The musings and misadventures of a girl unprepared

About Em

I'm Emily, a 'pleasantly bonkers' 22 year old traveller and language enthusiast. I tend to describe myself as rather optimistic, far too clumsy and just a little bit dizzy, resulting in ridiculous amount of bruises and silly situations heading my way.  Sometimes I don't wear shoes because I like to feel the realness of the earth beneath my feet and I love meeting people with fire in their eyes. The only thing I can't tolerate is intolerance. Eco-warrior, excessive worrier, daydreamer and strong believer in silver linings... I think you get the idea.

That's me in the middle, with my sister and brother in Lisbon.

This blog started out as my gap year diary in 2012 and since then has grown and developed along with me.

I write about my experiences because...

1. I have the absolute worst memory in the history of the universe and I don't want to forget a single moment of my adventures or any face I have encountered.

2. I hope to inspire others to travel, to think and to learn, and I just love writing and sharing stories.

I also try to blog at least once a week when I'm not on the road and I am always open to any suggestions or requests of topics that you may have, so feel free to get in touch at:


  1. Hey! I really want to go traveling the USA after graduating uni. I have so many questions to ask you! Is there a way I can contact you? An email or just comment on here? :)
    Gareth x

    1. Hey Gareth! If you have lots of questions to ask then email away! My address is Looking forward to hearing from you :) x