unexpected fitness: how I got into the best shape of my life while travelling

unexpected fitness: how I got into the best shape of my life while travelling

The healthiest I’ve ever been has been while traveling. What?! I know, it’s not the usual. Most of my recent life has been on the road, so this wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. I’ve settled down a bit now, and I’m trying to incorporate my healthy travel habits into my life here. I wrote a [...]

unexpected tips: 6 must have travel apps!

unexpected tips: 6 must have travel apps!

  Maps.Me I've talked about Maps.Me before, and that's because this app is something that I seriously RELY on. If I didn't have this app, I'd probably still be lost somewhere in the middle of Nepal! This app is an absolutely incredible offline map. You download the region before you go, and then you can [...]

unexpected lake district

unexpected lake district

Heading to the Lake District? As a last attempt to camp before the weather turns too cold, I headed down to the Lake District this weekend! It's a quick two-hour train ride from Edinburgh, and definitely worth a visit. The Lake District has quite a few little towns scattered around lakes. The towns are all [...]

unexpected tips: things to keep in mind for last minute travel 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 [...]

unexpected tips: 10 Things I wish I knew before traveling solo

unexpected tips: 10 Things I wish I knew before traveling solo

First time solo travelling? I know the feeling! Excitement, anticipation, sometimes nerves? It's all part of the fun. Now that I've travelled my fair share of solo journeys, I can confidently say that there are a few things I wish I knew before heading off. Here they are. 1) You will doubt yourself. Solo travel [...]

unexpected wanderlust watchlist (5)

unexpected wanderlust watchlist (5)

Hello hello friends! Here I am to bring you yet another wanderlust watchlist, where I highlight three different destinations that I am absolutely dreaming of! The past month has been filled with so much work, I'm definitely dreaming of relaxing places. Venice, Italy While a pretty classic "bucket list" kinda destination, Venice has been on [...]

unexpected itineraries: a weekend (or week!) in pokhara, nepal

unexpected itineraries: a weekend (or week!) in pokhara, nepal

It's getting to be trekking season in Nepal!!! After you've finished a trek, you might want a little break. While the prayer flags, mountain views, and endless amounts of daal bhat are certainly well-loved on the trail, your body can just get drained! Enter Pokhara. Pokhara is a 7 hour bus ride away from Kathmandu or [...]

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

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 [...]

unexpected scotland: a road trip to loch ness & the isle of skye

unexpected scotland: a road trip to loch ness & the isle of skye

Though I've only been at school for a month, it was good to rekindle a sense of exploration. Phil came up to Scotland with a tent; we packed our bags into a rental car and hit the road. I got out of class midday on Friday, and we started driving by about noon. It was [...]

unexpected packing: what to wear & pack for a day hike

unexpected packing: what to wear & pack for a day hike

Ever get lost deciding what to wear when going on a day hike? What about what to pack? To bring an extra pair of socks or to not? Don't fret, my friends! This is my tried and true method of getting dressed for a day of hiking, and ***Bonus*** my packing list! What to wear [...]