Literary travel: Marco Polo Didn’t Go There

"It is the expectation itself that robs a bit of authenticity from the destinations we seek out." - Rolf Potts One of the best ways you can travel meaningfully is by reading travel fiction/non-fiction on the country/countries you intend to visit. I got interested in Rolf Potts when I heard he was the "Jack Kerouac [...]

Bishnoi Village Safari: Day trip from Jodhpur

Jodhpur is home to many famous attractions including the Blue City and Mehrangarh Fort. However, if you're in Jodhpur for more than a couple of days, you should definitely sign up for a Bishnoi village safari. The Bishnoi people are a religious sect who live in Western Rajasthan. Bishnois (bis means 20 and noi means 9) follow 29 religious [...]

21 photos that will make you fall in love with Jodhpur

Jodhpur is one of our favorite cities in the world. Something about its laid-back vibe catches us. The city is located in Northwestern India, in the state of Rajasthan, land of the kings and India's largest state by area. Here are 21 photos that will make you fall in love with Jodhpur! Photos: © Live Lyfe [...]

100 movies that will inspire you to travel the world

After reading books, watching movies comes a close second for me. Films are the next best thing when it comes to inspiring armchair travelers. For others, they're a great way to pass the time on those long-haul flights and wait times at airports and stations! I especially love movies filmed about travel or set in [...]

Literary travel: Around the world in 100 books

I'm a book nerd. Always have been. Always will be. Since childhood, I've taken books with me everywhere: in the backseat, at the beach, on the lawn, at the pool, under the covers, in the crook of a plum tree (like Brick from The Middle). I sniff out bookshelves, libraries, and bookstores wherever I go. [...]

8 things I learned on my first RTW trip

  2004 was a ground-breaking year for me. It was the year the world really opened up like the oyster they say it is. What was supposed to be a brief visit to a friend studying abroad turned into a RTW ticket that included stops in Hong Kong, Macau, China, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, [...]