As you know, I left India for the last time as an expat last week and from here on out will be going back to India as a tourist. Ben and I took our pets and preparing to leave India with pets (think quarantine, paperwork, and government export offices) is about as stressful as you
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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
We took a family vacation from Ohio to Toronto and on the way home wanted to see Niagara Falls. It's easy to make a stop and only takes an hour if you need to make it quick. We did, as we had to pick our dog up from the kennel (poor Brandi!). If you want
We had a blast during our 4 day/3 night adventure in Toronto and really wanted to stay somewhere awesome our last night since we hadn't done a family vacation in a couple of years (well other than my parents coming to Hampi, but that wasn't really a vacation!). The #1 hotel in Toronto across pretty much
Lots of families from Ohio pack up and drive all the way to the beach, some 18 hours, once every summer. My family went to Gulf Shores Alabama as a kid and then when we got older started going to Myrtle Beach. While I was home from India this year, I told my parents we
I use pretty basic measures when I first start looking into what hotel to stay at. Like a lot of people, I first just look up the top 10 hotels on Tripadvisor then I search reviews on blogs of the hotels. In Toronto there were a few huge chains I'd heard of, and then at
Wow, time flies! I feel like it was just a month ago I wrote my one month in Merida update and started it with "time flies!". But it does, and we've really been loving it here in Merida, Mexico. We moved here on May 22, 2018, after years in Goa, India (5 for me, but
While I already talked how Ben and I took Kit Kat, Shanti, and Omni from India to Mexico, I wanted to write a general guide on how to fly with pets. There's a LOT that goes into it from buying the right crates to making sure your pet isn't freaking out, so here are all