What to Expect on Your First Trip to India

As much as I love India, it’s not for everyone. I’m not just saying this – Indians have told me this (specifically my fiancĂ© and his family) as a forewarning to prepare me for my first trip which occurred in March 2022. The sights, the sounds, the smells, the people – ALL of these aspects differ greatly from those of the United States, the environment that I was born and raised in. Monish’s sister actually told me that she’s had friends come visit her in India from different parts of the world, and that some of them are just overwhelmed by everything this incredible country has to offer. Understanding this, Monish began preparing me for my first trip to India back when we first started dating, which happened to begin right before the 2020 pandemic lockdown occurred.

India Trip: Day 7 – Traveling by Train to Vadodara, Gujarat, India (March 20th, 2022)

Today is finally the day that I will travel to Monish’s childhood home and spend time in the place where he grew up. But first, we’ve got to take a 5-hour train ride from Mumbai, Maharashtra, India to Vadodara, Gujarat, India.

An Italian Adventure (Part 1)

Bailey recalls her first trip across the ocean when she went to Italy in 2011 as part of a high school trip. Read on as she recounts the first 3 days of the trip which include checking out the Colosseum, rushing to the Trevi Fountain, freely roaming through Rome unchaperoned and almost getting lost.