Top Secret: number 1 thing to do in Kochi

When I went on the Kerala tour with goMowgli, there was one place I wasn't that excited about: Kochi. Reason being, I'd been there a lot since Ben used to work there. I stayed on Marine Drive but on weekends we wandered Fort Kochi, explored all the things I could find online that were fun:

What to expect on a Kerala houseboat in Alleppey

FINALLY I've gotten on the Kerala backwaters! It only took me three years of traveling India to finally check it off my "India travel bucket list". It was pretty much what I expected except for a couple things. The boats have way more amenities than I thought: hot water, generators, comfortable beds, multiple bedrooms (3 on

5 Little Tips for Female Journey to India

There’s a lot of talk out there about the dangers of India for women and much of it is misguided as I hope this blog helps you see! If you decide to come to India, it will end up changing your life... I mean, hell, I ended up staying! I wrote a load of tips

Get a Dose of Europe in India | 13 Towns

As a very old country, India has a unique past. You can see its history while traveling through cities. Even if you live in India and just want a break or something new, why not get a taste of a non-Indian place in India? There are many European towns in India (not anymore technically, but

11 Kick-Ass Things to Do in Coorg

When I heard of Coorg, all that came to mind was COFFEE, so I found myself just blown away by how many things to do in Coorg there are. In case you haven't heard of this area, it's in Karnataka, India in the Western Ghats. I went with goMowgli and one of the guides, Karan,

Luxury Tours in India | Bespoke India Journey

The following introductory post is brought to you by Bespoke India Journey, written by me. All photos are offered to me from Bespoke India Journey, through Mahout UK. As an American, I know my dollar stretches quite far in India and because of that, I started getting into more luxury style travel here. I also started

Dahi Handi in Mapusa, Goa (coolest festival in India)

I’ll just go ahead and apologize in advance about the shit quality of the photos of Dahi Handi in Mapusa, Goa, India. I wasn’t sure what to expect last year and didn’t bring my camera. There are SO many festivals in India and some turn out photo-worth, while others are just kids throwing fire crackers and drunk

Luxury Guide to Jakarta

Welcome to Backpacker's Boutique. Every Sunday, this spot will feature a new travel blogger. Some weeks it will be a really fun interview about packing, fashion, and fitness so you can snoop inside their bags & lives a little bit and other weeks it'll be a detailed luxury guide to a city the featured blogger/expat knows very well. E-mail me if