unexpected dreams: fitness vacation

unexpected dreams: fitness vacation

Let's talk about some wanderlust! Fitness and travel are two things that I'd absolutely love to intertwine. While possible, I'll admit, it's not the easiest thing to do. Enter the concept of a dream fitness vacation. I recently came across Tommy John, who is currently promoting their "Go Anywhere" line with a mission to make [...]

unexpected quotes: 10 quotes to inspire you to travel (also our 2nd birthday!)

unexpected quotes: 10 quotes to inspire you to travel (also our 2nd birthday!)

Unexpected Occurrence is celebrating it's 2nd birthday tomorrow! I don't even know what to say. It's still shocking and humbling and heartwarming that people want to follow my adventures. Every email, comment, and interaction that happens on this blog excites me just as much as it did the first day of blogging, if not more. [...]

unexpected wanderlust watchlist (2)

unexpected wanderlust watchlist (2)

Welcome back to Wanderlust Watchlist, where I'm showing you THREE destinations on my radar! Summer is in full swing, so I've been feeling beautiful beaches and easy living. It's been a stressful couple of weeks here at Unexpected Occurrence, so these are places I'd love to relax in! Tuscany, Italy This is a region of [...]

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 tips: how to set goals & achieve them

unexpected tips: how to set goals & achieve them

Let's talk about goals. Goals are important to have. They're natural motivators, and they truly do help you be the best version of you that you can be! Some people are stressed out by goals, and yes! I get it. Goals can be scary, especially when they're big goals. Here are my top tips on [...]

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 wanderlust watchlist (1)

unexpected wanderlust watchlist (1)

Hello, friends! Sometimes we all need a little inspiration to travel... even if we've got a BAD case of the travel bug, occasionally, we just don't know where to go! And so I introduce... Wanderlust Watchlist! This is going to be a new little blog series where each month, I highlight THREE destinations on my [...]

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 reflections: taking a step back

unexpected reflections: taking a step back

Writing this blog was never supposed to be a job. It was honestly just a way for relatives and friends to keep up with my gap year. As Unexpected Occurrence has grown, I've become so attached to this blog, and to YOU GUYS. I never would have expected my life to become so public; I [...]

unexpected birthdays: 20 things I want to do in my 20s

unexpected birthdays: 20 things I want to do in my 20s

Hello hello, my friends! Today, I’m turning 20… I know, I know, 20’s still a baby! But I’m feeling quite weird about this new decade. I feel like travel in your twenties is a different ballgame… it’s a time to discover yourself; it’s a time to make new foreign friends; it’s a time to have [...]