Do you ever come back from one adventure and feel like you’ve come off a high? You’re back home and everything seems dull? You need to plan another trip and ASAP?! It always feels that way for me when I come home from one of my vacations. Especially one that lasted a month! You become accustomed to a new ‘normal’ while travelling. I’m not sure … Continue reading I want adventure in the great wide somewhere…
I don’t know if you know this about me, but I am a HUGE fan of Steve Irwin! While growing up, I use to throw on Animal Planet and watch The Crocodile Hunter for hours. I just loved his sense of adventure and his passion for conserving wildlife. It is no surprise that my one MUST SEE/DO while in Australia was the Australia Zoo. After … Continue reading Crikey! The Australia Zoo
My next stop on this Australian adventure took me to Airlie Beach. Chloe had booked us into one of the hostels on the main drag. We checked in and went to our rooms. I mean I’ve stayed in some pretty bad hostels before, but this one was pretty gross. If we hadn’t already gotten some sort of disease by just stepping in the door, the … Continue reading Airlie Beach and Then Some
We’ve left Auckland, NZ for the Gold Coast in Australia. Chloe and I were meeting her friends Baz and Keil there to have a weekend of fun! I met Baz and Keil when they were in London back in 2012 while Chloe and I were living there. Baz is from Australia and Keil is from Manchester, UK. It was friendship at first glance! I got … Continue reading Low Key Gold Coast Vibes
We arrive in Auckland for a brief stay before heading back to Australia. The accommodation of choice in this city was AirBnb. We could have very well stayed in a hostel, but our AirBnb was in a very, very good location and the price wasn’t all that bad in comparison to a hostel. It was an apartment, but we shared it with the owner’s roommate. … Continue reading A quickie in Auckland
Leaving Matamata behind, we arrive in Rotorua. I was warned about this place smelling of sulphur. So bad they said, I would want to puke. Well…FYI, it’s not that bad at all. When getting off the bus I didn’t even notice a smell to be honest. We checked into our hostel, Rock Solid. They are some of the nicest people to deal with! It’s a … Continue reading Rotorua — What’s that smell?
Arriving in Auckland, I have no idea what day it is anymore! Flying into New Zealand has pushed us three hours ahead and I’m already confused… It was about 530am (local time) when we landed. Our bus to Matamata leaves at 745am, so we had plenty of time to kill….or so we thought. Customs ended up eating up a lot of our extra time! Eventually … Continue reading A Hobbit’s Tale
Ok so I kinda left you all hanging there for a long while! My sincerest apologies!! Lots has happened in the last little while that has distracted me from writing. So now I’m back! I left off enticing you all with my terrible start to my Australian adventure. My AirCanada flight was set to leave Toronto Feb. 11 at 8pm. My parents drove me to … Continue reading A Disastrous Start
Life at home is difficult after being on your own for so long. I needed to make a plan and quick. I decided I would give myself a year to save up money and move out on my own again. Not too far from home because I work in the town my parents live in, but just to a place of my own. I had … Continue reading Mission Possible: Australia!
The last couple of days in Italy were spent exploring the island of Capri. We also toured the Amalfi Coast by bus. It was a dream come true ending to an amazing adventure! To start, we took a ferry from Sorrento to Capri. The island itself is comprised of two towns, Capri and Anacapri. The latter is at a higher elevation on the slope of … Continue reading I left my heart in Ravello…