Hi I’m Kaitlyn, a solo female traveller who loves exploring the world and getting off the beaten path. Focusing on Asia, Vegan Food Guides and Muslim Travel. Public Transport is my go to and I only take a carry on backpack with me. I hope this travel blog helps you on your adventures!

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Vietnam

10 Unique Hidden Gems in Hanoi Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam’s lively capital, is famous for its vibrant culture and iconic landmarks, yet it’s the hidden gems nestled in its narrow streets and alleys that capture the true spirit of this unique city. From interesting museums to the remnants of downed American planes, trains running through residential areas and historic neighbourhoods, Hanoi offers an … Read more

How to Trek in Sapa Without a Guide

Trekking through the beautiful landscape of Sapa Vietnam without a guide is a liberating and rewarding adventure. Especially for budget travellers wanting to explore the lush terraced rice fields and rugged mountain trails independently.  In November 2023, I did two solo treks in Sapa independently without a guide. The first was to Muong Hoa Valley. … Read more

An Adventurous 3 Day Itinerary for Bac Ha in Vietnam

Bac Ha is located in the Lào Cai Province of northern Vietnam, near the border with China. If you love going “off the beaten path”, this is the perfect place for you to visit for 3 days and 2 nights. Bac Ha is situated around 6 hours from Hanoi (check out the Hidden Gems in Hanoi) and … Read more

Ultimate Guide to Visiting the Bac Ha Market in Vietnam

Located in the beautiful hills of northern Vietnam, Bac Ha Market stands as a vibrant tapestry of colours, cultures and traditions.  This bustling market situated in the Lào Cai Province is only 6 hours from Hanoi and less than 3 hours from Sapa. It’s a great “off the beaten path” experience. Here is An Adventurous 3 … Read more

Indonesia

Vegan Food Guide to Sanur, Bali

Sanur on the island of Bali in Indonesia has an amazing range of vegan friendly food options that cater to both locals and tourists seeking delicious and diverse dining experiences.  Whether you crave plant based pizza, pasta, burgers, tempeh, gado gado, smoothie bowl, gelato, curries, mie goreng, nasi campur, burritos, sandwiches, salads or desserts, Sanur … Read more

Cycling in Sanur Bali

Sanur is an idyllic village on the southeast coast of Bali in Indonesia, with many vegan food options, that sees incredible sunrises in the morning with the Mt Agung volcano in the distance.   Sanur has a beautifully paved beachfront cycling path to explore and rice and vegetable fields to pedal through for cyclists of … Read more

How to get to Nusa Lembongan from Bali

Getting to the tropical island of Nusa Lembongan from Bali is quite easy using one of the many fast boats that leave from Sanur and they all take around 40 minutes. Nusa Lembongan is a small island paradise located just a short boat ride from Bali. Nestled in the turquoise waters of the Bali Sea, … Read more

Vegan Food Guide to Nusa Lembongan & Nusa Ceningan

Nusa Lembongan, a small tropical island off the coast of Bali in Indonesia, is a vegan food lover’s dream. With nearly every restaurant offering delicious plant based food options, you won’t encounter any difficulties finding tasty meals that align with your dietary and ethical preferences on this beautiful island! Connected to its neighbouring island, Nusa Ceningan, … Read more


Vegan Travel

Vegan Food Guide to Brunei

Eating vegan in Brunei can be a bit challenging, but it’s definitely achievable. Located on the northern coast of Borneo, Brunei Darussalam is a small nation known for its rich cultural heritage, pristine rainforests, and beautiful Islamic architecture. (Check out the 24 Best Things to See and Do in Brunei!) To be honest, I found it … Read more

Vegan Food Guide to Kota Kinabalu

The vegan and vegetarian food choices in Kota Kinabalu Malaysia, on the shores of Borneo, is incredibly diverse and you have a wide range of cuisines to choose from. The plant based cuisines this city has include Malay, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, Italian, Mexican and Asian Fusion.  Whether you’re craving laksa, nasi lemak, pizza, burgers, tacos, … Read more

Vegan Food Guide to Sapa Vietnam

Finding vegan food in Sapa Vietnam is easier than you think with a diverse range of vegan and vegetarian friendly cafes and restaurants.  Nestled in the stunning landscapes of northern Vietnam, six hours by bus from Hanoi and close to the Chinese border, Sapa not only captivates you with its unique scenery but also excites … Read more

Vegan Food Guide to Hanoi Vietnam

Finding vegan and vegetarian friendly food in Hanoi, Vietnam is quite easy.  From traditional Vietnamese dishes like Banh Mi and Pho served with a vegan twist to Instagram worthy trendy cafes, these vegan friendly restaurants not only cater to ethical choices but also show how easy it is to eat vegan in the heart of … Read more

Packing Tips

Southeast Asia Packing List: Best Guide for a 30L Carry On Backpack

If you’re planning a trip to Southeast Asia, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is what to pack. Travelling with a 30L carry on bag only is becoming increasingly popular, as more and more people realise the benefits of packing light. Not only does it save you money on baggage fees and makes … Read more

Carry On Toiletries: Non Liquid Solid Travel Toiletries for your Carry On Luggage 

As a carry on only backpacker, I try and limit the amount of liquids I take onboard with me.  Liquid free toiletries are a great alternative to traditional toiletries. You can get pretty much everything in solid form, like shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant, toothpaste… you get the idea! They’re also a great way to … Read more