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Ultimate Travel Guide to Zhangjiajie

Tianzi Mountain Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie in Hunan Province, China jumped into world travelers’ eyes thanks to the movie Avatar. The floating mountains, sea clouds, mists and karst pinnacles became appealing to adventurers. Plus the Skywalk in Tianmen Mountain and Glass Bridge, Zhangjiajie has now been a bucket list destination for hiking and adventure fans. With limited transportation to outside …

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Exploring off the beaten path, not so touristy India

Off the beaten path India

It was my trip to India and I did not want to do all the touristy things. I was not interested in marching through the Taj Mahal in Agra with millions of other sweaty tourists taking selfies with their iPhones. I wanted an authentic India experience eating local meals like Bheja Fry in restaurants where you would not find another American and the menu is not in English. I wanted to try local delicacies and see how Anglo-Indians spent their days. Rather than laying out and partying at tourist beach hot spots like Goa or fighting my way through the crowds in Mumbai, I wanted to swim with elephants in the jungle and go on safari looking for panthers at night. This is my untouristy India experience.