About

Travelling can be really hard when you never feel like you’re prepared. But, the more I do it the more I realise that being unprepared is the best way to travel.

I’m Rowena. I live with depression and an anxiety disorder, which inspires a lot of my writing. My first reaction is to over-pack, over-worry, freak out, and give myself a headache. I’m consciously rebelling against that.

This blog is all about what I find on my travels: the things I’m not prepared for.

I never know what I’m going to find when I travel and I’m starting to realise that that’s the best part about travelling. It doesn’t stop me having a bit of a freak-out though.

When I was travelling in Hawai’i, I noticed my packing system wasn’t the best. I am a chronic over-packer, but I also seem to forget the most important things. This is especially so on short day trips. (I didn’t take fins when I went on a trip to snorkel in deep water. Killin’ it.) At first, I thought I could benefit from some advice – some wisdom from someone who had travelled before me. But then I realised that being unprepared is a better way to travel anyway.

If you’ve got any questions, feel free to contact me. If you have anxiety, I’d love to have a chat about what you do to manage it while you’re travelling!

Happy travels x

Copyright Rowena Grant 2018