Archive for the ‘India’ Category

Book Review and Interview: To Hellholes and Back

Book Review and Interview: To Hellholes and Back
By Patty Hodapp LG Deputy Editor ***** Chuck Thompson, former features editor for Maxim and former Editor in Chief for Travelocity Magazine, calls the four destinations he never wants to see-Africa, India, Mexico City and Disney World-the four horsemen of his apocalypse. In his second travel memoir, To...
January 11th, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Africa, Health & Safety, India, Mexico, Travel Books & Movies, Travel Philosophy | Read More

Book Review: The Weight of Silence, by Shelley Seale

Book Review: The Weight of Silence, by Shelley Seale
Author Shelley Seale discusses her new narrative non-fiction book, The Weight of Silence: Invisible Children of India, which depicts her journey into orphanages and through the streets and slums of India where millions of innocent children live without families. During her three years of writing The...
June 16th, 2009 | India, Travel Books & Movies, Travel Philosophy, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

My Yoga Teacher Training Course: Life Inside an Ashram

by Holly C. Corbett Stars such as Madonna and Christy Turlington have long credited their celestial bodies to yoga. And now the ageless practice shares the spotlight with Scientology and Kabala when it comes to seeking heaven in Hollywood. But what’s behind the obsession with designer sticky mats,...
December 5th, 2007 | India | Read More

Watch Me Turn 30

Watch Me Turn 30
I know, I’ve been M.I.A. on the blog lately because I was busy meditating and getting my yoga teacher training certificate. Stay tuned for the inside story on what it’s really like to live inside an ashram in India. In the meantime, you can check out my new blog, watchmeturn30.com. I inherited...
February 6th, 2007 | India, LG Press & Media, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More

The Beach Girls

The Beach Girls
Until now, we’d spent weeks struggling to keep pace with frenetic, chaotic, religion-centric, sanitarily challenged, confusing, stimulating and draining India. But here in Goa, we finally had a chance to dig our heels in the copper-colored sand, lean back in a plastic chair and finally relax. Sure,...
January 7th, 2007 | India, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Fear Factor

Fear Factor
Sure, travel involves risk: Robbery, bombings, bird flu. But we’ve already addressed the fact that taking a trip is no more dangerous than driving your car (you’re much more likely to die in an accident only a few miles from your home). Yet with the government issuing travel advisories to...
January 4th, 2007 | Asia, Health & Safety, India, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Train | Read More

Surfing the Backwater

Surfing the Backwater
Unless there are hot men, scuba tanks or free alcohol samples involved, my fellow LG’s and I typically stay away from organized, made-for-backpacker tours. But after hearing rave reviews from other seasoned travelers, Jen and I decided to make an exception and book a houseboat “cruise”...
January 2nd, 2007 | Cruise, India, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More

Gotta Goa

Gotta Goa
After spending nearly a week purging our bodies, minds and auras of all sorts of impurities at the Sivinanda Ashram in Southern India (who knew onions, sugar, alcohol, garlic and salt were so evil, anyway?) Jen and I decided that it was high time to roll away our yoga mats and start the inevitable and...
December 29th, 2006 | India, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Parties, Festivals & Events | Read More

On the Rails

On the Rails
While it’s theoretically possible to snag a cheap fare from Delhi to Chennai on one of India’s new low cost carriers, getting from A to B in the subcontinent (especially on a backpacker budget) usually means traveling by train. And when cities and attractions are as spread out as they are...
December 28th, 2006 | India, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Train | Read More

‘Om’ My God!

‘Om’ My God!
“You can check out any time you’d like, but you can never leave!” echoed through my head as the gangly, Indian security guard stood between me, Amanda and the exit gate. Now, of course, that’s not really what he said to us, but I could feel an eerie, Hotel California-twisted...
December 24th, 2006 | Fitness & Workouts, India, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Spiritual Travel | Read More