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5 Budget-Friendly Health And Wellness Getaways

Vilcabamba

Wellness retreats offer the chance to clear your mind and escape your problems for a bit. They allow you to get back in touch with yourself, strengthen your relationship with the earth and eat healthy meals. The problem is these […]

Bus-Free Through India: Ayurvedic Massage, Not For The Modest

massage

I’d heard so much about Ayurvedic massage in India, with many locals telling me the herb- and spice-rich Kerala — the state I was traveling through — was the best place to do it. Sumptuous images of being wrapped in […]

Bus-Free Through India: Cycling The Cardamom Trail

Anaerangal Lake

“Today we’ll be cycling the Cardamom Trail,” my guide, Rattan, tells me over breakfast. “It’s 91 kilometers (57 miles) from here to Periyar.” I almost spit out my coconut chutney-covered dosa. Do I look like Lance Armstrong? Rattan laughs. “We’ll […]