My Travel Bucket List

Since we’re all stuck inside dreaming of the other places we could be I thought I’d hop on to this trend and share my ultimate travel destination bucket list! Recently I’ve been going back through my photos and blogging about some awesome places I’ve been in the last year: Stockholm, Berlin, other areas of Germany, […]

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber: the ULTIMATE German Day Trip

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is the perfect walled-German village in Northern Bavaria, right off the Romantic Road! Not sure if anyone else does this but when I’m first researching into places to visit, I immediately go to google images and click on the prettiest, most photogenic places. Based off that I find some great options […]

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12 Hours in Stockholm

The day started early morning in Berlin. (For a post I did on some top photo spots in Berlin click here ). Anyway, that Christmas I gifted my brother a day-trip to Stockholm, Sweden from Berlin, Germany (where he was studying abroad in Spring 2019). I chose Stockholm not only because it was on my […]

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The Best Photo Spots in Berlin

A little throwback to a trip to Germany I took just over a year ago to visit my brother studying abroad in Berlin. I did get to travel around the country a bit and see so many gorgeous castles but I was also really impressed with Berlin. Stay tuned because I definitely have a list […]

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Moving to Tasmania for Grad School: why Tasmania?

I mentioned I was going to do this sort of explanation post here and this is inspired by my explanation of why I chose New Zealand to study abroad here. Quick back story: I graduated from the University of Maine with a bachelors in Marine Science (concentration in marine biology if that matters) last May. […]

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my honest review of major NZ peanut butter brands

To say the least, I had way too much fun putting this post together. Okay lets do this!!!!! My New Zealand peanut butter journey started when I first arrived and found myself in Countdown (a NZ grocery store). I made the HORRIBLE mistake to buy the cheapest peanut butter and it was artificial horrible-ness. Moral […]

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Coromandel Peninsula, NZ: are the hot spots worth it?

One of my stops on the North Island a few weeks ago was the Coromandel Peninsula. Its an area just to the east of Auckland (around a 90 minute drive). With only a day or so in the area, I made sure to stop by the “top spots”. When researching where to go, the main […]

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Monthly update: blogging motivation

It has been a while and I didn’t intend for that to happen. I have traveled around New Zealand so much more and have wanted to post about it, but haven’t found the time or motivation. I am blogging for me first and foremost; I guess I needed time to breathe a bit and miss […]

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67 hours in Rotorua, New Zealand

This past weekend was JAM packed 🙂 Rotorua is a popular tourist destination located around 2-3 hours from Auckland in the North Island of New Zealand. Rotorua is known not only for their famous geothermal pools, but also because of their close proximity to Hobbiton!!! (I did a whole post on Hobbiton here). lets do […]

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Hobbiton Set Tour // Matamata, New Zealand

I decided last minute to take an adventure to the Hobbiton Movie Set, where both Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit trilogy was filmed. I was beyond impressed with the tour of the set & its attention to detail. The movie set is in the middle of no where in the New Zealand countryside; […]

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