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My Featured Work

Other than writing on Werkenntwen, I regularly contribute to other websites, magazines, and even the occasional newspaper. I also am interviewed sometimes by other websites and magazines. Here is a list of my featured work. Books Werkenntwen' Guide to India 100,000-word complete guide to traveling India The Insider's

American Moving to India Packing List Part 1: Beauty & Hair

When you make the decision to move permanently to India you’ll have a lot to do but the most time consuming is trying to think of American (and other Western) items that you won’t be able to get once you live in India... and will sorely miss. I wish before I left I could have

15 Tips for Drinking Bhang Lassi in India

Before I tell you my tips on how to drink bhang lassi in India, I want to paint a little picture of Rajasthan... but since there ARE photos in this post (lol) feel free to skip ahead, I suppose. Rajasthan is a very unique state in India. In the desert, with buildings that blend in

Tips for Journeying with No Plans (For the Rebel in You)

I stick right between that little line of planning a little & trying to wing it. There are people, I hear, that plan their whole trip out before they go, Gasp! Props to them but I just don’t see the adventure in that. I like to stay right at that fine line. So I make

My Daily Life in Uganda: Terrorism, Corruption, and lots of LOVE.

This post is a little long-winded and touches on probably too many topics to put in one post, but it has been sitting in my draft folder for too long and I know that I'll never get it just right. I've decided to share it with all it's faults- it's a little about the variety

The Only Backpacking Through India Packing List You Need

There are loads of backpacker’s packing lists all over the web, but this one is specific to India. Unsurprisingly, you will have to take a different type of clothing and tools for your trip in somewhat-conservative India. Backpacking India alone is a unique experience and you can expect to be challenged in many ways. Being prepared

So, You Want to Journey to Find Yourself?

If you want to travel to find yourself, you have to most importantly: BE YOURSELF Are you shocked to know I have had people gasp at me when I say I ate Burger King in Thailand, or TGIF in Bombay? Probably not. They are baffled I get a SIM card in new countries with 3G

International Boho-Chic Designers: Saffron Wiehl Illustrations // India

[This is the second installment of the new series of my blog "International Boho-Chic Designers". I have met so many fashion designers and artists on my travels that I buy jewelry, swimsuits, tops, anything from. I love having unique items and I'm creating this section to share them with you.  These are going to be limited to