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Year of Travel
Meera Revuluri

My Top 5: Universal Studios Japan

DISCLAIMER: THIS CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS FOR USJ RIDES! 1. Hogwarts The top thing in the Harry Potter section is how realistic Hogwarts was. Some things I saw at Hogwarts that I thought were cool include, first, there Trelaneys Tower,  Dining Hall, etc. You could easily identify them. Even when you were waiting in line for

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Year of Travel
Sendhil Revuluri

Hiking Mount Fansipan

Summiting Mount Fansipan was challenging but very worthwhile — even without the views the fog occluded from us. And I learned some things.

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Meera and Karthik in front of a Hobbit-scale circular door to a Hobbit hole at the Hobbiton set
Year of Travel
Sendhil Revuluri

Enjoying the Local Highlights

Every place has a unique story, and it’s great to experience each of them. Travel isn’t about trying to see or do it all, but making every day a good one — just like life.

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Uncategorized
Venu Gupta

What We Carry No Matter Where We Go

We carry light, each of us, without a doubt. And, we carry much more, sometimes dark and sometimes heavy.  The four of us took off for a year of travel on December 25, 2022 with four carry-on suitcases, four hiking backpacks, and four daypacks. If you had asked us then, we absolutely believed that we

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Year of Travel
Venu Gupta

During a Year of Travel, Why Would Travel Be Beside the Point?

I hate mini-golf. It doesn’t require skill or strategy. (Note: Sendhil strongly disagrees on this point.) Instead, you pick out a “golf club” with sticky tape (where the sticky part has long since turned to brown tacky slime) and stand around in neon lights, taking turns hitting a glow-in-the-dark ball through a glow-in-the-dark windmill, or

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Jemma and Grant
Year of Travel
Meera Revuluri

Meera Interviews Jemma & Grant (Zig Zag Tours)

Meera has a wide-ranging conversation with Jemma and Grant, proprietors of ZigZag Tours, about travel in New Zealand and around the world, close encounters with large animals, and (for the rom-com buffs) how they met.

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Year of Travel
Karthik Revuluri

Enjoying New Plymouth

Karthik shares what he enjoyed about New Plymouth, a smaller city in the Taranaki Region, and how he experienced a new place by eating and being outside (a lot).

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Year of Travel
Meera Revuluri

Food, Food, Food

Meera has already learned some things about New Zealand — and enjoyed a lot of delicious food along the way!

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Unexpected Places
Venu Gupta

Amorgos, Greece

Venu recounts how the remote Cycladic Island of Amorgos nourished her heart and soul (despite a near-death experience with an olive).

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