We found lots of interesting, off-beat things to do during our Kullu-Manali trip. Here are our top experiences.
Category: Tips and tricks
Useful things to know.
Tips for a Hyderabad to Gokarna road trip via Chorla and Hampi
If you’re thinking of doing a Hyderabad to Gokarna road trip, here are some tips from our trip during which we stopped in Chorla on the way there, and at Hampi on the way back to Hyderabad.
Hyderabad to Hampi road trip: Things you should know
If you're thinking of doing a Hyderabad-to-Hampi road trip, here are some things that we’ve learned during our six trips. Things that'll help you plan your own trip.
Basic 100% whole wheat sourdough bread machine recipe
Here’s a simple 100% whole wheat sourdough bread machine recipe that uses just four ingredients, and doesn't have dairy, egg or commercial yeast.
7 fun things to do in Pokhara, Nepal while social-distancing
If you've always wanted to travel to Nepal but still aren't comfortable around crowds, check out these fun things to do in Pokhara, Nepal where you can still keep your distance from other people.
11 restaurants for surprisingly good vegetarian food in Hyderabad
If you’re vegetarian and running out of places to eat in Hyderabad, here are some places that serve surprisingly good vegetarian food.
35 unique hotels in India and beyond that we’ve discovered while travelling
We've been travelling for over 15 years, and here's a list of unique hotels in India and beyond that we've discovered so far.
Eight reasons why you should book that Nusa Ceningan trip
With nice beaches, great diving, good food, plenty of culture and nightlife, and few overnight tourists, Nusa Ceningan is one of the best places to stay in Bali.
Seven off-beat Rajasthan experiences that you should try
If you're the type that loves heritage and culture but doesn't want to do the usual touristy stuff, then try these seven off-beat Rajasthan experiences.
A quick guide by a local on things to do in Hyderabad
Hyderabad's 400-year history means the city has lots to see and do, not to speak of its rich and varied cuisine. This downloadable infographic will give you some easy-to-reference Hyderabad itineraries and things to do.
Tamron 18-400 review (18-400 mm f/3.5-6.3 zoom lens)
The Tamron 18-400 mm zoom lens is a great all-in-one lens for mid-level photographers who like both close-ups and wide-angles; who don't feel like burning a hole in their pocket; and who don't like switching lenses all the time. And who don't mind sacrificing a bit of image quality in the bargain.
16 tips to stay safe and have fun on that awesome motorcycle tour
If it's done right, a long motorcycle tour will give you an incredible feeling of freedom, excitement and adventure. Here are 16 tips that can help make sure you have a great time on the road. I’ve learned a few…
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Recipe video: Quick and easy honey mustard vinaigrette
This easy recipe will let you whip up a sweet and tangy vinaigrette sauce in minutes, perfect to use as a salad dressing or dip. A few months ago, I posted a written recipe for a hearty salad of broccoli…
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17 packing tips from a regular traveller
We’ve been travelling regularly for over a decade now, and have had to learn a lot of things about packing right. Here are 17 packing tips that could come in handy on your next trip.
Fun and healthy recipe: Mushroom and broccoli pizza with homemade tomato sauce
If you’re looking for ideas to make a meal special but still keep it guilt-free, this recipe's for you. It brings together healthy veggies and just the right amount of richness and flavour. And since they say a Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest around, even better!
Video guide: How to start planning your Lakshadweep holiday
If you've always wanted to visit the Lakshadweep islands but didn't know how to plan your trip, this short video guide will get you started.
My 50th blog post, and a roundup of my top 10 posts so far
It's been a little more than year since I started this travel blog, and it's been tough but fun! Though I've enjoyed writing everything I've published, here are the top 10 posts I've enjoyed writing the most.
How to plan your Kenya tour from India
If you’ve always dreamed of visiting the endless African savanna to watch the lions, wildebeest and other wildlife, then here's how to plan a Kenya tour from India.
21 simple tips to be a responsible traveller
Reduce the impact of your travels on the environment and communities around you with these simple tips and tricks.
Don’t make these 10 travel mistakes that we did
Some of these mistakes that we made during our travels around the world could have been much, much worse.
9 things your Coorg travel guide might not tell you
We learned the hard way that having a good time in Coorg is not as easy as you might think. Here are nine things that we found out that you should know too, if you’re planning a visit.
20 things you need to know while visiting India
If you’re visiting India for the first time, here are 20 things you need to know so that you can find your way around this ancient land, with its many cultures, languages and cuisines.
Turning vegetarian? Here are 10 tips from someone who’s done it
If you’re turning vegetarian, for reasons of health, ethics, economy or the environment, the good news is that every little bit helps. The bad news is that it’s not easy, especially if you really like meat.
Eight easy ways to be more eco-friendly (updated)
Turning off a few lights, using less water and driving a little less are just a few easy ways in which we can make a difference. Here are eight easy ways to be more environment-friendly.