Slum tourism is rapidly growing in countries like South Africa and India but debate still goes on over whether it is beneficial or exploitative. Hilton Yip takes a look at this issue, including personal experience of slum tours, to see if it is more of the former than the latter.
Many people fantasize about long-term travel. And no wonder - it can be a truly transformative experience. But it's not all glamour and excitement. Mariellen Ward shares Five Hard Truths About Long-Term Travel that can help prepare you for the inevitable reality check.
Home of the Taj Mahal, Agra is the Indian city travelers love to hate. Sara Clarke explains why it's one of her favorite travel destinations and how she found a bit of the "real India" in one of the country's most touristy cities.
Vanessa Martin Randin & her husband decided to take the train from Goa to Udipi on a recent trip to India, & returned with some great stories - for less than the cost of a cup of coffee in some countries.