I’m going to paraphrase Thoreau here… rather than love, than money, than faith, than fame, than fairness… give me truth. Why do we travel? Why do we go to new places, immerse ourselves into adventures and talk to new people? Why do we feel the need to get out … more »
The United States of America and Canada.
Even though Mexico is indeed North-America too, for the purposes of this site it has been listed under Latin America.
We stay in hotels most days of the year. Yet, it’s not that often that we check into a place where we feel immediately at home, making us not want to leave. Steinhart Hotel in San Francisco is an apart-hotel member of Personality Hotels, a chain that includes 6 … more »
Before we arrived in San Francisco, we were contacted by a couple with the same surname as Ashray: Baruah. Rukmini and her husband Pritam had come across Backpack ME while researching for one of their trips to Latin America. They noticed that Ashray has the same surname as them, which … more »
A lot of people wonder about how to get a prepaid SIM card while traveling in the US. Contrary to popular belief, it’s fairly simple! If you have an unlocked cellphone then you can buy a SIM card in the US and use it. You basically need to top it … more »
On 5th June, Zara’s birthday we spent the entire day at Disneyland. We had such an amazing day and ended our day with two awesome shows, the first was Fantasmic in Disneyland and the other was World of Color in Disney California Adventure. Both shows were tremendous and the whole … more »
It was a cold and cloudy day but we were determined to head to Grand Teton National Park anyway and boy, was I glad that we did! The Tetons are truly majestic as they rise over 7000ft above the valley floor. The park is wonderful, tons of hikes, lakes and … more »
During our road trip in the US, we always preferred to take the longer more scenic route. Basically, you always have a choice between taking the expressway or the older roads that go winding through picturesque towns, forgotten villages, and more. We always chose the latter. So when we drove … more »
Las Vegas is a weird mix of extravagant, odd and funny. I remember having the most surreal feeling when we came out of the show Absinthe in Las Vegas one night. Not only this show was happening inside a circus tent by a grand Roman looking building (Ceasar’s Palace), right … more »
It was an early start for us, the day that we got up to go ride a balloon in Phoenix, thanks to Rainbow Ryders. When we left our hostel, it was still dark and for once, the temperature outside was actually pleasant! We took our car and got onto the … more »
We spotted these adorable chocolate animals in San Francisco while walking around Downtown. I was pretty keen on eating them up but Zara thought they were too cute to eat. So where do you draw the line? When does food become too cute to eat? Or is it a war … more »