easy! The Rickshaw Run is adventure travel on steroids.…

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Tips to Celebrate Holi in India

  • March 21, 2016

One of our all time favorite holidays in India is the Festival of Colors, better known as Holi. After 9 years of celebrating it in the streets of India (and 4 in Los Angeles), we have become experts on how…

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Cruising the Backwaters of Kerala (with kids)

  • December 14, 2015

One of the most popular experiences for travelers in the Southern region of India is to take a boat tour on the backwaters in the beautiful state of Kerala. The Backwaters of Kerala is a network of interconnected canals, rivers, lakes and…

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Must Have Travel Accessory

  • November 12, 2015

In my post about Hiking the Narrows with Kids, I listed important items to take with you on the hike. One of the things I mentioned was a sarong and how it just might come in handy when someone needs to…

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7 ways to Celebrate Diwali with Kids

  • November 5, 2015

One of our favorite festivals during our time in India was Diwali, known in Sanskrit as Deepavali. It gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (or deepa) that are lit outside of people’s homes. Basically, Diwali celebrates the triumph of…

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Tour Cambodia in Photos

  • October 26, 2015

My trip to Cambodia for my 30th birthday, almost 10 years later, still remains one of my favorite holidays. Being in a country with peaceful kind people, monks peeking around corners when you least expect it and striking ancient temples coupled with…

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Ganesh Chaturthi: In Photos

  • September 17, 2015

One of my favorite Indian festivals is the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi. This 11 day festival takes over the city of Mumbai, giving a festive feel to an already bustling city. For more information on the celebrations and tips on how…

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Celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai

  • September 15, 2015

Ganesh Chaturthi is the Hindu festival celebrating the elephant-headed god Ganesh (also called Ganpati or Ganesha). Ganesh is one of India's most well known gods. He is highly revered as the remover of obstacles, the god of new beginnings and…

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Places to Visit in Kerala with Kids

  • August 20, 2015

India is one of those places that so many people dream of visiting. However, that dream often dies when children come on the scene. Everyone says "NO, you can't go to India with kids!" Actually, you can.  I won't lie, a trip to…

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Being a Woman in India | Thoughts on Safety

  • June 11, 2015

I lived in India for close to a decade. I'm white, blonde haired and blue eyed. The first night I arrived to India, minutes from the airport, I was assaulted in a taxi. During the floods of 2005 in Maharashtra…

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