ABOUT

Who are we? And why are we the best people to help you travel?

We are an Indian expat family living in Texas. Since moving to the United States more than 10 years ago, we have lived in 5 different states of Illinois, California, Arkansas, Delaware, and Texas. This has allowed us to visit upwards of 30 states and most major cities as well as go on extensive road trips in various parts of the country. Our current home base is Houston and we enjoy camping on Texas’s Gulf Coast and visiting the beautiful city of San Antonio. Prior to that, we both traveled extensively in India as kids. We have hiked in the Himalayas, visited the hill stations of Shimla and Nainital, and seen the temples of South India. While taking road trips is mostly seen as an American thing, I first fell in love with them while growing up in India. Many of my childhood road trips often involved traveling at night, sleeping in the car, and eating in roadside dhabas (eateries) – quite unusual while growing up in an Indian middle-class family in the 1990s. Of course, there’s an interesting back story there, to know more read my post ‘Just Pack and Go: My Legacy of Travel.’ We still visit India every once in a while. We also keep traveling to new destinations around the world including but not limited to Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. You can read about our most recent trips and favorite travel experiences here.  We believe that the legacy of travel is in our blood and even today we go on multigenerational family road trips with our enthusiastic parents. We have also passed on the travel bug to our two kids, our preschool-age son and baby girl. We have traveled with the kids to domestic as well as international destinations and enjoy the quality time spent with our kids during travel.

How can we help you plan a road trip through the USA?

Dotted Globe is primarily a USA Road Trip travel blog. The USA is a vast country and attractions are spread out over a large area. Most of the national parks and natural sites in the country cannot be accessed without driving your own car. Enter the road trip with its promise of flexibility and freedom. On Dotted Globe, we help road trippers plan custom road trips through our detailed day by day road trip itineraries. We help travelers in choosing the best American road trips to go on for their next adventure. We provide recommendations for must-visit roadside attractions, day trips to national parks, and essential foodie pit stops.

In what other ways can we help you?

Apart from road trips, we also cover city breaks and family travel on Dotted Globe. As a family, we often take short city breaks; they help us relax and are a nice rest from the routine. We enjoy covering the best things to do and itineraries for city breaks on our travel blog.  We help urban tourists explore the highlights of major cities through our comprehensive city guides. We can assist you in planning your next domestic or international leisure city break. We offer suggestions on making your next city break holiday more affordable through our budget travel guides. We provide detailed city itineraries including DIY walking tours to make the most of your short getaways. On Dotted Globe, we have a special place for family travel. As a family with 2 kids under 3, we have been there and done that. We can show you how to travel with kids without tearing your hair out. We help families in finding the most kid-friendly destinations and activities. We help traveling parents choose appropriate travel gear that makes travel easier through our detailed travel gear buying guides. We also offer excellent resources and recommendations on keeping kids happy on the road.

Do we have any special resources for Indian expats in the USA?

Yes! As Indian expats ourselves, we know firsthand the challenges faced by other Indian expats while traveling from procuring visas, learning to drive and rent a car in the USA, finding vegan restaurants, and planning a multigenerational trip. We also know the hassles surrounding taking our US-born kids to India and adjusting them to the big change. We have lots of articles targeted towards Indian expats and also an awesome FB USA Travel Group for Indian Expats. Join the group now where you can connect with over other Indian expats and ask useful travel advice. 

Still not convinced? Here’s why you should take travel advice from us.

We are excellent at planning efficient and optimized road trips that cover all essential attractions. We know our way around maps and have a special knack for trip planning. We condense all the information we researched and read before our trip into a to-the-point itinerary and present it in an attractive and easy to read format in our destination guides. We have been on many road trips: long and short, hectic and relaxed, in different weather conditions, as carefree couples, as a family with kids, and with our parents and kids as a multigenerational family trip. We write from personal experience and take the work of trip planning out for you. You can use our itineraries as is or customize them easily using our suggestions to suit your interests. Creating a bespoke itinerary has never been easier. We are excellent at researching, buying, trying, reviewing, and recommending useful travel gear and travel products for adult and kid travelers. We have traveled with our kids in every phase: from newborn baby, supported sitter, to crawling, to walking, and preschool. On multigenerational family road trips, we have experience of traveling with preteen and teenage kids.  We have road tripped, been on hiking trips, camped, and had leisure city breaks with our infant and toddler. We have taken our kids to other countries and know how to pack our bags to keep the kids happy. We have taken solo trips with the kids and can share a thing or two. We are your one-stop resource for traveling with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers as well as learn more about multigenerational travel. Start Here to begin planning your American Adventures now!

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