20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Finland

My time in Finland was spectacular and I have so much amazing information to share with you so that you can do some of the cool things I got to do on the Nordic Blogger's Experience, which I was invited to this year. If you're like me and have a wanderlust for everywhere, then it won't

Hotel F6 Review | Helsinki’s Newest Boutique Hotel

I flew in early to Helsinki before I headed up to Oulu, so needed somewhere to go for just a night. I checked into Hotel F6 and wasn't even planning on writing a review, but after leaving thought wow it was really cool so here is my Hotel F6 review! I only had a few

My Handful of Tips for Visiting Helsinki

Helsinki is easy to get around and not somewhere that's difficult to travel, like most European cities. But its way up North so people get nervous! Here's a little intro to Helsinki to help you get ready for your trip. This is titled my "handful of tips for visiting Helsinki" instead of a guide to

Two weeks in England with Ben’s Friends and Family

Ben is basically Indian now, but actually, he's English and since I've been living in India with him we've gone back to the UK to see his family a few times. I've written about Tunbridge Wells before (where he grew up), Brighton, and Hastings & Rye, a trip we took with his mom, brother and

Packing For Finland in Winter – Don’t Make the Mistakes I Did

When you live in Southern India, you don't have a lot of options of clothing for cold weather, especially attempting packing for Finland in winter. So, I did the best I could and because I was highly unprepared, I can help you know what to pack - because I definitely knew what I was missing

Day Trip to Jurmala, Your Perfect Seaside Escape From Riga

Located about 30 minutes from Riga by train, you’ll find the resort seaside town, Jurmala. To get here get off the train at the Majori stop. It’s a beautiful journey to this cute little town and an easy nice day trip to Jurmala from Riga. FYI make sure you are ready to get off before it

Luxury Guide to Saint Tropez

Welcome to Backpacker's Boutique. Every Sunday, this spot will feature the luxury side of an awesome city. Guest bloggers will share about either their hometown or a town they are an expat in and know very deeply so that you get a guide straight from a local.  E-mail me if you'd like to be featured. Luxury Guide to Saint

11 Adventurous Thrills in Sigulda Latvia

Sigulda is about 1 hour 20 minutes from Riga by train and I'll share with you what to do in Sigulda Latvia! There's a lot! The train there is around $4. I think if you’re in Riga it’s worth going even if just for the day. They have what is called the “Golden Autumn” so it