Broome, Western Australia – the gateway to the Kimberly region and becoming an accidental clothing-thief. After months of glorious cloudless skies, balmy nights, and ‘spontaneous’ beach parties (they cropped up every single Saturday night), my days in Broome have all blended together with a few outstanding bits. One big warm bowl of happy memories. We […]
Confession time: I am a HUGE nature geek. Always have been, always will be. As much as I love cities, nothing impresses me more than the natural world. I get lost in it. (If you’ve ever spent a day with me at a zoo, you know what I mean). So of course I had to […]
Ever step off a plane in a new country and think, “That’s it?!” That’s how I felt about Auckland, New Zealand at first. It’s not a city that jumps out at you with its awesome-ness the way Melbourne, Vancouver, or Toronto do. Auckland can be a slow-burn, but she did grow on me. I was […]
A Tale of Obsession and Consequences I’m going to preface this tale by saying that 98% of all the Americans I’ve met have been lovely, friendly, warm people. This isn’t a chirp against any of the USA’s citizens, but you guys just don’t get tea. Perhaps its a result of rebelling against your British roots. […]
“Family-friendly” holiday activities should not involve the possibility of explosion, death, or hot sharp rocks. But this is New Zealand, the nation that came up with bungy jumping and zorbing. So why wouldn’t walking up Auckland’s most recently-erupted volcano be an acceptable addition to the list?
General Info: The Auckland Zoo is an awesome day trip for when you don’t want to make too much of an effort, it is quite close to the CBD. The Zoo is open 7 days a week (except Christmas Day) from 9:30AM – 5:30PM, with the latest entry at 4:15PM. Even in the summer months, we […]
Wines, zip lines, and island vibes. Not too much more you could ask for out of a day trip from the city. Waiheke Island is only a 40 minute ferry ride from the Auckland CBD, but it feels much more remote. How To Get There & How To Get Around There are a few companies […]
After years and years of dreaming, I am lucky enough to be living out one of my biggest dreams – moving to New Zealand! I started planning for this since I realised I could make this way of life a reality, even before I left Australia.
I had such mixed feelings about leaving Australia and returning to a “normal” life. So I had to fit in just one last adventure before finally going home. Instead of flying straight from Melbourne to Toronto, we made a pit stop for a few weeks in Vancouver, British Columbia. My Aunt and Uncle graciously opened […]