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Auckland in a Day, and Some Helpful Tips For Visiting a New City

I'm not a fan of brief stops. In fact, I find you really need a few days to feel the vibe of a city when you're traveling long-term and have the time to do so (side note: I also think... Continue Reading →

Family Life in the North Island (Te Ika-a-Mฤui)

After 4 months of silence, it's time to give a bit of an update about what I have been up to since I arrived in New Zealand. Currently, the weather is changing, and though it seems backwards to a Northerner,... Continue Reading →

For January, Whenever I May Find Her

Forward The first month of 2017, for me, has been full of surprises and subtle contrasts. It can be split into three distinct chapters, each consisting of ten days. Three moments in my life spent in ways more different from... Continue Reading →

10 Days of Silent Vipassana Meditation in Bogor, Java, Indonesia

Background: Even though we're only a few weeks in, 2017 has been a bit of a whirlwind for me! I'll elaborate on the rest of my month as January comes to an end next week, but I wanted to make... Continue Reading →

November: Moving On

I find myself terribly behind again, and my excuse is as such: I have spent the last 2 months focusing on being, rather than forcing myself to do what I "feel I should be doing", i.e., blogging. This ended up... Continue Reading →

There’s No Place Like Home: Vietnam and Anthony Bourdain

Before I arrived in Vietnam, I remember thinking to myself that I needed to watch the Vietnam episode of Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations". For those of you who have never seen it, it is an old show that aired in... Continue Reading →

The Sunshine State

We loved Portland, and though reluctant to leave, we were also excited to spend just over a week in California. We had booked a flight several weeks before to San Francisco, but decided to only stay in there for one... Continue Reading →

North West (no relation to Kanye)

The thing about writing a blog when you're travelling is that often, it's much easier to just notย write it - unfortunately I haven't quite developed a habit of writing often on here, nor have I really figured out what I... Continue Reading →

A Fortnight in the Great North

I know it has been a while since I last updated this page - my excuse is that I have had a very busy few months. Summer absolutely flew by. I spent my days busy at work trying to wrap... Continue Reading →

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