You Have to Eat These 15 Dishes in Kashmir


If you love grilled meats, fresh breads, fragrant rice dishes and curries rich with spices – you will love Kashmiri food. Kashmir is the northernmost state in India, bordering with Pakistan to its west and China to the east. The food is influenced by Persia, Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. However, it is unique … Continue reading You Have to Eat These 15 Dishes in Kashmir

Meaningful Ways to See Elephants


If you are traveling to Asia, you are probably very excited at the prospect of seeing, even riding elephants. But do you know that around 75% of the world’s captive elephants have been illegally captured, with over 3,000 used for entertainment in Asia alone? PETA, whose driving force is that animals are not ours to … Continue reading Meaningful Ways to See Elephants

How To Do a Cheese Themed Dinner Party


Have you hosted a wine and cheese party before? I have! Honestly, I thought of everything I could cook using cheese – lobster mac n cheese with cheddar, Gougeres (cheese puffs) with gruyere, baked brie en croute, arancini with parmesan, and much more. At the end of it, I felt heavy and couldn’t eat cheese … Continue reading How To Do a Cheese Themed Dinner Party

St Lucia’s History and Saltfish Recipe


If you manage to leave your resort in St Lucia, one of the neat places to explore the heritage, culture and beauty of the island is at Greenwood Terrace. This historic home has been converted into a museum, garden, cooking school and offices of local tour company, Barefoot Holidays. When you first enter the 2-story building, … Continue reading St Lucia’s History and Saltfish Recipe

Why Go on a Free Walking Tour in Bucharest


People often ask – Isn’t traveling abroad expensive? Seasoned travelers will tell you that traveling abroad can sometimes be cheaper than living in the US! With so many platforms such as discounted airlines, HomeExchange, AirBnB, work exchanges, etc. it is cheaper to travel now than it has ever been before. One of the best ways … Continue reading Why Go on a Free Walking Tour in Bucharest

Want Fresh, Fast, and Healthy? Purely is the Place to Be


Being Italian, I had high expectations for the gelato at Purely. Non-traditional soft serve gelato sounded iffy at first. But no lie the gelato was so good I shed a tear. Italy will just have to wait for now. Dominic Leong, owner of Purely, informed me that he studied the art of making gelato n … Continue reading Want Fresh, Fast, and Healthy? Purely is the Place to Be

Reasons your travel insurance claim could be denied, and how to make sure it isn’t


As you can imagine, having your travel cancelled, interrupted or simply not go as planned is never ideal. When you have travel insurance, however, you can feel better knowing that at least some of your travel expenses will be reimbursed. Hurricane season starts one month from today, and after last’s years record storms, many are … Continue reading Reasons your travel insurance claim could be denied, and how to make sure it isn’t

Why I Ditched That Luxury Vacation For A Volunteering Trip


For some travelers, a ‘holiday/ vacation’ is synonymous with a relaxing time, or maybe just another break to do nothing and just chill. While I also had the option for the same, I decided to do something different and take a volunteering journey to Nepal. I had no idea how it would turn out to … Continue reading Why I Ditched That Luxury Vacation For A Volunteering Trip

Sleep Well, Do Good at This Sustainable Hotel in Antigua


When I first learned about The Good Hotel in Antigua, Guatemala, I thought, what a neat idea! This socially responsible business thrives on reinvesting 100% of their profits into the local community. Started by Amsterdam born, Marten Dresen, The Good Hotel came about from a personal backpacking trip through Guatemala which led to opening schools … Continue reading Sleep Well, Do Good at This Sustainable Hotel in Antigua

A Woman Who is Changing the Way We Travel


I first met Kelly Campbell at the 2011 Travel & Adventure Show in Atlanta where I was speaker. She & her sister, Anne, had a booth for The Village Cooperative selling fair trade jewelry & handicrafts. They also founded a travel company, The Village Experience, that organizes socially responsible tours all over the world. We … Continue reading A Woman Who is Changing the Way We Travel