Why I’m Dreaming of Maharashtra, India.

Why I’m Dreaming of Maharashtra, India.

As one of the less visited states of India (if we don’t count Mumbai for a second) Maharashtra does not have many options for group tours or organised trips. It especially does not have many options for responsible tourism.   Until now.

Trekking the Sham Valley Ladakh: Really a “Baby Trek”?!

Trekking the Sham Valley Ladakh: Really a “Baby Trek”?!

I’m not an experienced trekker. In fact, I’m the kind of walker who likes a short stroll around the countryside on a Sunday afternoon followed by a longer visit to the pub. But on occasion, I have been persuaded to venture out for a little longer – all in the name of a good view.

Should I Visit Dharavi Slum in Mumbai?

Should I Visit Dharavi Slum in Mumbai?

“City tour, see outdoor laundry, slum tour??” Were the cries of hopeful / would be travel agents that greeted me on my recent wanderings around Mumbai. There are a few parts of the world that seem to have become famous for the insights that they offer into the living...
Night Train to… Bangkok.

Night Train to… Bangkok.

One of the highlights from my trip to Thailand in 2015 was the train travel around the country.  So I knew that when I returned in November last year, that it wouldn’t be long until I’d find myself back on the rails. When it comes to Train Travel in Asia,...
Freedom Re-found: Walking the Elephants Home.

Freedom Re-found: Walking the Elephants Home.

I woke up early to the sounds of trumpeting mixed in with calls of the resident roosters from my village homestay.  The elephants had come up to the village from the forest—something they don’t normally do. But today, they had an appointment: with the vet....
What Happens when Responsible Travel Goes Wrong?

What Happens when Responsible Travel Goes Wrong?

Editorial Disclosure: Visit.Org hosted me on this experience, as part of my role in their Ambassador programme. As always, all expressed here are my own and represent the views of Soul Travel Blog. For more information on what type of organisations I work with, you...