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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.

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...

Beyond the Grand Canyon

After a totally sober 2 days spent in Las Vegas with Dru and his family (sigh!), we drove from Vegas to the Grand Canyon. I was simply expecting a big gorge which would be a...

First thoughts on New York City, USA

Made it to New York City / The USA!  The primary agenda of my visit here is my oldest pal Dru’s wedding. But being my first ever trip, I had to visit my dear...

Happy 4th of July, America… Cya next week!

Writing this blog post exactly 10 days before i head there, after finally receiving my 10 year visa! My oldest pal from school is getting married and his fiancée is helping me make secret...