unexpected tips: 10 Things I wish I knew before traveling solo

unexpected tips: 10 Things I wish I knew before traveling solo

First time solo travelling? I know the feeling! Excitement, anticipation, sometimes nerves? It's all part of the fun. Now that I've travelled my fair share of solo journeys, I can confidently say that there are a few things I wish I knew before heading off. Here they are. 1) You will doubt yourself. Solo travel [...]

unexpected southeast asia: 5 favourite cities for solo travelers

unexpected southeast asia: 5 favourite cities for solo travelers

Solo travel in SEA is always a blast. The other travelers are (generally) super warm and friendly, the food is fantastic, the sights beautiful, and the weather, warm (most of the time)! Although you can't REALLY go wrong traveling in Southeast Asia, here are my TOP 5 destinations for solo travel! Bagan, Myanmar  Bagan is [...]

unexpected kindness: taiyuan, china

unexpected kindness: taiyuan, china

My way out of Kunming took a string of flights and trains. The first leg was Kunming to Taiyuan. My flight arrived at 9 pm, and I wouldn’t leave until 11 pm the next day. So I booked a hostel (use my affiliate link here!) and thought nothing of it. The flight went smoothly, and [...]

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: ways to meet people

unexpected tips: ways to meet people

As daunting as it may seem, traveling solo is not scary! You may or may not have read my last post, but if that sparked any interest in traveling alone, I say go for it! Traveling alone, however, does not mean being lonely, and it took me a while to figure out how to meet [...]

unexpected debate : traveling solo v traveling with others

unexpected debate : traveling solo v traveling with others

A little preface: Honestly, I’m finding it incredibly difficult to run a travel-focused blog whilst not traveling. That being said, I still want to blog about my gap year and past adventures and everything travel! I’ll probably be shifting the content of my posts from location-location-location to more broad travel posts. I have no idea [...]