Green Hotel Mysore, A Princess Palace & Hangout Spot

Two nights in a room in a palace? Yes please! The Green Hotel was called Chittaranjan Palace when it was built by the Maharaja (Great King) of Mysore for his sister in 1916. They don't call Mysore royal for no reason; there are 8 palaces here. This hotel was sold off by the family post independence to a film

Jamboree Creek Yoga, Goa with Private Bridge to Beach

I cannot even stress enough how much I love Jamboree Creek Yoga (in Ashwem, Goa). It's just near Mandrem and Morjim area so you're close to all the cool bars, clubs, and great restaurants like Prana Cafe, La Plage, Delicieux, and Burger Factory. This hotel is in a quiet area, is eco-friendly, and ... wait

Mysore Art & Meeting the local Artisans

I've had a few IG comments asking if traveling with goMowgli was worth it and this is a prime example of why it was. Looking back on my trip, seeing how Mysore art was made and meeting all these artisans was one of my favorite parts. From watching sculptors use their imagination only to break

A Luxury Guide to Bangalore

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

Casa Colombo | The Best Hotel to Stay in Colombo

We decided since we only had the weekend because of Ben’s work, we would go all luxury 5 star during our two days in Sri Lanka to make the most of it. One night in Colombo, one night in Galle. (At the bottom of this post are some tips for one day in Colombo). Other

Jungle Safari with Kabini River Jungle Lodge

I cannot begin to tell you how stoked I was to do a JUNGLE SAFARI! Prior to, I feel like it was almost a sin to be a travel writer in India and not have been on one single safari looking for India's tigers and leopards. I was invited to do a jungle safari with

The Nitty Gritty | A goMowgli Review

UPDATE: GoMowgli are no longer in business. I'll leave my review live as it was, though. By now you must have all noticed that I spend a significant amount of time (26 days) on a tour through Karnataka with goMowgli. So, now for a goMowgli review. They are a hop on hop off bus in

Guide to Budget Airlines in India for Domestic Flights

Budget airlines in India for domestic flights are lifesavers. Sometimes, it’s cheaper to fly to Bombay than to take the bus! There is one thing you need to know before you book your flight to India: ONLY book it to your first port of entry. If you are flying London to Goa, book your international flight