Travel Tips

Getting from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Darjeeling by Bus

Read this before deciding to travel by land or air between Pokhara and Kathmandu (and either of these cities to Darjeeling, India). My land journeys within Nepal were the most nerve-racking trips I’ve been on. This article describes my experiences and lessons from these trips.

Taj Mahal, Agra, India
A Tourist Visa That Goes a Very Long Way (Incredible India)

As an unemployed person in self-imposed exile, I seek cheap countries where I can stay for an extended period of time without worrying about renewing my visa. Enter India to the rescue! India, where cost of living is low, and a US citizen such as myself can stay for 6 months.

Day Pack
General Travel Tips
20 Items to Carry in Your Day-Pack

The day pack is neither a carry-on nor a checked bag. Stowed away in your other luggage, taking up minimal space, this lightweight backpack is brought along for your day-trips and other short outings to tour cities and take in the natural surroundings.

Mobile Apps
General Travel Tips
20 Essential Mobile Apps for the (not so) Intrepid Traveler

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step; and, that first step is figuring out which mobile apps to install before you board your plane to that exotic faraway destination. I have compiled a list of the apps I’ve used most frequently on my travels.

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