International Boho-Chic Designers: Makeup By Hongling // Singapore

Welcome back to the series "International Boho-Chic Designers". I have met so many fashion designers and artists on my travels who I buy jewelry, swimsuits, clothing, etc from. I love having unique items and I'm creating this section to share them with you!  These are people I've met and personally shopped from/love, not people perking/paying me. I

The Secret Jet Lag Beauty Products Celebs Use to Look Fresh

I figured this post on jet lag was perfect for today while I start my 38-hour journey back to Goa. I am NOT looking forward to it! FYI, I won't be posting tomorrow because of the flight and I hate scheduling posts- it makes me feel like a robot. Anyways, back to beating jet lag...

How to Dress in India: the Ultimate Dos and Donts

When I left for India, long before I knew about travel blogging, I had to ask “Does anyone know someone who backpacked India?" around a lot. I had so many questions! I didn't know how to dress in India at all. Whether it was doing yoga, going hiking, walking around markets, I wanted to know

Save Yourself Hassle: Buy a Local SIM Card in India

For my American readers who may not even know what a SIM card is, you should know other countries do not have cell phone plans like ours! Getting a local SIM card in India and having access to the internet will make your trip WAY easier and less stressful. In the US your phone number

American Moving to India Packing List Part 2: Everything Else

My follow up product and brand packing advice for an American moving to India. It's the best way I have come up with to explain to others moving here what products you'll get the same of and what you may wish to bring from home. If you haven’t read Part 1: Beauty and Hair, start

American Moving to India Packing List Part 1: Beauty & Hair

When you make the decision to move permanently to India you’ll have a lot to do but the most time consuming is trying to think of American (and other Western) items that you won’t be able to get once you live in India... and will sorely miss. I wish before I left I could have

The Secrets on How to Finally Prevent Jet Lag

Jet lag used to be my nemesis, but that was before I defeated it! It wasn’t easy. It took almost four years. But now, on year five, when I’ve flown almost 40 hours way too many flights to count, I no longer get these three-day hangovers. I now get only 3 hour jet lag hangovers, which

The Only Backpacking Through India Packing List You Need

There are loads of backpacker’s packing lists all over the web, but this one is specific to India. Unsurprisingly, you will have to take a different type of clothing and tools for your trip in somewhat-conservative India. Backpacking India alone is a unique experience and you can expect to be challenged in many ways. Being prepared