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Postcards from Waiheke

One year ago, I leapt from Connecticut to New Zealand semi-blindly.  I had no idea I would meet a girl online inviting me to Waiheke Island.  I had never even heard of Waiheke Island—Waikiki, yes, but this other place, nope.  For three months I lived and breathed Waiheke sunshine and island life.  It took hardly any […]

2016 in Review: Where I Traveled This Year

It amazes me how quickly this year went by.  2016 had terribly deep up’s and down’s for me on a personal level and in regards to the world as a whole.  Overall, I feel so grateful for the opportunities and support this year brought to me.  Beautiful people have walked into my life this year and some […]

How To Cope With Spending The Holidays In The Hot, Sunny Southern Hemisphere

I like to believe that I am a proper northern girl.   Not only am I from the Northern Hemisphere of the world, I’m from the northeast of the United States–a region that receives some of the most brutal winters.  I’m talking power outages and snow up past the top of the doorway.  During my […]

Finding Light

You may or may not have noticed the silence over here for the last few weeks.  Part of that is due to my move back to Waiheke Island where I have been in a constant state of go-go-go.  Part is a result of the recent goings-on in the United States. I have been in a […]

The Truth Behind Taking a Solo Road Trip

It’s scary at first For the first week, I was terribly scared to sleep in my car.  I can admit that openly.  I would find a place on the side of the road or in a parking lot.  I would lock all of my doors while attempting to cover my windows so that strangers could […]

Read To Travel Turns 1!

For the last week I have been showing London and Galway to my boyfriend and having an absolute blast.  While we were making our rounds to different pubs, eating our way through London’s East End, and nearly blowing off the edge of the Cliffs of Moher… something exciting happened! Read To Travel turned 1!  On […]

Home For New England Summer

After living abroad and traveling for five months, I returned home to Connecticut to live for couple of months.  There were weddings to attend, a family to catch up with, a boyfriend to kiss, friends to laugh with, and a bank account to be replenished.  My time in New Zealand allowed me to miss home for […]

A Page From My Journal: Discussing Conamara National Park And The Concept of Perfection

I keep a journal.  It wouldn’t feel right telling people that I want to be a writer if I didn’t write things down regularly.  Usually I have a notebook in my bag and if I don’t then my phone’s notepad is my best friend.  Hopefully one day I’ll be on Stephen King’s level where I […]

To The Kind, Friendly Souls I Met While Traveling For Five Months

Over the last five months, I met some pretty beautiful people.  There is something about traveling alone that allows me let me guard down.  I am able to be more open about my innermost thoughts to complete strangers, bringing me closer to them than many friends whom I have known for years.  It amazes me […]

Dear Backpack

  Dear Backpack, Many people believe that in order to enjoy certain things in life, a lot of money must be spent.  To be cool in school you must have the nicest clothes, to ensure quality you must take a hit to your bank account, to go backpacking you must spend hundreds just to successfully […]

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