I’ve been lucky enough to hike through some incredible landscapes in Europe. But Slovakia felt different.
It became my mission to go beyond the typical things to do in Jodhpur and dig deeper for cool and unusual experiences in the blue city.
After a month of criss-crossing the country, my detailed Japan Rail Pass and train travel guide for Japan!
I knew nothing about Taiwan except stinky tofu…
Beyond the beaches, crowds and cut-copy-paste lists, my unique guide to offbeat Goa, featuring responsible travel experiences discovered over the years!
On a chilly December night, I lay on the roof of a watch tower in the darkness of India’s stark salt desert – the Little Rann of Kutch.
There’s something about New York City that is easy to love. Maybe it’s that you can hear four different languages in the span of one short metro ride. Or that you can find restaurants serving the rarest of cuisines. Or that you never feel judged, no matter who you are, what you look like, what you wear, or how you talk. I’ll be honest. Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and other flashy New York sights didn’t evoke in me what they possibly evoke in other travellers. But being part of the city even for a few weeks (again and again) is what I came to love. Behold, my humble attempt to put together a New York guide beyond the touristy sights and sounds, scratching a little below the city’s surface in fall and winter: Slow travel in NYC Fall colors along Riverside: I vividly remember the moment I knew I wanted to stay longer in the city. It was a crisp autumn afternoon, and I was sitting under a tree – its leaves bursting in shades of …
I’m no history buff. But traveling through medieval German villages dotted with timber-framed houses and vineyards dating back 300 years, felt like flipping through the pages of an ancient storybook.
I vividly remember my first trip to Germany, exactly four years ago. I had won a pair of flight tickets to Europe, taken a two-month sabbatical from my corporate job, and arrived in Munich with a friend – anticipating Germany to be uptight, and not half as fun as Italy or France. I was so wrong! On that first trip, I guzzled the finest beer in the country’s oldest biergartens, savored the wry humor of locals, climbed the stunning limestone mountains of Saxon Switzerland, and fell in love with the quirky city of Dresden, once the seat of east Germany’s cold history. I’ve been back twice to revel in the snowy Christmas Markets of Cologne and Rothenburg, attend a travel conference in the port city of Hamburg, soak in the spring colours of Berlin and discover the fascinating lake region of Spreewald. Here are some travel tips to experience one of my favourite countries in Europe: What’s the best time to visit Germany? I loved the onset of summer in early June, with long days and sunsets …
Beyond popular things to do in Gangtok, discover local food, meaningful experiences and Gangtok attractions beyond the beaten path.