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This is India! (three)

I always have funny/weird stories about India to share with friends or family when I talk to them, which has inspired this new series This is India! It’s not that I want to make fun of people or have a rant- this is just meant to be an honest portrayal about my life in India through short anecdotes.

Home in Ohio & A VIDEO of Ben Shooting a Gun for the First Time

I’ve been back in Goa now for a week, just in time for a few months of monsoon that comes through like a Dementor sucking up my soul and stealing sunshine and happiness. Ok, it's not that bad. I was in Ohio at my parent’s house for almost six weeks. It was the first time

Tibetan Children’s Village in McLeod Ganj

You just cannot go to McLeod Ganj without taking a day to tour, volunteer, and play with some of the Tibetan orphans at the Tibetan Children’s Village. Just a little background: When China invaded Tibet they attempted to crush their culture. You’ve probably seen “Free Tibet” at some point in time, and it’s because most

The Secret Jet Lag Beauty Products Celebs Use to Look Fresh

I figured this post on jet lag was perfect for today while I start my 38-hour journey back to Goa. I am NOT looking forward to it! FYI, I won't be posting tomorrow because of the flight and I hate scheduling posts- it makes me feel like a robot. Anyways, back to beating jet lag...

Most Popular Journey to India Questions Answered

I’ve been answering a lot of questions from potential travelers to India. Some of the questions are things I never even think to post on this website. I’m going to address the basics of travel to India now with some reader e-mails I have received, so perhaps you’ve even been redirected here in a reply

My 11 Secrets: How to Save Hundreds on Journey

You’ve shown up at the destination you’ve been dreaming about for years… are feel let down. It’s too expensive. It’s too crowded. You can’t get a beach chair. You can't even see over everyone to get a photo of the famous sunset.  Santorini sunset The worst time I felt this was in Koh Phi Phi,

Yoga in India: 7 Differences Between Eastern and Western Yoga

Yoga in India and in the West is very different, and as I came to explore it more it's something I really wanted to share about on the blog. Before India, I took hot yoga in the US and loved it as a hard-core workout. I was pretty sure all I lost was water-weight, but

The Adrenaline Junkie’s 12 Options for Adventure in Manali

With are so many ways to find adventure in Manali; the options can be overwhelming! First of all see my complete guide on what to do, when to go, where to sleep, and what to eat and buy. If you're coming for fresh air, don't let walking around the markets be all the air you