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The Most Beautiful Beaches in New Zealand’s Far North

August 13, 2015

It’s no secret that I spent the majority of the year 2012 being a beach bum in New Zealand’s Far North – an area of the country very few people – both tourists and Kiwi’s alike – ever explore. In fact, after speaking with travellers who’ve been to New Zealand, very few, if any ever […]

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Working Holiday Tips: Bank Accounts Abroad

November 12, 2013

Back in 2010 I started my working holiday in sunny Sydney, Australia.  I was young, hopeful, excited for a fresh start in a beautiful city halfway around the world from ‘real life.’  I knew there were heaps of things to get in order.  I had to get a TFN (tax file number), find a place […]

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The Best of Western Australia in Photos

July 31, 2013

In 2011 I spent a grand total of 7 months both living in and travelling around Australia.  One of the highlights of my travels was getting to experience the rugged and seemingly untouched beauty of Western Australia.  I experienced everything from the unique Pinnacles Desert, the delicious wineries of Margaret River and the crystal clear […]

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Far North Adventures: Kingdom of Zion

October 29, 2012

[EDIT- May 2017: Kingdom of Zion is now known as Kamo Wildlife Sanctuary, and is currently closed to the public for remedial work.] It’s been quite a while since I wrote in my Far North Adventures series.  Since I had such a glorious trip to Africa, I put many of my posts about New Zealand […]

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Happy 1 Year Travel Anniversary to Me!

September 28, 2012

For most people, the idea of traveling for a year can be quite daunting – yet it is considered to be living the dream.  For me, for the last 365 days, this has been my reality.  It has been fun, exciting, scary, and full of good times and bad.  Today marks my 1 year travel […]

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My Return from Africa- the quick update!

July 17, 2012

I’ve officially returned to my home-for-now in beautiful Ahipara, New Zealand after spending eight weeks abroad. Before I get into the heavy details, lets start out with a quick recap of my life for the past few months. It was a jam-packed eight weeks- the first of which was spent in Sydney with my parents […]

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Far North Adventures: Horse Trekking

April 2, 2012

No matter what day of the week it is, you can almost always  look out onto 90-Mile Beach at Ahipara Bay and see locals and tourists alike atop beautiful horses, riding along the beach, having their own little adventure for the day.  Having grown up around horses thanks to my cousin, who was a competitive […]

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6 Months on the Road

March 28, 2012

Half a year.  6 months.  26 weeks.  182 days.  4,368 hours.  262,080 minutes.  15,724,800 seconds.  No matter what way you look at it – it’s been a long time since I left Toronto on that overcast afternoon on September the 28th.  The idea of 6 months on the road seemed as if it was an […]

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Far North Adventures: Skydiving

March 22, 2012

When I was young the biggest excitement for me was getting to go on an airplane and fly somewhere new.  The years passed by and family holidays were always a much-anticipated treat each year, the excitement of being on an airplane never wore off.  To this day I still love it. So when exactly did […]

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Having to Take my Own Advice: Flexibility

March 7, 2012
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When Chris from Aussie on The Road asked me in my Bite with a Blogger interview what my one piece of advice to travelers would be, I answered by saying “be open to change. Don’t plan too much. Go with the flow. Some of the most rewarding experiences and memories can happen when you least […]

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