viola the blessing bucket

I’m Viola and welcome to my blog! I am a 25 years old Canadian girl who has been trotting all over the planet on and off for the last 4 years. I am currently an expat living in Japan. When I’m not working, I spend my free time exploring Asia and stuffing my face with Japanese food. (A bit obsessed with tonkatsu ramen. Anyone with me?)


The Blessing Bucket is all about discovering the world and the self. I truly believe that through traveling, we can learn so much about life and realize how blessed we are to be alive.


I started this blog because I wanted to document my travels and share the things I’ve learned on the road with the world. I love finding unique and underrated destinations (There are so many in Asia!). Here you can find my easy to digest travel guides, travel advice and travel inspirations. As well, I love to discuss other fun things like affordable fashion, DIY, and photography.


Oh! Speaking of DIY, I love making printables. Get my free travel planning printable here and stay updated for future freebies. I make new printables almost every month. You love floral calendars? Travel quote wall art? Then get on that!

I hope you come along my journey and enjoy The Blessing Bucket!

Stay curious, creative, and inspired!




If you would like to collaborate with me or just want to chat, always feel free to message me!


“With every experience, every footstep, every story, a secret blessing has been collected in to our little bucket called life.” – The Blessing Bucket