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5 08, 2019

Khao Sok National Park Travel Guide

By | August 5th, 2019|Categories: Thailand|Tags: |

Thailand is not only known for its beautiful beaches and good eats, the country is also home to over a hundred national parks and protected sites. This travel guide shares things to do in Khao Sok that will lead you to one of the most popular national parks in Thailand. Khao Sok National Park is [...]

30 07, 2019

14 Best Travel Apps in India

By | July 30th, 2019|Categories: India|Tags: , , |

In this day and age, traveling can be made much easier with the help of technology. Although I still love traditional maps and travel books such as Lonely Planet, downloading applications on your smartphone is not only more convenient, it'll also save luggage space. I've been traveling solo to India since 2008 and have since been [...]

25 07, 2019

Places to Visit in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

By | July 25th, 2019|Categories: Malaysia|Tags: , |

One of the highlights of traveling to Malaysia is exploring Cameron Highlands for 2 days. Only a 3-hour drive from the capital of Kuala Lumpur, convenient bus rides are available at $8 each way (35 RM). Whether you are on a backpacking route through Southeast Asia or looking for a romantic getaway, Cameron Highlands will satisfy [...]

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: Cambodia, Cuba, Laos, Lebanon, Myanmar (Burma), Southeast 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: Myanmar (Burma)|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 [...]