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Luxury Guide to Miami

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

Glitter & Globetrotting | 11 Signs you’re a flashpacker

Have you heard the phrase "flashpacker" and wondered , "what is a flashpacker!?" Me too! But the more I researched it, the more I thought hmm, I might just be one myself. Turns out, it's not just a girly thing but some guys fit the bill as well. From what I've read it's a traveler looking for

International Boho-Chic Designers: Seiba // Mexico & a GIVEAWAY!

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

Journey Resources

Booking Cheap Flights 2. CheapOair. I don't book without looking at CheapOair to compare prices. I've found good prices here for 10 years and never had an issue with their customer service when I needed to change/cancel flights, although sometimes there is a fee like all third-party sites. 1. Kiwi. This website is

Why I Don’t Think You Should Quit School to Journey

I love the people who read this blog. It used to be like, 7, people. But now I have lots of college-age kids who check in for their daily dose of wanderlust. So, you lovely college readers, why does it seem like you all want to drop out of school!? I get about 5 e-mails

My 11 Secrets: How to Save Hundreds on Journey

You’ve shown up at the destination you’ve been dreaming about for years… are feel let down. It’s too expensive. It’s too crowded. You can’t get a beach chair. You can't even see over everyone to get a photo of the famous sunset.  Santorini sunset The worst time I felt this was in Koh Phi Phi,

From a G6 to an Omni | Driving in India

Driving before India I LOVE to drive (I even like driving in India).  A month after getting my license, at 16, I flipped a Tahoe a few times. I wasn’t going to let that little snafu discourage me. After a truck, and some Dodge thing, my little Pontiac G6 arrived. Her and I have logged

Journey Bucket List

This list will be ever-growing & ever-changing as I cross things off and meet new people who inspire me. I am a little obsessed with making lists. When I met my now best friend back in college, she came into my dorm room and saw my academic planner. She started to flip through it.