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The Do’s and Don’ts of Instagram

It’s no big secret, I am all kinds of obsessed with Instagram, and have been for the past two and a half years, ever since I downloaded it onto my old iPod touch while living in Logroño, Spain. Those were the days! But once I moved back home and tried to get my life into […]

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Escaping to New Zealand’s Wild West Coast

Now I know what you might be thinking, New Zealand has a rainforest? Say what? My thoughts exactly. Who knew? And yes it does, and it is magnificent. I hope you can keep a secret because I’m about to give away one of New Zealand’s best. Are you ready? As much as I love my […]

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The Best Hate Comments of 2014

Ah it’s that time of year again! Time for what has become an annual Young Adventuress tradition, a round-up of the best hate comments that have been flung my way this past year. Last year’s here and 2012’s here. Why do a travel end of the year round up when instead I could show you […]

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36 hours in Bangkok

I think I might be the only traveler in the world who has actually avoided Thailand. For years. If you know me well, you probably know where this is going. If not, let me drag it out and build it up. If there is one thing I like to do when I am traveling, it’s eat. […]

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ONA Bag Giveaway + Reader Survey

Hello hello hello! Sorry things have been a bit quiet on the blogger front, I’ve been traveling a bit in Asia for the past two weeks which meant, dun dun dun, universally terrible internet and no time for anything on my laptop. If you follow me on Instagram, you can keep up with my adventures […]

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How Mongolia Changed My Life

When I set off to Mongolia in August, I both had a lot of expectations and none at the same time. How on earth did I manage that? Beautiful people, wide, empty landscapes, adorable horses, oh and yaks. But above all, I was expecting to be challenged. Pretty much everyone I knew who had been […]

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Tasting the Brightside in Queensland, Australia

The more and more I get to explore this crazy world, the more often my travel style changes and evolves. When I first started backpacking 7 years ago, I was a bug-eyed teenager keen to see as much as possible and cram in as much as I could on any trip. The world was my […]

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How to be an adventuress

I can still remember the moment I chose the name for this blog like it was yesterday. It was my last semester of college, and it was supposed to be springtime but the weather clearly hadn’t gotten the message. I was sitting at my favorite desk in my favorite room of the Mt. Holyoke College library […]

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My First Real Vacation in Bali

One of the hardest things to explain to people as a full-time travel blogger is that my life is not a 100 percent perfect perpetual vacation. While I’m getting to follow my dreams and turn my passion into a profession – invited to explore the most amazing places, and even get paid to travel – I […]

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10 Reasons Why New Zealand in Winter Rocks

When I moved to New Zealand, I really thought I would be struggling with the reversed seasons. Winter in July? And a hot Christmas? Too weird for words, right? As it turns out, I am happy to report (like most people can probably already predict) that it actually doesn’t matter! I quickly adapted to living in […]

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