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24 04, 2019

Neococo Empowers & Employs Refugee Women

By | April 24th, 2019|Categories: Central America, India, Los Angeles, Middle East|Tags: , |

Late last year, I had the fateful opportunity to meet the lovely Amrita Thadani over some Rosé on a Friday Jazz night at LACMA. Amrita is the founder of an ethical, fair trade and locally branded clothing company which employs refugee women and women of domestic violence. Neococo was founded in Fall 2017 as a [...]

27 03, 2019

Should Travel Bloggers “Get Political”?

By | March 27th, 2019|Categories: Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Cuba, Laos, Lebanon, SE Asia, US, Vietnam|Tags: , , |

Should Travel Bloggers "get political" on their Travel and Social Media posts? Should writers, influencers, celebrities, doctors or teachers? Frankly, I think this is a silly, even stupid question. To be candid, I'm not one that necessarily believes that there are no 'stupid questions' in life. But I'm here to answer why I think that [...]

16 03, 2019

Jai Jagat Tour Spreading Love from India to the US

By | March 16th, 2019|Categories: California, India, Los Angeles|Tags: , , , |

In January 2017, I spent 2 weeks learning about the non-profit work by Manav Sadhna in Ahmedabad, Gujarat State of India. The NGO, with it's base out of Gandhi's Ashram, is a support base for the underprivileged population in Ahmedabad. There is a large presence of their Seva (selfless work) in the 6+ slum neighborhoods throughout [...]

4 03, 2019

Stylish, Sporty Car for Travelers: 2020 Kia Soul

By | March 4th, 2019|Categories: Korea, Los Angeles, US|

I have been on a little high the past year not having any car payments since I turned in my car lease last June. And so I've been casually browsing options for the near future. Many millennials in America have abandoned the obsession of flashy, expensive cars as a waste. Surveys have shown that people [...]

14 02, 2019

“Brave Girl Rising” Film Premieres 03.08.2019

By | February 14th, 2019|Categories: Africa, India|Tags: , , , , , |

As we approach International Women's Day in 2 weeks, Girl Rising, a non-profit behind the global initiative to educate and empower females, debuts another powerful short film called "Brave Girl Rising". The opening premiere will be on March 8, 2019. The film is made in collaboration with the International Rescue Committee and filmed in one [...]

29 12, 2018

Bohemian Travel Guide to Inle Lake

By | December 29th, 2018|Categories: Burma (Myanmar)|Tags: , , |

Many travelers headed to Myanmar often miss Inle Lake. Many are eager to stop in the the more known attractions of Bagan, Yangon and Mandalay. While Bagan should absolutely be visited as well, I always tell friends that Inle Lake should be put as #1 priority on their Myanmar Travel Destination. Every since I stepped [...]

11 10, 2018

Happy International Day of the Girl!

By | October 11th, 2018|Categories: India|

Kamla's father wanted her to drop out of secondary school to get married. Her fate looked grim until she had the idea to stage a hunger strike. Years later, she has graduated high school, received a grant from the Gandhi Fellowship and is now a teacher. She is giving back to girls and boys who [...]

1 09, 2018

“DelhiByLocals” Best Tourguides in Delhi

By | September 1st, 2018|Categories: Delhi, India|Tags: , , , |

“India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend and the great grandmother of tradition” -Mark Twain Traveling to India can be intimidating, especially as a female. As this blog was born 10 years ago due to my first trip to India, I [...]

12 06, 2018

Inle Lake’s Best Sunset: La Rizière Buvette

By | June 12th, 2018|Categories: Burma (Myanmar)|Tags: , , |

Can I let you in on a little secret? Because I adore and appreciate all my readers so much, I want you to know where the most beautiful restaurant to watch sunset is in the world. First, you'll have to hop on a plane to Inle Lake in Myanmar from wherever you are. I know, [...]

10 04, 2018

Hot Springs & Taiwanese Aboriginal Culture

By | April 10th, 2018|Categories: Taiwan|Tags: , , , |

My Travel article on Wulai, Taiwan Magazine Article as published in ARE Magazine, Spring Edition 2018, read it here.