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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 […]

The Only Place in the World I’d Never Go Back To

The Only Place in the World I’d Never Go Back To

After travelling around the world for most of my life, I’ve managed to go to a lot of places. Some were awesome. Others were … less awesome. But none of my individual negative experiences have tarnished a place so much that I’d never want to […]

Missing Moments While Travelling: Dealing with Travel Guilt

Missing Moments While Travelling: Dealing with Travel Guilt

Living a semi-nomadic life as I do, I end up missing a lot. While I’m hot air ballooning in Cappadoccia or visiting Hobbits in New Zealand, other peoples’ lives keep going. Birthdays, graduations, promotions are all happening while I’m a distant pin point on a […]

The Time I Spent a $400 on Taxis in Dunedin

The Time I Spent a $400 on Taxis in Dunedin

Dunedin Who? Your first thought reading the title of this post might be “what is Dunedin?” Or, more aptly, “where is Dunedin?” Dunedin is a small city (I’d almost call it a town but that would probably cause a riot) near the bottom of New […]