Best Street Food in Asia to Eat

Bhelpuri in Mumbai - Pic by Sarah from TheWingedFork

Living in Asia has its perks; warm weather, friendly locals, and most of all the best street food in Asia, or maybe even the best street food in the world. So if you’re traveling across Asia and wondering what best Asian street food you must try; here’s the list of the top Asian food to … Read more Best Street Food in Asia to Eat

13 Things to do in Tokyo, Japan with kids

Nara Deer Park - Pic by Veronica from Vacay Visionary

Visiting Tokyo without knowing Japanese can seem scary. Luckily their hospitality coupled with most people speaking English makes getting around easier. There are so many things to do in Tokyo for adults and children. Many things on this list will be child-friendly since a six-year-old was my travel buddy. Tokyo is of course one of … Read more 13 Things to do in Tokyo, Japan with kids

Follow Your Tastebuds Through Taipei

Peanut Roll in Dihua Street - Pic by Robert from Leave Your Daily Hell

Taipei has more than earned its reputation as one of the best food cities in the world. However, deciding what to eat in Taipei can be a process of elimination that’s too difficult for many travelers, especially if it’s your first time in the city, if you only have a few days or if you … Read more Follow Your Tastebuds Through Taipei

50+ Must Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Asia

St Augustines Tower in Goa , India - Pic by Abby from The Winged Fork

We were having a chat about the number of UNESCO sites in Asia that we’ve visited. And it seems my percentage of World Heritage Sites is really really small. So I asked my friends who have visited more places than me, ‘Which are some of the most amazing must-visit World Heritage Sites in Asia?’ And … Read more 50+ Must Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Asia

Where to eat in Bangkok

80/20 – Explorers of the New Thai Cuisine - Pic by Jane and Fredrik from Sticks & Spoons

A Tasty Food Guide from Sticks & Spoons On our Travels to Bangkok we have eaten a lot of great food; from street food to Fine Dining. It’s a vibrant, progressive and interesting restaurant scene with so much to explore if you love to Travel for Food like we do! Here is our top picks … Read more Where to eat in Bangkok

Inspiration Series : Going Nomad

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Going Nomad – Should or shouldn’t I? As an aspiring nomad, I’ve come across quite a few individuals who discredit this lifestyle, and also say that it’s difficult and amounts to no good. To counter this thinking, and to provide inspiration to myself and other aspiring nomads, I’ve started this Going Nomad : Inspiration Series, … Read more Inspiration Series : Going Nomad

Where to eat in Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh

Dessert at Byron Bay Café - Pic by Rachita from Nomllers

It is sad but not a lot of people know that Bir actually has a lot of amazing food spots to try out different cuisines and dishes here. Bir Billing is primarily famous as Asia’s Best Paragliding Site and has many monasteries, treks, etc. for you to check out here. But amongst all this, no … Read more Where to eat in Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh

50+ Popular Drinks you must try in cities Worldwide

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Ever had this happen? Travelled on holiday to a new city and after a fun day sightseeing, dropped into that famous café or bar and got stumped looking at the bar drinks list. Yep, that’s happened to me. What should I drink? What drink is famous in this city? What’s on the list of top … Read more 50+ Popular Drinks you must try in cities Worldwide

Short Stays in Amritsar: Must Visit Sights

A replica of Zamzama in front of Gobindgarh Fort - Pic by Gobindgarh from Wiki Commons SA 4.0

Ramdaspur or Ambarsar are the erstwhile names of Amritsar, a city in Punjab that you must visit on a trip to India. Located about 217 km North West of the Chandigarh, the State Capital, Amritsar is very close to the Wagah Border that separates present-day India and Pakistan. Amritsar has a lot to offer the … Read more Short Stays in Amritsar: Must Visit Sights

Where to eat in Jaffa, Israel

Traditional Israeli dish at Dr. Shakshuka - Pic by Denise from The Navy Blonde

Israel has the best food in the world. I may be slightly biased since I lived there for 5 years, but the fresh produce; incredible dips like hummus and tahini; and the Middle Eastern take on Mediterranean food is hard to beat. While there are countless must-see places in Israel, one of my favorite cities … Read more Where to eat in Jaffa, Israel

Global Mardi Gras Celebrations and Food

Masskara Festival is held annually in October in Bacolod, Negros Island. Pic by Ceslou from Wikipedia CC BY-SA 4.0.

