• Planning

    Healthy Holiday Destinations for Every Budget

    Holiday season is here, meaning holiday weight probably is coming too! Personally, I find NOTHING wrong with having a little extra winter fluff, but I wouldn’t be opposed to it disappearing either! Imagine having a relaxing holiday and staying in your tip-top shape! Enter the concept of a healthy holiday. These have been becoming more and more popular. Fitness-centered getaways- some with a resort/tour, some independently done! Today I’m sharing a grand total of SIX healthy holiday destinations – two budget, two mid-range, and two luxury. I’ve been to/will be going to every single one of these destinations EXCEPT for the luxury ones (but a girl can dream right?! Don’t…

  • Planning

    The Best Cities to Visit for New Years Eve

    St. Petersburg, Russia     Campell & Alya from Stingy Nomads share what NYE is like in St. Petersburg: New Year Eve is always a special time and my favourite place to spend it is St.Petersburg. In Russia New Year is the main public holiday, Orthodox Christmas comes after on 7th of January, New Year here is celebrated like Christmas in other countries; with family, handing presents, big dinner etc. St.Petersburg is beautiful any time of the year but in December it gets its magic touch; streets and buildings are decorated with lights, Christmas trees are everywhere the city, weekend Christmas markets sell all sort of delights, souvenirs and little…

  • Planning

    unexpected tips: things to keep in mind for last minute travel planning

    Hi friends! Today’s post is a guest post from TripHobo. I definitely am a sucker for last minute travels if I can find some good deals, and these tips are definitely going to come in handy to make my travels smooth as ever! Planning a trip that is last minute? Whether impulsive or necessary, these trips can be challenging. Do you think the world is your oyster? Well you are right! Have got a destination in mind, but not sure where to stay, what to see, and which train to take to that restaurant you had seen online? Check out this vacation planner that will help you plan your trip…

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    unexpected wanderlust: 4 trips to take with your best friend(s)!

    Whether your weeks off just happen to coincide or if you’re looking to show your appreciation, a holiday is a great way to get away and spend some time with someone important to you. When thinking about the lovely ladies in my life, I think about all of the amazing trips we should go on (or have been on). Here’s a roundup of 4 top trips to take with your best friend(s)! Wine Tasting South Africa, Napa Valley, Tuscany, France If you and your best gal often spend your time drinking wine, why not get a change of scenery? Go out to a vineyard and spend some time tasting your favourites!…

  • Asia,  Planning,  Tips

    unexpected tips: the 5 best activities southeast asia offers

    Southeast Asia… There’s nowhere in the world like this crazy little region. There are countless things to do here, and hey, it can be a little overwhelming. Luckily, fellow travel blogger, Isabel, is here to share her top 5 activities Southeast Asia has on offer… and they sound fantastic. Southeast Asia is a sprawling part of the continent frequented by travellers year-round. It’s understandable – who wouldn’t want to experience the tropical climate and the rich cultures of the countries within it? Here are just five of the things you have to experience when on your Southeast Asian journey. Hike to the summit of Malaysia’s Mount Kinabalu It’s said you…

  • Booking,  How To,  Planning,  Tips

    How to Travel on a Budget

    Many of us crave adventure, but are held back by the cost of travel. Whether you’re a student, adult, or somewhere in between, travelling on a budget is not only better for your wallet, but also a guaranteed once-in-a-lifetime trip. I’ve found that the places I’ve been when really watching my money have been my favourite experiences thus far. Travelling on a budget starts with planning. You have a lot to think about in the planning stages, and each of your decisions could save money or cost you. F L I G H T S To find good flight deals, google flights is an excellent option. This allows for you to pick your dates and find…

  • Lifestyle,  Miscellaneous,  Planning

    unexpected rants: lust & insanity

    Travel has literally made me go insane. Because of travel, I am a completely changed person. I couldn’t help but fall in love with the constant uncertainty and spontaneity that travel brings to daily life, and I’m just longing to go back to nomadic days. The wanderlust is so real. I’m currently lusting over South America, India, Central Asia, and Iran. I’ll probably be able to check off South America during my college years. I’ll be working and traveling during all school breaks and summers, taking advantage of the US’s relatively close proximity to South America. The main expense will be flights, but after that, travel in South America should…

  • Miscellaneous,  Planning,  Solo Travel

    unexpected risk taking

    When people find out that I, a small little girl seemingly oblivious to the horrors that real life entails, love traveling on my own, the most often question I get is, “but is it safe?” My peers are often afraid of the mishaps that will occur while traveling solo. Throw being a teenage girl traveling alone into the mix, and both my friends (and their parents), immediately start helicoptering, convinced I’ll end up dead or in jail or sold off to who knows who in who knows where. Don’t get me wrong, there are definite precautions I must take while traveling alone. For the most part, being a solo female traveler presents more risk to those…

  • Asia,  Australia,  Denmark,  Europe,  Oceania,  Planning,  Sweden,  Thailand,  The Netherlands,  Tips

    unexpected tips: the best places for first time travelers

    I get it- traveling overseas is a big jump, and it can be scary. Trust me, I’ve been there. I have to say however, making that jump will be the best decision of your life, despite the airfare being the worst for your wallet! International travel brings out a new side of you and your outlook on the world around us; you’ll wonder why you didn’t start international travel earlier! Here are my favorite international destinations for first timers! Thailand This country is a wonderful destination, full of utter beauty, friendly locals, and adventurous souls! The food is delicious, and while you still have to be careful with what you eat,…

  • How To,  Lifestyle,  Miscellaneous,  Planning

    unexpected tips: how to prepare for long haul flights (trip prep pt 3) + update

    Hello Hello! Today’s post is going to be a little bit everywhere, as I’ve got the third part of my planning series here as well as a big update, as the next few weeks are quite busy! Here’s what’s in store- As you’re reading this, I’ll be in the air, flying to reunite with Sophia, one of my closest friends. I haven’t seen her in fourteen months (14!!!), and London is our little reunion/getaway before school starts. If everything went as planned, I’ll have woken up bright and early this morning, at around 3:45am and flown through KL to London Heathrow. I haven’t been to London in 7 years, so it’s…