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Since launching our Rickshaw Run fundraising campaign two weeks ago, we’ve received so much kind support from you guys. Here’s a big THANK YOU! But our fundraising goal is $4,000 and we’re still a long way to go from our target — we need your help! India is home to a third of the world’s poorest community, with [...]

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Our Biggest Adventure to Date — the India Rickshaw Run!

Over the past few years, our travel style and interest have slowly evolved as we started exploring deeper and further. Travel no longer seemed enough for us — we felt the urge to see the world but at the same time experience real adventures that would challenge us on every level. And with that, we [...]

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Highlights of India: from Lakeside Towns to Sultry Beaches

Jaipur palace

From the calm backwaters of Kerala, to the colorful market stalls of Old Dheli’s Khari Baoli and the paradisiacal shores of Goa, India will envelop you in a blanket of sensory opulence. A country of unparalleled diversity the vast subcontinent of India boasts a rich heritage that is among the oldest in the world. Over [...]

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Sri Lanka: Ancient Past, New Peace

After decades of intense civil war and a devastating tsunami, peace has finally returned to Sri Lanka, an island of millennia-old temples and timeless ruins. By: Candace Rose Rardon | Originally published in WildJunket Magazine April/May 2012 e isn’t blinking. My eyes stay fixed in this impossible staring contest, willing the figure in front of [...]

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Daily Travel Snapshot: Agra, India

Children along the streets of Agra, India.

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Daily Travel Snapshot: Amritsar, India

The Golden Temple of Amritsar, India.

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Daily Travel Snapshot: Dharamsala, India

Tibetan prayer wheels in Dharamsala, India. Dubbed Little Tibet, Dharamsala is home to thousands of Tibetan refugees including the Dalai Lama. It’s an intriguing place that has drawn me deep into the Tibetan world and stirred my soul.

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Daily Travel Snapshot: Panorama of the Red Fort in Agra, India

A panoramic view of the Red Fort in Agra, India.

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Daily Travel Snapshot: Fatehpur Sikri, India

Fatehpur Sikri, Agra

A colorful religious ceremony taking place in the mosque of Fatehpur Sikri, India.

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Culinary Travel: Delhi’s Finest Trio

A table at Bukhara, Northwest frontier restaurant

On the last leg of our month-long India sojourn, we were treated to the finest cuisine Delhi had on offer. Bursting with vigor, flavors and smells, Delhi has in many ways imparted its character to its diverse and internationally-influenced cuisine. Unlike most small towns and cities in India, …

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Tibet in Exile: Dharamsala, India

town of Dhramsala, India

As our bus crawled into the misty highlands of Dharamsala, we felt like we had left India behind. The humid heat and raucous chaos were all gone, only to be replaced by cool mountain air and calm serenity. Tibetan monks stroll languidly through the town’s narrow alleys. Since …

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World’s 7 Most Scenic Drives

Twelve Apostles along the Great Ocean Road in Melbo

// As much as I enjoy taking local buses and trains, one of my favorite ways of enjoying a country leisurely is driving through the countryside, soaking in the landscape and scenery. Especially in massive countries like Australia, driving from one region to another gives a real sense of he back country. A recent driving [...]

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A Grand View of the Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal

Home to the world-famous Taj Mahal, Agra has gained worldwide fame for its impressive works of architecture. As the second corner of India’s popular Golden Triangle along with Delhi and Jaipur, the city is rightfully an essential stop for visitors to India. But aside from the Taj Mahal, few …

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Faces of Rajasthan, India

A lady in Thar Desert

“The colors of Rajasthan never fail to captivate,” a local man once told me. A region blanketed with bright tie-dyed saris, mirror-studded cloths and artful patchworks, Rajasthan epitomizes India at its most exotic. Besides the extravagant palaces, temples and forts, the people of Rajasthan have also given it a …

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India’s Royal Pink City of Jaipur

Palace of Winds, Hawa Mahal

From the desert city of Jaisalmer, we continued our journey eastwards towards one of the most popular destinations in India. Along with Delhi and Agra, Jaipur forms the third corner of India’s tourist circuit, the Golden Triangle. At the heart of Jaipur lies the Pink City, an old walled …

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