unexpected travel must haves: summer edition

unexpected travel must haves: summer edition

Summer is in FULL SWING, which means tank tops, beach holidays, shorts, tropical fruits, and happiness! Besides the typical sunscreen, water bottle, hair tie deal, there are loads of essentials I take when traveling that make summer incredible. What's been on my radar this summer? Here are my summer must haves! Kindle/iPad/Tablet Summer often means [...]

unexpected must haves: 5 things i will aways travel with

unexpected must haves: 5 things i will aways travel with

The more I travel, the easier it is for me to decide what to bring. Through plenty of trial and error, I’ve found a couple things that I’ll always bring with me. P O W E R   B A N K Bless my power bank. I only just recently bought one, but it’s quickly [...]

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

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 [...]

unexpected glam: gobdigoun skincare

unexpected glam: gobdigoun skincare

I rarely bring makeup on my backpacking trips. Call me lazy, call me a dirty hippie (which I totally am), call me efficient. I just don't bring it backpacking with me. The girly girl part of me still wants to look her best, of course, so while no makeup is totally a thing, skincare becomes more important [...]

unexpected tips: 8 travel mishaps (and how to avoid them)

unexpected tips: 8 travel mishaps (and how to avoid them)

We've definitely all met a frantic traveler... or been one. And it's easy to be them- traveling is quick to put you into a high stress situation! While traveling, we have to carry our lives in our luggage, making each item ten times more valuable. Keeping track of people, things, and ourselves is easier said [...]

unexpected tips: IPSY for the glam traveler

unexpected tips: IPSY for the glam traveler

Alright, I've gotta admit it. As much as I talk about being a traveler who prides herself in carrying her life in a carry-on rucksack, I do love to put makeup on and dress up for evenings out. Balancing that inner girly-girl with the more prominent dirty hippie is certainly a challenge, especially when that girly-girl wants [...]

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 [...]

unexpected packing

unexpected packing

Heeeelllloooo! I'll be leaving for Europe tomorrow (ahh!) and I thought that it would be helpful and interesting to do a little "pack with me" packing list sort of thing. Just a disclaimer, this is NOT going to be a backpackers list. I'm not packing as lightly as I typically would since I won't be [...]