How to Travel With Your Friends (& Not Hate Them)

How to Travel With Your Friends (& Not Hate Them)

They say you should always travel with your partner before marrying them... Travel brings out a different side to everyone! Including friends! Travel can definitely make or break a friendship. Here are my top tips to keep things running smoothly. Get Your Expectations Clear Are you expected to spend every minute together or can you [...]

unexpected wanderlust: how to bring your travels into your life at home

unexpected wanderlust: how to bring your travels into your life at home

Some of us don't really get homesick, instead, we get travelsick! If I'm travelling with my family, there's honestly very little that I miss about my life at home. Sometimes having a gym is nice, but it's still possible to stay healthy when travelling. If I'm travelling solo, I miss my family, and that's really [...]

unexpected tips: how to dress for temples

unexpected tips: how to dress for temples

Hello friends! Let's talk about temples! No matter where you go in Southeast Asia, you will come across some sort of temple. Often, they're the star of the show (think Bagan, Myanmar & Siem Reap, Cambodia). I often go into temples and see people dressed disrespectfully. Occasionally, temples will be strict about the dress code, [...]

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 [...]