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Goa Nightlife: 5 Most Popular Party Places in Goa

Goa nightlife is literally notorious for its party scene. However, it's a very specific type of scene - one that I, being American, had no idea about, since five years ago all I listened to was rap and country! I traveled around India and came to Goa last, and was like what is this "Psy"; is he

What to Pack for Tulum & Other Trendy Coastal Towns in Mexico

Are you taking your next beach getaway to one of Mexico’s beautiful seaside destinations? You’re in for a treat! You may have heard of Cancun but there are many more beaches to explore and these have recently become ultra-chic hotspots. From Tulum on the East to Sayulita on the West, here are some chic beach

How to Dress in Jordan & Look Cute

Okay, I'm not saying I looked cute... but I did have some cute outfits because I am basically a professional shopper ;) haha! Jordan is an Arabic country with a Muslim culture and you have to be dressed appropriate, aka cover up a LOT, but it's also a very hot desert state. Here are my

Shopping in India | What to Buy in India by Region

For some people (aka me), a huge perk of traveling is that it comes with the opportunity to shop and shopping in India takes the cake - it beats Istanbul, Marrakesh, and Milan hands down. India has amazing food, friendly people, unique culture… and fabulous shopping as you'll come to find out! There are so

Luxury Guide to Nice

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

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

Moving to India Packing List Part 3: Clothing

With so many people wanting to move to India (seriously, I get a couple e-mails a week), I've been adding a couple more posts about what to pack and know before you come here. In the first two segments I focused on Americans moving to India as the beauty and hair products and random things