Looking Back


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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 an old rental kayak in great shape for $300. I want to buy cheap at first because I’m not sure how […]


Monthly Update: March 2017 2

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 company or a cashier at a grocery store. Countless WWOOFing and housesitting listings never even responded to my messages. I also applied […]


monthly update // february 2017 // blenheim new zealand // kitten at hostel

Monthly Update: February 2017 2

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 I moved on to Christchurch and found respite. I feel recharged after properly doing the “holiday” part of my Working Holiday […]


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.

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. It was much slower paced than the year before in terms of traveling and blogging, but I still learned and accomplished […]


Wanderlust Sparked By Just One Short Flight 4

First, watch this video. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD2NtzEPBcA] The genuine reactions of these two women to their first ride in a plane EVER, reminded me of my own very first flight. I can relate to An’s anxiety and skepticism, and Ria’s wonder and glee. I, like An, wondered how in the world could a giant metal ship with wings get so high […]