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Five things to consider while planning a trip

logo-3.3-with-bgHow do you plan your trips? How do you decide on the place, dates and the like?

For the typical traveller from Kolkata, which is where I live, the first step is visiting the local travel agent and finding out what trips they are offering. If, among the trips on offer is a place they have not been to and it suits their budget, they buy the package.

In most cases, it’s as simple as that.

However, since I tend to avoid travel agencies as much as I can, the process is a little different for me. Here are five things to consider while planning a trip. Continue Reading →

Why travelling solo is awesome

The clarity on what is essential for the individual when you take the risk of travelling alone is unbelievable.

Ava Irani, a friend I made while travelling solo in Thailand

logo-3.3-with-bgIf you are an avid traveller but have never travelled alone, you don’t know what you have been missing. Here’s why travelling alone is awesome.

You can travel selfishly: Cycle 100km in a day if you so desire. Don’t leave your hostel bunk for the next two days because you have a sore ass with all that cycling. Don’t worry, no one is calling you silly. Indulge in a relaxing siesta on the soft green grass of a random park. Live on sandwiches for ten days. Head out for Rome and decide midway to go to Vienna. You’ll get to Rome sooner or later because all roads lead there anyway! Do anything. Go anywhere. Or nowhere. You don’t have to worry what your travel companion(s) may or may not approve of when you are alone. You don’t have to compromise and you can travel selfishly and this is amazingly liberating.

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