• Miscellaneous

    unexpected breaks & holiday fun!

    Hello friends! Today I’m sharing a little update with you all. I’ve just come home to Switzerland for the holidays, and I’m actually going to take a bit of a blogging break- the next time you’ll be hearing from me is the 29th of December! It’s just a week, but it’s going to be a week of spending time with family, eating some great Swiss Chocolate (gaining that Winter Fluff for sure!), and getting recharged for the new year! Over the last week of 2017, I’m going to some pretty exciting places around our new home, and I’ll be creating loads of content for sure! What are your plans? Happy…

  • Miscellaneous

    unexpected breaks & holiday fun!

    Hello friends! Today I’m sharing a little update with you all. I’ve just come home to Switzerland for the holidays, and I’m actually going to take a bit of a blogging break- the next time you’ll be hearing from me is the 29th of December! It’s just a week, but it’s going to be a week of spending time with family, eating some great Swiss Chocolate (gaining that Winter Fluff for sure!), and getting recharged for the new year! Over the last week of 2017, I’m going to some pretty exciting places around our new home, and I’ll be creating loads of content for sure! What are your plans? Happy…

  • Lifestyle,  Miscellaneous

    unexpected wanderlust watchlist (6)

    Happy December, friends! It’s nearly exam time, and BOY, have I been lusting after some places to escape to. Scotland has been exciting and lovely, but really cold! Like, REALLY cold. These places, though some do experience winter, would still be a great winter escape for me. I’ve actually been to every single one of the destinations on this list. I was looking through old photos, and these are the places I want to return to most right now. Southern France The South of France is absolutely charming, and there are so many places to explore there- Nice, San Tropez, Gordes, Roussillon… The list goes on. Last year, my family and…

  • Miscellaneous

    unexpected wanderlust watchlist (5)

    Hello hello friends! Here I am to bring you yet another wanderlust watchlist, where I highlight three different destinations that I am absolutely dreaming of! The past month has been filled with so much work, I’m definitely dreaming of relaxing places. Venice, Italy While a pretty classic “bucket list” kinda destination, Venice has been on my mind! I’ve been absolutely looking for cheap flights to Venice (unsuccessfully). A gondola ride through Venice’s beautiful canals? Yes please.   Boston, Massachusetts, USA Sure, I may be a little biased towards Boston, but it truly is one of the best places to spend Thanksgiving. It’s history is incredible, and Boston during autumn in…

  • Lifestyle,  Miscellaneous

    unexpected wanderlust watchlist (3)

    Miss the first two posts in this series? Here’s Wanderlust Watchlist One and Two. It’s that time again! Welcome to September’s Wanderlust Watchlist, where I’m showing you three destinations that are on my radar! There are so many beautiful places in the world, and I’m dying to share where I’ve been lusting after. Koh Rong, Cambodia Koh Rong is an island I’ve been meaning to go to for a while! Think clear water, warm weather, and ultimate relaxation. There’s some curse on my travels to Cambodia or something, every time I mean to explore more than Siem Reap, something happens and my trip is changed. I’m determined to get here…

  • Miscellaneous,  Tips

    unexpected tips: the 10 kinds of people you'll meet in hostels

    Hostels. Whether you love them or hate them, if you stay in them, you’re bound to meet these ten types. The Partier One of the more common kinds of hostel guests, this is the guy (or gal) that only talks about wild nights and pregaming. They come home at 4 or 5 am every night (or not at all!), and tend to sleep into the late hours of the afternoon. Can either be really friendly or a little gross (just last night a girl puked all over the floor. Love hostels.). The Long Term Traveller “This is month 14… I’m not sure how long I’ll be on the road. Probably forever.” This…

  • Miscellaneous,  Tips

    unexpected tips: the 10 kinds of people you’ll meet in hostels

    Hostels. Whether you love them or hate them, if you stay in them, you’re bound to meet these ten types. The Partier One of the more common kinds of hostel guests, this is the guy (or gal) that only talks about wild nights and pregaming. They come home at 4 or 5 am every night (or not at all!), and tend to sleep into the late hours of the afternoon. Can either be really friendly or a little gross (just last night a girl puked all over the floor. Love hostels.). The Long Term Traveller “This is month 14… I’m not sure how long I’ll be on the road. Probably forever.” This…

  • Asia,  China,  Miscellaneous,  Tips

    unexpected learning: keats chinese school

    As you all know by now, I spent 8 weeks studying Chinese in Kunming, China. I’ve said it before and I’ll continue to say it, Kunming is a fantastic home base. It’s pretty easy to get to loads of different destinations. More than three months ago, when I was in the process of looking for a language school, I was frankly overwhelmed. I decided to go for Keats Language School, as it had boarding, meals, private lessons, and a gym membership included (gym!!!). My experience at Keats has been nothing short of amazing. The one thing that really sets Keats apart from other schools is the staff. The teachers are…

  • Miscellaneous,  Packing,  Tips

    unexpected first aid: the one thing i will always carry with me

    First aid! Something so important for travelers to carry! I personally stock a small pharmacy with me on the road, and it’s been used a countless amount of times. If there’s ONE thing I’ll ALWAYS pack, it’s Cipro. I took this to Nepal with me when trekking a month in the Annapurna Region. It came in handy, as both my trekking partner and I came down with some nasty stomach bugs. When in the mountains, far from any doctors or pharmacies, Cipro is a lifesaver. When on a 18 hour bus ride to Bardia National ParkBardia National Park, I was ‘blessed’ with a UTI. I spent two days camping and…