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Lilypads and Kangaroos on the Mareeba Wetlands

Before I ever had the opportunity to visit Australia, I had an image of it in my mind, like something out of a movie. Well, to be honest, it really was out of a movie, the movie Australia. You know, with Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman? I imagined hot dry deserts, red sand, few trees […]

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Is Cudillero Spain’s prettiest seaside village?

Guys, are you ready? I know this is a bold statement, but I am pretty sure I’ve just found Spain’s prettiest seaside village. And maybe even the prettiest village in the whole country. And definitely the prettiest fishing village, for sure, no question – hands down. Cudillero in Asturias in northern Spain. Put it on […]

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The Story of the Kākāpō + Giveaway

This is a story a long time in coming, my favorite kind of story. I’ve been savoring it for a while, waiting for the perfect moment to finally share it with you guys. Are you ready? Last night one of my biggest New Zealand dreams came true when I had the privilege of meeting a […]

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Why Experience Still Matters

Without a doubt, Socality Barbie is my absolute favorite thing on the internet this week. In case you live under a rock and missed it, someone created an Instagram account for a Barbie doll mocking all of the hipsters on the app and it’s all kinds of glorious! Glorious people! Why you might ask? Because […]

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Autumn in the Cape Winelands, South Africa

45 minutes inland from Cape Town, is a little corner of South Africa called Stellenbosch, one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever clapped eyes on. Never heard of it? No worries, me neither. After Cape Town, it’s the oldest settlement in South Africa, and not longer after people arrived, grapes were planted, making it one […]

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Deep blue – the Great Barrier Reef from above

I’ve been holding onto and savoring these photos from Australia of my recent trip there because I loved them so much and I am secretly very proud of them. Looking back even just two years, I could have never, ever imagined I would be taking photos from a helicopter over the Great Barrier Reef in […]

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Asturias: Spain’s best-kept secret

I’ve been home for a month, and I’ve been dragging my feet about writing my first post introducing Asturias, Spain. Not because I didn’t want to or anything like that, but mostly because I didn’t want to share it! I am so selfish! There’s a first time for everything, and this might be one of […]

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Instagramming New Zealand’s South Island – Part 2

At the end of last summer, I found myself on two separate, epic road trips around New Zealand’s South Island. At let me just preface this by saying there is nothing more amazing than road tripping around New Zealand by car. My first trip took me through the Southern Alps and to some of my […]

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My New Zealand visa was approved!

Man oh man has this post been long in coming! If you subscribe to my newsletter or follow me on social media, you might remember a few months ago when I loudly and quite publicly lost my shit when my New Zealand was finally approved. There IS a god and she heard my prayers!! It was […]

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Tales by Light in Byron Bay, Australia

Byron Bay, where have you been all my life? At the end of my big trip a few months ago, I found myself coming back to New Zealand via Australia, a usual stop on long-haul flights between this part of the world and Europe. While more often than not when I am in Australia, I […]

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On Safari at Phinda, South Africa

One of the things I have been looking forward to sharing with you guys the most from my time in South Africa has been the wildlife. My first week there I went on a safari near Kruger National Park, and while I got to see some amazing animals, 2 days wasn’t nearly long enough. So […]

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How to get paid to travel the world

“So you, like, live off your blog? How does that work?” If there is one question I get asked more than anything, it’s how do I make money. Seriously, every single time I tell someone that I am a professional travel blogger, that question creeps into the conversation one way or another. It’s unavoidable. It’s […]

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Blue New Zealand

I am not quite sure how it happened, but I found myself procrastinating the other day by looking through my New Zealand photo archives. And man, do I have a lot of photos from here! I’ve been on the lookout for ideas of new places to explore, old haunts to revisit, and ideas for future adventures. […]

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