About the beauty backpacker

I'm Yari, a travel + beauty blogger out to explore our beautiful planet and discover the world's best beauty traditions and indie beauty brands along the way.

I'm a self-confessed travel junkie (50+ countries and counting), bit by the travel bug at an early age thanks to my adventurous parents and my mixed Latin and American upbringing. I’m a New Orleans and Florida girl by birth but a Londoner, and global wanderer, by choice. 

And then, there's beauty. Nothing makes me happier than perfecting my night-time skincare routine or applying my signature red lip. I can embarrassingly admit that I once chose to splurge on a £40 lip balm instead of a £40 cheap flight.


But what I love most is the diversity of beauty - from rituals to brands - that can be found across the globe. This blog is about celebrating these; from the quirkiest spa treatments (mud bath, anyone?) to the most unheard of beauty rituals and the local beauty brands that make a woman feel beautiful in her corner of the world. 

Here, I share each and every travel adventure, my very best travel guides and travel tips and my most exciting beauty discoveries. I hope my little corner of the web inspires your next travel adventure, your first-ever solo female trip or a brilliant spa break with all the badass women in your life.

Happy exploring and please do say hello! 

Yari (aka The Beauty Backpacker) xxx