I feel like every traveler has their own opinion and preference on whether to use a backpack or suitcase on their travels. I've used both, though these days I often travel with a suitcase, I've hauled a backpack all around Europe, India, and more. Both definitely have their benefits and their downfalls, and I've experienced
About Rachel JonesRachel Jones left a career in nursing to live on the beaches of Goa, India almost four years ago where she is now a travel writer. Her website gives advice on the 35+ countries she's been to but has become the go-to site for India travel, focusing on offbeat places & “glamorous travel”. Hippie in Heels has been featured in ELLE magazine, Tripadvisor, and Thomas Cook. Her blog is one of the top 50 travel blogs in the world based on traffic. She also enjoys writing for BravoTV.
The Indian state of Rajasthan is my favorite state in India after Goa, and for travelers, it's the place I recommend the most. I have visited twice and spent overall six weeks in the state. I have a lot of blog posts about each city and how to get around which I'll link below but
I am all about my new travel pillow the Trtl pillow . I actually wrote a whole blog post about my favorite travel pillow in general, because I hoard them like a weirdo, and this one is the top of the list. For some reason, I forget my pillows all the time and end up
I don't often take day tours in India because I'm so familiar with travel here, but when I leave India, I actually take a lot of 1-day tours in cities I want to learn a lot about, see a lot, but find it overwhelming to do the research. I wanted to give you a resource
As if my four blog posts haven't given you enough reasons to visit Udaipur, maybe these photos will help push you over the edge to book a trip here! 20 Reasons to Visit Udaipur in Images I believe that Udaipur is the most beautiful city in all of India and in general, Rajasthan is my
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 of my life in India through short anecdotes. I also share here what I’ve been up to online outside Hippie in Heels.
In all my years of traveling, I've never stayed anywhere as overwhelmingly luxurious as the Samode properties in Jaipur. There are two, the Samode Haveli in town and the Samode Palace 30 km outside town. I'll share about both of them in this Samode review so you can see what each are like and decide
One of the things I love most about India is that it is diverse: you have jungles, deserts, mountains, cities, and beaches and more. Each state is so different in looks, food, culture... everything. That is what makes it so interesting! But, when people ask about what state they should go to first if they