Backpacking India for Two Months | A Sneak Peek & Tips

While on a tour through Karnataka, I met Siobhan Carrick and Chandell Kelly. I'd briefly spoken with them on Instagram, and I knew they followed my blog. We had some amazing times together on the Chikkamagalur loop of the goMowgli tour & they kept me cracking up telling me stories from their last two months

Luxury Guide to Phnom Penh

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

The ONE Country That Can Make You Feel Like You’ve Been to FIVE

India has a vastly changing landscape and as you travel from state to state, not only does the language change- but the clothing, the attitudes, the traditions, and especially the weather changes along with it! You can't compare Manali with Kovalam, or Mumbai with Coorg... they are so different that it makes the traveler realize

How to Rent a House in Goa | Tips & Prices

Looking for a house in Goa online is almost pointless because you can’t really guarantee the people will let you have the house when you arrive (because they might rent to someone already there willing to pay higher) and I don’t recommend sending money to someone to hold your place. Don't forget to pick up

Gypsy East’s Tips for Buying Jewelry in India

Remember when I shared about the cool people I met while backpacking India solo? Well, one of those girls introduced me to her hippie friend that lives on and off in Goa. The group of girls own Gyspy East, a unique jewelry company that sources silver and gemstones from all over the world (but mostly

Complete Guide to Journeying in Karnataka & 9 Hotspots

I am BLOWN away by Karnataka. For some reason, tourists just don't spend much time traveling in Karnataka. Backpackers pop over to Hampi (the mysterious boulders) or maybe a trip to Jog Falls and that's about it. Even Indian nationals were saying, "holy cow is that REALLY in India!?" on comments of my Karnataka photos. Karnataka is

Visiting Hampi Again Feat. Mom & Dad

I just can't seem to get enough of Hampi. I visited first over two years ago when I dragged Ben there after reading about it in Lonely Planet. Later, I went on a tour with goMowgli and saw even more that I'd missed. This time, we took the easiest route by hiring a rickshaw driver

Plan Your Trip to India (VIDEO)

The couple behind a blog called Worldly Nomads reached out to me sharing a video they made of their time in India. I watched the video and got goosebumps! I knew I had to show it to you guys! I asked them to tell the itinerary that accompanied the video to help you plan your backpacking trip to