Traveling the World on an Indian Passport

Traveling the World on an Indian PassportAs much as I travel, there are certain subject I simply cannot speak to authoritatively. As an American, I’m in one of the best positions to travel in terms of getting visas to other countries. Many people in the world are not so fortunate. Getting visas to travel if you live outside of Western Europe or North America can sometimes be a nightmare.

I’ve asked Savi and Vid, two Indian travelers, to tell their story of how they travel as citizens of India and have overcome the problems of getting visas to other countries.

There are lessons to be learned here for citizens of many countries who have difficulty getting visas to travel.

There is no dearth of inspirational travel quotations on the internet. Every once in a while, we stumble on something that reads ‘Pick a bag, book a ticket, and go traveling ’ or ‘Book a ticket and follow your dreams’. We’re pretty sure the said quotations and accompanying photos of faraway lands have tempted many a globetrotter out there. But we’ve learned to toss them aside with a smile.

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Photo Essay: Laurence Norah

Photo Essay: Laurence NorahEvery so often I showcase the work of other travel photographers on my site. Today I’d like to introduce you to Laurence Norah. He has been traveling around the world since 2009 and blogging and photographing his travels since 2010. He is well known for his stunning landscape images which has garnered him a large online following.

I’ve met Laurence several times at conferences in Europe and I’ve always been a fan of his work. He is one of a select group of online travel photographers who have had great success with his work.

Enough of me yammering, here are his photos….

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Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza

Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the World Heritage inscription: The town of Chichen-Itza was established during the Classic period close to two natural cavities (cenotes or chenes), which gave the town its name “At the edge of the well of the Itzaes”. The cenotes facilitated tapping the underground waters of the area. The dates for this settlement vary according …

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Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Technically, Badlands National Park was the first national park I ever visited. My family visited here on a road trip in the late 70’s. I’ve visited several times since then and it never ceases to amaze me. What makes Badlands special is its colorful landscape. The erosional features of the park are actually the remains …

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