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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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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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7 Fun 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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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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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…

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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…

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Insider’s Guide: Best Shopping in Mumbai

  • April 15, 2015

The Insider's Guide to Mumbai series is loaded with information to help you visit and explore this expansive and vibrant city like a local. After living as an expat for so many years, I found that to really get to know a…

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Travel Memories: Kashmir

  • April 13, 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…

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