Spiti Valley, India

Spiti Valley, India: A Land Of Missing Roads

Derek India, Travel Tales 35 Comments

Bus travel through India’s mountainous regions involves dramatic scenery, remote villages, fresh air and colorful passengers. The only thing missing sometimes is the road itself. An overly squeaky, yet oddly enjoyable, Hindi pop song blared from the crackly speakers as the decrepit bus chugged along through India’s remote Spiti Valley. The wooden-planked floor rattled constantly, adding a unique beat to …

Monsoon Rains in India

How To Turn Severe Weather Into A Travel Memory

Derek India, Interesting People 17 Comments

First of all, let me reintroduce myself. Here I am. Wandering Earl. Let me repeat, “Wandering Earl”. It appears that more than a few people have been quite confused about my identity over this past week, often mistaking me for someone completely different. I’m not mad or anything. And even though some of you have berated me via email or …

Thank You to the Militant Who Stole My Car!

Derek Bangladesh, India, Travel Tales 179 Comments

Truth be told, we human beings often don’t understand the true value of a particular moment in our lives until well after that moment has passed. Yet we often forget this undeniable fact in our quest to immediately categorize every interaction and event that occurs, so that we may quickly embrace the positive and discard the negative. Lately, I’ve reached …

Why Every Traveler Must Visit INDIA

Derek India 101 Comments

I’m just going to come out and say it…I LOVE INDIA! In fact, I’m so thoroughly addicted to the madness of the subcontinent that I’ve now spent over two and a half years exploring it. What am I addicted to? The GAME. Traveling in India is like playing a game, one that both challenges and changes every player. In the …