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Soar with me to Milford Sound

I am struggling to find the words to tell the amazing story of getting to fly to Milford Sound. As my friends and family will attest to, it’s not often that I find myself at a loss for words. If there is one place in all of New Zealand that continues to leave me speechless, no […]

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5 Blogging Practices that Make Me Want to Scream

It’s been 5 months since my last rant. Wow, how does time fly! It’s coming up on two years since I quit my job to become a full-time traveler blogger, and last week was my blog’s 5 year anniversary (stay tuned for exciting news!) so I have been doing a lot of deep thinking and […]

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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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