What is Mardi Gras? Or what is Fat Tuesday? The Roman pagan festivals of times long past were integrated into Christian traditions by the Roman Catholic Church and are now part of the festival that is called Mardi Gras. When is Mardi Gras? Or When is Fat Tuesday? Well, depending on the culture celebrating it, … Read more Global Mardi Gras Celebrations and Food

Top Water Sports Destinations Around The World

Kayaking at Cala Blava in Mallorca - By Abby from TheWingedFork

It’s summer somewhere in the world right now! We’re lucky we live on a blue dot that has summer in some place no matter the time of the year; and there are always some nice holiday destinations that are perfect for water sports. My friends and I have put together a list of the best … Read more Top Water Sports Destinations Around The World

Unusual things to do in Goa, India

View from the Cabo De Rama Fort - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

OFF THE BEATEN PATH ATTRACTIONS IN GOAUsgalimal Rock CarvingsGalgibaga beachTalpona BeachSan Jacinto IslandKerim BeachMorjim BeachCabo De Rama FortPalolem BeachSt. Augustine’s Tower Ruins Rita’s Gourment Cooking Class Butterfly Conservatory GoaKakolem BeachButterfly Beach POPULAR BEACHES AND DESTINATIONS IN GOACalangute BeachCotigao Wildlife SanctuaryCumbarjua CanalMapusa MarketNetravali Bubbling LakeArvalem CavesBaga BeachImmaculate Conception Church, PanjimPonda Street MarketCandolim Beach WHERE IS GOA?WHEN … Read more Unusual things to do in Goa, India

Kaka Baptista East Indian Museum, Manori Mumbai

Old East Indian artifacts - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

How to get to the East Indian Museum in Manori? The East Indian Museum is in Manori. So we need to cross the Marve Creek by ferry to get to Manori Jetty. (Marve Creek is also called Manori Creek or Malad Creek.) It’s 10 am and there’s a boatload of people already coming off it from … Read more Kaka Baptista East Indian Museum, Manori Mumbai

Best Indian Street Food You must Taste

Dahi Puri at Elco Pani Puri Centre in Mumbai

Street Food and Local Restaurants in India that you must visit to try or eat at least once Indian food is most delicious food in the world! Okay, maybe not the sole winner among food around the world, but Indian dishes are definitely some of the most loved snacks and dinners in the world. Street … Read more Best Indian Street Food You must Taste

What’s for dessert in different countries and cultures?

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What’s for dessert? I love dessert! Don’t you? So I’ve asked a few friends of mine to list the best desserts in their cultures. So here we have it – yummy desserts, Italian desserts, simple desserts, quick easy desserts, chocolate desserts, tasty desserts, light desserts, french desserts, fun desserts, summer desserts. Everything from great desserts to amazing desserts in different countries … Read more What’s for dessert in different countries and cultures?

Mumbai City Guide: Bombay, India City of Dreams

Marine Drive in Mumbai, India - By Vikram Adani

Bombay, the city of dreams, that’s where I live. My Bombay. Or should I say my Mumbai? Bombay from the Portuguese meaning ‘good bay’ or Mumbai from the Goddess ‘Mumba’. Of course we’ve had a lot of names over the centuries – Boon Bay, Bombain, Mombayn, Bombaym, Monbaym, Mombaym, Bombay, Mombaim, Bambaye, Bombeye, Bombaiim, and … Read more Mumbai City Guide: Bombay, India City of Dreams

What’s for dinner in different countries and cultures?

"Ki tin pa come" - Aruba by Michele Peterson from A Taste for Travel

What’s for dinner? A question as important as asking about breakfast. What’s for dinner tonight? Is there any dinner? What’s easy to cook for dinner tonight? What can we make for dinner? Supper? Wat eten we vanavond? Vad blir det till middag? You cooking up a feast there? Beth sydd i swper? Kin Khao? Kas Vakarienei? We couldn’t … Read more What’s for dinner in different countries and cultures?

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Sri Lanka

View of Sigiriya - Pic by Amar from Gap Year Escape

What are the reasons you must visit Sri Lanka? Sri Lanka is a tropical paradise island in the Indian Ocean that is littered with romantic hideaways, palm tree lined beaches and glistening blue-green waters. Here are just 10 of the top reasons why you should visit this beautiful island as soon as you can. Food … Read more Top 10 Reasons to Visit Sri Lanka

What’s for breakfast in different countries and cultures?

What’s for brekky? – Allison from Las Vegas, USA

What’s for breakfast in different cultures and countries across the world? What’s for breakfast mom? What’s for breakfast darling? What’s for breakfast nan? What’s for breakfast at the cafe? What’s for breakfast honey? I’m hungry. What’s for breakfast? Is there any breakfast? Ever wondered what to have for breakfast? Some of these may be healthy breakfast … Read more What’s for breakfast in different countries and cultures?

