Did you know that “Spiti” means “The Middle Land” – the land between India and Tibet. Once closed for centuries to the outside world – Spiti is still the least populated region of India, surrounded with ferocious mountains, wild glaciers, thunderous winds, but really simple Buddhist people. The roads to Spiti valley opened on 17th May this year, and will remain operational until the end of October.

The winter season brings with it a multitude of challenges, but arguably the worst among the quandaries that rear its ugly head is traveling in poor road conditions. Ice, chilly winds, and mountains of snow present all types of challenges to travelers, regardless of the mode of transport they undertake. With this in mind, here is a compilation of our top 10 tips for traveling in extreme winters while you are in a new country.

We are NOT Australia. New Zealand is NOT an island off the coast of Australia. In fact, we are an island nation in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. Unlike Australia, New Zealand is not stinking hot, and we don’t have any animals that can kill you, which is a bonus! New Zealand is 100% independent from Australia, and like any country we have our own customs, culture and history.

Is traveling to Mexico alone safe? YES it is. Go for it. But, whatever said and done – truth is, a solo trip to Mexico needs a lot of pre-planning. And if you are a solo female – even more than ever. While I did plan my trip like a pro backed with important research – there were a lot of things that I learned and discovered while in Mexico – points that were important for my safety and my overall Mexico experience.

Every individual is called a Cuban. They call themselves Sugar: white, mid-brown and brown. Cuban people are allowed little political expression and are subjected to censorship, yet the Cuban culture is flamboyant. Cuba is known not only for its mesmerizing beauty but also its hospitality and the unwavering determination to hold on to their culture. Continue reading to know more.

“You shouldn’t drink the water. I imagine everyone is familiar with this rule. In San Luis Potosí, Mexico the majority of locals don’t even drink the water. Stick to bottled water or dispenser water.” Like every other country in the world – Mexico too comes with its own quirks – good and bad – so here are the 11 things you should know about this country before you visit…

Three years of being married and Mr. H and I have found accommodation in endless hotels, resorts and Airbnb’s throughout our vacations. But never did the idea of staying in a hostel crossed our mind (only god knows why), until recently, while we were looking for our options in Iceland. I won’t lie, we both were battling inside with various levels of being reluctant – but less did we know that this hostel experience would turn out to be one of the best bonding activity we did as a couple.

Maps, they tell your entire story. Every place you traveled, every lane you trotted and every memory you made. Sometimes the story is only yours, and sometimes it’s about you and that special person. And when a moment you both cherished is over – a map is all that is left in time to revisit that story – that maybe changed your entire life. Well, that’s what Mrs. StreetTrotter gifted Mr. StreetTrotter this valentines – their love story zoomed in a map. – All thanks to Mapify.