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5 Things You Should Taste During Your First Visit To Vermont

If you are heading to the state of Vermont for the first time, you HAVE to taste these five items.  This short list has been created for those traveling to Vermont for the first time.  Locals and frequent Vermont-goers will have walked these roads years ago and fail to be impressed (except for maple creemees… […]

Vermont Welcomes You

Greetings from the wilderness, and by “wilderness” I mean my aunt’s home in Virginia where we are making a comfortable stop indoors on our route south.  But know that I did type this post out in the woods, fireside with smoke blowing in my eyes. The first stop on our USA-east-coast-going-south-to-introduce-the-englishman-to-my-country-roadtrip was… Vermont! I would […]

I Left New Zealand and Moved To…

…The USA! For three months!  Everyone I run into keeps asking me the same series of questions?  What are you doing? Where is all of your stuff?  Where are you living? After a year and a half living in one of the world’s most beautiful lands (says the girl who has so much more to see), […]

San Francisco Food Photo Diary

Flying from New Zealand to the east coast of the United States can amount to 25+ hours of travel.  So I could not resist a stopover in San Francisco for three nights.  My first visit to this colorful quirky city left me positive that it would not be my last.  The first full day there […]

Three AWESOME Single Day Hikes on New Zealand’s North Island

New Zealand’s South Island is well-known for incredible scenery and hikes from north to south.  However, the North Island is covered with various hiking routes and trails that range from the most popular in the country to those rather unknown amongst travelers.  If you are looking for a solid single day hike on the North […]

17 Photos That Will Inspire You To Visit Waiheke Island, New Zealand

For the last year and a half, I have called Waiheke Island my home.  This island off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand has crept up on lists of big name travel magazines as the place to visit over the last few years.  So I feel quite lucky to have stumbled upon it organically almost […]

Boogie Van Brewing: Waiheke Island’s Local Craft Brewery

As many of you know, I have been living on Waiheke Island for about a year and a half.  Here on the island, the presence of vineyards and love of wine permeates the air.  On New Zealand’s “island of wine,” sometimes I’m just looking for a relaxing environment and good craft beer—no fine dining or […]

Stranger in a Stranger Land: My Six Years in Korea BOOK REVIEW

The Author After finishing law school, Brian M. Williams moved to South Korea to join the expatriate community of English school teachers.  Shortly before his arrival, he was offered a new job in publishing making English textbooks for schools.  During his six years in the country, he learned a lot about expat life, the Korean […]

Why Croatia Needs to Be Your Next Destination

After living in Ireland for a month, I began a solo backpack adventure into Eastern Europe.  Crafting the perfect itinerary took weeks of drafting, researching and rewriting until, finally, my perfect trip was planned (roughly).  My first three days alone were to be spent in Pula, Croatia.  At the time, I really knew nothing about […]

A Guide To Trekking Through Sapa, Vietnam

Are you looking to trek through the rice terraces of Northern Vietnam? Search no further than Sapa.  After arriving in the main village of Sapa with nothing planned aside from a burning desire to complete a multi-day walk, I learned quite a bit about the process of setting one up.  In this post, I will […]

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