India, Nashik

Wine Getaway: Nashik – The Napa Valley of India’s California!

The original plan to spend my friend Teenzy’s birthday was a weekend getaway in Pune – but an evening at the Bandra Wine Festival made us instantly change that to Nashik instead, since both...

Jordan

Marhaba, Jordan – a fascinating intro to the Arab world.

‘Marhaba‘ was the first word i learned in Arabic, as i set out to explore the mystical, Martian-like land of Jordan. It means “hello”, and is the most common form of greeting in Jordanian...

Europe, Guest Post

An ode to Florentine sunsets…

We had to take the train from Rome to Florence – and we missed it! On the third day of the trip, I was extremely upset on this miss out as I had planned...

Awesome Finds, India

Awesome Finds: The young explorer showing us India from the sky!

Don’t we all love sharing all the things that make us go “Whoa, that’s awesome!”? Ergo, i’m kickstarting a new section of the blog to showcase websites, travellers, places and pretty much everything that...

Contests, Travel

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...

Estonia, Europe

Fallin’ for Tallinn: Ahoy, Estonia!

Given how close Tallinn is from Helsinki, i hopped on a short cruise that took me to the Estonian capital in just over an hour. Little did i expect that it would make me...

Travel

Introducing Travel Videos by Exotic Gringo

In the past, i’ve been a shy story teller. Often holding back or unable to fully express and share my travel experiences. But this year, i made a commitment to let go of that...

Ecuador

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...