Lessons From a Year in New Zealand

Original plans for 2019 saw me hopping on a flight to Australia via China. I anticipated spending about three months traipsing my way around Australia, seeing as much as possible, before heading back to Vancouver. Things don’t always go as…

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Mount Kaukau Hike

Mount Victoria is the classic fan favourite for a local Wellington hike, but if it’s glorious 360 views across the Skyline, the South Island, the Eastern Harbour and Wellington that you’re after, then Mount Kaukau is the one to do.…

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A Guide to Matiu/Somes Island

There seems to be no end of wonderful things to do in Wellington, the windy capital of New Zealand situated on the southernmost tip of the North Island. We live in Wellington at the moment and returned in early January…

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5 Ways to Hold It Together

Well, this is certainly a different sort of post that I’m used to compiling, but hey, it’s 2020 and this is my creative space to…be creative in. I’ve struggled – especially while backpacking with a minimal amount of ‘stuff’ and…

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Reflecting on my 2019 Travels

What a year. I can hardly wrap my head around the incredible time I’ve had this year, developing emotionally, personally, physically and mentally. I look back at who I was at the start of this year and then at the…

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A Day in San Francisco

I last visited California and my parents in early January 2019. I then hopped on a plane back to Vancouver, Canada before departing on a one-way ticket down under to Australia. Fast forward 351 days and five further countries visited…

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