Ask Me Anything: Scared to Travel Alone

I have posted a few e-mails from readers before, under the tag "ask me anything". I'm going to be doing it more often. I get a lot of very similar e-mails which means there are a lot of people out there thinking the same questions. Why not address them to everyone? That is what inspired

20 Unique & Honest Travel Tips for Varanasi

These 20 Varanasi travel tips come from basically making so many mistakes here. It's such a complex city that I have four posts about it. I actually could write even more. If you missed the last ones, I recently shared an intro to my Varanasi trip about where to stay, how to get there, and

Mango Fit Shares How to Stay Fit While Traveling

“Oh, as if! You skinny bitch!” This is what skinny girls hear when they complain about being fat, so I’ve got to tread lightly here. I know I’m not fat, but I have gained about 8 pounds in the last year in India. Traveling/expat life and being fit don’t really go together, especially in India

Most Popular Travel to India Questions Answered

I’ve been answering a lot of questions from potential travelers to India. Some of the questions are things I never even think to post on this website. I’m going to address the basics of travel to India now with some reader e-mails I have received, so perhaps you’ve even been redirected here in a reply

WARNING: 20 Common Tourist Scams in India

India isn’t usually the gap year backpackers’ first choice destination. Maybe because of the onslaught of smells and dirt, or maybe it’s because of the horror stories of scams in India happening to travelers. From jewelers, and cab drivers, to the cable man, I think in a year and half I’ve had every scam attempted

Don’t Go To Delhi Until You Read This!

Delhi was not kind to me and Delhi scams can be harsh to handle. Luckily I had already been in India a month before I came here or I would have thought India was a drag. So what happened in Delhi? 1. I got Dengue Fever 2. Couchsurfed at a creep’s place 3. Almost got scammed while

6 Reasons You’ll Love Jaisalmer

“I find Jaisalmer too touristy… you can’t really enjoy it”  Blah, blah. Not true! I loved Jaisalmer with a passion. I'm going to tell you 6 reasons why you'll LOVE Jaisalmer, plus some Jaisalmer travel tips! I didn’t only love this desert town for the famous camel safari. It’s also got a still inhabited fort with

Why You Should Hire a Car from Jodhpur to Udaipur

Most times, people take buses and trains and wouldn't consider hiring a car. It's a little different in India, where car hire can be quite cheap. I once took a mountain car ride through treacherous roads for 10 hours and paid a fee of 70 bucks that I split with my friend. You MUST hire