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Winter in the valley – Yosemite National Park, CA

Yosemite National Park will never let you down irrespective of the season. Yosemite Valley, approximately 3,000 feet deep and less than a mile wide, is known for its incredible rock formations, created from plutonic rock that cooled far below the earth’s surface. While the hiking opportunities are abundant, a casual drive through will also take your [...]

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How to cruise along the Kerala backwaters

Cruising through the backwaters is one of the most peaceful ways to experience the “Gods Own Country”, the Kerala. Booking the cruise through websites or travel agents is very common, however that doesn’t guarantee the best price. If you are a budget traveler, I have some tips for you. Take the public transportation to Allapey. [...]

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Bangalore Midnight Marathon

Naamche Baazar, Everest Base Camp Trail, October 2013: We had just returned from 26-days on Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp hike. After a 6-days of gap and sight-seeing in Nepal, the trek to Everest Base Camp started with great enthusiasm. After all, we survived one the most dangerous plane journeys in the world, the [...]

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Altitude Sickness Lessons !!

After having spent nearly a couple of months at higher altitude, we collectively seem to have experienced pretty much every symptom of altitude sickness, only the mild versions thankfully. Here is a summary of the lessons learned: 1) Drink water forcefully: Dehydration is the major cause of headache at higher altitude. People tend to think [...]

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