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On this page you will find stories about our personal experiences and these stories will give you a deeper insight about us.

9 Things That Will Happen When You Travel Solo for the First Time

“I don’t get to travel. I have no one to travel with!”  Yep, these are the words I get to hear so often when people write to me. Many of them tell me they REALLY want to travel, but they don’t have people to travel with. Guess what – even I didn’t a few years back....

7 Thoughts That Crossed My Mind Before My First Bungee Jump

“Your turn”, said Olly, the jump instructor at Jumping Heights, Rishikesh. “OMG Whaaaaaat”, I thought. However, I smiled and said “Awesome!” I could hear my heart in my ears! I was standing at the edge of the bridge, 83 meters above the ground, ready to take a leap of...

25 Things That Happened When We Traveled Around for Music Festivals

If you have been following our adventures on Instagram and Facebook, then you know for sure that our summer was full of music festivals. We started in Manali, India where we danced with our Japanese family at Dance of Shiva festival. Next on our list was Germany’s...

Wondering what we’re doing in Goa?

If you’re following us on Facebook, you must have noticed that we’re in Goa. No, we are not here for a week or two but are here for a few months. We’re not “holiday”ing here but are volunteering in Goa. This is our way of slow travel because we want to make our way to...

Did Yogyakarta in Indonesia change me as a traveler?

This is one of my rare "travel diary" kind of posts which is a result of my introspection and where I express my deepest thoughts. Can visiting a place for just a few days change me for life? I thought to myself as I reflected back on the time I spent in Yogyakarta. I...

Being Stranded in Istanbul During the Military Coup

They said it is unsafe and they said I should not visit it. “It” in this case is Istanbul and there was no way I was going to cancel my ticket. Did I just prove them wrong? I smiled to myself as I walked around Istanbul’s Sultanahmet Square. I was glad I was here! I...

9 Things Travel Addicts Are Sick of Hearing (And Why)

9 Things Travel Addicts Are Sick of Hearing - rants of a travel addict! Being a travel addict, I often find myself in conversations related to travel. Most of them are lovely but once in a while I come across situations where people say the strangest things about my...

11 Reasons Why I love Goa and Keep Going Back

Goa is perhaps India’s most popular destination. It is known for its massive beaches and a unique culture that’s a mix of Indian and Portuguese.  It is not a city but is a state (or a province) that’s divided in many zones. I have lost count of the number of times I...

Travel is the ULTIMATE Relationship Test

Thinking of tying the knot? Wait. Don’t do it before you travel together. A word of caution: it can make or break your relationship. It will give you a much needed reality check to see if it’s going to work at all. Of course you’ve heard the age old proverb “what...

My Travel Hangover Made Me Meet My Soul Mate

Have you ever experienced a travel hangover? I did back in November 2013. This happened right after I came back home (India) from a backpacking trip in Thailand with my travel buddy Rosh. Travel Hangover is that disgusting feeling when you come back home after...

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