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.

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. Don't forget to pick up

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

Siolim House, the Perfect Village Getaway in North Goa

Tucked away in the village of Siolim is a quite famous old mansion called Siolim House. It dates back to the 17th century and is one of the last surviving houses in Goa from that time. The landmark Siolim church everyone in Goa knows was built by the family of this home as a testament

Chilling at Luxury Villa Noi Varo with the Sullivan brothers

Ben's little bro, Josh, has come to visit Goa for two weeks. After a couple of days of chilling by the pool, heavy boozing, and eating at yummy spots like Greek spot Thalassa & French bakery Baba Au Rhum, we checked in at Noi Varo in Siolim to relax. I've been meaning to review this

5 Updated or New Restaurants in North Goa

It always seems I go to the same handful of restaurants over and over because they are convenient and comfortable. But I keep meeting new people who tell me: "this place got a new chef, you have to try it again", "this place is now the "cool" place to hang" and "this place is owned

Tropical Spice Plantation Goa (Ponda)

If you've been to Goa, you've most likely heard of this place. It's on signs everywhere to "bathe" elephants and ride them. Although, the elephants aren't exactly what you might hope (and there are better places that are sanctuaries where it's humane to bathe them in the river instead), the spice plantation attached is actually