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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Top Coffee Spots in Dunedin, New Zealand

This is the post I have been the MOST excited to write and also the post that I kept putting off in case my ordering changed. PSA it changed just an hour ago and it is final (with the exception that I could discover new cafes here in Dunedin in the future). ANYWAY! I’m excited, […]

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Brighton Beach – south of Dunedin, New Zealand

By living in Dunedin, New Zealand for the past three and a half weeks now, I’ve come to terms with how many beaches there are to explore. In my last post, I explored Tunnel Beach just north of my next destination: Brighton Beach. Brighton is a small village around 45 minutes of a drive south […]

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Tunnel Beach – South of Dunedin, New Zealand

What makes this walk great, is you don’t have to dedicate more than a few hours to take in the views. It’s even more perfect if either of these criteria fit you: you are short on time you aren’t a very experienced hiker The walk both down and up is steep, so take it at […]

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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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