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Pororari River
New Zealand

So You Want to Do a Working Holiday in New Zealand

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…

August 28, 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
Nelson
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
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
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
Merry_Christmas_on_the_Beach
New Zealand

A Very Merry Kiwi Christmas

My favorite holiday has come and gone, yet I don’t feel as if I actually missed out on Christmas like I thought I was going to. To avoid being homesick, I didn’t watch any Christmas movies (who am I????) or listen to much Christmas…

December 26, 2015
christmas-onthestreet
Change

4 Tips For Dealing With Homesickness

In the midst of the holiday season, I can’t help but feel homesick. Living abroad is the best thing I’ve ever done, but I’ll admit – it’s difficult at times. It comes in waves, but the holiday season has been the hardest so far.…

December 9, 2015
sydney harbour
Australia

Aussie Roadtrip: BRISBANE TO SYDNEY

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 After arriving in Brisbane, Mikaela’s uncle picked us up from the airport and brought us back to his house. Her aunt made us a phenomenal feast and we chatted the night away. Wednesday, November 4, 2015 Our first day in Brisbane,…

December 3, 2015
great barrier reef
Australia

Travel Update: CAIRNS

I finally made it to Australia. After years of wishing and waiting, all my dreams finally came true. I spent 16 days traveling from New Zealand to Cairns to Brisbane to Sydney and then back to New Zealand. I’m exhausted but so so so…

November 24, 2015
TheBoys
New Zealand

Nelson Update: Living With Boys

I know you are all curious as to how I am getting along living with three boys so I thought I would do a little introduction to the wild boys: Cayden, Nathan and Brody. I have a love/hate relationship with the boys. One minute they…

August 7, 2015
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