unexpected day trip: bad säckingen, germany

unexpected day trip: bad säckingen, germany

While Basel has a city feel, Bad Säckingen has is a charming old town, filled with cute little houses and a relaxed atmosphere. Bad Säckingen is a small town in Germany. Although just a short trip away from Basel, the vibe is entirely different. It's amazing how two places right next to each other can [...]

unexpected hiking: oeschinensee, switzerland (and a mountain coaster!)

unexpected hiking: oeschinensee, switzerland (and a mountain coaster!)

Hello, friends! Today's post is about one of the best days I've had in Switzerland thus far. A day in the outdoors! Because really, is there anything better?! We went to Oeschinensee! Oeschinensee is a mountain lake. To get there, you have to take the train to Kandersteg, then take a funicular ride up. The [...]

unexpected basel: soaking up summer in ruby moon swimwear

unexpected basel: soaking up summer in ruby moon swimwear

My current address is located in Basel, Switzerland. Saying goodbye to summery days in Singapore was tough... no more beach days, endless sunshine, or tropical weather. Much to my surprise, Basel does Summer in its own way. During the summertime, Basel residents flock down to the river to go for a swim. All along the [...]

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 [...]