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.

How to Get Off the Beaten Track in Rajasthan, India.

How to Get Off the Beaten Track in Rajasthan, India.

This post is written to accompany my talk at Immersion Travel Magazine’s Sustainable Travel Summit, taking place between 1-4 June, 2017. For more info or to sign up for the conference – which is 100% free and online – click here!  Things to do in...
Is Solo Female Train Travel in India Safe?

Is Solo Female Train Travel in India Safe?

One of my favourite things about India is the train travel.  Planning a trip to India as a (solo) female traveller there are plenty of articles and blog posts out there about safety tips for women. What I couldn’t find much information on, however, was train...
Night Train to… The Land of Kings.

Night Train to… The Land of Kings.

For me there’s something inescapably romantic about the names of the train routes in India.

Regardless of the reality of a long journey, it’s far more tempting to get swept away by names like the “Island Express”, the

Rajasthan: An Ethical Travel Guide.

Rajasthan: An Ethical Travel Guide.

Ethical Travel in Rajasthan. Rajasthan is a true state of contrasts. From desert scrub to holy lakes, one thing that is hard to grasp for the first-time (or even repeat) visitor is the sheer size of the place. I was fortunate enough to have three weeks to explore the...