A travel photo book for my mom

A travel photo book for my mom

In a couple of months my mom is coming to visit us in India for the fifth time. I love this feeling of excitement when something pleasant is going to happen in the nearest future. Adriana, Alexandra and Ares (my kids, in case you’re new here) are waiting for her with great anticipation, and so ...read more »

The Mandore Gardens near Jodhpur – a charming collection of royal memorials

The Mandore Gardens near Jodhpur – a charming collection of royal memorials

Located around 9 km from Jodhpur, the Mandore Gardens is a beautiful park where the architectural intricacies of the ancient cenotaphs create a mind-blowing visual feast. Pair it with the bright tropical flowers, and you’ll get the idea of why it’s been one of my favourite places to visit since I started exploring Rajasthan. If ...read more »

5 Reasons Why Mexico Should Be On Your Bucket List

5 Reasons Why Mexico Should Be On Your Bucket List

Where to start? It’s difficult to narrow it down to 5 reasons why Mexico should be on your bucket list. Whether you’re heading to Mexico on holiday or a 6 month backpacking adventure, there’s something here to suit everyone’s taste. Read on and find out why Mexico is one of the world’s top destinations... Balandra Beach ...read more »

5 U.S. National Park Sites You Need to Add to Your Bucket List

5 U.S. National Park Sites You Need to Add to Your Bucket List

Even if you're not the most outdoorsy person these five U.S. National Park sites need to be on your bucket list. All of the National Parks have something special about them, which is why they are protected in the first place, right? So why visit these ones? Well let me tell you a little about ...read more »

Places to visit in Kolhapur – the city in pictures

Places to visit in Kolhapur – the city in pictures

Located merely 400 km from Mumbai, Kolhapur is a comfortable weekend destination from the financial capital of India. Being strgap for time, I often select the locations which are only a night's train journey away from my home. Frankly speaking, this was the primary reason why I decided to explore this city. It's only when ...read more »

The amazing woodwork of Vishrambaug Wada, Pune

The amazing woodwork of Vishrambaug Wada, Pune

Speaking quite frankly, I didn't expect much from Pune. Shortly after I moved to India, one of my new acquaintances told me that he went to Pune for a brief visit and "nothing was there". Years later his words still echoed in my ears every time someone mentioned this city. That's why I kept postponing ...read more »

22 photos that may tempt you to visit Jodhpur

22 photos that may tempt you to visit Jodhpur

So I've been to Jodhpur last months. Yes, May is the worst time of the year to visit Rajasthan, and yes, it was extremely hot. But as a super busy mom of three kids with a limited travel budget, I'm not in any position to turn opportunities down. I had a chance to visit Jodhpur and ...read more »

Jaswant Thada – the beautiful marble mausoleum in Jodhpur

Jaswant Thada – the beautiful marble mausoleum in Jodhpur

Downhill from the mighty Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, there is a delicate marble monument, commonly known as the Taj Mahal of Marwar; a milky white structure that stands ethereal against the backdrop of the bright Rajasthani sky. It is a most fascinating structure, with its array of fanciful domes, intricate carvings, and quaint fusion of ...read more »

Fun things to do in Junagadh, Gujarat

Fun things to do in Junagadh, Gujarat

Junagadh is not big on the tourist map compared to other destinations in the state of Gujarat, but the city does have a few tricks up its sleeves that make it worth visiting. To be completely transparent, my primary reason for visiting Junagadh was to see the architectural wonder of the Mahabat Maqbara. The beautiful structure ...read more »

This is Why Every Woman Needs to Take a Solo Trip

This is Why Every Woman Needs to Take a Solo Trip

In spite of a plethora of female travel bloggers writing encouraging posts on solo travel, many women still dread the prospect of going for a trip alone.  We girls tend to focus on all the things that could go wrong during such trips (and that’s not without reason), but the actual benefits of taking solo ...read more »