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Backyard Tourism: Exploring real Mumbai for travelers!

Since my earliest travel days, I’d host travellers in my parents’ humble abode through Couchsurfing and happily show them around my home city Mumbai. This practice served a dual purpose for me – i...

South America from India – Why? How? Where? When? How Much?!

Writing this post after spending nearly 11 months across South America over three trips since 2008, i surely feel i can tell you a lot about my favorite continent. Consider this a primer if...

Minimalist Travel Souvenirs: Shopping Ideas!

Once the minimalist travel bug bites you, there’s no going back to a life of excesses. Less is more becomes a natural thing and the merits of living simple far outweigh a hoarding lifestyle...

Win a trip to Colombia and discover its beautiful birds!

Open to participants from around the world, i just stumbled upon a new contest that offers anyone a chance to visit Colombia – a country i fell in love with TWICE! (i actually won...

When The (Jeep) Compass Pointed Me To Coorg…

When I was invited by the Editor of CAR India Magazine and Jeep India on a road trip to Coorg, from Pune, I signed up for it instantly, especially when i was told that...

26th September is European Day of Languages!

Hallo! Oi! Hola! Hej! As a traveler, i’m a big fan of immersing into local cultures – and languages are an integral part of helping in enabling that. This 26th of September – European...

Exotic Italy: 2 weeks in Rome, Tuscany, Florence & Bologna

When Deepti Kshirsgar did a guest post for me about her love for Florentine sunsets, i honestly and smugly passed it off as naivety – sunsets happen every day, around the world, right?! Wrong!...

Travel Questions? Here’s how to find the best answers!

I get a ton of travel related queries across social media, and sometimes they tend to get repetitive. So i’ve been trying to answer them all in one place – on Quora. In case...