Luxury Guide to Lake Tahoe

Welcome to Backpacker's Boutique. Every Sunday, this spot will feature a new travel blogger. Some weeks it will be a really fun interview about packing, fashion, and fitness so you can snoop inside their bags & lives a little bit and other weeks it'll be a detailed luxury guide to a city the featured blogger/expat knows very well. E-mail me if

My Favorite Memories | 10 Things to do in Hawaii

Ben and I talk about Hawaii a lot. We even want to move there! But no worries, India is still home. When we were leaving I asked Ben of all the things to do in Hawaii, what his favorite bits were about Hawaii and they were pretty similar to mine, which I want to share

What I did (and ATE) while home in Ohio

I love going home from India. It works out that I can go home a month each summer (in Ohio), which is monsoon in Goa. There are about a million reasons why I love going home. We love Goa, but home is where my family and lots of my friends are. There’s a third “F”

Glamping in Hocking Hills Part 2: Crafts & Spa

Hocking Hills is so full of things to do, so it was really hard to pick our next activity. Horseback riding and eating enough bologna for 4 people had made me pretty tired! If you haven't, check out Glamping in Hocking Hills Part 1 to read about Happy Trails & also the amazing luxury digs

Glamping in Hocking Hills Part 1: Glenlaurel & Horseback Riding

My family, and many families in Ohio have made a few trips to Hocking Hills on vacation! The state park boasts the famous Old Man's Cave & lots of gorge waterfalls. In fact, Old Man's Cave is a very popular Pinterest pin, so I bet even if you're not from Ohio you may have seen

Go Big or Go Home | Four Seasons Toronto

We had a blast during our 4 day/3 night adventure in Toronto and really wanted to stay somewhere awesome our last night since we hadn't done a family vacation in a couple of years (well other than my parents coming to Hampi, but that wasn't really a vacation!). The #1 hotel in Toronto across pretty much

20 Things to do in Toronto on Family Vacation

Lots of families from Ohio pack up and drive all the way to the beach, some 18 hours, once every summer. My family went to Gulf Shores Alabama as a kid and then when we got older started going to Myrtle Beach. While I was home from India this year, I told my parents we