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Far North Adventures: Day Trip to Cape Reinga

February 29, 2012

Ask anyone who has traveled or lived in New Zealand, and they will tell you that there is something very special about the integration of the Maori culture into not only the Kiwi tourism industry, but also into everyday life.  I personally find it fascinating how they preserve a lot of the Maori beliefs and […]

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Far North Adventures: 4WD Missions

February 16, 2012

Since moving up to the beautiful Far North of New Zealand in December, I have found that beyond it’s beauty, it’s a place that allows you to create your own adventures.  In this new series, I’m going to take a look at different activities and opportunities to create your own fun that the Far North […]

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6 week Kiwi Life Recap – What I’ve been up to!

January 30, 2012

When I started The Mellyboo Project it was initially for me to keep my friends and family at home up to speed with what I’ve been up to.  Lately, I’ve had many more objective pieces – so I figure it’s probably about time I got you all up to speed on what’s been going on […]

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Photo blog: A day at Taronga Zoo

January 22, 2012

I spent one of my last days in Sydney checking out the world famous Taronga Zoo.  Let me just say, that if I happen to come back reincarnated as an animal and I was forced into captivity, I would hope to God that I would be able to live at Taronga Zoo – overlooking my […]

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2011 in Review

December 30, 2011

219 days outside of Canada, 5 countries, 12 flights, 4 bus tours, 1 hired car, 1 case of bed bugs, 5 days in the hospital, 2 rented flats, 2 on-the-road romances, countless friends gained and a lifetime of memories made. Looking back on 2011 in review, it’s amazing to think of everything that happened.  2011 […]

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Standing on Water with Sydney Scenic SUP

December 20, 2011

You can’t seem to flip through any gossip magazines these days without seeing a picture of some of the biggest names in Hollywood standing up on what looks like an oversized surfboard with a paddle in hand.  Jennifer Aniston, Cindy Crawford, Matthew McConaughey, Kelsey Grammar, even Nicole Richie and Alessandra Ambrosio are all becoming the […]

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Settling in Sydney

October 28, 2011

Since my arrival on Australian soil 4 weeks ago, I have been scrambling to get my life here in order and set up some semblance of normalcy.  This has involved job hunting, flat searching, getting my tax file number and setting up a bank account.  I can officially say that I have completed all four […]

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Big Announcement- New Travel Plans in the Works!

August 18, 2011

Well folks, it’s that time again.  Time to start making really long to-do lists!  Why, you may ask?  Well as of September 28th I am starting my yearlong RTW working holiday trip.  Exciting stuff, especially considering it is a mere 41 days away!!!  So many travel plans! Where am I headed?  Starting off with a […]

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Photo Saturday! Week 6: Darling Harbour

July 9, 2011

Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia February 2011

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Where to Stay: Sydney’s WakeUp!

June 8, 2011

I can honestly not say enough fabulous things about this hostel.  In my 4 month’s down under I stayed in this amazing hostel for a whopping 25 nights!  My length of stay isn’t even considered to be the longest.  I met people there that had stayed for months at a time and truly made the […]

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