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Complete Guide to the Himalaya’s Hippie Town, Manali

After such a rough ride through Sarahan and back across to Kullu (for no reason) we were happy to have a nice nights sleep in Kullu and jump back on the road on a local bus up to Manali- the “Goa” for hippies of the north of India. I have explained before about the hippie

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 all. Whether it was doing yoga, going hiking, walking around markets, I wanted to know

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 the cable man, I think in a year and half I’ve had every scam attempted

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 and in what order). I’ve noticed that since I posted the only packing list you

When to Journey to India: Everything You Need to Know

Before a trip I do read a lot about the destination I’m going.  I don’t plan out an itinerary per se, as I always change my mind along the way. But, I am a planner at heart so I do put together a little list for myself and to keep my parent’s nerves at rest.

Don’t Leave India Without Rajasthani Wall Hangings!

For all your budget travelers, that can't do much shopping: if you were to ask me what is the NUMBER ONE thing to buy while traveling in India- I would say traditional Rajasthani wall hangings. I've told you about my time spent in Rajasthan: Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Pushkar, and Jaipur and I saw SO many

Pushkar Journey Guide: a Hidden City with an Easy-going Vibe

Pushkar, “the rose garden of Rajasthan” is where traditional meets hippie in the desert state. Spend some extra time here to soak in that easygoing Rishikesh vibe in this hot sandstone town. This little Pushkar travel guide will help you get a glimpse of what to expect here and see if you want to add

The COMPLETE Moving Abroad Checklist for Newbie Expats

Are you planning a move to another country? Congrats! Waiting ahead of you is the exciting life of an expat, and although mostly fun and games, before you leave there are some loose ends you need to tie up. I was an expat in India (from the USA) for the five years, and I just