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Camel Rides & Hot Air Balloons in Wadi Rum

When you think of Jordan, you wouldn't be alone if you picture deserts first. Many people first think of the big empty deserts and the famous Indiana Jones site of Petra. While in Wadi Rum, which should definitely be on your itinerary,  you can camp at a traditional Bedouin site and relax or you can

How to negotiate in India (without being rude)

I guess by now you know I am a shopping fanatic. I love shopping for unique one of a kind pieces in India and finding gifts for people back home. I like buying fabrics and making my own things, and I like buying FROM THE SOURCE, for example, I won't buy Rajasthani stuff that is

100 India Journey Tips You HAVE To Read

Technically, travel blogging is my job and I've been to and written about over 30 countries, but it really seems like my job is giving people India travel tips. I wake up to emails about it, check my FB messages, IG messages, and tweets to answer questions, and throughout the day answer blog comment questions

Luxury Guide to Jaipur

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

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

Best Backpacker Hostels in India

Most backpackers coming to India have saved and saved for a few months holiday and need cheap accommodation in India in a cheap backpacker hotel or hostel. While cheap hotels in India are easy to come by, hostels are finally up and booming in the subcontinent! In my opinion it's easier to stay in the

5 Most Romantic Places for an Indian Honeymoon

I am not really one to think about my next destination based on romance. In fact, I never have. I probably never will. But I don't write this blog for ME, I write it for my lovely readers, YOU! I know that you may actually want to know where to book romantic places in India

5 Little Tips for Female Journey to India

There’s a lot of talk out there about the dangers of India for women and much of it is misguided as I hope this blog helps you see! If you decide to come to India, it will end up changing your life... I mean, hell, I ended up staying! I wrote a load of tips