7 Steps to Start Planning 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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5 Great Solo Travel Destinations to Visit in 2017

The really Great Solo Travel Destinations are those that are super easy to get around, encourage social interaction, have fabulously friendly local people and are relatively safe to explore on your own. If that sounds like you in 2017, keep reading to see what places I’ve ranked in my top 5 Great Solo Travel Destinations to Visit […]

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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. Yet every time I’m about to set off again it’s a last minute rush to get things together and I always promise myself I’ll be more organised next time. So […]

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Hello, from London!

9 Countries in 3 months has gone so fast. Japan, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and now England. I’ve seen and done so many things I can hardly remember. Every now and again Dave will mention something we did and I have to dredge it up from the swamps of my […]

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Overcoming Onsen Anxiety

We’ve just ended a beautiful day in Matsue with another Onsen (natural hot spring) at our hotel. Because of the position of Matsue on the Lake, this is our view every evening. While in Matsue we have visited Matsue Castle, Meimei-an Tea House and also noticed they don’t just cut trees down here when they […]

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Getting My Feet

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. 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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