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How Violence Against Women In India Is Hurting Tourism

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The NY Times is reporting that the number of female travelers to India has dropped a whopping 35 percent in the first quarter of the year compared to last year, a decline almost wholly attributable to the spate of highly publicized attacks against foreign women in the country over the last six months including the […]

New Delhi Airport Has Made The Next Great Viral Video

New Delhi Airport Has Made The Next Great Viral Video

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Indira Gandhi International Airport (otherwise known as New Delhi’s main airport) may seem to be an unlikely source for viral video material, but this whimsical, day-in-the-life production synching the sights and sounds of the airport with music is worth a watch despite its origin. I dabble in video myself, and I know first-hand the pain […]

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I Can’t Stop Looking At These Amazing Travel Photos From India

Friday, June 7, 2013

I’m loving the photo collection I recently discovered by noted travel photographer Steve McCurry (a 30-year veteran in the industry) entitled “Trains,” his ode to India’s beloved and ubiquitous mode of transportation. From the sweeping long shots (like the one from Agra above), to the intimate close-ups, McCurry’s overarching theme is his amazing ability to […]

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India Is Home To The World’s Biggest Outdoor Laundromat

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Lest you think all records in The Guinness Book of World Records are inane, useless markers of time-poorly-spent by various humans around the world, consider this one: Mumbai’s Dhobi Ghat was noted as the record holder for the “most people hand-washing clothes simultaneously at a single location” in March 2011. Take that guy who attached […]

33 Reasons to Visit India

33 Reasons To Visit India

Sunday, May 12, 2013

1) Because rush hour here is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before.  (Calcutta) 2) And no matter what day it is, you’re likely going to see a parade. 3) Because eating fresh isn’t a lifestyle choice, it’s the norm. 4) And this is what your grocery store looks like. (Bodhgaya) 5) Because the British left […]

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What I Thought About After Seeing The Taj Mahal

Friday, March 29, 2013

I never knew the Taj Mahal was a tomb. I honestly feel a little ashamed admitting this fact, but the thought that such a beautiful, grand, white, marble structure that is known throughout the world is somehow associated with death seems foreign to me. Yet, maybe that is the point. My fascination with the Taj […]

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A Foodie’s Focus On Mealtimes In India [Travel Video]

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

If you’re unfamiliar with The Perennial Plate, now’s the time to head over to their site and check out their amazing travel videos, especially if you like your travel videos chock-full of glamorous shots of exotic food. The Perennial Plate is a self-described “online weekly documentary series dedicated to socially responsible and adventurous eating.” Founded […]

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A Mostly Forgotten Treasure In The Himalayas Has Me Asking: What Makes Us Travel?

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A mostly forgotten treasure in Guler, a small town in the Punjabi state of India nestled at the foothills of the Himalayas, is home to a 250-year-old crumbling palace that has been taken over by the jungle, leaving behind remnants of a not-too-long-ago past of royal artistry in the valley. The Financial Times recently went in search of this […]

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The Quest For Calm At The Monkey Temple

Monday, September 10, 2012

“So apparently there’s this crazy monkey temple in the hills that I’ve been meaning to hike up to. It’s called Galtaji. Are you guys in?” asked Sam. She’d been living in Jaipur for the past month or so and was already well versed in the main tourist attractions: the Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, City Palace, […]

Oprah: “I Heard Some Indian People Eat With Their Hands”

Oprah: “I Heard Some Indian People Eat With Their Hands”

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

To the rest of the world: On behalf of all American travelers, I’m sorry. I know that according to recent polls, you think Americans are the worst tourists, and that angers me. Perhaps it’s not making much difference, but one of my goals through this humble site, and something I’m sure is a goal of […]

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