Bahubali | One of the 7 Wonders of India

You’re gonna need your Wheaties in the morning to get up the stairs to this statue! This is one of my 8 favorite day trips from Mysore. The statue in Shravanabelagola is the biggest monolithic statue in India (meaning it is made from one stone only) and one of the 7 wonders of India (with 47% of

15 Tips on Eating Street Food in India & Not Getting Sick

Being the type of person that eats week old chicken from the fridge, I’m probably the last person that should give advice about this but I’m going to give it my best shot. There are some things on the street here even I won’t eat. I want to share some tips on eating street food

On The Go | Takeaway & Healthy Food in Goa

I was having a busy day rushing to a friends in Ashwem when I saw the new shop On The Go just at the Ashwem-Morjim Junction. Goa is known for a laid back vibe, which usually means slow service. Lunch takes two hours so I tend to eat something quick at home instead. So, I

Shivanasamudra Waterfalls Lit Up a City

Located on the bank of the Kaveri River, you find the Shivanasamudra waterfall,  the first hydro-electric power station in Asia (1902). They had so much extra energy here that they decided to light up all of Mysore- this was before NYC had lights! This area holds ancient temples and they believe that a long time ago

A Luxury Guide to Bali

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

You Guide to Arambol: Drum Circles & New Age Hippies

This is a guest post written by Alex Wolfe and all photos are those of Alex Wolfe and Eleanor Daulby. Some have come to believe that Goa is now only for holiday makers and package holidays; a place ruined by it's own reputation for great trance parties and beautiful beaches. When I arrived in Arambol in

Somanathapura Keshava Temple & Village life

I absolutely loved checking out Somanathapura Keshava Temple- which is not something I usually say about temples. This is one of my 8 favorite day trips from Mysore. I know that the temple is the main attraction here, but even more so, I loved just walking through the small walkways between homes in this village. We

Oxygen Acres Organic Cheese Farm

I went to a cheese farm! I was pretty excited since in Goa, the only cheese I find which is edible is imported from Europe and costs about 12 bucks for a small square. In a place that reveres cows, I was curious to see what a cheese and milk farm would look like here