unexpected wanderlust: 10 photos that will make you want to explore the greek islands

unexpected wanderlust: 10 photos that will make you want to explore the greek islands

(more specifically, the Cyclades and Dodecanese)   Have a location you want me to explore? Contact me @ carionanya@gmail.com

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 [...]

unexpected barcelona: two must sees

unexpected barcelona: two must sees

Going into Barcelona, I was afraid I wouldn’t like it. I have previously been to the city and loved it, but after basking in the beauty of the outdoors, I have started preferring nature to city. Luckily, I still loved the city! Barcelona is an absolute beauty! I spent the 9 or so hours I [...]

unexpected provence

unexpected provence

Our boat docked in Marseille, France, which I was just so excited to see! I had only heard wonderful things about the area. Our family rented a car and off we went, driving to some small little towns that just scream Provence. The car was tiny, really a four person car, but rented as a [...]

unexpected ceuta (spanish morocco)

unexpected ceuta (spanish morocco)

When I heard we were visiting Spanish Morocco, I was ecstatic. AFRICA! I couldn’t wait to see how Moroccan and Spanish culture mixed and melded into a really wonderful beautiful place. We docked at 7am, and I was ready to go. It was dark outside, so I couldn’t see what Ceuta looked like, and when [...]

unexpected almeria

unexpected almeria

Sometimes it takes one little change to completely alter your view of a place. Today was a day that fully embodied that statement. The day started with the entire family heading off the boat and into town. We walked/wheeled my grandmother up to the old fortress, where we were turned around at the entrance. Unfortunately, [...]

unexpected corsica

unexpected corsica

Ajaccio, Corsica is a wonderful little find! Crystal clear water, quaint little streets, and Napoleon’s home! We got off the ship and found a market! After strolling through it and looking at all of the fresh fruits and veggies, preserved meats, and yummy cheeses, we started strolling by the ocean.   Our little ocean stroll [...]

unexpected frejus

unexpected frejus

Our ship docked in San Raphaël. San Raphaël is a cute little beachside town in Southern France, a place to check out if you’re in St. Tropez or Nice, or even Monte Carlo! We actually decided to check out a nearby town instead, as we wanted to see the arena from the Romans. We wheeled [...]

unexpected hiking

unexpected hiking

If you haven’t been able to tell from my previous blog posts, Nepal is very near and dear to my heart (and yes, I know I never shut up about it). Ever since visiting there, I’ve become so passionate about trekking. Because I can’t jet off to the Himalayas whenever I’d like to (unfortunately), day [...]

unexpected tuscany

unexpected tuscany

If you’re going to Italy, you should definitely go to Florence and Rome… Those are givens. To experience even more Italy, go to the smaller little towns in the country! Cinque Terre, San Gimignano? Sienna, Volterra, Luca? All great choices. The best way to see these little towns is by car, although some tours also [...]