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Exotic Gringo (Kaushal Karkhanis)

Leading an experimental life as a digital nomad, I started traveling in 2007 while choosing to shuttle between Goa and Mumbai as 'home'. An epic life-changing trip to South America an year later gave birth to this blog, Exotic Gringo.

The Best of Goa for Photography (2019 Update!)

If there’s one place i’ve traveled extensively over and over again, and still remained in awe of, it’s Goa. It’s definitely a place to lighten your heart, free your mind and connect with your...

NYC Museum Hacking

Here’s a little secret about discovering one of New York City’s gems + meeting fun people… Museums can be boring if you try to explore them on your own. Sure, you’ll probably learn a...

Contests: Win trips to Germany, Peru, Australia

As my regular readers know, i’m going to Colombia in Feb 2014 thanks to Brand Colombia. i thought i’d pass on the karma this festive season, with 3 amazing chances to win vacations around...

New York Hostels i stayed in and loved!

I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of hostels in New York City, for the reasonable pricing ($50 a night) For most of my stay in New York, i was Couchsurfing with my buddy Nick...

Contest: Win a trip to New Orleans

The WorldNomads Travel Film Scholarship is back! If you are a 18+ novice film maker (non-professional), you can apply to win a fully paid trip to New Orleans and be mentored by film maker Briann...

Foods i loved in the USA

It’s no secret that one of my top reasons to travel is my love for good food! On my first trip to the US, all i knew about American food was pizza, hamburgers and...

The Food Trucks of Portland

Portland has a really friendly, community spirited and geo-responsible vibe to it. Besides the plethora of foodie options, it also has some of the most authentic, locally run coffee shops. Visiting Portland was definitely...

Blast from the past – Virginia City, NV

Super energetic Kim had made plans for us to visit nearby Virginia City just a day after her wedding. Not to be confused with Virginia state, this is a quaint little town in Nevada...