10 Aug 2016

Awesome Things to Do in Orchha, India: Ruins, Temples and Palaces

Unless you’re researching a trip to India (or you’re from there), you probably haven’t heard of Orchha. This small town in Madhya Pradesh, around five hours from Agra, features an array of historic wonders, including palaces, temples and mysterious riverside chhatris. Seeing the Chhatris at Sunset The huge, temple-esque chhatris

06 Aug 2016

A Tale of Two Taj Mahal Experiences

The Taj Mahal’s beauty, and the romantic nature of its origins, draws millions of tourists a year to a grim little city called Agra. Some say it’s the most beautiful building in the world, and while I wouldn’t quite go that far, it is something you should see on your first

03 Aug 2016

A City in the Desert: Sightseeing in Jaisalmer, India

Rajasthan was everything we had hoped for. We feasted our eyes on gigantic forts, decadent mansions, over-the-top palaces and exotic street scenes. We filled our stomachs with delicious thalis and met so many friendly locals while riding the local buses and trains (and some unfriendly ones while lining up for train tickets).

31 Jul 2016

The Blue City: Exploring Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur (and a Trip to the Thar Desert)

“Blues means what milk does to a baby. Blues is what the spirit is to the minister. We sing the blues because our hearts have been hurt, our souls have been disturbed” — Alberta Hunter. You may need a lifetime’s worth of depressing experiences to sing the blues with any

28 Jul 2016

Udaipur, Rajasthan: The Most Romantic City in India?

India isn’t a country generally associated with romance. It’s a hectic, adventurous, exciting and often unglamorous country to travel, but there are places where you can escape the “real India” for a while. Udaipur, an unapologetic tourist city, is one of those places. From the gentle hum of life by

25 Jul 2016

A Rickshaw Tour of Chittorgarh Fort, India

After walking everywhere in Bundi, we did our legs a favour and hired a rickshaw to explore Chittorgarh Fort. This giant complex full of temples, palaces, gates and towers, which sits on a hill overlooking the city, is the perfect place to break up the journey between Bundi and Udaipur. Here’s a

The streets of Bundi, Rajasthan, India
23 Jul 2016

Walking the Streets of Bundi, a (sort of) Laid-Back City in Rajasthan, India

You’re probably a little confused by the contradictory nature of this article’s title. Bundi is one of the most laid-back cities in India, but it is still in India, which means you can expect honking rickshaws, cows eating trash on the side of the road and a general chaotic buzz that

18 Jul 2016

A Tigerless Tiger Safari in Ranthambore National Park, India

There comes a time in every child’s life when they need to hear the bubble bursting truths of the world. They eventually find out that Santa isn’t real, that they are not special and unique snow flakes, and, if their parents are smart, they’ll be told that tiger sightings are