Is It Safe For Women to Travel Through India Alone?

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.

Top 27 Scams in India to Avoid – Don’t Fall For These Tricks!

Updated on December 17, 2019 by Asher Fergusson

How do I avoid getting scammed in India?

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.

Driving in India – Advice From a Tourist

Updated on June 6, 2016 by Asher Fergusson

6 Tips for a Safer Time on Indian Roads

I have seen countless accidents in India while driving from A to B. It is an unfortunate sight that I hope no one has to ever deal with. Below are some tips from my experience driving 1000’s of miles all over India.

7 Tips For Walking On The Street in India

How to safely walk on an
Indian street (without
being hit by an auto rickshaw!)

Autorickshaw_BangaloreThe Indian roads and streets can be the most amazing thing you’ve ever seen. There’s never a dull moment with all kinds of interesting sounds, sights and smells. At the same time, this circus-like scene can be dangerous and an overpowering onslaught on the senses. Follow my tips below to have a safer more enjoyable time and to avoid getting hit by an auto rickshaw like my friend did!

How To Pack a Suitcase Like a Ninja

Updated on October 23, 2018 by Asher Fergusson

12 Suitcase Packing Tips From a Seasoned Traveler

I have been packing suitcases for international trips every few months for the past 10 years. I must have done it hundreds of times by now. I have learned many tricks that save time, headache and ultimately money. If you want to learn how to pack your suitcase like a pro then follow these tips below.

15 Tips to Avoid Jet Lag

Updated on October 23, 2018 by Asher Fergusson

How to Not Feel Jet Lagged After 25+ hrs of Travel

I have done countless killer journeys in my travels around the world. For example, in 2012, I traveled from Fairfield, Iowa, USA to Bodrum, Turkey. It took me 42 hours and 5 flights to get there! Even though this was a mega long travel time, I didn’t experience jet lag. From 10 years of trying all kinds of different things I have now got it down so that I avoid jet lag symptoms almost altogether. Follow these 15 tips below and I’m sure you’ll feel much better when you get to your destination making your trip more enjoyable.

17 Top India Packing List Items for 2021 + What to Wear & NOT to Bring

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Updated on January 7, 2021 by Asher Fergusson

A lot of people were asking me, “What should I pack for India?” so I wrote this complete India packing checklist.

Below are my top 17 “must-take” items and I also have an important section on what to wear in India which I hope will make your next trip safer and more enjoyable. At the bottom I also include a list of what NOT to bring to India.

How to Get Cheap Flights for International Travel

Updated on July 21, 2018 by Asher Fergusson


For the past 11 years since leaving Australia I have flown hundreds of thousands of miles around the world. As a student I was always on a budget so I learned the secrets of cheap flights for my various international trips. I have frequently gotten very cheap flights from the United States to Europe (London, Brussels, Frankfurt) and also insanely cheap flights to India (New Delhi) and Australia (Sydney).

Below I outline the 12 steps I take to book the cheapest international flights every time.

From Kochi to Jabalpur to the Brahmasthan of India

My journey from home (in Sydney) began at 7am on Friday the 31st of January. I flew AirAsia who are said to be the best low cost airline in Asia and I confirmed this to be true. The only problem is that Kuala Lumpur is their hub and this airport doesn’t have edible food (in my opinion) only chocolates and microwaved stuff! Energy bars became my staple for 24hrs – yuck!

Should I bring a DSLR camera to India – My experience with photography in India

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Hey Asher,

I’m going to India next month for two months and your blog has been very helpful regarding how to prepare for such a journey. I wanted to ask you about bringing professional camera equipment with me. It seems you took a professional camera with you. Is it safe to bring such equipment? What precautions did you have to make?

Thanks so much,