Nahargarh Fort: Abode of Tigers

City of Jaipur view from the roof of Madhavendra Bhavan - TheWingedFork

On my recent visit to Jaipur, Rajasthan I was lucky enough to visit Nahargarh Fort, originally named Sudharshangarh Fort. (Nope, not Nahargarh Palace; that’s just the name of many local hotels. Nahargarh Fort itself contains a number of palaces that we saw.) The name Nahargarh Fort directly translates to ‘Abode of Tigers’. Situated on the … Read more Nahargarh Fort: Abode of Tigers

Indian hill stations you must visit at least once

Darjeeling in West Bengal - By Mainik Biswas from Places and Pixel

India, the land of dreams and legends, the land that has everything to offer – from scorching deserts to frozen mountains, from flowing rivers to blooming valleys – everything you want to see, you can find it in this beautiful land we call home. But if you’re like me – a city dweller – you want to … Read more Indian hill stations you must visit at least once

Amazing Churches Across the World

Saint Nicholas Church, Turkey - By Pascale Van Craryveld from Slow Travel Guide

Ever wondered about the most amazing churches in the world? The ones that you have to visit at least once. Here’s a list of the most magnificent and amazing churches around the world from your favorite travel bloggers. 1. Memorial Church of Moses church on Mount Nebo, Jordan By Lindsay of CarpeDiemOurWay Mount Nebo is … Read more Amazing Churches Across the World

Pench Jungle Camp : A night in the forest

The tent at the edge of the Pench Jungle Camp property in India - Pic by TheWingedFork

Tigers! The majesty, the magnificence, the sheer presence of wild nature. One of the reasons people from across the world visit India. And the reason so many of us visit National Parks. The last time we saw tigers was at Ranthambore National Park in February. So this May we went to Pench National Park in … Read more Pench Jungle Camp : A night in the forest

Pench Tiger Reserve, India : Jungle Book Land

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They say a love of nature and wildlife can make you do strange things. 😉 So there we were at Pench National Park in Madhya Pradesh, India the middle of summer. Crazy temperatures at 45 degrees and dry heat! It was unbearably hot but thankfully there was a thunderstorm that cooled down the place a … Read more Pench Tiger Reserve, India : Jungle Book Land

Celebrating Ramzan or Ramadan at Mohammed Ali Road in Bombay

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Ramadan or Ramzan is a Muslim celebration of when the Quran was revealed to the prophet Muhammad. Fasting is necessary for Muslims who aren’t sick, elderly, menstruating, breastfeeding, pregnant or travelling. It’s one of the famous Five Pillars of Islam. My Muslim friends fast from dawn till dusk, and don’t have sex, eat, drink, or smoke. … Read more Celebrating Ramzan or Ramadan at Mohammed Ali Road in Bombay

13 things to do in Singapore

Gardens by the Bay in Singapore - By Sue Davies

Singapore is one of my favorite countries to visit. I have been there at least 8 times, and will be living there for three month next winter. My first time there in 2002, we did all of the touristy thing—Raffles, the Night Safari at the Zoo, Jurong Bird Park, the Botanic Garden, Orchard Street, Chinatown—and … Read more 13 things to do in Singapore

Of bras and things – Travel Stories by women 

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You’ve already read the blog about how I found it difficult to get back into a Kayak because my boobs kept getting in the way. But that’s not the only problem I’ve had with having big boobs. My country wants me to go braless Take for instance the fact that bras my size are not … Read more Of bras and things – Travel Stories by women 

Best local Ice Creams in the World

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Bells ringing, childhood memories. The ice cream cart comes to our neighborhood, but here in Bombay it’s kulfi. Sometimes it’s the kulfi man with the basket on his head announcing his arrival. ‘Kulfi-eaah’. As kids we used to run happily for ice cream or kulfi. That instant brain freeze when you bite, the cool feeling … Read more Best local Ice Creams in the World

Palolem in South Goa, India : Why visit Goa?

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Why do people go to Palolem, Goa? There are a lot of beaches in Goa that are perfect for getting some sun. Goa is a beach destination, so unlike the rest of India. It’s famous for beaches like Calangute, Baga, Anjuna, Majorda, Colva, Vagator and many more. But Palolem tops the list. Perfect for budget … Read more Palolem in South Goa, India : Why visit Goa?

