• Planning

    Healthy Holiday Destinations for Every Budget

    Holiday season is here, meaning holiday weight probably is coming too! Personally, I find NOTHING wrong with having a little extra winter fluff, but I wouldn’t be opposed to it disappearing either! Imagine having a relaxing holiday and staying in your tip-top shape! Enter the concept of a healthy holiday. These have been becoming more and more popular. Fitness-centered getaways- some with a resort/tour, some independently done! Today I’m sharing a grand total of SIX healthy holiday destinations – two budget, two mid-range, and two luxury. I’ve been to/will be going to every single one of these destinations EXCEPT for the luxury ones (but a girl can dream right?! Don’t…

  • Lifestyle

    unexpected wanderlust: the 9 travel instagrammers you NEED to be following

    Instagram is my favourite source of travel inspiration. Bright colours, great images, and inspiring captions can all be found here. Over my hours on social media, I found 8 accounts that never fail to inspire me. Here they are! Annapurna Mellor I came across Annapurna’s Instagram about two years ago and have been in love with her photos ever since. Her photos showcase the beauty of every location she shares with us- they’re consistently stunning, making her Instagram feed look like an art gallery. Find her at @annapurnauna   Jayson Cortez Jayson is always jetting off to places I can only dream of, and he delivers the most incredible images…

  • Planning

    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)! Wine Tasting South Africa, Napa Valley, Tuscany, France If you and your best gal often spend your time drinking wine, why not get a change of scenery? Go out to a vineyard and spend some time tasting your favourites!…

  • Tips

    unexpected holidays: the best places to spend christmas

    I know, I know, Christmas?! It’s barely October! I’m fully aware that the holiday posts are coming a little early, but I also know that many of you are starting to plan your December trips! I’m a lover of the holiday season. There’s nothing like the cheery music, lights lining the streets, and general “magic” that comes out in December. Today I’m sharing the FIVE best places to spend Christmas this year. Nuremberg, Germany This place is rightfully included in my list because of the Christmas markets. These things are massive, adorable, and incredibly festive. The entire town gets dressed up in lights and ribbons. It’s cold, it’s beautiful, and…

  • Lifestyle

    unexpected wanderlust watchlist (4)

    Hello hello! Another month, another wanderlust watchlist! For those of you new to Unexpected Occurrence, Wanderlust Watchlist is a monthly series I do, in which I share three different destinations that have caught my eye! Sometimes it features places you guys have shared with me, so leave a comment with where you’re lusting after. Maybe it’ll appear in the next month! Kenya A flatmate of mine is from Kenya, and after hearing about it, I became so interested in going! I know, an entire country is a massive amount of space to cover, but I’m telling you, every place I’ve looked up looks worth a visit. Iceland Iceland has appeared…

  • Asia,  Eats,  Singapore,  Uncategorized

    unexpected eats: making hainanese chicken rice

    When away from home, there’s nothing better than comfort food. Though we aren’t exactly away from home, we’re settling into a new one. Singapore is the kind of place that charms you, and well, despite being incredibly excited about relocating to Europe, we miss our Singapore home! So I decided to make some good old Hainanese Chicken Rice. This is the national dish of Singy, and though I did bring a bunch of packets of chicken rice paste to Europe with me, I wanted to make it from scratch. I decided to use this recipe, though I made some changes. Your ingredients are really easy to find in Europe. Some…

  • Lifestyle,  Miscellaneous

    unexpected wanderlust watchlist (3)

    Miss the first two posts in this series? Here’s Wanderlust Watchlist One and Two. It’s that time again! Welcome to September’s Wanderlust Watchlist, where I’m showing you three destinations that are on my radar! There are so many beautiful places in the world, and I’m dying to share where I’ve been lusting after. Koh Rong, Cambodia Koh Rong is an island I’ve been meaning to go to for a while! Think clear water, warm weather, and ultimate relaxation. There’s some curse on my travels to Cambodia or something, every time I mean to explore more than Siem Reap, something happens and my trip is changed. I’m determined to get here…

  • Europe,  Switzerland

    unexpected basel: soaking up summer in ruby moon swimwear

    My current address is located in Basel, Switzerland. Saying goodbye to summery days in Singapore was tough… no more beach days, endless sunshine, or tropical weather. Much to my surprise, Basel does Summer in its own way. During the summertime, Basel residents flock down to the river to go for a swim. All along the riverfront, people are barbecuing, tanning, and enjoying the last days of summer. I’ve partnered up with Ruby Moon, an ethical swimwear brand that I am so excited to share with you guys… Seriously, this is a brand that I am SO glad I found. This company is doing absolutely incredible things. Their swimwear material is…

  • Miscellaneous,  Tips

    unexpected tips: the 10 kinds of people you'll meet in hostels

    Hostels. Whether you love them or hate them, if you stay in them, you’re bound to meet these ten types. The Partier One of the more common kinds of hostel guests, this is the guy (or gal) that only talks about wild nights and pregaming. They come home at 4 or 5 am every night (or not at all!), and tend to sleep into the late hours of the afternoon. Can either be really friendly or a little gross (just last night a girl puked all over the floor. Love hostels.). The Long Term Traveller “This is month 14… I’m not sure how long I’ll be on the road. Probably forever.” This…

  • Miscellaneous,  Tips

    unexpected tips: the 10 kinds of people you’ll meet in hostels

    Hostels. Whether you love them or hate them, if you stay in them, you’re bound to meet these ten types. The Partier One of the more common kinds of hostel guests, this is the guy (or gal) that only talks about wild nights and pregaming. They come home at 4 or 5 am every night (or not at all!), and tend to sleep into the late hours of the afternoon. Can either be really friendly or a little gross (just last night a girl puked all over the floor. Love hostels.). The Long Term Traveller “This is month 14… I’m not sure how long I’ll be on the road. Probably forever.” This…