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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

5 Top Tips for Goa

Are you planning to come to Goa for a vacation or a stop-through on a backpacking trip? First, check out my Ultimate Guide to Goa; which puts Lonely Planet to shame ;) I get e-mails asking what extra top tips for Goa do I have? It’s usually people who have already read my ultimate guide,

FAQ: Should I Come to Goa in Monsoon?

I love rain. I grew up in Ohio where springtime meant rain for a month or more straight. A lot of people told me, “The Goa in monsoon season will be ten times more than what you’ve ever experienced," but I have to say, it isn’t that bad. I hear it's unbearable in Calcutta during the second

The Hippie’s Guide to Shopping in Goa

Goa has THE best market in India, if not the whole world: the Saturday night market, followed closely by the flea market. These aren’t the only options, but are great places to start shopping in Goa. The two biggest markets are only open ON SEASON: End of October through March-April. I couldn't fit this is my

Ultimate Unique Guide to North Goa

I read once that as a travel writer you shouldn’t use the word “paradise”, but there is truly no other way to describe Goa. Imagine people who love their lives completely. They came to Goa to start a business they dreamed of, play music, or sell paintings. With a low cost of living, people can

Crazy Holi Celebrations in Goa with Video!

How many mornings start out with you opening your front door to a bucket of blue water in your face? Followed by a sneak attack bucket poured from the balcony... It happens every year in Goa and this was my first year to celebrate. I have a video of our day at the bottom that

10 MORE Best Restaurants in Goa

My Top 5 restaurants in Goa post continuously draws in the viewers looking for a bite to eat here, so I’m going to expand on that- I mean, you don’t think I only eat at 5 restaurants do you?!  Here are ten more of the best restaurants in Goa. Before I make your mouth water

Top 5 Restaurants in Goa

Goa has some of the best intercontinental food in India. Because so many foreigners moved here and never left, there is a culinary influence from all over the world. My top 5 restaurants in Goa are Greek, Italian, Japanese, German, and Indian. These are literally the only places you need to eat at and you'll