Travelling Coders with Flair For Conversation

Welcome to thewhistlingoak.com wholly owned by Ekonkar Marketplace LLP, your number one source for all things travel, outdoors and wild. 

We are a couple living the digital nomad’s life since 2015. We are good coders, better conversationalists and have a satiable hunger for exploring the natural world. 

By 2015 we had traveled to 25 countries, clocked thousands of hours in airplanes and met people from all over the world. This was before we realized that other than hotel suits, air conditioned conference halls and swanky airports, we had SEEN Nothing!

We were done with the grind that comes with corporate lives. We decided to freelance for a few of our clients and that’s when our adventures started. We have now traveled 86 countries, eaten food that we never thought existed and have made friends that will last a lifetime. 

We realized that we love the outdoors and now have a mission to protect these places and spread information so that the world might know of these treasures. 

“The Whistling Oak” is a personification of the wise oak tree. Words intended to be wise and provoke thought. To inspire readers to visit these places and draw inspiration. Just as we were inspired – today with 4 cats, a dog, a hamster and 2 laptops we travel, write, work and work with rural communities all over the word! 

Our Core Values

The whistling oak is supposed to be words of wisdom spoken by the wise old oak tree. We began this blog to: 

  • HONESTLY answer common questions on destinations
  • RECOMMEND products, hotels and services we use ourselves
  • CREATE a COMMUNITY that supports each other to explore this beautiful world

Thanks for landing on this website – we hope you leave enriched and wiser 🙂 

Do get in touch for anything – anything at all! 


Adi, Ritu, Ruby, Eva, Tony, Chutka, and Critter

Our Latest Articles

We write about the outdoors – Hiking, Wildlife, Beaches, Camping & National Parks and sometimes even mysteries of the various places we visit!

We sometimes try to tell stories in the visual format – a picture is worth a thousand words!

10 Splendid Trails in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park (We go every year!) The Valley Of Fire: 9 Unique and Unforgettable Activities To Do 11 Epic Sites in Yellowstone You Cannot Miss! The Outdoors Around New York: 6 Fantastic Adventures! Exploring Grand Teton National Park: 6 Starting Points (A 2023 Guide) Exploring Guadalupe Mountains National Park: 10 Animals We Saw On The Trail! Badlands National Park: 7 Ways to Uncover here Wonders (tips and guided tours included) Discovering Yellowstone National Park: 5 Towns To Base Your Adventures From Deschutes National Forest – 11 Animals We Saw While Exploring on Foot Camping in Nebraska: 11 Exciting Animal Sightings We Had An Avian Paradise: 10 Best Hiking trails in the Catskills for Bird Watching The top 10 must-see vistas on Prescott National Forest trails 11 Animals Prescott National Forest Showed us While Hiking! Shawnee National Forest: 12 Wildlife Sightings While Camping!