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Transformed Thru Travel Monthly Update: August 2017
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Monthly Update: August 2017

I read somewhere recently that August is the “Sunday of summer.” In this analogy, June and July are equivalent to Friday and Saturday nights, and Sundays are meant for relaxing and recuperating from the weekend. So, I couldn’t agree…

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Monthly Update: July 2017

I can’t believe we’ve reached the halfway point of summer, and that I’ve been home for three months already! It’s crunch time for the decision to return to New Zealand this winter or to pursue another adventure or project.…

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Monthly Update: June 2017

I spent much of June obsessing over kayaks. I’m on the hunt for an affordable and reliable one to purchase. I missed my chance in May when Eastern Mountain Sports went out of business and I could have grabbed…

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Monthly Update: April and May 2017

Two months have come and gone, and I have written not a single thing for Transformed Thru Travel. Not that it hasn’t been on my mind. As always, I have a long list of post ideas and updates to…

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Monthly Update: March 2017

Turns out I changed my mind about sticking it out in Christchurch. Every job application I submitted rejected me. I wasn’t hired for a seasonal position with the Department of Conservation, as a data specialist at an outdoor clothing…

monthly update // february 2017 // blenheim new zealand // kitten at hostel
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Monthly Update: February 2017

I spent the month of January hopping from country to country and city to city. February started out with the same fast pace but I quickly faced exhaustion and anxiety. Something needed to change. About mid-way through the month…

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Monthly Update: January 2017

Kia Ora from New Zealand! Welcome to my first Monthly Update. If you are a Newsletter subscriber, some of this might be familiar to you. If not, then you’re in for a treat! Hah! That was corny. But seriously,…

Transformed Thru Travel's Top 10 Instagram Photos of 2016. Plus, reflections on a year of learning about social media and experimenting with hashtags.
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Top 10 Instagram Photos of 2016

I still love Instagram as much as ever! I didn’t travel much this year. Instead, I paid off my remaining credit card debt and squirreled away all my money in order to spend a year-long working holiday in New…

Looking back on 2016, I may not have traveled often, but I got shit done. Overall, 2016 gets 4/5 stars from me, and I'm looking forward to 2017.
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Looking Back On 2016

While so many things happened in my world and across the globe in 2016 that made me sad, angry and even feeling hopeless (mostly just in November for that last one), overall I would give this year 4/5 stars.…

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Highlights and Pivotal Moments of 2015

Was 2015 the LONGEST year ever, or is it just me?! I definitely don’t feel this way because it was a bad year for me, actually quite the opposite. I think I packed so much into 2015, that it…