The Expeditioner’s “World Icon” Photo Contest Winner

Friday, October 1, 2010

This month’s contest winner comes from the incredible colors of the iconic Taj Mahal. Congratulations to Craig Kassover and his incredible shot that went far beyond the cliche Taj shot to capture September’s contest crown. Here’s the shot in Craig’s own words: I had planned to wait until late afternoon to visit the Taj, however, upon […]

Video: Leh, India; Come For The Worship, Stay For The Views

Thursday, August 12, 2010

In the voice of Casey Kasem or whoever does the countdown today. Okay, I just googled it, some guy named Ryan Seacrest: “Burning up the charts this week at The Expeditioner’s Travel Video group at Vimeo is Warmeye’s video, India Leh/Likir. With over 17,000 views this week alone, Warmeye’s stunningly beautiful video taken in the […]

Kerala: Transported To A Different India

Friday, July 23, 2010

Vehicles — whether plane, train or bus — move your body to a new place. You hop on board, you take your seat, you watch the world move from your window. You arrive, either excited or exhausted (or both), and you sense a change. You have been transported. That was the sensation Helen Anderson experienced […]

The Expeditioner’s “Faces In Places” Photo Contest Winner

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

There’s just something about the people that inhabit this world we call home, isn’t there?  This month’s “Faces in Places” intriguing winner, “Wise Man,” comes from a trip through Varanasi, India. The photographer, Monica, says this about the shot: Varanasi, being a very chaotic place, I was amazed by this man who was just sitting there […]

With A Little HELP From Your Friends In India

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The merits of travel to poorer areas of the world are constantly being debated. Some believe it helps communities, while others believe it helps to destroy them. However, as many travelers already know, there are ways that one can travel while conserving, and preserving, the area. The goal of Help Tourism, in India, is as […]

Mumbai: Experiencing Orchestrated Chaos

Thursday, May 27, 2010

I have always been hyper-organized, borderline dogmatic, and would get frustrated anytime things did not go according to plan. Even growing up, some people were proud to say they make full, three-second stops at stop signs. Actually, just today I was hollered at by a lady across the street as I glided through a four-way stop on my bicycle. […]

Video: India In 3 Minutes

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

This video’s got a great intro that reads: In January 2010 I traveled with a friend to Nepal and attempted to drive an auto rickshaw 2,000 miles to the bottom of India. The rickshaw broke down every day and eventually completely stopped working. We took the train the rest of the way. Is this why […]

20 Unforgettable Images Of India

Sunday, April 11, 2010

It was either Kierkegaard or Elvis Costello that once said, “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture — it’s a really stupid thing to want to do.” Perhaps the same could be said of writing about India, a country so vast and diverse that no words could do it justice. With that in mind, […]

Surfing With Swamis In India

Friday, March 5, 2010

You know how you’re always thinking to yourself, “I wish this next trip I could both surf and expand my spirituality at an ashram”? Well look no further than that Kaliya Mardana Krishna Ashram in Karnataka, India, home to Swami Narasingha. As the Telegraph reports, “Swami Narasingha, who grew up surfing in Florida, established this […]

Hump Day: My Camel Trek In India

Sunday, January 24, 2010

There are surely easier — and less smelly — ways to travel through Rajastan’s Thar Desert. But with a face like that, who could say “no” to a camel? By Lucy Corne As I bounced around in the camel cart trying to cling on to a bale of half-chewed hay, I was surprised to find […]

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