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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.

Going vegetarian in South America

Dear vegetarian friends, I’m trying an experiment on my second South America trip… … to go all-vegetarian for at least one of my daily meals. On the surface, it seems like a really tough...

Fitness + Travel: How i’m doing it

Utopian. Impossible. Self-Torture. A whole lot of yada yada and mostly nada nada is what you’ll hear when you try to talk to people about fitness and travel, together. So let me be honest...

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...