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Ten Trips Up Tirumala Hills in 10 days!

Ten Trips Up Tirumala Hills in 10 days!

Venkateswara, Yedu Kondala Wada, Govinda! … Venkateswara, Lord of the Seven Hills, Govinda!” These are the only words I’ve allowed myself to utter as I climb the hills on the path from Tirupati to Tirumala. I’m finally fulfilling a promise I made thirty years...
Hiking Grand Canyon from Rim to Rim: How to Do It

Hiking Grand Canyon from Rim to Rim: How to Do It

Grand Canyon is rightly named.  The beauty of this place cannot be fully described in words. It is one of the deepest gorges on Earth with an average depth of one mile (1.6 km) and an average width of ten miles (16 km). Because of the tremendous natural beauty that...
Everything You Need to Know about Traveling to Rishikesh

Everything You Need to Know about Traveling to Rishikesh

Located in the foothills of the Himalayas and on the banks of the river Ganga where she enters the plains after taking form in the mountains, Rishikesh presents an unforgettable blend of pervasive spirituality, ritualistic Hinduism, ubiquitous yoga studios, timeless...
RVing in Alaska

RVing in Alaska

  It wasn’t Alaska’s close proximity to Russia or my desire for foreign policy experience, or to check up on former Governor Sarah Palin that I chose Alaska as our vacation destination. Perhaps it was Shah Rukh Khan, working on a NASA project in the cool confines of...
A Guided Tour of Jama Masjid’s Ramzaan Gastronomy

A Guided Tour of Jama Masjid’s Ramzaan Gastronomy

There was a danger that Kallan sweets would run out of the keema samosa and paneer jalebis even before the iftar festivities began. The sweet shop that lies on Urdu Bazar Road, in front of Gate Number 1 of the Jama Masjid, Delhi’s premier mosque, provides many of the...
Jamaica Ya Man! Travels to The Land of Bob Marley

Jamaica Ya Man! Travels to The Land of Bob Marley

Negril, with the longest, continuous stretch of white sand beach in Jamaica, is where the ganja cookie crumbles at a laid-back pace. My husband and I flew into Jamaica’s Montego Bay airport and drove to Negril, about two hours away. Adult-only hotels are tucked into...