canada

Fun, Friends & Frolics in Whistler, Canada

I always said I wanted to go to Whistler on my first week here in Canada. On my last visit to Vancouver, we just didn't make the time to go anywhere that required a day or more, and I wanted to make sure I went this time before I started working, because with every year… Continue reading Fun, Friends & Frolics in Whistler, Canada

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Hello From Canada!

I've been in Vancouver for almost a week - and what a week it's been! It began with a two-day journey with some tough goodbyes, and, in typical Canadian fashion, ended with beautiful mountains and great hospitality. The journey itself wasn't too bad; the flights were pretty good and amazingly all four were on schedule… Continue reading Hello From Canada!

isle of man

A Day Road Tripping The Isle Of Man

If there was one fantastic decision we made on this trip, it was to take the car. I mean that for all aspects of the trip, but one part we were most looking forward to was exploring Ash's "home town" of the Isle Of Man. I had visited the IoM once before, a few years… Continue reading A Day Road Tripping The Isle Of Man

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#tbt: A Day Trip To The German Christmas Markets

"GO ON WITHOUT ME!!!" We ran as fast as we could through the airport - we'd just flown through security, where Ash set the buzzers off and we left him behind. A man down, my flatmate and I stormed down the corridor to our departure gate, which naturally was right at the end. "PLEASE LET… Continue reading #tbt: A Day Trip To The German Christmas Markets

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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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#tbt: My First Ever Trip Abroad to Switzerland

It's been a while since I did a #throwbackthursday post. So I suppose this is a throwback to my throwback posts, as well as being my ultimate throwback post because this one's about the first time I ever went abroad. I was actually a late bloomer to travel. Being from the literal middle of nowhere… Continue reading #tbt: My First Ever Trip Abroad to Switzerland

australia · usa

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

new zealand · oceania

Is Wanaka One Of The Most Picturesque Places Ever Or What?

Wanaka doesn't make it onto everyone's itineraries for New Zealand - but it was one of the first to go onto mine. Blanketed by mountains and set on a scenic clear lake, and with the feel of a small town but heart of something so much more, there's nothing not to love about this place.… Continue reading Is Wanaka One Of The Most Picturesque Places Ever Or What?