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Star's Endless Backpacking Journey 🎒

Hostel, homestay or under the stars? The ultimate guide to finding the right accommodation for you.

Lalitha Mahaadevan

“But where do you stay when you travel by yourself?” “Is it safe?” “How did you even find such an amazing place?” These are some frequently asked questions when people see my travel updates on social media. It’s hard to give one answer to this. In fact, it's hard to say which is the best option for you, for there are plenty of options out there! Plenty of options that are safe, fun and rejuvenating. So in today’s blog, I’m going to take you through the different options available out there and let you pick one. You in(n)? :D Hotels...

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How to pack your backpack like Hermione Granger packed her beaded bag

Lalitha Mahaadevan

How to pack your backpack like Hermione Granger packed her beaded bag

I still remember the day I was struggling to unload my 11-kilo backpack from the top of a shared taxi in Manali. My co-traveller was a German girl who had been travelling for 8 months and her backpack weighed just 8 kilos! I wondered how on Earth it was even possible. Absolutely couldn’t believe it! Two years and many travel months later, I have learnt to pack my bags better. Time has taught me that like real life, I owned way more than I really needed. Simply because I was taught to think that I needed more. I’m grateful that...

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How much money do you really need to travel?

Lalitha Mahaadevan

How much money do you really need to travel?

Travel. Probably the most popular word on the internet today. The benefits of travel are numerous and so are the lessons one learns from it. Better yet, it’s not even the most expensive thing on earth. Anyone can travel. Sure, it takes a little experience to master the art of travelling with very less money. But if you’re flexible, you can have terrific experiences for any budget!  So if you’re one of those people thinking that travel is a once-in-a-year investment, maybe it need not be. It could be several short vacations squeezed in together for the same amount of money...

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Things to Know As You Set Off On Your First Ever Solo Trip

Lalitha Mahaadevan

Things to Know As You Set Off On Your First Ever Solo Trip

So you have finally decided to take off on your much needed vacay. Only this time, you are going to be the boss, doing everything your own way and at your own pace. And you’re really really looking forward to this mega upgrade of your “me time” and a break from everything usual. Yes, I’m talking about your first Solo Trip! Few things in life are as exciting, transformative and personal as a solo trip. And the first one is certainly a special memory. Planning your first trip might seem a little overwhelming at first, given that you have to...

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