Ask Me Anything: Meeting Travelers in India

I sometimes share e-mails under the tag "ask me anything". 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? You can search more like these by clicking that link above. Meeting Travelers in India "Did you find it

Guide to Hampi | Second Time in Hampi

Back to Hampi! The old Vijayanagar empire was the first stop on the Hampi loop of the goMowgli tour. We start in Hampi and then onward to cave temples at Badami, and the temples of Aihole and Pattadakal for a 3-day tour. Important: Make sure to read my 8 Things to do in Hampi post because

A Reality Check |I forgot how hard backpacking was

As I mentioned, living in India as an expat is much breezier than backpacking through India for a variety of reasons like budget and familiarity. Before I started my kickass goMowgli tour of Karnataka I had to get myself to Mysore from Goa. I’ve been on a bit of a I-hardly-have-an-income budget, so instead of

Jungle Safari with Kabini River Jungle Lodge

I cannot begin to tell you how stoked I was to do a JUNGLE SAFARI! Prior to, I feel like it was almost a sin to be a travel writer in India and not have been on one single safari looking for India's tigers and leopards. I was invited to do a jungle safari with

The Nitty Gritty | A goMowgli Review

UPDATE: GoMowgli are no longer in business. I'll leave my review live as it was, though. By now you must have all noticed that I spend a significant amount of time (26 days) on a tour through Karnataka with goMowgli. So, now for a goMowgli review. They are a hop on hop off bus in

Touring Coorg | Thadiyandamol & Iruppu Falls

You'd think after my last massive post on backpacking Coorg or this post on the top things to do in Coorg, you'd seen it all, but you haven't! As I continued touring Coorg with goMowgli it seemed to just keep getting better and better. Although we were in areas with no cell phone reception or WiFi, I was

10 Tips for First Time Travel to India

Through my 200 blog posts on India, I have given these tips randomly. I thought it would be nice to have it all my tips for first time travel to India in one place for people who are just visiting my website. First of all, if you are traveling to India- YAY! You’re going to

Backpacking Coorg | Chikli Hole, Bylakuppe & Mandalpatti

Coorg is amazing. It's literally this jungle land full of nature worshiping warriors that make homemade wine and devour pork curry in their spare time. I mean, there's more to it than that but I think that's the big take away I got while backpacking Coorg with goMowgli. This post shares just SOME of what we