unexpected learning: keats chinese school

unexpected learning: keats chinese school

As you all know by now, I spent 8 weeks studying Chinese in Kunming, China. I’ve said it before and I’ll continue to say it, Kunming is a fantastic home base. It’s pretty easy to get to loads of different destinations. More than three months ago, when I was in the process of looking for [...]

unexpected tips: the 5 best activities southeast asia offers

unexpected tips: the 5 best activities southeast asia offers

Southeast Asia... There's nowhere in the world like this crazy little region. There are countless things to do here, and hey, it can be a little overwhelming. Luckily, fellow travel blogger, Isabel, is here to share her top 5 activities Southeast Asia has on offer... and they sound fantastic. Southeast Asia is a sprawling part [...]

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 tips: how to safely explore as a solo female traveler

unexpected tips: how to safely explore as a solo female traveler

If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that solo travel is my favourite kind of travel. It’s so wonderful exploring a place completely on your own, then meeting people and creating the best memories with them. Quite often, girls tell me that they’d “never travel alone; it’s just not safe as a [...]

unexpected tips: how to NOT look like a tourist

unexpected tips: how to NOT look like a tourist

We all know the guy... Khaki pants (occasionally zipoffs), white sneakers (not the trendy kind), big old backpack hitting everyone around him, but he doesn't notice, as he's too busy taking photos of everything in sight... The classic tourist. There are definite advantages to NOT looking like a tourist... First off, and probably most importantly, [...]

unexpected tips: my favourite hiking gear

unexpected tips: my favourite hiking gear

Hello hello friends! I’m sure you’ve picked up on my love for hiking. There’s something about it that’s so simple, instinctive, and beautiful. It’s my go-to activity if I need a clear head or inspiration. If you choose to do longer hikes, gear certainly can make a difference! These are my must haves for hiking [...]

unexpected tips: how to be productive while traveling

unexpected tips: how to be productive while traveling

Whether you have to catch up on work from home, run some errands, or see 20 sights in just 3 days, we all know that while on holiday, we still have to be somewhat productive. Holidays, long-term travel, and life on the road can really hinder your ability to be productive, but don’t worry, friends! [...]

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 tips: 10 reasons to travel while you’re young

unexpected tips: 10 reasons to travel while you’re young

1. You will learn to be open-minded. Being exposed to different cultures, religions, and, well.. everything, will give you a much broader perspective of the world. 2. You will learn to be independent. You will learn how to take care of yourself, because even when traveling with others, you'll have to learn to get around [...]

unexpected fitness: how to stay healthy while traveling

unexpected fitness: how to stay healthy while traveling

When traveling, we often eat loads of local food; we don't get that workout in; we let our healthy habits slip, because "we're on holiday!" Being a part time nomad, living half of my time on the road, I have learned how to minimize the fluctuation in my weight and stay relatively healthy. Here are [...]