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Photo Friday – Colorful, Wonderful Holi – Delhi, India

March 29, 2013

Colorful, Wonderful Holi - Taken 28-Mar-2013 - Delhi, India

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I Quit

March 27, 2013


No, I haven’t quit being a Happy Nomad, nor writing for this site. It’s a bit of a play on words since the verb “to quit” is the same in present and past tense. In this case, I refer to the past. When I went home to surprise my mom for Christmas I opened a […]

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A 12-12-2012 Reunion 12 Years In The Making!

March 25, 2013

The Appetizers - A Work Of Art

12-12-12 will always be a day I remember. In the year 2000 I was a freshman at Ohio State University. I had three roommates, but the only one I really got along with was Karan. He was from India, from Ahmedabad. I’ll never forget how he said it because it wasn’t until he actually showed […]

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Photo Friday – Hindu Holy Man – Jaisalmer, India

March 22, 2013

Hindu Holy Man - Taken 20-Mar-2013 - Jaisalmer, India

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A Visual Tour Of Jaipur

March 20, 2013


I was quite ill when I got to Rajasthan’s capital, Jaipur. You can read about that here. In the end, I spent almost a week in Jaipur but only did a half-day of sightseeing since I was so sick. I hope the pictures in that half day reflect how rich and beautiful this place is. […]

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Hitting Bottom In An Indian Train’s Bathroom – And Still Finding Happiness

March 18, 2013

The Train's Bathroom

It’s inevitable. Most people I talked to said upon entering India you’d have to spend a week on your back (when not in the bathroom) fighting evil microbes you never knew existed. In my case, I was in Nepal/India for six weeks before these microbes struck, and strike they did! After the amazing experience at […]

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Photo Friday – Goa’s Golden Glow – Goa, India

March 15, 2013

Goa's Golden Glow - Taken 10-Mar-2013 - Goa, India

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I Have No Idea Where I’m Going

March 13, 2013

arrows in many directions

The Happy Nomad Tour has never had as much uncertainty as it has at the present moment as I write this post. Below is the Indian flag. I feel just like it… See the wheel on the inside? I feel like I’m in the middle of the wheel not sure which spoke to travel down. […]

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A Weekend At The Golden Temple

March 11, 2013

The Golden Temple At Night

The Sikhs. We’ve all seen them, wearing their turbans going about their daily business. The Golden Temple, as it’s known in English, or Harmandir Sahib in Punjabi, is the holiest temple in the Sikh religion. Sikhism Since so little is known about the Sikhs, I’ll give a very short explanation that can be expanded upon […]

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How The Happy Nomad Tour Rolls – Friendship Uncensored

March 9, 2013

Making An American Friend In Ecuador

Many people have asked me how I could just leave my job and seemingly travel perpetually. How can I afford it? How do you find places to stay for free all the time? How do you find places to volunteer? All questions I’ve received by email, and now I’m sharing the secrets in a series […]

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Photo Friday – Bollywood Fly On The Wall – Bangalore, India

March 8, 2013

Bollywood Fly On The Wall - Taken 6-Mar-2013 - Bangalore, India

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Volunteering At An Ex-Tibetan Political Prisoner Camp

March 6, 2013

Lobsang And I

I was walking down the street on my first full day in Mcleaodganj/Dharamsala when I stumbled upon this sign. It would have been easy to miss, but I was in tune with my beautiful surroundings in this amazing place. It was about noon, so I got something to eat and hung out in the cafe […]

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Dharamsala, India – The Dalai Lama’s Home Away From Home

March 4, 2013

Monk In Dharamsala

Dharamsala is a special place. It can be felt while you’re here. Maybe it’s because the multicultural Indian community lives in harmony with the Tibetan community, maybe it’s the calming effect of the Himalayas, I don’t know. But after Delhi, this was tranquility at its finest. I’ll be talking specifically about McLeodganj, the upper part […]

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What It Feels Like To Take The Plunge

March 2, 2013

taking plunge thumbnail

I am often asked what it felt like to take the plunge. What it felt like to drop out of the corporate world to follow my passions and live out my dreams. What it feels like to wake up every morning and, more or less, do exactly what I want to do. I can only […]

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Photo Friday – Kerala Backwaters – Vaikom, Kerala, India

March 1, 2013

Kerala Backwaters - Taken 25-Feb-2013 - Vaikom, Kerala, India

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Lalitha – Transforming Delhi’s Red Light District Youth

February 27, 2013

The Amazing Lalitha

A friend of mine in Delhi sent me an article about Lalitha and I had to get in touch and find out more about what she’s doing.  What I discovered was amazing. I first met with Lalitha in a coffee shop to find out more about her. I think she also wanted to meet me […]

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A Simple Greeting, A Deep Transmission Of Love

February 23, 2013

Child Namaste Greeting

How do you greet people? Maybe you nod at them, maybe you shake the other person’s hand, maybe you bow or do a curtsy. Everyone is different and every culture has different norms regarding greetings. In Singapore I couchsurfed with a local girl. She was also hosting a girl from the Czech Republic who spent many months, maybe it was […]

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