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Travel is one of my passions; these are my stories of exploring the world

Walks for a Wandering Soul – 5 Whangarei District walks that’ll make you go WOW!

Walks for a Wandering Soul – 5 Whangarei District walks that’ll make you go WOW!

And by WOW I mean ‘Holy Shit this is BEAUTIFUL!’ “Whangarei? Where, what n who the hell is that? How in god’s name am I meant to pronounce that?” I hear you say… Well here’s your first lesson! In the Maori language Wh = a ‘fuh’ sound, so Whang – a – rei is said Fung – a – rrrrrrei (gotta roll the r’s bro!) Got it? Alrighty moving on! Whangarei is my home town, it has the slogan ‘city…

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Snorkeling the Poor Knights

Snorkeling the Poor Knights

The name says it all – Perfect Day – and the cruise to the Poor Knights was pretty near perfect! The world-famous Poor Knights islands and the surrounding marine reserve are one of the best dive sites in the world. It’s in the underwater legend Jacques Cousteau’s Top 10! And it’s right off the coast of my hometown, lil ol’ Whangarei. When I learnt staff at my new job (the Visitor Information Centre) are encouraged to experience tours, activities etc….

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Photo Diary – Cologne Christmas Markets

Photo Diary – Cologne Christmas Markets

A Real Life Christmas Fairy tale European Christmas markets are the stuff of dreams for those of us who live in the bottom half of the world. Where it’s hot and sunny instead of cold and snowy. Where we have beers on the beach instead of hot chocolates by the fire. Where we wear jandals and sunnies instead of Christmas jumpers and beanies.

BritBound – How to Move to London with Ease

BritBound – How to Move to London with Ease

What on earth is BritBound? I hear you say It’s probably the single biggest thing that made my time in London best in my life. I was pretty nervous and scared about moving to the other side of the world by myself; but BritBound made it a breeze! BritBound is a relocation company based in London. They help Kiwis, Aussies, Canadians and more to move to the UK on their Working Holiday and Ancestry visas (to name a few). They…

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How I’ve been able to travel the world

How I’ve been able to travel the world

Three words – Working holiday visas! These magnificent little things are the reason I’ve been able to do the travelling I have. I am so, so lucky I live in a country that allows me to work in so many different places around the world. 42 countries in fact! That is A LOT considering a Chinese girl I met at the airport in Kiev while waiting for our entry visas said she could only get 2! And that was only because…

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Postcards from Greece

Postcards from Greece

Glorious Greece – A Dream Come True This was one of those places. One of those places that you’ve dreamed of visiting your entire life. I used to say all the time that I was going to move to Greece. It felt like my spiritual home. I was obsessed with Ancient Greece, which was fuelled by Classics class at high school. And of course I fantasized about the Greek Islands like everyone else did. I was in LOVE with Greece! So…

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Vietnam – The trip that unleashed the beast

Vietnam – The trip that unleashed the beast

Back to where it all began It must have been fate. Why else would I have decided to switch to History in my last year of high school? Well I soon found out why! That year was the first year my high school – Kamo High – did an educational trip to another country. A 2 and a half week trip to Vietnam. How fricken cool is that?! After much convincing of my parents that this was THE BEST IDEA…

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