Things to do in the Sacred Town of Pushkar | India

March 22, 2020

Pushkar is a small town near Ajmer in the desert state of Rajasthan. Daily life and other activities here—including religious ceremonies and rituals—centers on Pushkar Lake, a sacred Hindu Site. Surrounding the lake are more than 50 Ghats where Pilgrims bathe and the nightly aarti are held. Narrow alleyways lined up with bazaars housed in centuries old havelis (traditional Indian mansions) and hundreds of temples surround this small town. Brimming with a rich history, colorful culture, savory cuisine and revered religious events—more than a charming town—Pushkar still hid many gems every traveler would delight in discovering.

Sacred Town of Pushkar

To learn more about Pushkar, here are some information you can use to help you plan your trip to this fascinating town someday.

Things to Do in Rishikesh, India: The Yoga Capital of the World

March 20, 2020

Rishikesh, also known as the "Gateway to the Himalayas" and the "Yoga Capital of the World," is one of Hindus' holiest places. It is a pilgrimage site dotted with centuries-old temples. The River Ganges, which is considered sacred in India, begins to flow in the state of Uttarakhand, where Rishikesh is located. Rishikesh, made famous when the Beatles visited in the winter of 1968, has now become a place where one can find spirituality, tranquillity, adventure, culture, good food, and more. Here are some things to do and places to see in Rishikesh to learn more about it.

Things to do in Rishikesh in India
Lakshman Jhula Bridge

A Javelin’s Throw Away from My Hostel, Old Batavia (Kota Tua Jakarta) | Indonesia

March 16, 2020


Arriving from Bandung, I headed straight to Wonderloft Hostel where I reserved a bunk bed for one night before flying back home to Manila. I originally planned on catching up sleep but when I learned from the receptionist that the hostel is just a few steps away from the historic Kota Tua Jakarta, I ditched rest in favor of the chance to explore more.

Jomie Naynes

Travel Books to Ignite Your Wanderlust

March 12, 2020

Describing the abundant advantages of travel, Saint Augustine was quoted in John Feltham’s English Enchiridion (1799) as saying “the world is a great book, and none study this book so much as a traveler. They that never stir from their home read only one page of this book”—an evocative passage that sums up the ultimate desire of modern-day travelers; to learn and discover whatever exists outside our comfort zones.

Covid-19 Pandemic Volunteer Outreach Groups You Can Support

March 01, 2020

Did you know that staying at home during this Covid-19 pandemic is one of the best way to fight the virus? Healthcare workers refer to people staying at home as “our wartime air and artillery support. The more people who stay at home, the more chances we can contain and fight the virus”. Stopping the spread of this deadly disease means pushing the pause button in our daily lives. It is a sacrifice we all must do to ‘flatten the curve’ of infection. However, and understandably so, many people suffer anxiety because they cannot go out and help. Unfortunately, as this virus continues to spread, going out of our homes will only invite more risk than produce much-needed help to our fellowmen.