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“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” Oscar Wilde

Hello friend! I’m Sarah and the above quote reminds me to always do what I love!

The Unconventional Grasshopper is my travel blog. If you like to discover the world off the tourist trail, you’ve come to the right place!

When I travel, I also like to check out the music scene and volunteer with animals – now my tag line makes more sense, right? So there’s some of that too.

the Latest from the blog

How I bring travel into my holiday season

Christmas for me is all about family – albeit not my biological one – so my holiday season is always spent “at home” in the UK. In recent years, I have even become the official Christmas chef (or cook, let’s not exaggerate my abilities here!), so Christmas day now involves getting up early in the […]

WHY I FELL IN LOVE WITH SAN DIEGO

San Diego is another city that I didn’t plan to visit but ended up completely falling in love with. As with Sacramento, one of the reasons I picked San Diego as a destination when my plans had to change, was the cheap hostel prices and the cheap bus journey. A budget traveller’s last-minute decision! (If […]

SACRAMENTO ON A BUDGET

Despite being the State Capital of California, Sacramento hasn’t become as popular a tourist destination as some other major Californian cities. Let’s be perfectly honest here, I only “ended up” in Sacramento because I am a budget traveller: hostels were half the price of those in San Francisco! HOWEVER… …after spending some time there, I […]

48 HOURS IN SEATTLE – A GUIDE FOR MUSIC LOVERS

If, like me, you grew up in the 90s and perhaps, listening to bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains or Soundgarden, then to Seattle you must go! And while the city rightfully still celebrates its “Seattle Sound” era – a statue of the late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell has just been unveiled at the […]

5 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT PORTLAND, OREGON

As an undercover hipster, I was always going to get on well with Portland, Oregon: the hipster capital of the USA, and arguably of the world! Artisan coffee shops everywhere, famous second-hand book stores, street art – on paper it’s a city made for me.

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my favourite places...

Travelling for me also means finding the best coffee shops, the best places to eat and drink and since I like to keep fit, the best places to run. Here is my top selection from around the world. 

(I keep adding as I find more gems)

street art from around the world

Another big part of my travels is street art so whenever something catches my eye, I add it here

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