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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 […]

Powell’s City of Books in Portland, Oregon

If you identify as book lover, bookshelf porn junkie, independent bookstore seeker, or overall nerd in love with the written word, you have probably spent your fair share of time exploring the stacks of little shops.  I visited Powell’s on a recommendation from a traveling friend who recognized my obsession with reading and knew I […]

Enjoying Giapo’s Edible Art on National Ice Cream Day

When I received a reminder that it was National Ice Cream Day in the United States, I knew something needed to be done immediately.  I could not let such an important day of my year slide by simply because I live in New Zealand.  So we hopped on the ferry to Auckland in search of […]

How to Spend the Summer in Connecticut

We live in an era where people crave to be unique and irregular, yet also accepted.  We want to be seen doing something new and different, not the same old song and dance as everybody else.  During high school, I constantly heard voices all around me with differing opinions on where the best places to look […]

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