50 Unique Things to Do in Goa

I've got a handful of articles on my blog about Goa. I still get a handful of emails a day from people saying they've read them all but want to know if there is anything else I can recommend. I usually just reply whatever random thing I'm thinking of right then. So, I am going

Are the Belur and Halebid Temples the most impressive in India?

You can’t spend a few weeks in Karnataka without hearing about the Hoysala a few times. Maybe you’ll have a guide mention it in Hampi, or near Mysore… or off the beaten path in Badami- but it’s bound to come up. They were the rulers of all of South India. As I mentioned back in

Inside My Backpack | Full Packing List for NE India

I love writing packing lists! Northeast India was cold when I was there BUT the best time to go to NE is in the cold months, as outside of them the monsoon comes. Please read my guide to NE with all the NE India FAQ, answered to help plan your trip to this diverse and

The TRUTH About Journeying Alone in India

If you are a 18 year old girl going abroad for the first time and emailing me for advice on backpacking India solo, don't be surprised if I tell you to go to Europe first. I have traveled a lot before coming to India in Europe and Africa and was a little older (and wiser

Best Backpacker Hostels in India

Most backpackers coming to India have saved and saved for a few months holiday and need cheap accommodation in India in a cheap backpacker hotel or hostel. While cheap hotels in India are easy to come by, hostels are finally up and booming in the subcontinent! In my opinion it's easier to stay in the

Endangered One Horned Rhinos at Kaziranga National Park

Seeing the endangered one-horned rhinos at UNESCO site Kaziranga National Park in Assam was a part of the Holiday Scout tour I was SO stoked about. Do you remember when I went to Langkawi and saw online about a Rhino Tour... and it turned out to be Rhino was a type of four-wheeler. I asked

Discovering the Sun & Moon Worshipping Tribals of Ziro Valley

Of all the places on my Holiday Scout tour, I have to say I was looking forward to meeting the Apatani tribe in Ziro Valley the most. It's probably the top tourist place in Arunachal Pradesh, and is close to becoming a UNESCO Heritage Site, but it still receives very few visitors and you'll most likely

Shunya Goa | Kaju Varo & Yoga Varo Review

This wasn't my first time staying at a Shunya Goa property- last year when Ben's brother, Josh, came to visit we stayed a Noi Varo in Siolim, you can read that review here. It is an restored Portuguese mansion. Ever since, I wanted to check out their second property Kaju Varo which is in Ashwem,