I’ve lived in Goa for 3.5 years and have so much to share. I don’t keep the secret places to myself but lay it all out here on the blog so you can have a great time in this island paradise I call home.

Shipping India Souvenirs Home | Shopping in India

While you're traveling in India you might want to think about shipping India souvenirs home as you go along. One of the best things about traveling in India (other than culture, temples, and food) is shopping in India! They have some the best and most affordable markets in the world. Unfortunately, it is hard to

What it was like moving to Goa knowing no one

So, I actually wrote this post nearly 3 years ago and never posted it. I just found it while sorting through my draft folder. I edited it so it made sense for now, but it was interesting to see what I was thinking back then. Girls email more often than you would think because they are

Places to Visit in Goa in 3 Days | The BEST of Goa

I hope you're reading this because you're planning a trip to Goa! It's such a fantastic place to visit. Although I recommend coming longer than the 3 days mentioned in this title, often readers email who mention they have that amount of time therefore I wanted to put together a basic 3 day Goa itinerary

My Little India Souvenir Guide | What to Buy in India by Region

For some people (aka me), a huge perk of traveling is that it comes with the opportunity to shop. India has amazing food, friendly people, unique culture… and fabulous shopping! There are so many things to buy in India. This is a peak at what to buy in India and which are the best souvenirs

50 Things to Do in Goa

I've got a handful of articles on my blog about Goa. I still get a handful of emails a day from people saying they've read them all but want to know if there is anything else I can recommend. I usually just reply whatever random thing I'm thinking of right then. So, I am going

Shunya Goa | Kaju Varo & Yoga Varo Review

This wasn't my first time staying at a Shunya Goa property- last year when Ben's brother, Josh, came to visit we stayed a Noi Varo in Siolim, you can read that review here. It is an restored Portuguese mansion. Ever since, I wanted to check out their second property Kaju Varo which is in Ashwem,

You’re Invited! Tia’s Shop Opening, Anjuna

If you've read this blog for a while or follow my Instagram, by now you've probably seen mentions of Tia's shop. When I moved here almost 3 years ago, hers was the first local brand I heard about and I have been shopping in Goa from her ever since. Yup... that's all TIA! crazy. She

Where Can I Volunteer in Goa? Answered.

I'm so happy that so many travelers want to volunteer in Goa! You guys asked, so I did a little more research because even I wasn't sure outside of the animal rescue centers. Doing charity work abroad can be tricky because sometimes "voluntourism" is a scam (read more here). If you want volunteer jobs and