15 Tips on Eating Street Food in India & Not Getting Sick

Being the type of person that eats week old chicken from the fridge, I’m probably the last person that should give advice about this but I’m going to give it my best shot. There are some things on the street here even I won’t eat. I want to share some tips on eating street food

ISLA Candles | My New Business in Goa!

So enough teasing about this new hobby I have... I started a candle business! Well, I don't know how much of a business it is yet as I am just now getting them in shops. I leave for Karnataka in just a couple weeks and have another secret little project this week, so knew I

International Boho-Chic Designers: Makeup By Hongling // Singapore

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

Mango Fit Shares How to Stay Fit While Journeying

“Oh, as if! You skinny bitch!” This is what skinny girls hear when they complain about being fat, so I’ve got to tread lightly here. I know I’m not fat, but I have gained about 8 pounds in the last year in India. Journeying/expat life and being fit don’t really go together, especially in India

The Secret Jet Lag Beauty Products Celebs Use to Look Fresh

I figured this post on jet lag was perfect for today while I start my 38-hour journey back to Goa. I am NOT looking forward to it! FYI, I won't be posting tomorrow because of the flight and I hate scheduling posts- it makes me feel like a robot. Anyways, back to beating jet lag...

The Expert Shares: 7 Differences Between Eastern and Western Yoga

Before India, I took hot yoga in the US and loved it as a hard-core workout. I was pretty sure all I lost was water-weight, but I liked the feeling of sweating that much. In India, I was SHOCKED to find out what the “birthplace of Yoga” considered “real” yoga. Hint: it’s probably not how

American Moving to India Packing List Part 1: Beauty & Hair

When you make the decision to move permanently to India you’ll have a lot to do but the most time consuming is trying to think of American (and other Western) items that you won’t be able to get once you live in India... and will sorely miss. I wish before I left I could have

The Secrets on How to Finally Prevent Jet Lag

Jet lag used to be my nemesis, but that was before I defeated it! It wasn’t easy. It took almost four years. But now, on year five, when I’ve flown almost 40 hours way too many flights to count, I no longer get these three-day hangovers. I now get only 3 hour jet lag hangovers, which