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The Best Tours of India from Bloggers Who Have Done Them!

January 6, 2019

Going on an organised tour around India is a pretty popular thing to do. WHY? Because India is huge! It can seem daunting to some travellers- the chaos, the size, the many places to visit in just one trip! I have been travelling India independently and solo and I can tell you that it is very possible to do, however I am rich in time…

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Cruising the Backwaters of Kerala from Alleppey!

January 2, 2019

The Backwaters of Kerala are a big bucket list item in India and probably the most popular thing to do in South India! I planned my trip to Kerala so I could meet my friends and we could go out on the Backwaters of Kerala on Christmas Day! (Hence the Christmas Hat in most of my photos!) Being in Kerala for Christmas was actually great, firstly…

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My Magic Yoga Holiday in Goa at Earth Yoga Village!

December 29, 2018

Going on a Yoga Retreat was high on my list of things to do in India, I just had to decide where the best place for Yoga Retreat in India would be! I looked at a few options for Yoga Retreats in Northern India but the weather was getting cold up there in November and December and a lot of options seemed to be Ashrams…

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2018 Roundup – The Year of Gratitude.

December 27, 2018

I’ve written a yearly round up post since 2015, usually this post details the best things that have happened in the year or a highlight from each month and mainly travel focused. However gratitude has been on my mind for all of 2018 and it’s importance to me and significance in my life has really changed my life this year in my opinion, so to…

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How Much it Really Costs to Backpack Around Northern India!

December 20, 2018

At the end of all of my backpacking trips I have written posts on how much I spent on the trip. I like keeping track of my own money and I like being able to share what I have spent backpacking as I know that this is the kind of information I want when planning my trip- The real, true, money facts! I have just…

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Tips On How To Balance Travel and Blogging Full Time!

December 14, 2018

I left my full time job in London in July 2018 and in September I left the UK to travel full time which is nothing new for me, but what is new is that I’m also blogging full time along side it. Travel Blogging and Working Online is the dream right?? Well so far it has been good but I have faced some issues, mainly…

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4 Awesome & Different One Month Itineraries for North India with Maps!

December 12, 2018

One month is a pretty good amount of time to spend in India, or at least in Northern India and with the introduction of the 60day evisa it’s very popular for tourists to India to spend one month travelling around the North of India and one month travelling around the South. I spent one month travelling from Mumbai to Delhi via Rajasthan and I felt…

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2 Day Itinerary for Varanasi – Will You Love it or Hate it??

December 9, 2018
varanasi sunrise boat trip

Varanasi, said to be the oldest constantly inhabited City in the world. Mark Twain said in 1896 ‘Older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together.’ And I read that the Lonely Planet once said ‘Brace yourself. You’re about to enter one of the most blindingly colourful, unrelenting chaotic and unapologetically indiscreet places…

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Is It Worth Visiting The Taj Mahal? And My Top Tips for Visiting!

December 5, 2018
Taj Mahal

No visit to India is complete without visiting the Taj Mahal or is it?? I visited the Taj Mahal after being in India for 7 weeks and to be honest, Northern India had given and shown me so much in that time that even after just a few weeks backpacking India I felt that if I left now without seeing the main attraction, it’s not…

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7 Ways to See The Taj Mahal Without Going Inside the Taj Mahal!

December 3, 2018

There’s no doubt about it, although Agra is a big City not only is the main attraction the Taj Mahal but most of the other attractions revolve around it too and who can blame Agra! The Taj Mahal is simply stunning! I had high expectations when visiting the Taj Mahal and even though I tried not to, it still topped all of my expectations, it’s…

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My Name's Ellie Quinn.

I'm a complete travel addict and have been since I took my first backpacking trip in 2010.

Since then I've visited 50+ Countries on various trips! I created this blog to share my travel tips to help you travel better!








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