Why Volunteering Abroad Leads To Happier Travel Experiences


We all know that staying happy and joyous can improve one’s lifestyle immensely. But it doesn’t just end there. It also helps in a lot of ways to keep your health in check and (might even) increase your lifespan as well. As an individual, we must always look for reasons, occasions, and ways to stay … Continue reading Why Volunteering Abroad Leads To Happier Travel Experiences

Highlights From The New York Times Travel Show 2017


We are back from The New York Times Travel Show where I spoke, signed copies of my books, and networked with dozens of travel companies from around the world. This year, it was a record breaking show with 30,099 participants and 560 companies representing over 170 countries! On Saturday, I spoke on a panel called Global Travel Tips for … Continue reading Highlights From The New York Times Travel Show 2017

Beach, Buddha and Pagoda – How To Spend 5 Days in Myanmar


Myanmar (aka Burma) has only recently opened to tourism after lifting an embargo on foreign visitors. Tucked away in the South Asian peninsula, the country is unknown to most western tourists, except for it’s communist politics followed by a fight for democracy led by female activist Aung San Suu Kyi. A deeper dive into Myanmar’s history … Continue reading Beach, Buddha and Pagoda – How To Spend 5 Days in Myanmar

There is a Haunted Island in India


As the sun was setting over the Andaman Sea, an old ferry packed with people made the ten minute journey across from Port Blair to Ross Island. Given that no one lived on Ross Island, I was confused why so many people were going there, that too as it was getting dark. As I approached … Continue reading There is a Haunted Island in India

A Fresh Look at The Alcatraz of India


Growing up in northern India, I had some familiarity with Andaman and Nicobar Islands only through my history and geography books. These group of islands are a part of India and located 1200 kilometers south east of the country, almost halfway between Indian and Thailand. Actually, the only other thing we were taught in school about the … Continue reading A Fresh Look at The Alcatraz of India

Mexico City – Your Food and Culture Guide


I know, I know. Some of you are angered by that title. No avocados?! How could I go to Mexico and not eat copious amounts of avocados?! You totally should! My point is there’s more to Mexico City than guacamole. I got to explore this recently when the Le Meridien Mexico City invited me to … Continue reading Mexico City – Your Food and Culture Guide

Cookies That Do You Good


I recently discovered Sweet Loren’s, a brand of cookie dough available in most grocery stores. What caught my attention was that these were whole grain, dairy-fee, with no artificial flavors, trans fats and high fructose corn syrup. Finally, a cookie that won’t weigh you down and feels good to the tastebuds! What’s more unique is … Continue reading Cookies That Do You Good

Go Eat Give Artisan Box – Gifts That Give Back


For the first time, we are offering a curated artisan gift box for this holiday season! Go Eat Give has partnered with GlobeIn, an online marketplace that offers handcrafted products sourced from direct relationships with artisans as well as vetted partner organizations. By buying on GlobeIn, you are supporting artisans from around the world and in developing … Continue reading Go Eat Give Artisan Box – Gifts That Give Back

Santa, Sleighs and Igloos in Finland


Do you believe in Santa Claus? What if I told you that the letters you address to “The North Pole” actually make it to a small town in Finland, where Santa and his helpers sit at their desks and read each and every letter? You probably won’t believe me, thinking it was a made up kids … Continue reading Santa, Sleighs and Igloos in Finland

Where In The World Do You Want To Move To?


Last night, the immigration website for Canada crashed due to too much traffic. Apparently, that is the first country Americans think of moving to (almost every 4 years) especially during election time. Most of them do not end up making the jump across the border though. This time it’s different. A lot of my friends … Continue reading Where In The World Do You Want To Move To?