• Unexpected Wanderlust: 4 Trips to Take with Your Best Friend(s)!

    Whether your weeks off just happen to coincide or if you're looking to show your appreciation, a holiday is a great way to get away and spend some time with someone important to you. When thinking about the lovely ladies in my life, I think about all of the amazing trips we should go on (or have been on). Here's a roundup of 4 top trips to take with your best friend(s)!

  • 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, travelling 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. Travelling on a budget starts with planning. You have a lot to think about in the planning stages, and each of your decisions could save money or cost you. F L I G H T S To find good flight deals, google flights is an excellent option. This allows for you to pick your dates and find…

  • 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 America, India, Central Asia, and Iran. I’ll probably be able to check off South America during my college years. I’ll be working and traveling during all school breaks and summers, taking advantage of the US’s relatively close proximity to South America. The main expense will be flights, but after that, travel in South America should…

  • 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, and both my friends (and their parents), immediately start helicoptering, convinced I’ll end up dead or in jail or sold off to who knows who in who knows where. Don’t get me wrong, there are definite precautions I must take while traveling alone. For the most part, being a solo female traveler presents more risk to those…

  • 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 on the world around us; you’ll wonder why you didn’t start international travel earlier! Here are my favorite international destinations for first timers! Thailand This country is a wonderful destination, full of utter beauty, friendly locals, and adventurous souls! The food is delicious, and while you still have to be careful with what you eat,…

  • 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 of my closest friends. I haven’t seen her in fourteen months (14!!!), and London is our little reunion/getaway before school starts. If everything went as planned, I’ll have woken up bright and early this morning, at around 3:45am and flown through KL to London Heathrow. I haven’t been to London in 7 years, so it’s…