Rice Terraces Of the Philippine Cordilleras

Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras: Understanding the Complexity One Step at a Time (Part 1) It was only last year (I hate to admit this!) that I finally came face to face with the Philippines’ world-renowned rice terraces. I can only think of few places I have been so far that are as picturesque … Continued

Medellin, Colombia: City of Hope

“A woman was shot dead in this bar a few years ago” says my host brightly, passing me a plate of empanadas and a beer, “She was sitting right where you are now actually”. I resist the urge to leap out of my seat and head for the nearest airport. Medelllin, Colombia (pronounced Med-e-jin ) … Continued

In Iceland with Kids

My love affair with Iceland started after reading about it on a local blog. Until I read about it there, I always thought of it as a barren, cold, and inhospitable place and had no interest in visiting. But as I read it all, I began looking for more online. It took no time at … Continued

Place of Inspiration: First Prize $1,000usd

Thank  you to everyone for your interest in our Travel Writing Contests! We have published all of the Gratitude Contest entries and will be announcing the winners at the end of this month. The Inspiration Travel Writing Contest is open and has a $1,000usd first prize! Enter by February 14, 2014 at midnight PST. We are … Continued

Earth and Chai in Hampi, India

Hatulah wore the same purple T-shirt every day. His name wasn’t really Hatulah, ‘cat’ in Hebrew, it was something else, an Indian name, but Israeli tourists dubbed him this because of his unique green, sea-glass eyes. Every time I passed him in the busy market of Pushkar, working at the falafel shop (because of all … Continued

Malaysia: Spirit of Liberation

It was not my usual Sunday to begin with. This was probably the highlight of my 2013 year. After more than 3 decades living in this beautiful land, I had the opportunity to visit Batu Caves during Thaipusam festival for the very first time. Yes! first time. Shocker, right? Well..I’ve visited Batu Caves many times … Continued

Saving Thailand’s Elephants

It’s a reality that travel is now an accessible commodity to much of the population. We’ve the freedom to travel to the locations that stir our sense of wanderlust, but do we have the foresight to ensure our trip doesn’t have a negative impact on the local area? I recently spoke to some of travel’s … Continued

Australian Water Animals

Above the ground are some of the world’s most deadliest animals; below the ground and in the water are some of the world’s most deadliest animals – why would anyone want to go to Australia? Simply: it is awesome. Australia is a country and continent unlike any other. For the adventurous traveler, it can be … Continued

Going Bald for God: Would You?

  Babu Ghat has a vantage location that hugs the eastern bank of the historic Hooghly River in eastern India.  Now while dusk is surely the nicest time to stroll along the riverfront, mornings are when most of the action takes place.   Built in 1830, the facade of the ghat has a Doric-Greek style … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel