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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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The Alhambra in Photos

If there was an award for one of the most beautiful places in Spain, the Alhambra in Granada would probably take home the gold. A sprawling 14th century palace and fortress complex tucked away in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, a trip to southern Spain would be incomplete without a visit the the Alhambra. […]

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10 Reasons to Love Tropical North Queensland

Have you ever traveled to a place that got under your skin and stayed with you for a while? For me, one of those places is Queensland, Australia. For me, it just has so much to see and explore, I can keep coming back and never get bored. Sometimes I think I could even live […]

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5 lessons from 5 years of blogging

When I flipped open my planner a while back, I noticed a little note squiggled at the bottom I stuck in there months ago – my 5 year blog anniversary.x Wow, what a milestone. At first I didn’t really know how to feel. What to feel guys? I know what I probably should be feeling: […]

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Learning to snowboard at Treble Cone in New Zealand

Pic by @BelJones_ When I first moved to Wanaka in New Zealand over a year ago, it was the tail end of summer. It was hot and there was barely any snow on the mountains, and I was completely and utterly preoccupied with finding a place to live and trying to start over and make […]

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Hiking New Zealand’s famous Routeburn Track

Before I left for my month (maybe 2 month) sojourn around the world in May, I crammed in one last autumn adventure in New Zealand. And for those of you asking, I AM going back to New Zealand, just not til the end of June. I promise. Maybe. Definitely. There are so many hikes on […]

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Planning and executing the perfect trip with Trover

So I have been back in Spain for 2 weeks now, and it’s basically like I never left. How how does that even work? I think it’s weird, really weird. All the old familiar words in Spanish have come back to me, the sounds, the daily routine, even the smells of Spain have triggered a […]

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