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Learning How to Make Dumplings in New Zealand

Learning How to Make Dumplings in New Zealand

After all my posts on New Zealand, it’s fair to say I think it’s an awesome place. I’ll probably never stop talking about it! So really you shouldn’t be surprised that I’m writing, yet again, about New Zealand. But it might surprise you that I […]

Is Marrakech Safe for Solo Female Travellers?

Is Marrakech Safe for Solo Female Travellers?

Marrakech was one of my favourite places I visited during my 8 months in Europe (…even though it’s not in Europe). Morocco’s best-known city is hugely popular for a reason. The Medina blends history with rich culture, delicious food and beautiful scenes. And the shopping […]

10 Best Auckland Day Trips

10 Best Auckland Day Trips

It’s only been a month, but I’m already seriously homesick for New Zealand.   I fell truly, deeply in love with the country while I lived there. The people are fantastic. The food is delicious. And there are endless travel opportunities.   For 7 months, […]

Best Time to Visit Toronto (from a Canadian)

Best Time to Visit Toronto (from a Canadian)

And I’m back! Thank you for waiting patiently while I caught up on 2 years of doctors appointments, celebrated my grandmother’s 90th birthday, over ate with my sister, cuddled my dogs and spent time with my family. But enough about all that. You’re here for […]

August Hiatus

August Hiatus

Hello all! As you know from my last post, I’ve left New Zealand and am preparing to head back to uni. It’s very exciting, but it’s also a big change. So I’ve decided to take a short break from Nina Out and About. Partially because […]

The Starbucks Cookie Test (& Exciting News!)

The Starbucks Cookie Test (& Exciting News!)

This week’s post is going to be a little different. Firstly, because I’m writing it hours later than I usually do. Secondly, because it’s at a time of insane upheaval in my life. Why is that? Because I’m leaving New Zealand. In 1 week, I’ll […]

Must Try New Zealand Foods: A Comprehensive Guide

Must Try New Zealand Foods: A Comprehensive Guide

Food is one of the main reasons I love to travel. It’s probably one of the main reasons I love life! As much as I adore curling up with a good book and a plate of Pillsbury cookies, there’s something uniquely satisfying about eating your […]

How Travel Helped Me Handle My Bedroom Flooding

How Travel Helped Me Handle My Bedroom Flooding

It’s a weird title, right? I mean, how are travel and my bedroom (one that I’m not in) flooding? Stick with me and you’ll find out.   The Great Flood Our story begins this weekend, when I called my mom for our weekly chat. She […]

It’s Ok to Say No to Travel

It’s Ok to Say No to Travel

I know, the title is pretty controversial for a travel blog, but hear me out. Sometimes, you have to turn down travel. Money, time, energy, health and simply not wanting to go are all reasons I’ve said no to travel opportunities before. It’s easier to […]

Visiting the World’s Smallest Penguins in Dunedin

Visiting the World’s Smallest Penguins in Dunedin

New Zealand is home to a spectacular array of wildlife – most of it bird life. The country actually has no native mammals except for one species of bat. Originally, the island was populated by 3 metre tall birds called Moa, tiny nocturnal kiwibirds and […]