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: 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 rants: lust & insanity

unexpected rants: lust & insanity

Travel has literally made me go insane. Because of travel, I am a completely changed person. I couldn't help but fall in love with the constant uncertainty and spontaneity that travel brings to daily life, and I'm just longing to go back to nomadic days. The wanderlust is so real. I'm currently lusting over South [...]

unexpected risk taking

unexpected risk taking

When people find out that I, a small little girl seemingly oblivious to the horrors that real life entails, love traveling on my own, the most often question I get is, "but is it safe?" My peers are often afraid of the mishaps that will occur while traveling solo. Throw being a teenage girl traveling alone into the mix, [...]

unexpected tips: the best places for first time travelers

unexpected tips: the best places for first time travelers

I get it- traveling overseas is a big jump, and it can be scary. Trust me, I've been there. I have to say however, making that jump will be the best decision of your life, despite the airfare being the worst for your wallet! International travel brings out a new side of you and your outlook [...]

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 [...]

unexpected gap years

unexpected gap years

“Anya, have you ever thought of taking a gap year?” “What’s that?” “It’s when you take a year in between high school and college to do something meaningful.” “No Mom, I’m going to graduate from high school and go straight to OSU.” ^^^A real conversation I had when I was twelve. When I was sixteen, this [...]