Author: Exotic Gringo (Kaushal Karkhanis)


Warming up to AirBNB (+ $100 giveaway!)

As a veteran CouchSurfer, i’ve honestly not been a big fan of AirBNB – until recently. Primarily because it commercialized what was always a no-expectations based community of hosts and ‘surfers’ (travelers). So when Community Operations Specialist Shikha from AirBNB invited me...


Exploring Quito in a day

Quito, the capital of Ecuador is one of the most charming cities i’ve ever visited. A phenomenal mix of a heritage and cultural hub in the Old Town and party central in La Mariscal / Gringolandia – there’s something for every traveler...


Coffee Trailing in Berlin

Earlier last year, i was in coffee heaven in Helsinki with Finland ranking as one of the highest in terms of per capita consumption of my favorite beverage. But little did i know that Berlin offered a fitting competition to Helsinki (and...