unexpected eats: my favourite restaurants in pokhara

unexpected eats: my favourite restaurants in pokhara

As you guys definitely know by now, I am a MAJOR food lover. Last year, after returning from the Annapurna Circuit to Pokhara, I quickly learned that Pokhara was a little city that treasured food (at least Lakeside does!). I spent a little less than a week there, but dreamt of returning to my favourite places [...]

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 [...]

unexpected glam: gobdigoun skincare

unexpected glam: gobdigoun skincare

I rarely bring makeup on my backpacking trips. Call me lazy, call me a dirty hippie (which I totally am), call me efficient. I just don't bring it backpacking with me. The girly girl part of me still wants to look her best, of course, so while no makeup is totally a thing, skincare becomes more important [...]

unexpected cooking: what to do near inle lake

unexpected cooking: what to do near inle lake

Inle Lake is a place that some title "The Most Beautiful Place in Myanmar." While I did find it beautiful, I found that once you saw the lake, you struggled with figuring out what to do. Here are the top moments of Inle Lake. First off, definitely take your boat trip. Inle is a big vast [...]

unexpected tips: partying smart in southeast asia

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 [...]

unexpected growing up

unexpected growing up

As you guys know, this blog is incredibly travel-focused. I mean, duh, it is a travel blog. It's also a little memoir about my travels and thoughts about them, and as a result of that, a lot of growing up is thrown into my writing. I'm taking a little (one post) break from hard-core travel content; this post will [...]

unexpected gap year blues

unexpected gap year blues

Earlier this year, I couldn't shut up about why taking a gap year was the most incredible choice you could ever make.  I was able to experience some of the most incredible moments of my life during that year; I made some lifelong friends; I was molded into a person I was truly happy to be. [...]

unexpected self care

unexpected self care

Over the weekend, I sat down in a cozy common room with some friends and watched Eat Pray Love. I didn't get the chance to finish the movie, but I left that little common room with the most frustrating, wonderful inspiration to travel, to embark on a journey that would help me "find myself" or meet someone [...]

unexpected london: picnics and palaces

unexpected london: picnics and palaces

After a night of eating pizza at midnight and drinking prosecco in bed, Sophia and I had a bit of a late start and headed out for lunch! Since before heading to London, I found a little takeaway food chain that I just knew I had to try, so we took the Tube to Moorgate and walked [...]

unexpected outdoors

unexpected outdoors

Hello guys! I'm sorry I haven't been up to blogging lately! I've been doing more or less the same thing for the past couple days, and I figured it would be more interesting if I just smushed my weekend into one post. My days have primarily been spent outside getting active and being relatively healthy (in [...]