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International Boho-Chic Designers: Doe Designs // India

[I am so excited to launch this new series of my blog "International Boho-Chic Designers". I have met so many fashion designers and artists on my travels who I buy jewelry, swimsuits, tops, anything from. I love having unique items and I'm creating this section to share them with you.  These are going to be limited to

International Boho-Chic Designers: Saffron Wiehl Illustrations // India

[This is the second installment of the new series of my blog "International Boho-Chic Designers". I have met so many fashion designers and artists on my travels that I buy jewelry, swimsuits, tops, anything from. I love having unique items and I'm creating this section to share them with you.  These are going to be limited to

International Boho-Chic Designers: Tia & Tan // India

[I am so excited to launch this new series of my blog "International Boho-Chic Designers". I have met so many fashion designers and artists on my travels who I buy jewelry, swimsuits, tops, anything from. I love having unique items and I'm creating this section to share them with you.  These are going to be limited

Goa Designers Van Andel & Peace and FARA (huge giveaway!)

Last month I did a giveaway for a silk scarf from FARA, and you guys wanted it so badly that I had more than double the usual amount of entrants for the giveaway. So Merry Christmas early, because I asked them if we could do it again with their new line of scarves! They did

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

Siolim House, the Perfect Village Getaway in North Goa

Tucked away in the village of Siolim is a quite famous old mansion called Siolim House. It dates back to the 17th century and is one of the last surviving houses in Goa from that time. The landmark Siolim church everyone in Goa knows was built by the family of this home as a testament

“What do you do all day?” (Expat in Goa)

I get asked from friends back home "so... what do you actually DO all day?" and I can see why since neither Ben or I have a 9-5 job. We have a lot of freedom to work when we want and options to travel or just decide to do nothing for the day (although we shouldn't). There

This is India! 31

Welcome back to This is India! I always have funny/weird stories about India to share with friends or family when I talk to them. This is just meant to be an honest portrayal about my life in India through short anecdotes. I also share here what I’ve been up to online outside Werkenntwen.