I’ve been keeping a big secret, can you guys forgive me? I’m going to New Zealand’s famous South Island for 2 weeks over Christmas! Eeeep! I can’t wait! Faced with yet another Christmas abroad (small sacrifice of an expat), I was really undecided about what to do come December 25. Only two requirements were on my [...]
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“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.” Few books over [...]
While so many islands in Greece are being slowly conquered by foreigners (cough, cough Santorini and Mykonos, I’m looking at you two), it’s great to know that there are plenty beautiful islands held firmly in the hands of Greeks. As soon as I read about Hydra last summer, I knew I had to make it [...]
One of the most frequent questions I get asked nowadays is what’s my favorite country. Um, is it just me or is that the hardest question in the world?! Don’t ask me that – it’s like picking a favorite child…out of around 30…. I guess I’ve been busy! Places stand out for me for many [...]
I had barely stepped foot in Wellington last August when I started to hear rumors about Toast Martinborough, New Zealand’s biggest food and wine festival. Pretty much every local I met raved about it, convincing me I had to experience it for myself this year. When that many people speak positively about something, you listen. [...]
Is it just me or is this year flying by? Sometimes it feels like moments that shouldn’t be forgotten are gone in the blink of an eye while others drag on for eternity (cue 26 hour flight from New Zealand to Dublin, woof!) Very profound statement, I know. Some days I can hardly believe Christmas [...]
What if I were to tell you a place existed both untouched by time or tourists? In Italy, nonetheless. What if I were to tell you I’ve discovered the most curious, unique and hauntingly beautiful city in Italy? What if I were to tell you it is one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in [...]
Tuesday, November 5, 2013. A day that will live in infamy. A day I will never forget. The day I met Peter Jackson. Ok, well, I didn’t *meet* him per say, but I listened to him speak for several hours and sat 15 feet from him. That counts right? Rewind. Tuesday dawned just like any [...]
If there was ever a country perfectly suited for a road trip, it’s Iceland. Majestic lava fields mingle with snow-capped mountains to create a world that will constantly leave you wondering, “is this real life? How can such a place exist?” Existential questions aside, if doing an unforgettable road trip tops your travel bucketlist, head [...]
Sometimes life hands you a trip to Jordan (wahooo!) and sometimes life throws you off a camel in the middle of the desert in Jordan (oh crap!) Travel isn’t always rainbows and unicorns. As much as travel bloggers love to paint the world as a technicolor bomb of beauty, friendship, and once-in-a-lifetime-experiences, let’s be honest here, shit happens. [...]
I’m going to go out on a limb here and make a bold statement; every inch of Greece is beautiful – and not just your regular run of the mill beautiful, I’m talking jaw-droppingly, wow-inducing, mind-blowingly beautiful. How many other countries can say that? Of my two weeks in Greece this summer, I was not [...]
Once upon a time there was a monastery nestled among the jurassic green hills of southern Iceland. Nearby was the impressive Mýrdalsjökull Glacier (try saying that five times fast), a mountain of ice looming over the south coast of this unforgiving land. Run by a friendly abbot, the monastery thrived with villagers and locals coming to [...]
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Hi, I'm Liz, and I got my first taste for traveling and Spain when I was 16 years old. On my own, 9 years and 30 something countries later, my wanderlust has only grown and the list of countries I want to visit longer. I've been living in Spain for the past few years but now I am about to embark on a new journey across the globe. Follow my adventures as I wander, eat, and photograph my way around the world
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