photo of the week: “goan jungle mushrooms”

Featured This Month: Goan Cuisine My lovely Goan neighbors got a large stash of local Goan mushrooms fresh from the jungle that were absolutely amazing, delicate and flavorful. They were kind enough Read More …

Top 5 Things to Do in Margao (Goa, India)

When your iPhone dies in India causing your work life to come crashing to a halt AND you have to travel one hour to fix it, what to do? Make the most of Read More …

photo of the week: “pickles anyone?” – varanasi, india

The Featured City This Month: Varanasi, India   Varanasi locals love to eat anything pickled. Achar refers to anything that is pickled – onions, tomato, garlic, mango, green mango and Read More …

photo essay: faces of varanasi

In 2012 I watched a program on TV that gave me my first introduction to Varanasi, India’s holiest city and the world’s oldest living city. The travel program followed National Geographic Magazine Read More …

photo of the week: “benares billy goat” – varanasi, india

Featured City This Month: Varanasi, India   You just blink in Varanasi and you miss something incredible and out of the ordinary….but if you keep your eyes wide open you Read More …

dengue fever blues

I consider myself a pretty seasoned solo female traveler …..who, most recently, has been living in India for the last two years. I have developed a pretty thick skin in an Read More …

photo of the week: “the joy of spices” – Varanasi, india

Featured City This Month: Varanasi, India The bags of colorful and aromatic spices in the Indian markets are a joy! The colors are like a painters palette, vibrant and alive, Read More …

7 day itinerary: what to see & do in goa, india (part two)….. where to stay, tips, & more

Goa is a small state. Traveling from north to south by car only takes about 2-1/2 hours. It is easiest to address Goa by doing the north first and then Read More …

photo of the week: “baba” – varanasi, india

Featured City This Month: Varanasi, India     Varanasi is the holiest Hindu city in India. It is full of colorful Baba’s who have given away all their worldly goods and Read More …

7 day Itinerary: What To See & Do In Goa, India

Day 1 – North Goa 1) Explore Your Neighborhood – Take time to settle in and explore the area you are staying in. Stroll through the lively shopping areas, have Read More …