Chilling Out in St Ives With Ben’s Family (and some travel tips)

For years, Ben has talked about taking me to St. Ives in Cornwall, England. He used to live there back in the day for a couple of years. St Ives is (so far) the prettiest place I've seen in England and the water on the coast is so clear and blue, you wouldn't really guess

London Packing List for the Fall / Autumn

If you read my last post on what's new in my world, then you know I just headed back to Europe for a bit and my bestie, Arielle, is finally met Ben! This also means I was in England for late summer/early fall, which is very different from late summer/early fall in Goa. Here's my full London

Castles in Kent, Iconic London, and Harry Potter Magic with my BFF

This summer, I was back in Ohio chatting with my best friend since I was five, Arielle, when she said she wanted to meet me somewhere this year on a trip. She applied for her passport and we decided we would meet in England since it was the only trip I was 100% sure of.

7 Offbeat London Destinations You Won’t Want to Miss!

Think that London just consists of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, and Buckingham Palace? Think again! The city is absolutely full of hidden gems and offbeat London destinations you won’t want to miss on any trip to the Big Smoke. You just need to know where to look. After all, once you’ve wandered along

Two weeks in England with Ben’s Friends and Family

Ben is basically Indian now, but actually, he's English and since I've been living in India with him we've gone back to the UK to see his family a few times. I've written about Tunbridge Wells before (where he grew up), Brighton, and Hastings & Rye, a trip we took with his mom, brother and

Grazing Goat Hotel Review London

While in London, Ben and I usually stay with his brother or other family members. There were a couple nights we did need a hotel during the weekend of his sister's wedding. I chose the Grazing Goat in Marylebone and area I didn't know much about before going. The hotel seemed cute though. Here's a

Luxury Guide to Liverpool

Welcome to Backpacker's Boutique. Every Sunday, this spot will feature the luxury side of an awesome city. Guest bloggers will share about either their hometown or a town they are expat in and know very deeply so that you get a guide straight from a local.  E-mail me if you'd like to be featured. A Luxury Guide to

How to Get the Best Instagram Shots in London

London has some of the most picturesque spots in the world and in this day and age of social media, it's not just bloggers who want to get the best Instagram shots in London, but lots of travelers and even locals. A photograph from you travels is sometimes the best souvenir. How to get the