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5 Reasons You Have to Visit Bandung, Indonesia

I hadn't even heard of Bandung before I got invited there on a press trip over a year ago. I've been to 7 more countries since then, and Bandung still stands out as one of the most interesting places I visited! There are so many things to do in Bandung, Indonesia that I recommend you

Southern Bandung | sulfur lakes and tea fields

After seeing so much in Northern Bandung, I was really excited to see what the South has in store. So, here's what to do in Southern Bandung, or at least what I did. Everyone talked about the "White Crater" and I didn't google it because I really wanted a surprise. I was not disappointed. By

Northern Bandung | mountains and volcanic craters

I didn't know what to expect at all when I got to Bandung, least of all what to do in Northern Bandung. I was there on a trip with Indonesia and Bandung tourism, and didn't have much time to research the area. I was BLOWN AWAY with the sights. Some of the best parts were

Why I Was in Bandung + What to do in Bandung?

As we raced down the highway, I curled up in the front seat with my Harry Potter audio book playing (while Harry was first discovering his hidden Quidditch talents) on the way to the airport to leave Indonesia. I'd been in Bandung for 5 days and weirdly felt like I was in America on the

How I Make Money from Travel Blogging AKA What IS My job?

I have been meaning to write a post about how to make money from travel blogging for a while. Other than "what do you do all day" (asked with a tone of "I bet nothing") and questions about coming to Goa, another question I get asked from soon to be bloggers or readers, is how

Luxury Guide to Jakarta

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

My Top 10 Adventure Activities to Do in Maui Hawaii

Maui is not a place to sit around on the beach. It's a place to go play and be active! Everyone else around will be, so why not join in? Even if you have a budget of 20 bucks you can rent a SUP (stand up paddleboard) and look into the clear blue ocean for

This is India! 48

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 Hippie in Heels.