Visiting the Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal in Photos

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After traveling almost four weeks through India we finally made it to the Taj Mahal, wonder of the world.  Here is our quick tour of the Taj Mahal in photos. Taj Mahal in Photos On our first day in Agra we went to the sunrise point of the Taj Mahal.  Here we had our first views of the Taj Mahal. …

Udaipur India

Udaipur, India in Photos

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We spent three days in Udaipur, a city that is labeled as India’s most romantic city and one of its least hectic cities to visit. One of Udaipur’s claims to fame is that it was featured in the James Bond movie “Octopussy.” Hotel Boheda Palace We stayed at Hotel Boheda Palace, a great hotel with reasonable prices and views over …

Mumbai Food Tour

Street Food Tour in Mumbai

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As a grand finale in Mumbai, we took a street food tour, and it was by far our favorite thing we did while staying in this city.  Using Reality Tours again, who we used for the tour through Dharavi, we spent four hours on our last evening in town trying foods prepared in food stands on the streets of Mumbai. …

Mumbai in Photos

This is Mumbai, India

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Mumbai, our second stop in India, is a city that exceeded my expectations. After our tour through Nepal, Bhutan, and northeast India, we were all ready for another big city. Mumbai, known as Bombay until 1996, is one of the world’s largest cities by population. This city is the fifth largest in the world and the largest in India. Most …

Dharavi

A Tour of the Dharavi Slum in Mumbai, India

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Mumbai, known as Bombay until 1996, was the first major city we visited while in India. Mumbai is known for its film industry, being home to Bollywood, and its slums, made famous by the movie “Slum Dog Millionaire.” Sixty percent of the Mumbai population lives in slums. While in Mumbai, toured the Dharavi slum, Mumbai’s largest slum, with Reality Tours. …

Bhutan Itinerary

Bhutan, Land of the Thunder Dragon

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Bhutan, this tiny country located in the Himalaya mountains, has just recently opened its doors to tourism. As of 1974 Bhutan began to allow tourists to enter. It wasn’t until more recently when tourism really began to boom here, and tourism has now become a leading source of revenue for this country. The Daily Tariff Bhutan believes in offering high-quality …

Pokhara

Do Roosters Crow in the Rain? Our Story from Pokhara, Nepal

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Pokhara, a small city located about 200 kilometers (124 miles) west of Kathmandu, is a popular tourist destination in Nepal.  This city is located on Phewa Lake at the foot of the Himalayan Mountains and is the beginning of the Annapurna Circuit, another very popular trek in Nepal. Pokhara is known as the adventure capital of Nepal and this is …

Kathmandu Nepal

This is Kathmandu, Nepal…a Photojourney

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Kathmandu, Nepal…how best to describe this crazy city?   Chaotic, dirty, loud…but Kathmandu is also exotic, beautiful, and captivating.  The streets are dusty and dirty. Even though you want to look up at the thousands of signs over your head and in the windows of the shops, you must always be looking down to avoid stepping in potholes, on burning …

Everest Base Camp with Kids

Trekking to Everest Base Camp with Kids

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Trekking to Everest Base Camp (EBC), a bucket list item for many travelers, is not just an adventure for twenty or thirty year olds. It is possible to trek to Everest Base Camp with kids, as we proved in October 2014. Tyler and Kara were 10 and 11 years old when we trekked to Everest Base Camp. Kara had turned 10 just three …

Everest Base Camp Trek

The Everest Base Camp Trek in 12 Days

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Trekking to Everest Base Camp in Nepal was one of the highlights of our trip around the world.  In fact, this trek was so important to us that we planned the entire year around this two week adventure. Trekking to base camp was more challenging than we anticipated, both physically and mentally, but was absolutely worth it. While traveling through …

Shark Cage Diving

Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai, South Africa

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In this post, Tyler writes about our experience shark cage diving in Gansbaai, South Africa. On September 10, 2014, our family went shark cage diving. It was a really great experience, one of the best in Africa, and we all loved it. We drove to the office of White Shark Ecoventures in Gansbaai, South Africa, where we would meet our …