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10 Things to Do in Berlin

10 Things to Do in Berlin

Berlin is one of those big cities that are impossible to capture in just one blog post. So, I’m not going to try to. Instead, I’m going to share 10 things to do in Berlin. These activities were some of my favourites during the month […]

What to do in Waiheke: A Guide to Auckland’s Wine Island

What to do in Waiheke: A Guide to Auckland’s Wine Island

If you love wine, go to Waiheke. At least, that’s what everyone told me when I moved to Auckland. Waiheke is a small island off the coast of Auckland. It’s easily accessible by a 30 minute ferry that runs regularly throughout the week. The island […]

How I Travel Plan: Travel Planning Tips

How I Travel Plan: Travel Planning Tips

In three weeks, I am heading to Singapore to crash my mom’s work trip. Over the last few weeks, I’ve begun planning my conquest of the city (sorry, I’ve been listening to A LOT of history podcasts recently). I’m a big planner. Always have been. […]

Weta Workshop: Stepping Behind the Movie Magic

Weta Workshop: Stepping Behind the Movie Magic

As you may already know from my Hobbiton and Mount Doom … er, I mean Tongariro Crossing posts, I am a total Lord of the Ring nerd. I even studied Tolkien at university (they actually gave me credit for that!). So, of course, I jumped […]

Te Matatini Kapa Haka: Attending a Māori Festival

Te Matatini Kapa Haka: Attending a Māori Festival

I got my first taste of traditional Māori song and dance at the Tamaki Māori Village back in November. The soothing tones of the poi songs and the blatant aggression of the haka was enthralling. I knew I wanted to see more. As luck would have […]

What to Eat in Canada: A Comprehensive Guide to Canadian Cuisine

What to Eat in Canada: A Comprehensive Guide to Canadian Cuisine

When you think of Canadian food, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Probably maple syrup. But our cuisine is so much more than that! We have so much variety to offer our visitors, but most never go beyond the souvenir maple syrup. While […]

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 […]