The favorable climate in south India makes it a massive producer of many spices, as well as world-class tea leaves and coffee beans. While in Periyar, we took a spice and tea plantation tour to learn more about the things we eat and how they grow. The four-hour tour took us to an organic, eco-friendly Read Post
When we arrived in Alleppey, India, we were bombarded with offers to board a houseboat for a night or two. That’s what tourists do in Alleppey: cruise the backwaters on a private boat. But after arriving here, we were just not impressed by them. The houseboats have a bedroom, kitchen and outdoor sitting area, and Read Post
We kayaked with Kerala Kayaking around the Alleppey backwaters and here is a short video of our experience.
Since houseboats are only allowed on the major backwaters, kayaking is a good way to be introduced to Kerala’s backwaters. Imagine kayaking up close to villages, learning about local history and eating indigenous foods. For more information on taking a trip like this, visit Kerala Kayaking’s website. Disclosure: We kayaked through the backwaters Read Post
Desperate times call for creative solutions. Mike and Tara spent a couple days freezing their butts off (quite literally) in Shimla, India, surrounded by the Himalayas. With no hot water and a desire to shower, Tara received her inspiration for sink bath from months of hand washing clothes in the sink. Below is how you Read Post