Archive for the ‘India’ Category

How To Pack for a Himalayan Trek

By Annie Shustrin An important part in planning any journey or trek is curating a packing list. For a Himalayan trek, this packing list can get pretty specific. Not only will it deviate from what’s needed for typical travel, but it may also deviate from what’s needed for typical trekking due to...
May 11th, 2012 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, India, Packing & Wardrobe | Read More

20 Reasons Why You Should Visit India

20 Reasons Why You Should Visit India
When I first informed people that I would spend a semester studying abroad in Kolkata, they usually didn’t understand why I would want to go to India. They would have that polite yet bemused expression, suggesting India was not a reasonable place to visit for an extended period of time. As I explained...
April 14th, 2011 | Dispatches from the Road, India, Studying Abroad | Read More

Off-Beat India: 5 Can’t-Miss Temples in Orissa

Off-Beat India: 5 Can’t-Miss Temples in Orissa
By Susmita Baral LG News Intern For kicks, Susmita always calls Orissa—an Indian state—the “Nebraska of India.” It’s there, but people don’t think twice about and it certainly doesn’t spring to mind when you think of a vacation location. Since both her parents are from there, she’s had...
April 1st, 2011 | Cultural Travel, India, Spiritual Travel | Read More

Sugar & Spice: 10 Snacks and Sweets in Kolkata

Sugar & Spice: 10 Snacks and Sweets in Kolkata
Kolkata is well known for its delicious street food, an essential part of the city’s life. These roadside delicacies are made in front of you in little makeshift stalls and are enjoyed by a hodgepodge group of businessmen, students, poorer people, and foreigners. Street food is a cheap treat that...
March 17th, 2011 | Featured, Food & Wine, India | Read More

6 Ways to Stay Safe When Traveling in India

Traveling in India is an exciting adventure, but it comes with a host of safety concerns – like being crowded by beggars, followed by salespeople, and scammed by cab drivers. You’ll be easily identified as a foreigner, which makes you all the more vulnerable to scams, thieves, and dishonest people....
February 24th, 2011 | Dispatches from the Road, Health & Safety, India | Read More

“You’re Pouring Oil Where?” A Guide to Indian Ayurvedic Massage

“You’re Pouring Oil Where?” A Guide to Indian Ayurvedic Massage
By Meghann Foye Lost Girls Deputy Editor “How’s this? Too hot?” asks my therapist, brushing more warm oil over my limbs. I’m lying completely exposed on a thick wooden board in a treatment room in Kerala, India, the tropical southern coastal state below Goa. “Ugh, cold?”...
February 11th, 2011 | Fitness & Workouts, India, Spa & Beauty, Spiritual Travel | Read More

What to Wear in India: 5 Tips for Travelers

What to Wear in India: 5 Tips for Travelers
Ready to travel the world? Check out our Guide to First Time Travel! As I packed for India, I had no idea what to bring for clothing. Do I need nice shoes? Can I wear shorts when it’s unbearably hot? What kind of clothes do the locals wear? I had packed a little bit of everything just...
February 10th, 2011 | Featured, India, Packing & Wardrobe | Read More

Fresh, Fragrant, Fiery: 5 Best Indian Dishes to Try

Fresh, Fragrant, Fiery: 5 Best Indian Dishes to Try
By Meghann Foye Lost Girls Deputy Editor Trying to present a quick overview of Indian food may be like trying to catalog the world. As the center of the global spice trade for centuries, India’s cuisine has been shaped by its own Hindu and Buddhist history, longterm cultural interactions with Moghul...
January 28th, 2011 | Cultural Travel, Featured, Food & Wine, India | Read More

8 Things You Should Know Before You Go to India

8 Things You Should Know Before You Go to India
After a semester of French on the beaches of Cannes, I’m now settled in Kolkata (Calcutta), India for the next 4 months on another study abroad. I’m here with 11 other students from my college, and we’ve a whirlwind month of traveling, sightseeing, and settling down in Kolkata. India is as thrilling...
January 27th, 2011 | Dispatches from the Road, India, Studying Abroad | Read More

Book Review: Thirty Percent Chance of Enlightenment by Tim Brookes

Book Review: Thirty Percent Chance of Enlightenment by Tim Brookes
Thirty Percent Chance of Enlightenment by Tim Brookes Percentage Possibilities Publications, Champlain College Publishing, $18.00 Rating: 4 stars Review by Lori Rice Perhaps you have traveled specifically for weather – sunshine on the warm sand or a cool breeze over rolling green hills. Travel for...
June 1st, 2010 | Ideas, India, Travel Books & Movies | Read More