• Traveling Solo: Tips To Make You Feel More Comfortable

    Traveling Solo: Tips To Make You Feel More Comfortable

    Whether you haven’t met that special someone to travel with, you’re friends don’t have the same availability as you, or you are going on a business trip, traveling alone is an entirely different experience than going with another person. Whatever the reason is, don’t let that hold you back from seeing the world.

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    Staying Healthy While Traveling + On The Go!

    Staying Healthy While Traveling + On The Go!

    Traveling and exploring new places is absolutely incredible. Trying all of the new restaurants, pastries, and gelato from around the corner stores. And, as much as the food is a part of the culture, how do you balance that with trying to stay healthy while on the go?

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    Top 10 Websites for Flying on a Budget

    Top 10 Websites for Flying on a Budget

    Years ago, the idea of traveling around the world was, well, just that; an idea. However, times have changed and with the emergence of cheap flights offered by budget airlines and numerous sky search apps, that idea has become a possibility. The question is, how can we become those people that fly around the globe and explore the wonders of the world with the limited budget of a twenty-something year old, fresh out of college? 

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    Plan Your Trip without ‘Planning’ Your Trip

    Plan Your Trip without ‘Planning’ Your Trip

    Let me start off with this; to me, the best trip is the one that you actually take. What do I mean by this Well, the problem I’ve found is if I plan my trip out like a time-logged schedule, I never have time to actually enjoy the trip. The best vacations is the one that doesn’t require an hourly itinerary or an unreachable budget of tours. While tightly scheduled getaways have their place, this post is focused on those trips that let you be in that placed you’ve flown across the world to visit. 

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    Our New Year Weekend in Bend, Oregon

    Our New Year Weekend in Bend, Oregon

    There’s something about being around people that care to ring in the New Year. This year, I was glad to be welcoming in 2018 in Bend, Oregon with my boyfriends family. For three days, we were able to spend some time in the hidden gem of Oregon, and one of my personal favorites. From hiking in the snow, to ice skating in the Pavilion, we spent three days enjoying quality time to reflect on 2017 and look forward to what the New Year has to bring.

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    Mirror Lake, Mt. Hood Hike

    Mirror Lake, Mt. Hood Hike

    This past Sunday, we all hopped in the car and drove to the popular trailhead along Highway 26, right off of Mt. Hood Skibowl. This headway leads to the Mirror Lake Trail, which is a 2.1 miles round-trip to the lake and has 700 feet of elevation change. In summer, I’m sure this hike presents a different type of beauty and blissfulness, but let me tell you, its a must-do in the winter

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    With the Help of World Internships

    With the Help of World Internships

    As you’ve most likely seen over the last three months, I have been interning abroad in New Zealand. Now that my journey has come to a close, I’m eager to share how I made this happen, and why you should too. 

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    Christchurch, Canterbury Greater Area

    Christchurch, Canterbury Greater Area

    Now that my ten day excursion across the South Island has ended, I am spending a few nights in Christchurch before heading back to the States. I have been visiting and staying with my special someone for these last few days, and friends I have met as an extension from across the world studying abroad at University of Canterbury. 

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    Lake Tekapo (Take-a-poe)

    Lake Tekapo (Take-a-poe)

    Lake Tekapo was the perfect end to our 10 day road trip around the South island of New Zealand. If you’re in the Mackenzie region, it is worth a stop. The backdrop for all activities is the amazing turquoise blue colour of New Zealand’s highest large lake, scenic Lake Tekapo. 

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    Fiordlands: Key Summit

    Fiordlands: Key Summit

    Key Summit, on the renowned Routeburn Track, is arguably the best day walk in Fiordlands Kiwi’s say. This hike combines stunning rainforests, alpine scenery and panoramic mountain views this walk has it all. This trail, en route to Milford Sound is a must-do if you have a few hours on your hand either after your boat tour or on another day.

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    Road to Milford Sound

    Road to Milford Sound

    Milford Sound is a fiord situated in the southwest of New Zealand’s South Island. Milford Sound is known for its breathtaking 360 degree views and world renowned natural wonder. Milford, a fiord, not actually a sound, is known for towering Mitre Peak, plus rainforests and waterfalls like Stirling and Bowen falls, which plummet down its sheer sides. The fiord is home to fur seal colonies, penguins and dolphins. 

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    I Fell in Love with Queenstown

    I Fell in Love with Queenstown

    In short, Queenstown stole my heart. If I ever return to New Zealand or make it to Australia, I will make a weekend trip back here. I fell in love with all of it; the vibe, the scenery, the people, the food. 

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    Bucket List: Bungy Jump

    Bucket List: Bungy Jump

    As I shuffled out to the edge of the bridge, my heart was pounding and my mind was racing. I was standing at the world’s first commercial Bungy operation opened at the Kawarau Bridge in November 1988. Many people have jumped before me and many will jump after. But at that point, it was my turn. I was a part of the birth of tourism in New Zealand. 

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    Mount Cook, The Tallest Mountain in the Country

    Mount Cook, The Tallest Mountain in the Country

    Mount Cook, the highest mountain in New Zealand, sits high with 28 mountains in the alpine peaking at over 3,052 metres, and hundreds of others making up the famous Southern Alps. With everywhere we went in the village, we were immersed in the mountains. With every hike we did, we were surrounded by the the tallest peaks in the country. 

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    Isthamus, Trail to the Sky

    Isthamus, Trail to the Sky

    With the power of social media ever-growing, the popularity of certain New Zealand trails and landmarks are becoming increasingly more popular. While scrolling social media for New Zealand hikes, no matter where I looked, there were always photos of Mt Roy. Beautiful, undeniably, but I couldn’t easily find another hike that was just as spectacular until I came across Isthamus peak.

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