What to REALLY Pack for a Road Trip with Kids

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We’ve done three long road trips with young kids so I’m here to tell you what road trip accessories you REALLY need. When planning a road trip with kids you need to focus on two major areas:   Entertainment Organization   Packing for a Road Trip with Kids   You don’t have to spend a […]

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New Place to Eat in Mussoorie – Cafe Ivy at Char Dukan!

Cafe Ivy - A new place to eat in Mussoorie at Char Dukan.

There’s a new place to eat at Char Dukan! Cafe Ivy is big news for the famous snack stands in Landour. It’s quickly become one of the best places to eat in Mussoorie.     Our favorite place to eat in Char Dukan proper is Tip Top Tea Shop. But Cafe Ivy is something different […]

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The Best Family Games to Play on Vacation

Great family vacation travel games.

We’ve recently discovered the best travel games. Well, they’re more like pocket size family games to play on vacation, not games to break out in the car. You know, for when you want fun family vacation games but you don’t want to waste packing space on huge boxes of Scrabble, Monopoly, Life, etc.   Card […]

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Baingan Ka Bharta Recipe

Baingan ka bharta recipe. Eggplant like you've never tasted before!

Baingan ka bharta is officially my new favorite food. Who knew mashed eggplants could be so amazing? Indians, that’s who. Once again, Indian recipes take the mundane and make something marvelous.   My friend recently started teaching me more Indian recipes and this is the first thing we made. I pretty much want to marry […]

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7 Canadian Slang Words That Aren’t “Eh?”

A funny list of Canadian slang words and their meanings.

Canadian slang is not something I expected to pick up when I moved to BC. But more than once the Canadian slang terms I ran into completely threw me for a loop. And often as not, my southern slang confused my Canadian friends, as well. Here’s a list of Canadian slang words and phrases that […]

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My Favorite Indian Soda

My favorite Indian soda - and why you should try junkfood from around the world.

I’m no junk food connoisseur. But I feel like I need to tell you about two things today. My favorite Indian soda and the magic that is fresh lime soda.   Junk food around the world   Whenever you travel to another part of the world you’re always in store for some huge cultural differences. […]

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An Agoda Review – A Booking Debacle Redeemed

How Agoda handled out booking debacle and why I'd use them again.

An Agoda review – My experience booking with Agoda for the first time.   Agoda is a hotel booking website that you may not have heard of. It is a part of the Priceline Group that includes other reputable sites like booking.com and priceline.com.   I wasn’t sure what to expect when using Agoda for […]

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Visiting India as told by Friends

Hilarious Friends gifs about what it's like to visit India.

If you’re an expat who has spent some time in India, you should be able to relate to at least a few of these.       1. When you try to learn Hindi .     2. When you don’t like the food but you don’t want to offend your Indian host.     […]

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Cultural Differences between the US and India

When cultures clash. An example from India.

There are many cultural differences between the US and India. Countless, really. And let me tell you, culture clash is a very real thing.   And usually I like to think I’m pretty level headed about cultural differences. Normally I arrive pretty quickly at “this isn’t wrong, it’s just different”.   For example, in East […]

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What to do in Savannah, GA

The top six things to do in downtown Savannah, Georgia.

Don’t know what to do in Savannah? Let me help you out, my friend. I get it, there are a lot of things to see and do in Savannah.  It can be overwhelming. First of all, ride the trolley! Then proceed to Broughton street and these must-do things below.   6 Places to Go in […]

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