As I flew back to Goa, I wasn't sure how I felt. I was excited to go back but also wondered how it would feel to come back as a tourist, without my home and my dogs, and if it would still feel like it did for all the years Ben and I lived there.
I've been on a few safaris as a backpacker in India but hadn't seen a tiger yet, so was stoked to get to visit Bandhavgarh Park - the park with the highest density of tigers in India. I wasn't sure what to wear on safari, though! As a backpacker, I just threw on what was
Going on a safari in India is on so many India travel bucket lists. After doing it and seeing a tiger, I can say it is really SO worth it - even if you have to fly half way across the world. I have done many safaris in India, but the Bandhavgarh National Park safari
After 10 months away from India, the longest I'd been away since 2012, I was dying to get back to "Mother India" and there was no better place to start my time there than a safari with Samode Safari Lodges, the most luxurious of the Bandhavgarh resorts. I'm going do a little Samode Safari Lodge
Most India bucket lists start with "ride a camel in the desert" which is by far the number one thing to do in Jaisalmer and what brings backpackers and families here. The giant fort that overlooks the city is a great attraction as well and I loved learning the history behind it - but there
Varanasi is one of the coolest places to visit in India and one that I tell people is a MUST visit when you're here traveling for a couple of weeks or more. To this day, it's the most unique place I've been in the world. This is a pilgrimage site for many Hindus as they visit
Goa is the kind of place that you've either never heard of or you go every year for an epic holiday. There's no in between. Travelers that pass through Goa tend to come back. The Arabian Sea, the coconut trees, the cute beach huts, and the luxe beach resorts all bring together Goa's laid-back scene. Some
Most people leave India saying that Udaipur was their favorite place - and one they would want to return back to. There are many reasons for this but I think it's because not only is it STUNNING, has great Rajasthani food, amazing attractions and awesome Udaipur sightseeing around every corner, and quality shopping - it also