Travelling Coders with Flair For Conversation

Welcome to 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!

Wildlife in Guadalupe Mountains NP: 13 Animals We Saw While Hiking! 8 of Our Fav Hiking Trails Around Chisos Basin Campground, Big Bend TX 10 Animals We Saw While Camping in the White Mountain NP! Wildlife in the Smoky Mountains: 12 Animals We Saw While Hiking 10 Trails In the Great Smoky Mountain National Park We Will Return to in Fall! Acadia National Park: 10 of Our Favorite Hiking Trails 12 Animals We Saw in the Acadia National Park While Camping There 8 National Parks to Go Hiking in Fall (stunningly beautiful) 11 Amazing Wildlife Sightings We had in the Tongass National Forest 9 Spectacular Hiking Trails in the Tongass National Forest, Alaska 12 Animals We Saw in the Grand Teton NP on Our Long Hikes 11 Of The Nation’s Greatest National Forests We Are Proud of! 9 Fav Lakes in the Grand Teton National Park to Hike Before Winter Sets in! 6 Challenging Hikes in Yosemite That End in Speechless Vistas!