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Desi Globetrotter offers a look at independent world travel through a South Asian lens. Desi Globetrotters are road warriors who enjoy exploring cultures, learning about themselves and others and challenge themselves while on the move to their next destination, whether on a two week trip or on a round the world journey.

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Discover the Paris Beyond the Eiffel Tower

Planning a trip to Paris this fall? If you've visited before, your first trip to the City of Love may have been a whirlwind tour that went something like this -- Eiffel Tower, check. Notre Dame, check. Louvre, check. As much as these 'first-time' experiences are quintessential, there is so much more to Paris.
08/09/2015 10:14 EDT
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The Right Way to Explore the French Countryside

For a quintessential Provençal experience -- one filled with wine tastings, exploring quiet villages with old, stone homes and cobblestoned lanes, cycling by poppy fields, having lunch overlooking green landscapes and relaxing at a spa housed in a centuries old convent -- rent a car for a few days from Marseille.
07/15/2015 12:37 EDT
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Why You Should Visit Marseille

Hot off the heels of celebrating its title as the European Capital of Culture in 2013, Marseille, a cosmopolitan, multi-ethnic French-Mediterranean port city and the capital of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in France, has shed its gritty reputation to unveil a brand new look.
07/14/2015 05:18 EDT
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How to Make the Most Out of 7 Days in Madrid (on a Budget)

If it cost the same, what would you rather spend: seven days in San Francisco, or seven days in Madrid? I know what my husband and I chose for our special occasion vacation. Here are my travel tips so you can create special memories abroad with your loved ones too-on a budget and without sacrificing your travel experience.
05/04/2015 07:26 EDT
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Married in Maui: Indian Destination Weddings on the Rise

Indian destination weddings have been trending among Canadian South Asian brides and grooms for the past five or so years. With accessible, inexpensive and direct flights available to sunny destinations and newly engaged couples hearing about beach-side nuptials through word-of-mouth, it's no surprise big, fat Indian weddings are turning into experiential, intimate vacay-weddings instead -- a refreshing trend indeed.
04/12/2015 10:23 EDT
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NYC Travel Guide: Hate Shopping? The Big Apple Still Has Lots to Offer

With world class shopping, arts, culture, dining and the hustle and bustle of a buzzing city that never sleeps -- there's a reason why desi globetrotters are flocking to NYC. But I'll let you in on a little secret. I'm Indian...and I'm a girl...and...I hate shopping. The beauty of New York City is there's something for every type of traveller. Here's how I spent my four nights instead -- broken down into five of my travel personalities.
01/10/2014 12:11 EST
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A Royal Weekend Getaway in Whistler

Snow falling. A palatial suite at the Hilton Whistler. Wood-burning fireplace. Cozy robe and slippers. Balcony doors opening to crisp air and mountain views. A private mansion, multiple course dinners and drinks in abundance awaiting me at Whistler's Cornucopia festival.
11/21/2013 05:10 EST
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Top 8 Reasons to Visit Venice, California

Dreaming of a warm sunshine-filled LA getaway? For boho-travellers searching for the quintessential SoCal vibe, there's no better place to stay than in Venice when visiting LA. Beat the rush and discover LA beyond Hollywood Boulevard and Universal Studios.
10/22/2013 05:58 EDT
India and Saint-Tropez -- Closer Together Than You

India and Saint-Tropez -- Closer Together Than You Think

Located in southern France, Saint-Tropez is a chic destination for international jet-setters, often visited by celebs, glitterati and the world's wealthiest. Luxe, glam and uber exclusive, Saint-Tropez village has a population of only 5000, but over 5 million travellers visit annually. Now the Tourism Office of Saint-Tropez has their eyes set on the Indian luxury traveller.
09/10/2013 06:04 EDT