Soul-Searching West of Spain

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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7 Steps to Plan Your Big Overseas Adventure

It can definitely be difficult to know where to start planning a round the world trip, but rest assured, however it turns out, a big adventure like this is bound to be buckets of fun! Having planned a fair few international trips in the last two years though, I’ve developed a system to make things a little easier, so in this post I’ll share with you my 7 Steps to Start Planning Your Big Overseas Adventure.

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What I’ve Learnt… One Year of Travel & Life Abroad

Tomorrow (26th October) officially marks the one year anniversary since I departed Auckland International Airport with my friend Emily on an overseas adventure to Japan, then Europe and eventually the United Kingdom, where I now live with my boyfriend David in London. We have done a lot in the last twelve months. Personally, I’ve visited […]

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Ultimate Backpacking Essentials

After three months backpacking Japan and Europe, I’ve been able to really refine down the items I use most often while on the move to an essential few. YetΒ every timeΒ I’m about to set off again it’s a lastΒ minute rush to get things together and I always promise myself I’ll be more organised next time. So […]

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Getting My Feet in Japan

It has been a whirlwind of emotions the last three days. I always knew the day would come where I could say “Tomorrow, I’m leaving on my OE”, but when that day actually arrives there are no words, no thoughts, just contentment in waiting.Β From excitement to depression, anxiety and hopefulness, I can finally rest to […]

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12 Days Until I Leave the Life I Know

I’ve only ever imagined going travelling as a fantastic, mesmerising, wonderous experience, until today, when I came across this slightly disheartening article; 5 Depressing Side Effects No One Tells You About Moving Abroad. Having been a long term traveller herself, Manon De Heus lists a few things she’s experienced from moving overseas; Your loved ones […]

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