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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
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
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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
Abel Tasman National Park
New Zealand

Travel Update: Road Trip with Dad (Part Two)

On the second half of my dad’s trip to New Zealand we took a road trip toward the very top of the south island. You can read about the first part of our road trip here. I had to work during the week, so we…

March 9, 2016
edoras 2015
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How I Made 2015 My Bitch

Looking back on 2015, it was definitely my best year yet. Most of my year was spent kicking ass and taking names (my mother’s wording). Now I’m not telling you this to brag, but to inspire and motivate you to create change in your…

January 2, 2016
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Chocolate & Peanut Butter Oat Balls

When I first moved to New Zealand I relapsed on my candy addiction, so I created this recipe to satisfy my sweet tooth without overindulging. — 1 giant bar of dark chocolate (72% or 85% cocoa) 1 cup natural peanut butter 1 cup rolled…

September 21, 2015
edoras
New Zealand

Travel Update: Hanmer Springs & Christchurch

As soon as I bought a car I was itching to explore New Zealand. I really haven’t cared about my destination because the scenery is too amazing – I could drive forever. I’ve almost had about a zillion accidents because I’m distracted by the view…

September 9, 2015
onamalatuwaterfall
Travel with me

6 Reasons You Should Work Abroad

In today’s world, there are so many options for long-term traveling. Aside from hopping on a plane and backpacking your way through Europe, you can study abroad, volunteer with the Peace Corps or similar organization, work on a cruise ship, become an au pair…

September 3, 2015
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How To Jump Back Into An Exercise Routine

Before I left for New Zealand, the last time I didn’t work out was probably August. During my Fall semester at North Dakota State University I went to a cycling boot camp class every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. On Tuesdays and Thursdays I ran on…

August 15, 2015
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