5 Iconic Backpacker Bars in Southeast Asia

5 Iconic Backpacker Bars in Southeast Asia

While Southeast Asia is home to beautiful culture, amazing scenery, vibrant cities, and the friendliest, most lovely people, it's also home to another thing: crazy nightlife. If you're backpacking through Southeast Asia, I guarantee you'll have at least one night out that's unplanned, serendipitous, and absolutely mental. Southeast Asia is a BIG place, and there [...]

unexpected itineraries: two weeks in thailand

unexpected itineraries: two weeks in thailand

Let’s talk about Thailand! Thailand is a great place. Sure, there are the 18-year-old gap-yearers running full force towards the full moon parties, and there are those who call themselves “true backpackers” who think Thailand has become too touristy, but Thailand is a gem. If you’re doing a massive Southeast Asia trip, I’d recommending going [...]

10 signs you’ve backpacked in southeast asia

10 signs you’ve backpacked in southeast asia

1. You own elephant pants or fisherman pants 2. You have this picture (or a very similar one) did you even go to Asia if you didn't get to see some elephants? 3. You know food poisoning is not an "if," but a "when" and you know that it's NOT going to be a fun [...]

unexpected krabi: monkey path and a private beach?!

unexpected krabi: monkey path and a private beach?!

Early last year, I posted unexpected krabi. That was posted when this blog was more of a "hey follow me on my gap year" sort of thing. I mentioned monkey path and a resort beach, and I thought it would be helpful to go a little more in depth on those. Getting to a Resort Beach via [...]

unexpected reads: The Beach

unexpected reads: The Beach

I love books. Even before I could read, I'd recite books read to me. I bring books on all of my travels and don't mind the extra weight they take up. Unfortunately, I don't get to read for pleasure as much as I'd like to. It's actually a resolution of mine to read more. What [...]

unexpeted itineraries: popular southeast asia

unexpeted itineraries: popular southeast asia

Southeast Asian Itineraries I may not have lived in Southeast Asia all my life, but to me, this beautiful little region is home. The best memories from my childhood come from tubing down a river in Laos (yes, the one that was known for death by bar hopping/drugs) and playing with elephants in Chiang Mai, [...]

unexpected wanderlust: 10 photos that will make you book a flight to thailand

unexpected wanderlust: 10 photos that will make you book a flight to thailand

Thailand is a home away from home. There's something for everyone within it's borders, whether you fancy the cool jungle up North or the beautiful beaches down South. It's my top choice for first time Asia travelers. I HIGHLY recommend checking out Krabi, the Phi Phi Islands, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Pai. Also, I'd just like to [...]

unexpected tips: the best places for first time travelers

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 [...]

How to Be a Sustainable Traveler

How to Be a Sustainable Traveler

Being a Sustainable/Conscientious Traveler As travel continues to bring more and more tourists to developing countries, their tourism industry grows. As wonderful as it is to provide economic stimulation to a country, there are certainly some drawbacks to the flood of new businesses within them. Here’s how I like to be a “conscientious” traveller, someone aware [...]

unexpected chiang mai (film)

unexpected chiang mai (film)

yeah yeah more disposables yay