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That Time I Was in an Indian Rap Video…

Just when Chloe and I were starting to think that we would have a simple day of wandering around Manali doing nothing (since everything was closed), a lady stopped us on the street and our whole day changed in a minute. Because

How to Dress in India: the Ultimate Dos and Donts

When I left for India, long before I knew about travel blogging, I had to ask “Does anyone know someone who backpacked India?" around a lot. I had so many questions! I didn't know how to dress in India at

3 Ugandan Orphans that Changed My Life

It was December in Uganda and the kids at boarding school came home for winter break. The couple running the NGO ­St. Nicholas Uganda Children’s Fund thought it’d be a great idea for me to meet a few of the Ugandan

WARNING: 20 Common Tourist Scams in India

India isn’t usually the gap year backpackers’ first choice destination. Maybe because of the onslaught of smells and dirt, or maybe it’s because of the horror stories of scams in India happening to travelers. From jewelers, and cab drivers, to

My Guide: the BEST Itinerary for India

I get e-mails from readers who are planning to backpack India and they want the details: who to fly with, how to get their visa, should they use a travel agent, & an itinerary for India (where should they go

Don’t Go To Delhi Until You Read This!

Delhi was not kind to me and Delhi scams can be harsh to handle. Luckily I had already been in India a month before I came here or I would have thought India was a drag. So what happened in Delhi?

Want to Win a Free Vacation in the UK?

Want a chance to win a free vacation!? I just took a quiz from a UK travel agency called Parkdean Holidays to be entered to win a prize of a 7 day stay at one of their two dozen resorts