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Guide To The Iran-Pakistan Border Crossing

A report of our overland border crossing from Iran to Pakistan at the Mirjaveh – Taftan border crossing in May 2016. This guide is regularly updated with information provided by our contacts in the region. Includes crossing details, things to keep in mind, and transport times.   Lost with Purpose is blocked in Iran. To […]

The Best VPN For Iran And How To Use It

A guide on how to use a VPN in Iran, and which VPN to use in Iran. Included info on how to set up your VPN for Iran. A must for any digital junkie planning on traveling to Iran!   Yay transparency: this post contains affiliate links. This means that if you purchase one of […]

Everything You Need To Know About Taxis In Iran

Taxis in Iran can be extremely confusing. Any car can be a taxi, none of them have meters, and all drivers will try to rip you off. Here’s everything you need to know about the taxi system in Iran, to keep you from being ripped off… too often. The ridehailing app Snapp has recently been introduced […]

30+ Unique Things To Do In Lahore, Pakistan

Forget cookie-cutter lists with malls and top sights: here’s a unique list of things to do in Lahore, Pakistan that will actually interest travelers. Includes off the beaten track sights and a map to help you find your way.   At this point, I’ve spent months in Lahore. By far my favorite city in Pakistan […]

How To Visit Tbilisi On A Budget

It’s super easy to visit Tbilisi on a budget. With insanely cheap food and drinks, a great public transport system that costs mere pennies, and budget accommodation galore, Tbilisi, Georgia is a budget traveler’s dream.   Tbilisi, the capital of the small country of Georgia, is a most excellent city for those looking to travel […]

Guide To The Alleppey Backwaters In Kerala

The Alleppey backwaters are a common stop on many a tourist trip through Kerala, India. Here’s a guide on how to make the best of your trip to the Alleppey backwaters, including plenty of photos for inspiration.   Ah, Alleppey (… also known as Alappuzha). Its winding waterways, lush paddy fields, and palm-shaded streets are […]

6 Best Things To Do In Astana, Kazakhstan

Guest post time! The eccentric capital of Astana is a key stop on many a traveler’s Kazakh adventure. Here are 6 things to do in Astana, Kazakhstan, as brought to you by the bossy couple behind The Travelators.   We weren’t sure what to expect of Astana (recently renamed Nur-Sultan in honor of Kazakhstan’s retired […]

Getting A TIMS Card And Trekking Permits In Kathmandu

A complete guide on where and how to apply for a TIMS card and other trekking permits, such as the ACAP permit, in Kathmandu, Nepal. Update: It is apparently not required to get a TIMS card anymore. Check the comment section for more info or contact the Tourist Service Center. If you’re headed to Nepal, […]

The Savvy Reveler’s Mardi Gras Packing List | Lost With Purpose

Heading to Mardi Gras in New Orleans? This Mardi Gras packing list has exactly what you need to survive New Orleans’ greatest festival.   Useful? Pin it!   Before experiencing Mardi Gras in New Orleans, I had no idea what to bring… or wear. Beads? Purple/yellow/green costume swag? Masks? An excess of glitter? A backpack […]

Mardi Gras In New Orleans: An Offbeat First Timer Guide | Lost With Purpose

In the name of helping other travelers do more during Mardi Gras than roam Bourbon Street and eat at Café du Monde, here’s a unique first timer’s guide to Mardi Gras in New Orleans to immerse you in New Orleans’ craziest season. Includes practical advice, offbeat tips, and plenty of planning resources.   Pin it […]