5 Things To Do To Travel Comfortably On A Budget

“It’s important to not spend unnecessarily but equally important to know when to spend.”

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How To Be An Ethical Co-Traveller

Solo travelers often make new friends on the road. And thanks to technology, sometimes they make friends even before they hit the road. If you have found a travel clout and are considering co-travelling, then here are 5 things you need to keep in mind to make the journey peaceful and positive. Pick your travel…

Unplanned Travel: What To Expect

A while back I was frantically reading everything I could find on the internet about solo unplanned travel and I constantly encountered the same kind of safety advice everywhere. Things you need to keep in mind as a solo traveler. How to be safe etc. Not that it wasn’t  useful – here’s one that really…

How To Last 2 Days In A Sleeper Class Train (In India)

I almost forgot to add that last bit but then realized this post would hardly make any sense without the mention of the country. I’m not quite sure if trains of other nations require survival skills. The struggle with Indian railways starts from irctc.co.in. Where the session keeps logging out every five minutes, where the…

How To Pack And What To Take #Backpacking

I blundered in the previous trip. I packed half my home in that backpack. My alibi was that I didn’t know for how long I’d be gone. But that’s nonsense. Rule 1 of packing as a backpacker is to let go of hang ups. That’s the central idea of backpacking. Daring to live with only…

Why Women Should Loiter More

Originally published in Why Loiter? I’ve been loitering my entire life. Just loafing in some corner, ambling away time in road side tea stalls and taking indefinite long walks to nowhere in particular. Now, I’ve qualified to solo travelling, drifting from place to place without purpose. I travel unplanned, without a set route or list of…

Learning To Be A Freeloader

The breathing problem got worse in the morning. I want to get down to Batal at the earliest. I feel awkward in Chandratal and there is no one to talk to. All the other tourists here are with friends and spent their time either in their tents or preparing for the trek to Chandrataal, stuffing their…

Day 2 – The plan ahead

  Sometimes, I’m immensely lazy. So lazy that I fail to be proactive. Even when it really matters. I’m so lazy that I choose not to go to office on random whim. I wake up on time. Get ready, have some tea and then message my boss – I’m not coming today. I’m so lazy that I’ve…

5 Tips For How To Find Really Cheap Accommodation

If you are backpacking on a shoe string budget, you might be interested in these five tricks to save money on accommodation by getting the cheapest deals (even in peak season). Never book in advance: You’ll never get the best deal online or from an agent. And you’ll have no way of comparing what the…