• How to Safely Explore as a Solo Female Traveller

    Quite often, girls tell me that they’d “never travel alone; it’s just not safe as a woman in this world.” And while yes, I agree that being a solo female traveler sometimes comes with some difficulties, it’s totally possible in most places! It all comes down to how you carry yourself.

  • My Favourite Hiking Gear

    I've done a LOT of hiking and I can say that gear can really make or break a trek! I've learned to go for gear that I know and trust. Here are my ultimate favourites.

  • 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! I’ve got six tips that will help you be the most efficient, productive self! Take care of yourself It’s so important to get enough sleep, to eat your fruits and veggies, to get some exercise, and to drink enough water! While that can be tough while traveling, try your best to take care of yourself, whether…

  • 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 in handy, as both my trekking partner and I came down with some nasty stomach bugs. When in the mountains, far from any doctors or pharmacies, Cipro is a lifesaver. When on a 18 hour bus ride to Bardia National ParkBardia National Park, I was ‘blessed’ with a UTI. I spent two days camping and…

  • 10 reasons to travel 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 on your own and create your own journey. 3. You will be great at stretching your money in the future. Traveling when you’re young often goes hand in hand with traveling on a budget. And trust me, you’ll get reaaallyyyy good at finding cheap (but livable) accommodation, making a day’s worth of groceries last a week, and…

  • 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 my tips on how to stay healthy while traveling. *DISCLAIMER* I am by no means a fitness professional. I am definitely not the MOST fit person (I still like to eat Brie and chocolate and fried chicken). I can’t guarantee that what works for ME will work for YOU. Also, if you don’t want to…

  • 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 tips: partying smart in southeast asia

    Recently, I’ve been reading a plethora of travel blogs, longing to go back to the craziness that I’ve come to love in Southeast Asia. I’ve found myself reading up on safety lately. Well, maybe not so much safety, but the stories of when people were lacking safety. Stupid stories that I can’t help but binge on, like reality TV. I’ve been lucky whilst traveling and haven’t found myself in any really awful situations, yet I’ve still been able to experience the “crazy” culture of SE Asia. I’m a believer in the idea that you should experience as much as you absolutely can (even the stupid things), but safety shouldn’t be…

  • 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: 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 to carry an entire bag dedicated to makeup. Recently I was sent an ipsy glam bag, and that’s solved my problems! ipsy is a beauty subscription service that sends you a small pouch full of beauty-related samples every month for just $10 a month! It’s not too expensive, so your travel funds won’t be used up! The…