For amazing swimming in Kerala you have to get off the regular tourist circuit
Fishing at our neighborhood rice paddy in Kerala reminds me of my childhood home in Texas.
On a crisp October afternoon in Kashmir’s Lidderwat Valley, I scrambled ahead of our caravan to snap the perfect photo: My four-year-old daughter, Kiran, descending a winding trail on a pony, flanked by the milky blue Lidder River and the blazing yellow foliage of giant chinar trees. But as she rounded the bend I could tell that something had gone horribly wrong. Her face in tears, she held up a bloody pinky finger and screamed, “Daaaddyyy!” Trekking with small children in Kashmir, one of the most rugged (not to mention