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Postcards from Pisa, Italy

As the days get colder and colder down here in New Zealand and I try to wrap my head around the idea that I am wearing a parka in July, I can’t help but reminisce on last summer, sweating my way around Europe. I’ve been meaning to put together some of my favorite photos from the [...]

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How not to suck at social media

Is it just me, or do people tend to have a love-hate relationship with social media? Many times when I tell people what I do over here at Young Adventuress (blogger, social media whore and coffee enthusiast) I’m met with a response that’s usually along the lines of “wow, that’s different, personally I hate that [...]

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5 Travel Mistakes I Make Again and Again

I am not ashamed to admit that I make mistakes, especially while traveling. After all, I’m human, and no one is perfect (no matter how much they pretend to be online). And don’t mistakes lead to lessons and learning? If only. However, what does in fact shame me is the fact that I tend to [...]

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How Wanaka Stole My Heart

Over the years I’ve come to realize that I have a bit of a soft heart. You see, I fall in love very easily. With people, moments, but most especially, places. Oftentimes I wonder if this is a bad thing, but lately I’ve come to accept it as part of my nature. While this inherently [...]

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5 Things to Know before Hiking in New Zealand

If there was one reason above all else why I chose to move to New Zealand, it was for the landscapes. Hello, real Middle Earth anyone?’ Exactly. I also wanted to get back to my roots exploring, hiking and trekking, activities that for one reason or another took a backburner once I hit college. And [...]

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The Daintree Rainforest in Green

My last trip to Australia was full of surprises. Queensland is really one of the most diverse and universally beautiful regions of the world I’ve ever been to; of course this is no surprise given how ginormous it is. Once my time on the Gold Coast was over, I decided to stick around for a [...]

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Come with Me to Mongolia!

Have you ever dreamed about visiting a place that seemed so remote, so intangible, so impossible you never thought it could actually happen? You know, for real. Maybe it’s a photo from National Geographic you saved when you were a kid. Perhaps you saw a documentary about it on PBS. Or maybe you’ve had it pinned [...]

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5 Reasons Why Having a Food Allergy Shouldn’t Keep You from Traveling

Many times we have no control over things in our lives. If you’re like me, sometimes you are dealt shitty genetic codes, like being allergic to peanuts. And just not get-a-rash-and-feel-sick-to-your-stomach allergy, rather have your-throat-swell-shut-and-go-into-anaphylactic-shock-and-die kind of allergy. Thanks fate, I really appreciate that one. Though to be honest, I haven’t really let that fact [...]

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Following in the footsteps of Frodo up Mt. Doom

One of the things I love the most about blogging is being able to connect with people all over the world. And not just digitally, but in “real life” too. Around Christmas, in Wellington I made the conscious decision to start meeting up with you guys. If an email or message reached me letting me [...]

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Tieks Giveaway!

Last month my little old blog celebrated her 4th birthday! Who knew I could make such a commitment? I surprise myself sometimes. In lieu of overbearing you all with several lengthy blog posts recently, I’ve decided to keep it short and simple – I just wanted to say thank you for putting up with me for [...]

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