5 reasons why you NEED to travel to new zealand

Why you MUST visit New Zealand some day. I don’t know if this is just because I’m more aware of New Zealand now (since living there), or if because this is actually true but – I feel like New Zealand is a more “main stream” travel destination now. Hey, I am not complaining! It is […]

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Unforgettable Places you NEED to visit in New Zealand

Ever wanted to travel to New Zealand? keep reading! After my couple visits exploring this magical country, I have finally put together a list of my MUST SEE spots in all of New Zealand. Before I get into my Top 10 spots to travel to in New Zealand, I have a whole page on my […]

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Travel back to the 1930s in Napier, New Zealand

For those who don’t know, I first went to New Zealand back in 2018 to do a semester abroad in Dunedin. I’ve done a handful of posts on some of my travels there here. I have even gotten to travel back to NZ two more times since then to visit my boyfriend who is from […]

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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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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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