Time for a Change…Again

I’m hitting the road again. Seems to be I can’t stay in one place for more than three months without being overcome with a feeling of restlessness. Despite settling in Queenstown and meeting some amazing people, I’ve realized Queenstown isn’t the right fit for me. Don’t get me wrong, you couldn’t find a more picturesque …

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Why weekend getaways are just as important (and fun) as longer trips…

As someone who was accustomed to working a Monday to Friday job, working at a bakery that is open 22 hours a day, 7 days a week has given me a newfound appreciation for the “traditional” weekend. Yes, I still get two (normally) consecutive days off a week, but my boyfriend does work a standard …

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The Last 3+ Months: a quick recap

As in most seasons of life, there are ebbs and flows. I’ve pulled back from blogging the last couple of months. Mainly because I was on the move a lot, and I spent most of my spare time investing in relationships – both old and new ones. A lot has changed since November. I left …

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Dublin: Unsurprisingly Delightful

Sorry for the major delay in posting about the rest of my trip this summer! I started graduate school in August and have not had much spare time. With the craziness of the election, I needed to focus on happier times, and that is all of the traveling I did when I was blissfully unemployed …

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Photo Diary: Abel Tasman National Park

Once I found myself on my own with a week to kill before starting a job in Wellington, I decided to head back to Nelson. I had only passed through before, but it seemed like a good place to get my footing and do some relaxing. And it is also the gateway to Abel Tasman …

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Road Trip Diaries: Queenstown to Christchurch

We got an early start to our last day road trippin through New Zealand. With a 6-hour drive ahead of us and a 4:30 turn in time for the rental car, we didn’t want to take any chances. It was a beautiful, peaceful drive out of Queenstown, and although I was sad that my time …

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The Magic of Milford Sound

Milford Sound is often at the top of “Must See/Do” lists in New Zealand. It is a World Heritage site and one of the most visited destinations in New Zealand. Milford is a fairly remote location, and it takes quite the journey to get there. The roads are treacherous enough that they actually close them every …

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Queenstown Stole My Heart

Queenstown stole a little piece of my heart and will have it forever. There is something magical about this little town in the middle of the South Island. It is one of those places where even though you can walk around the town center in the matter of half an hour, it has an undeniable …

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Road Trip Diaries: Franz Josef to Wanaka

The drive from Franz Josef to Wanaka was the epitome of the South Island. In the span of 4-5 hours, we drove past glaciers, through lush tropical forest, and then were met with huge, snowcapped mountains surrounded by jewel-toned lakes. It also didn’t hurt that it was a beautiful day. All doubts that I had …

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Road Trip Diaries: Wellington to Franz Josef

If you ever find yourself traveling with me and there is a car involved, know that I will have no shame in forcing anyone but myself to be in the driver’s seat when it comes to navigating potentially tricky situations. Driving has always been a point of anxiety for me, and I will make that …

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