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Published : Dec, 2022

When to visit | Sites & attractions | Activities: Cultural
Exploring the Ghats is like experiencing the microcosm of the universe | Consult a Pandit & Do Puja | Ganga | Ghats -beautiful riverfront with steep steps joining the city & the river | Ramnagar Fort | 84+ Ghats
Varanasi, the oldest living city in the world is synonymous with temples and ghats on the banks of the river Ganga. They extend across the length of the city between the two confluences that define the limits of the city of Varanasi. In the north, river Varuna merges with Ganga and in the south river, Assi merges with it.

Between these two holy sangams lie the ardhchandrakar or half-moon-shaped ghats leading the city and its innumerable pilgrims to the sacred Ganga. There are 84 or so ghats in all. You can walk all of them from north to south or south to north measuring 6.2 km. You may have to go up and down the steep steps that they are well known for.

Each of these ghats of Varanasi has a story to tell. Their names give away these associations mostly, but then that would just be scratching the surface. These ghats have changed hands as they went from one kingdom to another or to an ascetic or saint. Like living spaces, they have changed shapes, forms, sizes, and names...

You can spend a lifetime exploring the ghats here. It is like experiencing the microcosm of the universe.

Published : May, 2022

Sites & attractions | Local transport | Activities: Cultural
Cremation Ghats | Ruchika Art Gallery | Bhang from Godowlia | Banaras Hindu Univ. | Try some local street food | Jantar Mantar | Weaver’s Village | Sarnath | Take a holy bath in Ganges | Drink a Lassi | Aarti Ceremony | Boat ride along Ganges |
Here’s a list of the 15 best things to do in Varanasi (India), along with famous landmarks, museums, and other points of interest...

Published : May, 2022

How to get there | Sites & attractions | Suggested itinerary | Activities: Cultural | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Ramnagar Fort | various temples | Ghats of Varanasi | Sarnath Archaeological Museum | Dhamek & Chaukhandi Stupa | Ashoka Pillars | Places on outskirts of Varanasi | Hindu temples | Buddhist
India is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world, and millions of travel enthusiasts visit the country annually. There are many places and cities to visit, yet among all, if there is any city that distinguishes itself from others, it is Varanasi.

Varanasi is one of the oldest and continuously inhabited cities in India and the entire world. It has a special status and recognition, and it is one of the few cities in India mentioned in sacred Hindu texts and mythologies...

Published : Mar, 2023

When to visit | How to get there | Activities: Outdoor
enjoy beaches | Peek @ Mt. Kilimanjaro | See Mugie Conservancy | Boat Safari In Lake Naivasha | See Flamingos In Lake Nakuru | See Red Elephants In Tsavo | Climb Mt. Kenya | See Nairobi | Visit Nairobi Park | Chase Waterfalls @ Karura Forest | Visit Giraffe Ctr.
Located in East Africa, Kenya is a popular destination for travelers looking to experience the unique culture, incredible wildlife, and stunning landscapes.

From the savannahs of the Maasai Mara to the peaks of Mount Kenya and the stunning Kenyan coastline, this destination is home to a variety of landscapes. But it’s not just about the scenery in Kenya. In our opinion, the biggest drawcard of this East Africa destination is an opportunity to experience an authentic African safari...

Published : Oct, 2023

Activities: Cultural | Wellness
Anamaya | Blue Spirit | Bodhi Tree Resort | Envision Festival | Harmony Healing Ctr. | Peace Retreat | Samasati Yoga & Wellness | The Retreat | Waterfall Villas
If you are a yoga enthusiast, then you’ll agree that there is nothing more beautiful and relaxing than checking into a yoga retreat in a unique destination. And if you ask us, when it comes to yoga holidays, Costa Rica is just the place to do it. There is nothing quite like practicing yoga in Costa Rica, in the heart of the rainforest or on the beach.

Some retreats combine yoga with other activities, like surfing, detox, meditation, and even new skills like permaculture farming. No matter what you want for your yoga trip, Costa Rica has options for you...

Published : Jul, 2023

When to visit | Accom (any) | Activities: Outdoor
Attend La Feria Verde | Beer Tasting Tour | Braulio Carrillo Park | Buttefly Gardens | Choco Workshop | Food-Coffee Tours | La Paz Waterfall Gardens | La Sabana Metro. Park | Mercado Centrale | Metro Cathedral | Museums | Natl. Theater
If you’re visiting Costa Rica, you’ll inevitably begin your trip in the nation’s capital city, San José. While many people simply stop over in the city on their way to the rainforests, the city deserves a visit on its own.
Since the capital city of Costa Rica is an up-and-coming tourist destination, you can find plenty of attractions and points of interest that make it worth a visit...

While it’s common that people don’t know all the things to do in San José, Costa Rica, this guide should get you started with planning some fun-filled days in the city.

Published : Sep, 2023

How to get there | Bars & pubs
Adelaide Hills (SA) | Barossa Valley (SA) | Hunter Valley (NSW) | Margaret River (WA) | McLaren Vale (SA) | The Yarra Valley (Mel) | Where to Eat | Wineries Location
Australia is a wine-lover’s dream destination. Australian wineries have a glowing reputation around the world for their top-quality grape varieties grown in perfect climates and picturesque settings. No matter where you find yourself across the southern part of the country, you won’t be too far away from a wine-growing region...

Exploring wine regions in Australia was one of our favourite adventures when we lived in Australia. So, we can attest that visiting one or more of the following wine areas in Australia is one of the best things to do on any trip to Australia!

Published : Sep, 2023

Bars & pubs | Nightlife
Art Scene | Artist & Local Farmers Mkt. | Boutique Shopping | Carlton Gardens | Culinary Scene | Festivals | Getting Around | Markets | Micro-breweries | Queen Victoria Mkt. | Unexpected Weather
Melbourne – a hip, trendy, and vibrant Australian city brimming with culture. Its neighbourhoods have personalities of their own, ranging from bohemian quarters with amazing restaurants and fashion boutiques, to edgy, artsy areas that are home to more tattoo shops than a city could possibly need. It’s impossible to truly understand the cultural centre that is Melbourne without actually living there. And it’s equally as difficult to explore it as a visitor.

I’ve been to Melbourne 4 times. Each time, discover a whole new side of the incredibly complicated and fascinating city that has topped the charts of the World’s Most Liveable Cities. But despite my frequent visits, I couldn’t possibly try to share the best that this city has to offer without some local help. Luckily, a few of my friends and locals were eager to share their tips and recommendations for things to do in Melbourne.