While I travel, I try to stay at unique boutique properties as well as splurge out from time to time at 5 star hotels. I also love beach shacks and heritage homes. You can find all my hotel reviews here.

A Review of Indus Valley Ayurvedic Center (IVAC) in Mysore

I think I’m finally believing in Ayurveda! Ok maybe the massage part more so than the medical part, but had I more time at Indus Valley Ayurvedic Centre (IVAC) it might have just converted the U.S. trained nurse in me over. I have always thought Ayurveda massages were too oily and didn’t work my muscles

Where to Stay in BR Hills | Exploring with Gorukana

Just a day trip from Mysore, you can be up in the gorgeous B R Hills where there are 2,500 species of plants and tress along with tigers, leopards, elephants, sloth bears, and guar over 200 species of birds.  BR Hills is named from Lord Biligiri Ranga. Bili means white and giri means hills

Unawatuna Beach Resort | Cantaloupe Levels

I think I found the prettiest hotel in the entire world. Well, prettiest one I’ve seen anyways: Cantaloupe Levels, Unawatuna Beach Resort When we showed up here and saw the view from the room I was pinching myself to see if it was real. I’ve never had such an amazing room or view. The only

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

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

Olaulim Backyards / The Other Side of Goa

Showing up at Olaulim Backyards, the other side of Goa, was like walking into the set of Life of Pi, complete with a cat called richard parker. The zoo animals were two litle goats that know how to kayak, a donkey with a distinct interest in playing monopoly, cats, and dogs. My favorite dogs were

Wildflower Villas // A Goa Eco Resort

Ben was in the back of the omni saying, “I don’t think this is right…” while I followed the map and drove us to Wildflower Villas. He made a good point. It seemed like we were in an industrial area we weren’t allowed. But just as Google promised, we saw the big white gates and