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Will I get allergies when visiting India?

hospital-in-indiaToday I want to introduce to you Andrea (pictured). Andrea has kindly shared her experience of getting allergies in India and what it was like to go to an emergency room at a hospital in Hyderabad on her recent business trip.

Below is Andrea’s firsthand account in her own words:

I’m a fairly seasoned international traveler; so when I headed to India for 9 weeks armed with travel tips generously provided by Asher, I felt confident I was prepared. You know when you think that, you’re in for something special! Read More

Category: Blog, India

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Posted on June 11, 2016 by

A friend of mine once told me:

“If you can’t afford travel insurance then you can’t afford to travel…”

I didn’t really understand her at first, but then I did the math and realized if something went wrong on my trip I’d be f#@*ed… When I considered paying the relatively tiny fee to get full coverage compared to the total trip cost, her statement totally made sense.

Fellow travel blogger, Nomadic Matt, also says it well:

“Travel insurance is one of the most important things you’ll need for your trip. You wouldn’t have a car without car insurance, a home without home insurance, and you can’t have a trip without travel insurance.”

A quick “worst case” story:

trekking-in-the-himalayasAnother friend of mine was trekking in the Himalayas staying at tiny little inns with very breathtaking views of the majestic mountains.

Everything was perfect.

But… at the next stop when the bags were being taken from the bus to the hotel lobby, somehow, his didn’t make it! All he had were the clothes on his back and a small bag. Read More

Category: Blog, Featured, India

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Posted on April 1, 2016 by

Kerala is one of my favorite states in India…

It’s warm, lush, visceral, luxurious and the people are so sweet! 🙂 I’ve been to Trivandrum, Kovalam and Kochi but would love to explore more of this beautiful part of South India.

sunu philipSo I contacted my friend Sunu Philip (pictured) from Paradise Holidays, Kochi to share what she thinks are the top 11 places to see and things to do in Kerala. Read More

Category: Blog, India

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Posted on March 10, 2016 by

Escape the winter, travel to India for a journey of a lifetime!

Rohini GraceWhen the snow is blowing and the temps drop below freezing, it’s time to start looking for a tropical getaway.

What better country to visit this winter than beautiful India: warm, affordable, visceral, and full of adventures and treasures that you’re sure to never forget.

Although: Traveling to such an exotic destination as India can sometimes be a little nerve-racking.

Why not get a custom tour organized by my friend Rohini Grace (pictured above) who founded Goddess Travels (specialized India tour company based in Boulder, Colorado). She’ll do all the planning for you: from the sites, to the restaurants, to where you lay your head at night, to finding a bathroom in a busy market place. Read More

Category: Blog, India

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Posted on January 26, 2016 by

10 Steps to Surviving Indian Airports

The Indian airports range from new, luxury, state-of-the-art airports (in places like, New Delhi and Mumbai), to rural, ex-military bases converted into “airport sheds” (in places like Jabalpur & Tirupati). Below I explain all the nuisances to watch out for because they’re quite different from any Western airport I’ve ever been.

I hope these tips will take some of the stress out of your airport experience because otherwise things can quickly get quite insane! Read More

Category: Blog, India

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Posted on April 17, 2015 by

A Woman’s Perspective on Solo India Travel

News headlines have repeatedly reported that it may not be safe for women to travel in India. As a result, I have heard that many women have decided not to go to India. Since it is a very different experience for women vs men traveling in India, I have called upon the expertise of my friend, Rohini Grace. Rohini was born in India but has lived in the West on and off since she was 4 years old. She is currently based in Boulder, Colorado. Read More

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Posted on November 26, 2014 by

indian-man-pushing-a-cartAfter living in India for a while, it becomes apparent that scams are everywhere. Although, in my experience they are the most common in big cities such as New Delhi and Mumbai. Even from the moment you get out of the airport you may be hit with people trying to scam you as “the unsuspecting tourist”.

Below I list some of my experiences, top tips and the 27 most common things to look out for.

Also please note: I recently wrote an article explaining the 9 key reasons why you need to have travel insurance for India which you can read HERE. Read More

Category: Blog, India

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Posted on November 19, 2014 by

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