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November Reading List

It’s been a while since I have done one of these and I think it’s time to share what’s on my bedside table with you.  In all honesty, my nightstand is an absolute chaotic, poetic, mess.  But that’s okay.  There are nearly too many books, loose jewelry, and a pile of notebooks because, well, I […]

24 Hours in Washington DC

No American road trip, especially one focusing entirely on the east coast, is complete without a visit to our nation’s capital, Washington D.C.  Over the years I have lost count of how many times I have visited this wonderful place and I was so excited to have the opportunity–though a small one–to show it to […]

5 Beaches You Can’t Miss in Australia

Australia is famous for being the home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.  This makes narrowing it down to just a few quite difficult when attempting to compile a list of Australia’s best beaches. With this being said, here are just five of my very favourite sandy spots in this extraordinary […]

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 […]

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