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  • 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…

  • Moving to New Zealand - feature photo - view of Wellington from the summit of Mount Victoria
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    I’m Moving to New Zealand

    New year, new country! Is anyone surprised at this point? Yes, after finishing up my working holiday in Canada, as well as previously living in Hong Kong and South Korea, I’m trying out living somewhere else again. This time I’m…

  • 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…

  • A Year in Canada - feature photo - Maligne Lake & Spirit Island in Jasper National Park
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    A Year in Canada

    Well, technically 16 months in Canada. Except about 3.5 of them were spent in the USA. Anyways, back in mid-October 2022 I moved to Canada on an IEC working holiday visa. At the end of January 2024, I departed again…

  • Antarctica Expedition part 1 - feature photo - pair of Gentoo penguins in the snow with icy water next to them and snowy mountains in the background - Croft Bay on James Ross Island
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    Antarctica Expedition Part 1 | Weddell Sea

    It’s still so crazy that I can say I’ve been to Antarctica! Yes, you are reading this correctly. Wild, right? It wasn’t even really on my bucket list because it’s not somewhere I ever thought I’d get the chance (and…

  • Weekend Trip to Lake Tahoe - feature photo - Emerald Bay including island from a boat cruise on the lake
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    Weekend Trip to Lake Tahoe | USA

    After a crazy summer travelling all the way across Canada and then back again across the USA, my trip was almost complete. Having already visited much of the California coast earlier this year, there was one more place in the…

  • 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…