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My “Best Of” 2016

Well, 2016. I believe you’ve been quite the shitter for a rather large proportion of people on the planet. Between political disasters and some seriously shocking celebrity deaths (think Alan Rickman was the worst one for me, although he’s probably sitting on a beach somewhere earning his 20%), it’s not been one of the best… Continue reading My “Best Of” 2016

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Photo Friday: My 50 Favourite Photos From 18 Months Of Travel

Happy Friday, and a very merry Christmas Eve eve! Before we delve into my best of 2016 post, I’ve been meaning to do this one for a while – a huge photo essay of our 18 month trip around the world! Throughout 2015 and 2016, we spent three months exploring South East Asia followed by… Continue reading Photo Friday: My 50 Favourite Photos From 18 Months Of Travel

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Mountains, Lakes & Glaciers: Road Tripping The Canadian Rockies

If there was one way to end our mighty 19-month trip on a high, a road trip through three national parks in the Canadian RockiesΒ was the way to do it. We had been planning to hire a car to explore the mountains and lakes of Banff national park for a day or two, but when… Continue reading Mountains, Lakes & Glaciers: Road Tripping The Canadian Rockies

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Relaxing In Kimberley: The Bavarian City Of The Canadian Rockies

I am very blessed to have family in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains – easily one of the most beautiful places in the world. My aunt and uncle live in a little town on the edge of the Kootenays called Kimberley, while their two sons live with their families a couple ofΒ hours in… Continue reading Relaxing In Kimberley: The Bavarian City Of The Canadian Rockies

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Falling In Love With Vancouver (and Tim Hortons!)

I had high hopes for Vancouver, and that worried me. Because it’s often the places you think you’ll fall in love with that disappoint you, and the ones you have no preconceptions of are the ones that surprise you. I didn’t need to worry. I fell for Vancouver, hard. Canada was the beginning of the… Continue reading Falling In Love With Vancouver (and Tim Hortons!)

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Hawaii On A Budget: How I Did It For $300

Hawaii is world renowned for being a luxury holiday destination – when I told friends I was going, I had more comments on how jealous they were than I had for any other destination I’d been to. When people asked my mum where I was on my journey, they turned green when she told them… Continue reading Hawaii On A Budget: How I Did It For $300

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Hiking Hawaii: Amazing Views Of Oahu

When people holiday in Hawaii, you picture drinking cocktails on a beach lined with palm trees, with flowers around your neck and a backdrop of jungle-clad mountains. You imagine surfing the best waves, floating in clear water and relaxing in idyllic resorts. If there was one thing I wasn’t expecting to do in Hawaii, it… Continue reading Hiking Hawaii: Amazing Views Of Oahu

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A Road Trip to the North Shore of Oahu

Spoiler alert: includes Lost filming locations abound “We’ve got to go up to the north shore one day! I know a great snorkelling place and we have to eat at the food trucks!” One of the best things about our visit to Hawaii was catching up with a great friend of mine, and a bonus… Continue reading A Road Trip to the North Shore of Oahu

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That Time We Had The Same Day Twice

We went to Hawaii because it was cheap. This is a sentence that I never thought I’d say, and it made no sense at all to me when I realised it. Nevertheless, it was true. The plan was to fly to Vancouver; having realised we weren’t going to be able to afford our planned American/Canadian… Continue reading That Time We Had The Same Day Twice

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#tbt Summer 2008: Living the American Dream

My first solo trip abroad was, like many of my travels, unconventional. To start with – I was leaving my partner at home to work in the USA over the summer. After working, I’d be exploring New York City, my first time in a city by myself, before hitting up Canada and staying with a… Continue reading #tbt Summer 2008: Living the American Dream