skip to Main Content

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…

Read More

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.…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Photo Guide: 3 Week Japan Itinerary

  • May 28, 2015

From high-rise-filled cities to small mountain villages, with thousands of temples and gardens in between, visitors often find it difficult to decide where to go in Japan.  After a magnificent 3 weeks traveling this island nation, following geishas in the streets of Kyoto, visiting…

Read More

Travel Memories: Zhouzhuang

  • April 30, 2015

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge, an initiative that invites bloggers to post an alphabet-themed post every day (excluding Sundays) during the month of April.  As part of this challenge, I’ll be sharing some of my travel memories to known and…

Read More

Travel Memories: Yudanaka

  • April 29, 2015

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge, an initiative that invites bloggers to post an alphabet-themed post every day (excluding Sundays) during the month of April.  As part of this challenge, I’ll be sharing some of my travel memories to known and…

Read More

Travel Memories: Varanasi

  • April 25, 2015

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge, an initiative that invites bloggers to post an alphabet-themed post every day (excluding Sundays) during the month of April.  As part of this challenge, I’ll be sharing some of my travel memories to known and…

Read More

Travel Memories: Ubud

  • April 24, 2015

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge, an initiative that invites bloggers to post an alphabet-themed post every day (excluding Sundays) during the month of April.  As part of this challenge, I’ll be sharing some of my travel memories to known and…

Read More

Travel Memories: Tonle Sap

  • April 23, 2015

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge, an initiative that invites bloggers to post an alphabet-themed post every day (excluding Sundays) during the month of April.  As part of this challenge, I’ll be sharing some of my travel memories to known and…

Read More

Travel Memories: Perhentian Islands

  • April 18, 2015

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge, an initiative that invites bloggers to post an alphabet-themed post every day (excluding Sundays) during the month of April.  As part of this challenge, I’ll be sharing some of my travel memories to known and…

Read More

Okonomiyaki : Best Food in Japan

  • April 17, 2015

Okonomiyaki: The Best Food in Japan Japan continues to top our favorite trips list, with Hiroshima being one of our favorite places in Japan. So rightly so, that okonomiyaki, a dish from Hiroshima, remains as one of our favorite travel meals.…

Read More

Niraamaya Retreats

  • April 16, 2015

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge, an initiative that invites bloggers to post an alphabet-themed post every day (excluding Sundays) during the month of April.  As part of this challenge, I’ll be sharing some of my travel memories to known and…

Read More
Back To Top