What to Expect at the Mongolian Dinner Table


Sandwiched between Russia and China, Mongolia is a huge country with vast open grasslands, mountains and deserts. Harsh cold winters and gusty winds make it difficult to grow much here. Therefore, the nomadic Mongol diet relies mostly on animal products, such as meat, cheese, yogurt and milk. So what to expect to eat as you travel … Continue reading What to Expect at the Mongolian Dinner Table

We’re Bringing the Puerto Rican Food Party to Atlanta


The coast, the mountains, and the home: that is the landscape of authentic Puerto Rican cuisine painted by Atlanta-based renowned Chef, Hector Santiago. Known for his stint on Top Chef, Santiago has made a name for himself through his restaurants Pura Vida, and his most recent foray in the Atlanta food scene, El Super Pan. … Continue reading We’re Bringing the Puerto Rican Food Party to Atlanta

Why Mongolia’s Naadam Festival Should be on Your Bucket List


When I first read about the Naadam Festival in Mongolia a few years ago, I was fascinated by it, and added it to my bucket list. The annual sporting event takes place on July 11-13 and can be termed the ancient Olympics of Asia. The festival is registered with the Intangible Heritage Fund of UNESCO. It measures … Continue reading Why Mongolia’s Naadam Festival Should be on Your Bucket List

10 Financial Tips Every Gap Year Traveler Should Know


Today’s young adults are faced with many pressures that make the transition between important life stages overwhelming. From juggling a packed schedule of classes, sports and extracurricular activities in high school to graduating college with unmanageable debt and an uncertain job market, it’s no wonder more students than ever are taking a break to travel, … Continue reading 10 Financial Tips Every Gap Year Traveler Should Know

10 Things I Love About Mongolia


Mongolia was one of the countries that I was fascinated to travel to, but didn’t know much about. In my imagination, I had pictured a vast barren desert with nomadic culture. Though some of that was true, I discovered a lot more in Mongolia during my one-week visit. Here are some of the most beautiful … Continue reading 10 Things I Love About Mongolia

Changing the Face of Craft Beer


Jason Santamaria is a Beer Architect, a somewhat unusual title. He is the president and one of the co-founders of one of Atlanta’s newest players in the Craft Beer scene, Second Self Beer Company. I recently had the pleasure of visiting the brewery at their location on the West Side of Atlanta, and got to … Continue reading Changing the Face of Craft Beer

My First Airbnb Experience in Naples


In recent years, staying at people’s homes while traveling has become somewhat mainstream. Back in the 1960’s in India, my grandmother started the local chapter for Servas, a travel exchange program designed for people to further global peace. While growing up in Chandigarh, I was able to interact with guests from all over the world … Continue reading My First Airbnb Experience in Naples

11 Ideas for Multi Generational Family Getaways


1. Galapagos – being so close to these animals and birds thrills people of all ages. And there are great opportunities to charter small boats for large families (10-16 people). In addition to the Galapagos, staying on an Estancia in the highlands or going to an Amazon Lodge is a great add on to the Galapagos trip … Continue reading 11 Ideas for Multi Generational Family Getaways

When in Naples – EAT!


In my opinion, there is nothing to do in Naples except eat! Surely, its a historic city with lots of UNESCO world heritage sites and beautiful views, but the sole reason to come here is for the food. Naples is the birthplace of pizza and many other dishes. It is the former capital of Italy … Continue reading When in Naples – EAT!

Love Italy? Sustain Pompeii


No trip to southern Italy is complete without a visit to the historic Roman ruins of Pompeii. Once home to 3k residents who enjoyed the pleasures of life, Pompeii was buried in meters of ash and pumice after the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79AD. During its peak, the city was flourishing with 400 shops, 35 … Continue reading Love Italy? Sustain Pompeii