• Lynn Canyon Hike feature photo - Vancouver, Canada
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    Lynn Canyon Hike | Vancouver

    One of the reasons I chose British Columbia over Canada’s other provinces for my working holiday (at least to start with) is the abundance of hiking opportunities. Although, arriving in autumn means I’ll save a lot of them until spring…

  • 3 Days in Taranaki - feature photo - Mount Taranaki volcano view from Pouakai Tarn hike with cloud across the centre
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    3 Days in Taranaki | New Zealand

    It really feels like I took a lot of long weekend trips within my first couple of months in New Zealand! Just a few weeks after my Taupō trip, there was another public holiday at the end of April. It…

  • Long Weekend in Taupō - feature photo - Māori rock carvings on the shores of Lake Taupō, New Zealand
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    Long Weekend in Taupō

    Easter Weekend rolled around early this year, just a few weeks after my birthday trip to Tauranga. I wasn’t expecting to be planning and taking so many trips not long after arriving in New Zealand! But I wanted to take…

  • Long Weekend in Tauranga feature cover photo - Hobbiton movie set tour, hobbit holes built in the hills of the Shire
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    Long Weekend in Tauranga

    I turned thirty about a month after moving to New Zealand, which is a bit of a milestone birthday. It landed on a Monday too, so I requested a couple of days off work. There were a few options I…

  • Highlights of Wellington - feature photo - Wellington cable car, skyline and waterfront, New Zealand
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    Highlights of Wellington

    It’s already been 3 months since I moved to Wellington and in that time I’ve explored quite a lot of the city! I’ve been trying to pace myself, so I don’t run out of things all year, but between taking…

  • Hawaii short break - feature photo - palm tree silhouettes against a twilight ocean view just after sunset on Waikiki beach
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    Hawaii Short Break

    I feel like I’ve seen images of Hawaii for as long as I can remember, thanks to the number of movies that feature it. Honestly, it wasn’t super high on my bucket list, as I associated it with over-tourism and…

  • 4 Days in Yosemite National Park - feature photo - view of Yosemite Valley at sunset from Tunnel View
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    4 Days in Yosemite National Park | USA

    Towering mountains of stone, tumbling waterfalls dancing with rainbows, endless crystal lakes and giant, ancient sequoia trees. Yosemite might just be a little slice of paradise! One of the earliest National Parks in the USA, thanks in part to Scotsman…