The Happiest Place on Earth

A few weekends ago, I was lucky enough to take a trip to the happiest place on earth – DISNEYLAND! We were unsure as to whether we should actually go. Disneyland during the summer holidays in California is mayhem! But I think we got lucky. Maybe everyone thought it was going to be busy, and […]

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Venice Beach, Los Angeles

The first thing I noticed when we arrived in Venice, was the extravagant colours. On the main promenade down by the beach, most of the buildings are screaming out for customers with vibrant colours. Venice is known for the many performers that feature on the boardwalk. I happened to come across a dance/breakdancing performance by […]

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Huntington Beach, California

This town is so beautiful. My first day to myself – I decided to bike around and explore Huntington Beach. Having been told Main St was a good place to go, I chose to go there first. Main Street is the ‘main street’ going towards the beach from inland. It is filled with shops on […]

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5 Packing Tips For A Year Overseas

Make a packing list This is one of the most important rules when it comes to packing your bags for that big OE your about to embark on. Not only can you tick it off to make sure your items are in your bag, it helps not to forget the important things like a toothbrush […]

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A Sweet Celebration

With just a week until my departure, It was time to have a celebratory leaving lunch with my closest friends. A new camera in hand, I couldn’t not photograph the delicious sweets that we provided. The idea was to ‘transport’ us all to Paris. Whilst listening to french music, we devoured the wonderful french pastries, […]

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T Minus 17 Days

I don’t know if it’s just me, but I feel like time has been flying by lately. After a stressful past few months, I can finally say I have everything organised for when I move to Paris. I can now relax and actually start looking forward to all the exciting opportunities coming my way. However, […]

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Travel Planning

As my departure is coming closer each week, I am dreaming of picturesque places to visit during August. Flicking through the pages of my Lonely Planet travel guide for France, I am falling in love with so many places I didn’t even know exist. Despite the fact I am going to be on a tight […]

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California, Here I come

Today I booked my flight to Los Angeles. It’s hard to believe that in less than two months, i’ll be spending half of summer in Los Angeles, and the second half back in Europe! I’m trying to decide what to do for the month of August. I’ll be flying back to Paris around the 3rd, […]

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Wanderlust

It’s funny how one word can describe my exact feelings. The strong desire to rove or travel about. Wanderlust. For me, it started in August 2012, when I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to move to Paris, and live and work as an au pair. Coming from New Zealand, I was opened up […]

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