Safe Solo Travel Can Come at a Price

How I Hated Being Safe in India

A woman was just raped. And by the time you finish reading this post, at least (at the very least) five more women in this world will have been raped.*

Saving for Long-Term Travel, Part Five

Continued from Part Four

A Flashpacker’s Travel Expenses

I could have spent less money than I did. But I don’t budget, and it’s hard to be frugal when you’ve got $30K sitting in an account. I don’t believe I wasted money, but I did make a few mistakes that cost me, such as pre-booking expensive accommodation in Goa and chasing Lady Luck in a Singapore casino. But, I still think I’m a budget traveller because I stay in hostels and self-cater when possible, I couchsurf, I take public transit when possible, I make use of discounts and free activities, and I choose budget accommodation when hostels aren’t available. Here’s a sample of what my adventures have cost me, in average daily costs.*

Writer at Taj Mahal

Tips for Visiting the Taj Mahal

Few things compare to the Taj Mahal—the most photographed site in India and perhaps one of the most recognized buildings in the world. When one finally visits the stunning white marble mausoleum of Mumtaz Mahal and Shan Jahan, it seems almost unreal. Here are a few tips to help make your once-in-a-lifetime visit a little smoother.

The Wonders of Angkor: The Grand Tour

Angkor Wat is a must-see for most world travellers, but many of them don’t realize that Angkor Wat is just one part of the Angkor archaeological park. The UNESCO World Heritage Site includes scores of temples and ruins from the Khmer Kingdom. There is enough to see at Angkor to keep you busy for days. Visitors with only one day will want to see the famous Angkor Wat and ruins of the Khmer capital Angkor Thom; but the Grand Tour, which travels all around the 400 square kilometres has many more sights to see.

Encountering Change on the Way to M.I. Road

Or Why I Love the Jaipur Lit Fest

I recognized her before she caught my eye. In jeans, turtle neck, track suit jacket, and loose ponytail, she was unlike most of the young women I’d seen over the last five days at the Diggi Palace festival site. In trendy clothes with smartphones and long flowing locks, the young women at the Jaipur Literature Festival were the very model of the modern teenage girl, both at home and in India.