unexpected adirondacks : 10 photos that will inspire you to go backpacking in new york

unexpected adirondacks : 10 photos that will inspire you to go backpacking in new york

Need a final push to get you to go backpacking? Read on 🙂 There's nothing like backpacking... eating by the fire, waking up in a tent, drinking self-purified water, walking miles a day. While it definitely isn't everyone's cup of tea, it's something that I think everyone should try! There's no better way to connect [...]

unexpected misses

unexpected misses

Hey guys! As you read this, I'll be on the flight from Doha to Singapore! New exciting things coming soooooon! I'm leaving because I feel that I need to explore more than just the US. Besides a three year stint in Singapore and travels, the US is all I've ever known. I know that there's [...]

unexpected rebirth

unexpected rebirth

A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born. I saw that quote and I swear I've never resonated with twenty words as much as I do with these. I like those two sentences. I'm leaving the US this week (woah), fully embracing the [...]

unexpected weekends in northampton (& mini life update)

unexpected weekends in northampton (& mini life update)

I couldn't have asked for a better last weekend with my favourite ladies! I ended up in Northampton, MA both Saturday and Sunday. Northampton is a great fun little area; it's a nice getaway from the quiet life in South Hadley. On Saturday, my friends from Mount Holyoke and I took the PVTA (pioneer valley [...]

unexpected friendsgiving (& two NYC must eats!)

unexpected friendsgiving (& two NYC must eats!)

After spending a lovely Thanksgiving in Charlotte, I flew to New York City to spend two days with friends. The big apple never ceases to amaze me. It was entirely done with Thanksgiving and hoppin' on the Christmas train! I had arrived in a total winter wonderland. I love walking around the city- there's always [...]

unexpected charlotte

unexpected charlotte

As mentioned in the last post, I had spent my Thanksgiving with paternal relatives in North Carolina. I absolutely loved seeing family I hadn't seen in 1o years (ten!!!) and spending tons of time with them. It was truly a Thanksgiving that had made me realise how dang lucky I was to have such lovely [...]

unexpected wanderlust : a day in NYC

unexpected wanderlust : a day in NYC

It was Family & Friends weekend at the school I'm currently studying at, so my mom flew out to visit! During her visit, we took full advantage of our rental car and decided to take some day trips. One day was spent in New York City. Studying in a small town only makes me appreciate cities [...]

unexpected stops and styles: boston

unexpected stops and styles: boston

Travel, if anything, has taught me that there are multiple parts of me with totally different styles. Seriously- I can dress like a dirty hippie one day, grunge the next, and like a total prep the day after. Boston is a city that totally gets that! There are plenty of little burrows of Boston that [...]

unexpected nights in boston

unexpected nights in boston

What a day. A quick 6 hour Thursday night trip into Boston quickly turned to 26 hour trip, but absolutely no complaints. When being spontaneous, only wonderful things come from it! Thursday night was the first of the RED SOX V YANKEES games, and earlier that week, my three friends, Sarah, Emma, and Faryal, and I [...]

unexpected repatriation

unexpected repatriation

Repatriating to the US has definitely highlighted my love for the world. I landed in Boston on the evening of the 29th and immediately went to my old fencing club to say hi to my old coach. As soon as I got to hug him, I was teary- going back to the familiar made me remember [...]