Getting adjusted // living in New Zealand

Hello world, Getting adjusted has been a bit more hectic than i anticipated. First off, jet lag hit me like a train my first week here: fever, nausea, the whole bit. DON’T WORRY I’M OKAY NOW! Lectures have started this week and I am finding it a lot easier to get more of a routine […]

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First full day exploring Dunedin, NZ

Dunedin is the second- largest city in the south island of New Zealand. Dunedin is more urban than I expected; you can walk practically anywhere within the lines of the city. This past weekend, I had a jam packed day full of exploring around both Dunedin, and its’ surrounding areas. St. Clair Beach First stop […]

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Auckland Airport // tips and tricks

International Arrival Departing my plane was normal; I went through customs once getting off, etc. BUT after, there was bio security which takes a lot more time than you’d think (even if you aren’t declaring anything). New Zealand is very keen on keeping the country of New Zealand free from unwanted diseases and pesticides, which […]

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reflecting on a plane

I took advantage of down time, casually reflecting on a flight to LAX. Traveling is hard and stressful, no doubt about it. Security can take way too long but…. here I am! It’s amazing how relaxing flights can be; once you’re in the air you don’t have much room to stress about what is going […]

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traveling with anxiety

It took me a very long time to figure out what anxiety was, and if what i was feeling fit that. I don’t want this to be a sad post, I want this to be helpful for anyone who may feel the same. Traveling involves a lot of indirect trust and loss of control; there […]

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packing essentials i didn’t know i needed

Today I have officially made a dent in packing for my departure, (only took me a few weeks). Over time I have accumulated things that I originally didn’t realize they were essentials. 1.Fjallraven Kanken Mini Backpack I have had my eyes on a new mini backpack for a while, and just recently got this one […]

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year-round Jersey Shore top spots

In the lines of coming to terms with my departure (where am I going?? check this out), I felt the need to stop by some of my favorite places while at home. They range from cats to coffee (my two loves), enjoy! 1.Catsbury Park – Asbury Park, NJ.“Catsbury Park” is a word play on the […]

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