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.

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

What’s the Best Place to Stay in Goa? [My Absolute Favorites]

I lived in Goa for over five years and have explored so many areas in both north and south Goa, and inland to the jungle. It's easily one of the best places to visit in India, and I highly recommend coming, even if you're visiting during the monsoon season. From beach shacks, yoga retreats, and eco-resorts

14 Best Budget Hotels in Goa for Backpackers

I know some people are on a very tight budget and don't really care if the place they stay in nice, but just want the cheapest bed they can possibly sleep in at the cheapest hotel in goa. There may be some online cheaper than this, BUT these are ones I know about personally. Goa does have

Best 5 Star Hotels in Goa

So, this is a topic I hadn't written about even after being in Goa so long, because I didn't feel it would be that beneficial, but there are a lot of rich folks out there who want a 5 star hotel in Goa during their stay! Good for you if you're one of them! When

Dahi Handi in Mapusa, Goa (coolest festival in India)

I’ll just go ahead and apologize in advance about the shit quality of the photos of Dahi Handi in Mapusa, Goa, India. I wasn’t sure what to expect last year and didn’t bring my camera. There are SO many festivals in India and some turn out photo-worth, while others are just kids throwing fire crackers and drunk

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. How to Rent a House

Coco Shambhala Goa, Luxury Villas

I am officially obsessed with this property! Coco Shambhala Goa's most luxurious villas.. in my opinion. I spent a weekend here with Ben in order to do this review and was blown away with the amazing staff, perfect food (I wish it was open to non-guests; it would be the best restaurant in town), and