IndiaUpClose Writers

India is an incredible country and we are excited to share the most exciting destinations and helpful travel tips. Our contributors are India experts, sharing their insights and knowledge about their favorite places, tips, and advice.

Maria Haase – Editor in Chief

Maria fell in love with India long before her first visit. She loves the people, the colors, the spices, and the food. Oh yes, the food especially. Her favorite souvenirs from India are spices bought fresh at the Old Delhi Spice Market, so she can re-create her favorite dishes in between her trips to Mother India.

As an avid photographer, Maria loves to share photo essays to inspire you and detailed itineraries to help you plan your trip to India.

She also runs a sister-site called EuropeUpClose, which focuses on European Destinations.


Karla Ramos – Contributor

Karla Ramos is a former preschool teacher turned travel blogger/ travel consultant and social media manager. She writes at Karla Around the World and Hungry Travel Duo.

People call her an energizer bunny, a never-ending source of energy and laughter, who is a lover of adventure. She was bitten by the travel bug early on and enjoys talking about my action-packed and adrenaline filled experience.

While traveling, Karla loves to experience local culture, trying out the local cuisine, meeting new people, most of all adventure. Follow her Instagram karlaroundtheworld and Facebook karlaroundtheworld.

Julie H Ferguson – Contributor

Julie H Ferguson is an author and freelance travel writer/photographer who is interested in the history and culture of foreign lands.

Julie never leaves home without her cameras and voice recorder, always looking for the color and sounds that captivate readers everywhere.

Julie invites you to visit her archive of travel articles and her photo portfolio.