Celebrating Thanksgiving in New Zealand

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At the opposite end of the earth Kiwis and Americans are celebrating Thanksgiving together. So how does one celebrate an American tradition in a sub-tropical climate? And what are Kiwis thankful for? Take a peep to find out.

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Overcoming OCD Abroad in the Hardest Year of My Life

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Admitting I had a problem wasn’t hard. It had become pretty obvious and bloody annoying. The hard part came about three of four weeks into therapy when I realised these thought patterns and behaviours had been holding me back my whole life.

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Is Bristol the Perfect London Alternative?

Bristol is the creative university town on Englands west coast synonymous with Banksy street art, hot air ballooning and the Clifton suspension bridge. Boasting a more laid back lifestyle with lush green spaces and loads of transport links, could this be the perfect London alternative? 

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Christmas Experiences Around the World

Despite no dedication to religion, I have to admit the cosy festivities of Christmas hard to resist. Whether summer or winter, I always look forward to the day when everything just stops for a while. There’s no television adverts, plenty of good food and family and friends come together to enjoy each others company.

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Where to Eat Vegetarian & Vegan in Sydney

Get excited for the vegetarian dream in Sydney’s inner city suburb of Glebe! Just ten minutes by bus from Central Station, you have a mecca of cafes and restaurants at your disposal, many serving fully vegetarian menus plus vegan options. 

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Running Away for Real

As a kid and a teenager I always daydreamed a lot. My most common fantasy was of running away to create a fantastic new life from the hut in our apple tree. As I got older this fantasy transitioned to moving overseas to travel the world.

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Soul-Searching Through Sintra, Portugal

After a difficult few months and a long winter, escaping to sunny Portugal sounded like the perfect therapy. I started off strong, excited to bask in the sunshine, become acquainted with the people, and indulge in many custard based desserts.

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Where to Eat Vegetarian & Vegan in Edinburgh

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It’s not all Haggis and Black Pudding up here! Who would have thought Edinburgh would bring such a decent helping of dining options for us veg lovers too?! I’m always excited to try new restaurants and local food when travelling so let me walk you through some of my favourites from my long weekend in the city.

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What to do on a Weekend in Edinburgh

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We arrived at the crack of dawn via overnight bus from London Victoria. As far as bus journeys go, I’d say it was fairly okay and I got a good amount of sleep. If you’re attempting this I’d definitely recommend 3 things; noise cancelling ear plugs, a sleeping mask and something warm to throw over yourself – the aircon gets cold!

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How to Travel Eco-Friendly

Travelling takes me to so many breathtaking destinations, but it breaks my heart when I notice a trash trove in the waters of Thailand. Fortunately it’s getting easier to travel without the trash and in this post I’m going to talk about a few ways I’e been working toward this!

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