Five Things I Learnt In 2017

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” Rolling on my bed and reflecting, I realized how much 2017 has molded me. I learnt to enjoy my own company and appreciate whoever chose to grace me with theirs. To read about what my travels taught me, check out … Continue reading Five Things I Learnt In 2017

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Looking back: Nepal, Italy, India

Switching forth between my two homes, Dubai (UAE) and Virginia (USA), 2017 has been a series of leaps I am so very proud of. I opened my eyes on the first of Jan this year in Bali and wished to spend my life this happy and free. So I asked the tattoo artist to draw … Continue reading Looking back: Nepal, Italy, India

A Week On The Appalachian Trail

That’s the thing about fear; it never goes away, you just find ways to overcome it by becoming tougher and then lie to yourself till you face it again. So many people chase their fears hoping they would vanish. I did too. Appalachian Trail, as much as it felt like a calling, a part of … Continue reading A Week On The Appalachian Trail

A Wanderlust Daydream

I am one distracted adult. It is 7 pm on a Thursday night and I am on the second last row in my Geology class of 60 students, fidgeting in restlessness, ready to leave for the day. Right, my legs can’t always wander, so this imaginative mind takes over for it. Somewhere in between plate … Continue reading A Wanderlust Daydream

KAZI SHERPA – The Mount Everest Record Breaker

In 1998, a mere human being became a legend. A Nepali Mountaineer, Kazi Sherpa, defied all odds, as he set forth for a record breaking journey - to climb the highest peak in the world aka the Mount Everest (8,848 m) in only 20 hours and 24 minutes without supplemental oxygen.  As I spent my … Continue reading KAZI SHERPA – The Mount Everest Record Breaker

NEPAL ON A BACKPACK

Nepal, a country often overlooked in terms of travel destination as it is seen as a lost space between India and China, is in fact by far one of the most substantial countries I have ever set foot in. Home to an exquisite marvel of nature, the Himalayan Mountain Range, Nepal has had a luscious … Continue reading NEPAL ON A BACKPACK

The AT series: Coffee with Mark Perlin

The mere thought that I am not the only one who is hiking the Appalachian Trail cuts me a great deal of slack. Mark Perlin, a student from James Madison University, who is graduating in a week, took some time to geek out on everything AT with me yesterday. Prior to meeting him, I knew that … Continue reading The AT series: Coffee with Mark Perlin

Why am I hiking The Appalachian Trail?

The nature is so powerful and it had always called me, as if it held my freedom in it's palms and tempted me through each breath of my life to come and taste it - my own freedom called.

CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL – WASHINGTON D.C.

The breeze that knows not how to grow weary after a stormy winter startled me this spring day. Cherry Blossom and Kite festival In D.C., a delightful annual event to volunteer in, where echos of nature drove playfulness in people that came from all over the world, to be made one. The winds were in our … Continue reading CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL – WASHINGTON D.C.

SWANNANOA – THE ABANDONED MANSION

Amongst the beautiful valleys in Virginia lie some of the most historically prevalent structures- discovered and undiscovered. I am going to tell you about a place you haven't seen before- The Swannanoa Mansion. A relaxing Thursday afternoon, I sat sharing a celebratory coffee with my roommate and best friend Jessica, who recently earned the title of graduate assistant … Continue reading SWANNANOA – THE ABANDONED MANSION