Temple bell, cow, temple, Pushkar

Indian travel alerts

If you see temple bells, I am well! Here’s an idea for travel alerts to let readers know how my travels are going! Next time I am traveling and blogging in India, I will code each entry with one of the following: Temple bells — At one with the universe. Content, happy, going with the […]

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Solemn sunrise on the Ganges River in Varanasi, India, 2009, by Waheed Rabbani

Finding spirituality on trip to India

India is the soul of the world I enjoyed reading Christine Garvin’s article, Can You Develop Your Spirituality Without Visiting India? on Brave New Traveler (part of the Matador Travel Network).Of course, I whole-heartedly agree that finding or increasing your spiritual awareness is not about location. Spirituality is an attitude and an understanding. You can […]

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Tweet-up at Red Tea Box

The first travel tweet-up in Toronto Here I am, having tea with three amazing women travel bloggers: Janice “Solotraveler,” Evelyn, “Journeywoman,” me, and Nora “Hobonora.” We had a magical afternoon at the Red Tea Box in Toronto, sharing stories, inspiration, resources and tips. Sometimes, you just have to leave your computer and actually meet face-to-face […]

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View of the majestic Himalayas from Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram

India is Yoga

India is the source and the soul of yoga As I sit writing this on the balcony of my room at the Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh, India, the melodious sound of people singing kirtan (devotional songs and chants) floats up from the yoga hall below. From here, I have a breath-taking view of […]

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Ratha-Yatra in Toronto

Annual Festival of India celebrates culture, spirituality It may look like India (well, perhaps not the buildings in the background), but these pictures were taken at the recent Ratha-Yatra parade in Toronto, organized by the good folks at ISKCON.This is an annual event, part of the Festival of India, which is usually held on the […]

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Tuesday in the park

Finding perfection amid the garbage I am a long-time yoga practitioner who just took up jogging. This morning I went to my local park as usual, and began walk/jogging in circles around the track that runs the perimeter of the park. Now that summer vacation has started, there is a lot more activity in the […]

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