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New Zealand Kauri Trees: A Tale of Dinosaurs and Giants

New Zealand Kauri Trees: A Tale of Dinosaurs and Giants

Silent amongst the native birds and reptiles of New Zealand, lives the kauri tree. Although they are less well-known than the kiwi or the kea, the kauri are a symbol of New Zealand. These majestic giants can be found in small pockets throughout northern New […]

3 Souvenirs to Share with Travel Friends

3 Souvenirs to Share with Travel Friends

When we travel, we tend to think of the souvenirs to bring home to our family. We don’t think about giving things to the friends we make along the way. I used to think this way, too. Until I met my friend Savannah. She was […]

The Cheapest Way to See the Franz Josef Glacier

The Cheapest Way to See the Franz Josef Glacier

One of the iconic stops for tourists in New Zealand is the Franz Josef Glacier on the South Island. Most people go to take a helicopter hike along the top of the glacier. I balked at the $350 NZD price. $350 to walk on ice? […]

Baking with Moroccan Women at Amal Non-Profit

Baking with Moroccan Women at Amal Non-Profit

Cooking classes are one of the best ways to get to know a culture. When I was in Morocco, my riad recommended a baking class at Amal Non-profit, an association dedicated to “empowering women through culinary skills.” Learning to bake Moroccan goodies and getting to […]

8 Things I Learned From 8 Months in Europe

8 Things I Learned From 8 Months in Europe

Last year, I spent 8 months travelling Europe (and Morocco and Turkey). I learnt a lot during that time – probably more than I did during my 4-year uni degree. While I discovered a lot about the world, the biggest revelations turned out to be […]

Zurich One Day Itinerary

Zurich One Day Itinerary

Zurich has an old-world charm with history around every corner. Like most European cities, it bears the marks of war and culture. After spending a few days in Zurich, I have developed a budget-friendly but fun-filled way to spend a day in Zurich.   Breakfast […]

7 Day Blog Challenge

7 Day Blog Challenge

Hey guys! You may be wondering why I’m posting on a Tuesday, right after this week’s post has gone live. It’s not an accident! This week, I’ve signed up to participate in a 7 Day Blog Challenge with one of my favourite Facebook Groups for […]

Why You Should Visit Neuschwanstein in Winter

Why You Should Visit Neuschwanstein in Winter

Neuschwanstein, the inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty’s castle, is a gorgeous castle in the Bavarian Alps. I stumbled onto the option to visit it during my three days in Munich in 2017. Everyone raved about the castle online. The photos of it, perched in the […]

Hot Air Ballooning in Cappadocia: From Fairy Chimneys to Flying High

Hot Air Ballooning in Cappadocia: From Fairy Chimneys to Flying High

People often call hot air ballooning “romantic,” “gentle” or “peaceful”. It’s all of those things and more! It’s magical. It’s spectacular. It’s eye opening. It’s breathtaking. It’s a bucket list activity that everyone should experience at least once in their life. And what better place […]

Tamaki Maori Village Overnight Stay

Tamaki Maori Village Overnight Stay

The Tamaki Māori Village was one of New Zealand’s highest rated attractions in 2018. They have won numerous awards for being the best cultural activity in Australasia and is rated one of the top 10 cultural activities in the world. The Tamaki Māori Village appealed […]