New Zealand

So You Want to Do a Working Holiday in New Zealand

August 28, 2016
Pororari River

So you want to do a working holiday is New Zealand? Awesome! The process can seem a bit overwhelming so if you’re not sure where to start, I’ve put together a wee checklist for you. Apply for a visa. Before anything, you want to make sure you’re actually allowed in the country. You can check out my post on how to get a visa here. I’ve never heard of a person getting denied a visa but it’s smart to apply…

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Always Go First

Out of all the podcasts and inspirational shiz I listen to, someone once talked about the concept of, “always going first.” I started thinking about this all the time and decided to implement it into my own life. I want to tell you about…

August 20, 2016
Tanah Lot, Bali
Bali Learning

Back in Bali – A Time of Growth

I’ve been in Bali (Ubud aka spiritual hippie central) for three weeks now and I’m finally settling in. I have a place to live (arranged prior to my arrival), I organized a scooter rental, a Bali SIM card, a gym membership and I’ve finally…

August 7, 2016
New Zealand

What To Do After Arriving In New Zealand

So let’s say you make it to New Zealand – congratulations! You’re about to have the best experiences of your life. Of course, there’s always admin to deal with. It’s better to get this stuff out of the way immediately so you can start…

August 5, 2016
unity and strength

For When You Feel Sad About the World 

I have been filled with negative emotions lately. Our world seems like it’s in a social regression and I feel helpless. I’m heartbroken for lives that have been lost and outraged for those targeted with discrimination and hate. I am unbelievably lucky and privileged…

July 15, 2016
traveling truths
Travel with me

6 Inevitable Truths About Traveling

The more I travel, the more I realize how many things can go wrong while traveling. Yet we still do it? We are actively putting ourselves at risk for theft, chaos, sickness and just all around uncomfortableness. Why? Because it’s worth it. The life-changing…

June 12, 2016
Institute of Code
Bali Learning

The Institute of Code

  Ok. Big apologies here. I’ve had many questions and requests for a post about my time in Ubud, Bali at The Institute of Code and I have been putting it off. I usually do a day-by-day timeline post about my trips but I…

May 10, 2016
Organic Green Matcha Tea in a Bowl

The Magical Matcha Tea

You’ve probably been hearing about this new magical coffee replacement called matcha tea. It’s existed since the Tang Dynasty (7 – 9th Century) in China. Many centuries later, Zen Buddhists would drink matcha to achieve a relaxed alertness during their meditation. I’ve never been…

May 5, 2016
Monkey Forest

Bali is Good for the Soul

As I mentioned in my last post about Wellington, I booked a last minute trip to Bali! I was leaving for Wellington on a Wednesday morning and I booked my flights to Bali on Tuesday night at around 7 PM. I was in Ubud…

April 20, 2016
Nelson, New Zealand
New Zealand

Why I Chose Nelson When Moving to New Zealand

One of the most common questions I get about moving to New Zealand is, “Out of all the places, how did you choose Nelson?” New Zealand is a beautiful place with awesome places to live. Each city or town offers an array if different…

April 15, 2016