Lebua Luxury near Amer Fort Wall, Jaipur, India

The pool and the luxurious diwans near the Amer fort wall - TheWingedFork

UPDATE: As of September 2018, the Lodge at Amer is no longer under the flagship of Lebua. “Lebua ae Lebua. Lebua ae Lebua.” I won’t tell you which family member was singing that song as we drove up the dusty path to the Lebua Lodge at Amer. I’ll just tell you that this family member … Read more Lebua Luxury near Amer Fort Wall, Jaipur, India

Manali trails : Snow, Igloos and Winter Fun

Dev Tej and Tashi posing at one of the igloos - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

Igloo? In India? Really? Normal questions that my friend Tejashree gets when talking about her trips to Manali in Himachal Pradesh. But yes, igloo stays are now economical and I’m so glad I got this off my bucket list. I want to one day stay in igloos in Abisko like my friend Michelle did, or the … Read more Manali trails : Snow, Igloos and Winter Fun

Backwoods Mountain Camp in Hamta, Manali, India

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On our way to the Igloo Camp near Hamta Pass, Manali, which is a well known destination for skiing in Himachal Pradesh, India, we stopped for a bit somewhere near Curve 24 to look at the Backwoods Mountain Camp in Hamta Village that we plan on staying in once it opens again in April. The … Read more Backwoods Mountain Camp in Hamta, Manali, India

How to build an igloo: Lessons in the Manali snow

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I’ve dreamt of staying in a glass igloo in Kakslauttanen one day; and waking up to see the Northern Lights from the warm interiors of the igloo. I’ve also dreamt of being seated around a fire outside an igloo and traipsing through inches of snow in Iceland or Sweden to see the Aurora and capture its … Read more How to build an igloo: Lessons in the Manali snow

Inspiration Series : Nurse around the world – Gemma

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The life of a nomad, a dream for many that goes unrealized. You can live the life of a nomad no matter what you do. All you need is the grit and the mettle that Gemma had when she decided to go be a nurse in an unusual location? Want to hear her story? Read … Read more Inspiration Series : Nurse around the world – Gemma

Elco Pani Puri Restaurant in Mumbai, India

Elco's Bhel Puri is a delicious mix of sev, puffed rice, and more

Since we’ve been young, a trip to Bandra for shopping meant we got to eat some tantalizing snack at Elco Pani Puri Centre and Restaurant on Hill Road in Bandra. Hill Road has always been a street shoppers paradise. I remember coming here since I was 4 or 5, with mum and my siblings. And … Read more Elco Pani Puri Restaurant in Mumbai, India

Inspiration Series : Solo Travelling Nomad – Melissa

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Doing what you want and love isn’t something that should wait till later. Sometimes you just have to break free from the shackles or a routine existence and jump into that different life. And who knows? You just might find what you were meant to do. Today, Melissa from High Heels and a Backpack shares … Read more Inspiration Series : Solo Travelling Nomad – Melissa

Independent Young Nomad : Inspiration Series – Jeremy

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As India celebrates its 70th Independence Day and the reaffirming of our freedom, we celebrate our right to be all we can be and our right to choose our own destiny. We celebrate youngsters like Jeremy who have chosen to walk the path less travelled, to find their own destiny, and to give hope to … Read more Independent Young Nomad : Inspiration Series – Jeremy

Chocolicous Café Olé in Puducherry

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 Zuka in Pondicherry If you’re ever in Pondicherry, two places that you absolutely have to visit are Zuka and Café Olé. Located almost side by side, they are havens for choco-crazed folk like me. Zuka is a store with a wide range of chocolate goodies to offer, from cakes to pastries to little miniatures. Although for … Read more Chocolicous Café Olé in Puducherry

Bizarre Travel Encounters – Weird Things People Say

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Travel exposes you to the strangest things – apart from discovering wonderful cultural diversity, behavioral differences, and contrary thought processes – one is also exposed to a range of novel and sometimes surprising situations. Take for example when I was in Cardiff a few years ago, and after ordering a Whiskey and Soda in a … Read more Bizarre Travel Encounters – Weird Things People Say

Naturally Eilat – Visiting the southern-most tip of lsrael

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‘Where else?’ That’s right, ‘WHERE ELSE’ is an Israel Tourism Conference organized each year by Ortra that helps travel agents from around the world learn about everything Israel has to offer. I had the opportunity to be a part of this amazing journey, and it was well worth it!! As part of the group that … Read more Naturally Eilat – Visiting the southern-most tip of lsrael

Chandoli National Park with Jungle Lore

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A much deserved break in the Indian rains at Chandoli National Park “There’s a long weekend coming up. Let’s do a short trip together”, says my friend and boss. Happy me starts dreaming of exotic locations that I cannot afford. Of course smart boss-friend is also on a budget like me and decides that an … Read more Chandoli National Park with Jungle Lore

Chiang Mai: Travelling to the Gem of the North

At The Top of Doi Ithanon - The Highest Spot in Thailand - TheWingedFork

“Not going to Bangkok or Pattaya? Not even Krabi or Koh Samui? Are you Serious? But that’s where all our Indian brethren always go!” Our friends had a bit of a puzzled expression on their face when we announced we were off to Chiang Mai. My response was a slight grimace, followed by a long … Read more Chiang Mai: Travelling to the Gem of the North

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