Author Archives: Karen MacRae

Karen MacRae

About Karen MacRae

With stints living and working in Myanmar and Thailand before becoming B&R’s Regional Director for India, Karen MacRae’s resumé racked up nearly as many pages as her passport. After 10 years in Asia, she now distills her passion and knowledge into exceptionally curated experiences as a Private Trip Designer.

A (very, very, very) Brief Introduction to Hinduism in India

Let’s start with the obvious caveat: Hinduism is so vast that it’s virtually impossible to explain in a few paragraphs. more…

Cultural Considerations: What You Need to Know about The Culture of Bali

First inhabited around 2000 BC, Bali’s cultural roots run deep. We’ve rounded up a few key things to know about the culture of “The Island of the Gods.” more…

Staying Healthy in India

India is one of the world’s most interesting countries, but also one of the most unsanitary. Avoid sickness with these tips from our expert Trip Designer. more…

Our Top 8 Things to Do in Bali

Replete with waterfalls, rice paddies, hot springs and delicious local cuisine, Bali is the perfect place to slow down. more…

“India-Syncracies”:
Etiquette in India

If you’re going to get in deep and up close, you’ll need to learn how to do as the locals do. more…

Udaipur and the Maharanas

Derived from the from the words rana (“warrior”) and raja (“ruler”), Maharana is the title granted to the proudest and bravest of the Rajputs, the Mewars. more…

Know Before You Go: India Travel Tips

In this ongoing series, we help you get in deep and up close on your holiday in India—without frying your cell phone or bringing the wrong currency! more…


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