Growing up in India, I didn’t get to see a lot of snow. While snowfall is common high up in the mountains during winter, you still need to take a trip for several hours to get above the snow line. I remember the first time I saw snow in Shimla, … more »
16 Most Popular Travel Instagrams of 2016
We don’t always post travel stories in real time here on Backpack ME. Sometimes, we may be at a beach shack writing about that wonderful time when we chased the Northern Lights at -20C in Norway. On other occasions, we’re rather stationary in a city, highlighting the best things of … more »
Discovering the CARIBBEAN COAST of COLOMBIA with Taroa Adventures
Explore. Discover. Feel. That is the motto of Taroa Adventures, an adventure and eco-tourism company based in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. They specialize in tailored trips and off the beaten path experiences. Focusing on a mix of natural exploration and cultural tourism, Taroa will take you where no other company … more »
CURB FREE WITH CORY LEE: world travel in a wheelchair
As someone who runs a travel blog exchange, I come across new blogs everyday. But it is not everyday that I stop and read through them with such interest and find myself to be amazed. This has happened recently when I stumbled upon Curb Free with Cory Lee. Cory is … more »
To TRAVEL is to LIVE!
You know you were born to travel the world when the thought of being behind the wheel on an open road makes you heart pump faster. When the sound of a train in motion brings to mind all the amazing possibilities that arise when you’re not stationary in one given … more »
Some years ago, we did a road trip in Oman. Actually, that was our very first trip abroad together and you can watch a video of those adventures here. We took a 4×4 and decided to make the roads and off-roads of this Middle Eastern country our own. Apart from … more »
For the love of ROAD TRIPS!
If you’ve been following Backpack ME for a while, you’d know we LOVE road-trips! We’ve cruised around the Western part of the USA in a massive SUV. Visited mountain tops in Northern Thailand on top of a bike. Drove along the olive tree landscapes of Southern Spain. And beach-hopped in … more »
The day we drove 1000+ Kms, part 2/2
Read The day we drove 1000+ Kms, part 1/2 HERE. Once in Salalah, our plans boiled down to something as simple as enjoying the greenery. This might sound silly if you live in the countryside or even in a city where there are trees and gardens all around. As … more »
The day we drove 1000+ Kms, part 1/2
Back in July 2011, we decided to take a trip through Oman. It was 50 degrees in Dubai and we wanted to escape the heat somehow. The only place where this was possible was Salalah in the South East of Oman. Since Avinash, one of my best friends, had grown … more »
All the way up!
We were in Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica during February last year. It was hot, humid and wild! Corcovado claims to be one of the most biodiverse places on earth. That claim isn’t surprising considering how you are surrounded by life everywhere! During our jungle trek we ended up … more »