Camping in the rain – Olympic National Park

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Olympic National Park is a short drive from Seattle (SEA), another major airport with lots of cheap flights. With lots of rain in this area, it's a great park for camping. Lot of people assume camping in rain to be

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Utah is home to a lot of National Parks. Two of the most famous ones are Zion National Park and Bryce National Park. Both are short drive from Las Vegas (LAS) so we decided to stay overnight in Vegas and

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Driving between LA and SF is often associated with the famous highway 1. Lots of bridges, beaches and mountains. However if you live in one of these places you'd have probably done this zillions of time, and it's time to

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A lot of campsites are located where there isn't internet, water or proximity to shops and restaurants. While those campsites are certainly lot of fun, a lot of first time campers aren't sure if they would enjoy it as much.

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One park one trip for Utah Utah has 5 National Parks. Zion, Bryce, Arches, Canyonlands and Capitol Reef. And all these are not too far from each other, which is why most park visitors try to fit more than one

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When I moved to the US in 2016, driving across the country was at the top of my bucket list. Just before leaving Google and switching to LinkedIn, I decided to use all my vacation days at Google, rent a

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Today was my last day at Google. After a set of 5 onsite interviews, I joined Google as a new grad 4 years ago. With a shiny new badge and laptop, I was excited to make an impact on how

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Iceland is the most unique place I've ever been to. Winter is the least touristy time to visit, which means no crowds, cheap hotels and more fun things to do. However the days are very short, and the roads are

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We had a 24 hour stop in Belgium, and wanted to check out all the touristy things (and the beers). Breakfast at Mort Subite Belgians are unique when it comes to beers. Most beers are bought or served in bottles,

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Bahamas is one place where there isn't a whole lot to plan. Pack your beach clothes and off you go. There are 700+ islands in Bahamas, but we decided to stick to the known Nassau. Booking flights Flights to Bahamas

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Tahoe is a very popular winter spot for skiing and skateboarding. However, there are a lot of summer activities as well. We go to Tahoe at least twice every summer. This is to share some of the things we like

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The tallest trees in the world are the redwood trees. Big Basin Redwoods State Park is known for redwood trees, and is a great spot for some beginner to intermediate hikes if you are in the bay area and have

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I moved to California 3 years ago and I've probably been to Yosemite close to 20 times. A lot of times it is because I have friends or family visiting California and they want to see Yosemite. The result of

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When I got my first ever job at Google, I went on a rafting and camping trip. After 4 years at Google, when I decided to switch and got an offer from LinkedIn, my girlfriend thought it'd be cool to

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The connections and friendships built while traveling last a lifetime. Few years ago, I was visiting Vietnam and did a guided tour of Mekong Delta. I met a fellow traveler from Prague and we stayed in touch after the trip.

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Planning a trip is part of the trip, (and a large part of fun!), so why not step it up and go old fashioned in Amsterdam, walking around with a paper map. We had only 3 days in Amsterdam, and

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We visited Paris during the French Yellow Vests protests of 2019, so a lot of my experience with France might be very different. Time to visit January is the low tourist season, which made a great time to visit. Cheap

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"Get ready faster as we don't want to miss the sunrise", "Let's grab a quick subway on the way so that we find a spot", "Let's go to bed early so that we beat the morning tourists". - All of

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I visited Vietnam in October 2016, with my parents for their 25th anniversary. This was their first trip outside India. This was our first family trip outside India. This post is to help planning a family friendly trip in Vietnam.

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If there is one city where I would rather skip the lounge beers and instead walk around, it has to be Calgary. Having learnt about Banff from a Canadian manager, I've always been fascinated about Alberta. After couple of my

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I teach a bunch of classes at Google. This time Google asked me to teach a week long Machine Learning bootcamp in Kuala Lumpur. I had done a road trip in Malaysia before so I was really excited to go

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I've done quite a lot of trips to Napa Valley. With the number of amazing wineries it becomes tough to choose which ones to go. I try to check out a new winery one some trips, however here a few

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I would be driving 2300km spanning 4 states in 3 days was definitely not something I had thought when we decided to leave for an impromptu trip to Kodaikanal from Hyderabad. Day 1: Overnight drive from Hyderabad to Bangalore We

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Osman Sagar is an artificial lake about an hour’s drive from Hyderabad. The drive itself is scenic with the highlight being Mrugavani National Park that falls on the way. The lake is a well known spot for watching sunrise and

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Nagarjuna Sagar is one of the world's largest and tallest Masonry dams built across the Krishna river. It is a 3 hour drive from Hyderabad, with Sri Venkateshwara Temple on the way. This makes it perfect not so rushed day

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Bhongir Fort is located in Nalgonda district at a distance of 150km from Hyderabad. Rappelling at the fort is run by the Rock Climbing School run by Shekhar Babu, who summited Mt. Everest in 2007 and currently leads expedition to

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We visited Krabi in 2015 for an offsite. With lots of water activities and nature, combined with a short flight from Hyderabad, Krabi makes a great spot for vacation or a corporate offsite. Flights There were no direct flights to

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Whenever I take an international flight, I try to extend my layovers. This is how I had visited Hong Kong and Singapore while traveling to Taiwan and Australia for student exchange and internships in college. Two months after joining Google

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I love making impulsive plans. It all started when I was in Hard Rock Cafe and heard about an Air Asia sale for round trip tickets to Kuala Lumpur for less than 8000 INR (120USD). I stepped out, called other

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I had half a day’s halt at Singapore while traveling to Australia. This is the rough itinerary I made before leaving. Ended up making a lot of changes as I had a friend living in Singapore who showed me around.

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Out of 10 zen temples in Japan, 5 are in Kyoto and 5 are in Kamakura. We started at 8am from Shinagawa station and this was the itinerary we followed. Itinerary 08:15–09:00 Shinagawa to Yokohama (Keikyu main line, 290 yen)

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This was my itinerary when I visited Hong Kong in 2012. Day 1 06:50am Immigration, check in hotel, brunch near hotel. Get octopus card. 12:00pm One hour Star Ferry’s Harbor Cruise. Get down at Tsim Sha Tsui. 2:00pm Roam around

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I lived in Taiwan for four months on a semester abroad program. I had a Chinese and 2 Taiwanese roommates. Taiwanese people are extremely friendly and welcoming to foreigners. I made some of my best friends there. It wasn’t easy

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An internship in Australia means a trip to the Barrier Reef. We flew to Whitsundays as it has great diving and sailing tours at the Airlie beach. Sailing on siska, an 80ft Ocean Maxi that has won races all over

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That’s the reason I love Canberra. A great place for long drives with lots of weekend getaways, with Tidbinbilla being one of them. The place offers a scenic drive through the reserve including car access to a lookout that provides

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We ended making an unplanned weekend trip to Brisbane and Gold Coast during my internship in Canberra. If you’re planning a fun weekend trip, the Gold Coast offers all the elements to make sure you are spoilt rotten by fantastic

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When I got my summer internship at Sony Corporation, Japan, the first thing I added to my todo list was to climb Mt. Fuji. During my interviews with Sony, I mentioned this as one of the reasons I want to

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Amritsar is the home of the most beautiful Gurudwara, the Golden Temple. Amritsar has one of the most historically touching place, the Jalliyanwala bagh and Amritsar is the place for the best Punjabi dhabas. But what makes a trip to