On My Way For Yamabushi Training


Here I am, headed to Japan for a 5-day Yamabushi Training program! Until a few weeks ago, I did not even know what Yamabushi was about. But an email that landed in my inbox convinced me to go check it out. Yamabushi are Japanese mountain ascetic hermits who, according to a traditional Japanese mysticism, are … Continue reading On My Way For Yamabushi Training

Must Have Bajan Experiences in Barbados


The term Bajan or Barbadian is referred to the people of the Caribbean island of Barbados. Bajan is also an English based creole language that is spoken on the island. It can be quite confusing to a native English speaker, as the locals have a very fast slang way of running the words together. During my … Continue reading Must Have Bajan Experiences in Barbados

Here’s Where to Start Planning Your Trip to Phuket, Thailand


Dense rainforests, pristine beaches, picturesque bays against a backdrop of limestone cliffs – the island of Phuket has remained a popular destination among foreign tourists for good reason. Phuket is one of the most beautiful destinations in Thailand. It has a unique personality with upscale villas, ancient culture, varied nature, an active nightlife and emerging … Continue reading Here’s Where to Start Planning Your Trip to Phuket, Thailand

Best Day Trips from Tokyo, Japan


Most first time travelers to Japan never leave the capital of Tokyo. While the big city offers many cool attractions, great nightlife and shopping, the real charm of Japan is in the countryside. Here are some places that are within couple of hours reach and make for great weekend getaways and day trips. NIKKO Nikko … Continue reading Best Day Trips from Tokyo, Japan

Have You Tasted These Wines From Brazil?


When I received an invitation to taste the Wines of Brazil by the Brazilian Consulate in Atlanta, I was intrigued. Though I have traveled to Brazil three times, Brazilian wines have not really appeared in my radar as a food critic. Why was that? And what role does wine play in Brazilian cuisine? I wanted to … Continue reading Have You Tasted These Wines From Brazil?

This Summer, Forget Tiny Houses, Stay in a Luxury Treehouse


Looking for a fun way to spend this Father’s Day weekend? Check out the newest trend in glamping – modern, high tech and sustainable treehouses. The Dove Men+Care Elements 360-square-foot treehouse equipped with a luxurious private bath, climate control, high speed Wi-Fi and a stocked refrigerator is like a “spa in the sky.” Located at … Continue reading This Summer, Forget Tiny Houses, Stay in a Luxury Treehouse

Dining at The W


Hotel restaurants typically don’t have a good perception when it comes to offering superior quality food or unique cuisines. But the W Atlanta – Midtown is an exception. Inspired by its Georgia location, TRACE restaurant incorporates southern cuisine in the menu, using seasonal locally sourced ingredients. The Midtown Atlanta hotel can be described as urban chic at … Continue reading Dining at The W

You Have to Eat and Drink This in Croatia


During the 10 days I spent in Croatia, I ate about 10,000 calories worth of wine, pastries, pasta and seafood per day! I know you are thinking, Where does the food go? I actually walked about 10 miles a day as well, so everything evened out! While its hard to include all the delicious things you can … Continue reading You Have to Eat and Drink This in Croatia