Secret Rio


Hosteling – A fun way to travel!

At the recently held Travel & Tourism Fair (TTF) in Mumbai, perhaps the best stall in terms of value for travelers was the Youth Hostel Association of India one. I was pleasantly surprised that they...


Oh, The Places You Will Go!

Photo by Ales Prikryl Go forth, your mountain is waiting! Brilliant video from Burning Man 2011. Definitely one of the most amazing places on earth and on my wishlist.

language, Spotlight

Language hacking for the Indian traveler

The Indian traveler has an almost unfair advantage when it comes to picking up new languages on the go. Since the devnagri script is phonetically pure, you always know exactly what a word sounds...


Colombia – The only risk is wanting to stay back!

Cross-posting this from my comment on the Facebook page. Tripping: Tell us about a *random act of kindness* from your travels. Me: First day in Colombia… after having heard enough of “isn’t it scary/risky”...

tips, Women

10 Tips for Solo Women Travelers

Hello Ladies! If you have decided (or planning) to take a break from your routine and the only way to treat yourself is to pack up and take off to a far far away...

events, tips

Travel inspiration: Visit a travel fair!

One of the best ways to be inspired to travel and to collect information about destinations you zero in on, is to visit travel exhibitions and fairs in your city.This weekend, as I’m headed...


How to win a free trip to… anywhere!

Just came across a phenomenal contest running on the travel blogosphere, thanks to Asma Kazi. Chris Guillebleu, a personal excellence leader and travel hacker who runs popular travel + unconventional living blog ‘The Art...

Brazil, South America

Ilha Grande – Brazil’s beautiful ‘big island’

Third article in the Mumbai Mirror, this time about my favorite island – Ilha Grande! Check it out in full glory as a PDF… Emerald Isle: Ilha Grande (1 of 2) by Kaushal Karkhanis...