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Chasing the Aurora in Wanaka, New Zealand

In 5 years of blogging, this has to be the fastest turn around time for a post for me, ever. If that doesn’t give you any indication of how excited I am to share this with you guys, I don’t know what will! So I knew since moving to New Zealand over a year ago […]

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How not to blow all your money traveling in Iceland

Check out my buddy/fellow blogger/blog helper Jessica of Curiosity Travels latest post about how to travel Iceland and not blow all your money. It’s been over a year since I was in Iceland with Tiny Iceland and I can safely say, I put plenty of these tips into practice when I was there in order […]

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My journey on the Milford Track in 30 photos

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – New Zealand is ridiculously beautiful. Seriously. All. Kinds. Of. Pretty. It’s like someone has left a piece of the ancient world behind and untouched, free from skyscrapers, free from pollution, free from dangerous animals and dangerous people. It’s its own little Eden tucked away, almost […]

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Coming full circle and skydiving in Switzerland

It’s funny to think back to my very first trip to Switzerland. It seems like decades have passed when in reality it was only 6 years ago. Is it just me or just time seem to change when you get older? I thought it was supposed to be the other way around; I’d be beginning […]

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Getting charged by elephants in Sri Lanka

When I found out I was going to be visiting Sri Lanka last year, I had one thing on my mind: find some elephants in the wild. More specifically, baby elephants. I know you’re on the same page. Fair warning – I am about to bombard you with nothing but elephant photos. Because I can’t […]

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Learning to fly in Wanaka

I don’t know about you guys but I have always considered myself to be a hands-on kind of traveler. Unsatisfied with just seeing places and taking pictures to remember them later, I prefer to get my hands dirty, try new things, eat something weird, meet strangers and really take it all in myself. I like […]

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10 tips for starting a kickass travel blog

It’s been almost five years since I started this blog. I can barely believe it. When have I ever committed to anything that long? I could have never imagined when I created “Memoirs of a Young Adventuress” on Blogspot that it would take me around the world, help me follow my dreams and get me paid […]

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Exploring Tropical North Queensland in Photos

Do you ever look at a country on a map and just want to explore all the way to the end of it? That’s how I felt when I was looking at a map of Queensland, Australia. I wanted to explore every corner, travel to every edge and beyond. What a vast place! I spent two […]

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My 15 favorite views in Wanaka, New Zealand

It’s been way too long since I’ve written about Wanaka – where I’ve spent most of my time in New Zealand and where I hope to keep calling home in the future. This past week I have been traveling around Milford Sound and Fiordland (if you follow me on Instagram) and I’ve met dozens of […]

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