unexpected tips: how to set goals & achieve them

unexpected tips: how to set goals & achieve them

Let's talk about goals. Goals are important to have. They're natural motivators, and they truly do help you be the best version of you that you can be! Some people are stressed out by goals, and yes! I get it. Goals can be scary, especially when they're big goals. Here are my top tips on [...]

unexpected tips: how to safely explore as a solo female traveler

unexpected tips: how to safely explore as a solo female traveler

If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that solo travel is my favourite kind of travel. It’s so wonderful exploring a place completely on your own, then meeting people and creating the best memories with them. Quite often, girls tell me that they’d “never travel alone; it’s just not safe as a [...]

unexpected tips: how to NOT look like a tourist

unexpected tips: how to NOT look like a tourist

We all know the guy... Khaki pants (occasionally zipoffs), white sneakers (not the trendy kind), big old backpack hitting everyone around him, but he doesn't notice, as he's too busy taking photos of everything in sight... The classic tourist. There are definite advantages to NOT looking like a tourist... First off, and probably most importantly, [...]

unexpected fitness: how to stay healthy while traveling

unexpected fitness: how to stay healthy while traveling

When traveling, we often eat loads of local food; we don't get that workout in; we let our healthy habits slip, because "we're on holiday!" Being a part time nomad, living half of my time on the road, I have learned how to minimize the fluctuation in my weight and stay relatively healthy. Here are [...]

unexpected tips: how to travel on a budget

unexpected 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, traveling 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. [...]

unexpected tips: iPhone travel photography

unexpected tips: iPhone travel photography

One thing not too many people know about me is that I love film photography. Seriously. I took a film photo class freshman year and haven't looked back. Something about having total control over the exposure, contrast, and lighting in the darkroom calls out to me. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to bring a film camera along [...]

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

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 [...]

unexpected tips: trekking in nepal

unexpected tips: trekking in nepal

Nepal is my favorite favorite FAVORITE country in the entire world. I'm only 100% happy in this country (something I'm really trying to work on). It's filled with the kindest people, the best food, and the most stunning views you will ever lay your eyes on. Nepal is a place that I could return to year after year and [...]

unexpected booking: from start to finish (trip prep pt 2)

unexpected booking: from start to finish (trip prep pt 2)

Read Trip Prep Part 1 on packing here! How To Plan a Trip I’ve been lucky enough to have lots of practice planning trips. The first trip I planned was actually a trip I never REALLY went on, in 7th grade math class. I partnered up with my friend, Carter, and we were given an [...]

unexpected pouch packing (trip prep pt 1)

unexpected pouch packing (trip prep pt 1)

NOTE: I’ve already written a very very general post on packing (so general and bad that its just embarrassing), but I’ve figured out the blogging/packing/travel thing out just a little more, so here’s a better post. I’ll probably make this a little trip preparation series, as I’m doing quite a bit of packing, not only [...]