Housesitting – An Affordable Way to Travel

In previous posts, I've talked about the benefits and fun in traveling and experiencing a place by staying at Air Bnbs. But, of course, that's not the only way to travel. A good way to travel and live on a budget is by becoming a house sitter. I used a house sitting website - some require…

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Hanmer Springs: A Beautiful Place to Just Be

The last activity on my New Zealand bucket list was to tour a glow worm cave on the west coast. It was one of the things I didn't have the chance to do last year on my New Zealand road trip with Katelyn so as you can expect, I've really been set on making it…

The Little Things

I'm not usually one for cliche inspirational posters that say phrases such as "Do What You Love" or "Think Happy Be Happy". Sure, I'm all for promoting positivity, sharing good vibes and living life to the fullest, etc. , but the aforementioned poster just are not my thing and that's okay. Well, until recently, anyway.…

Visiting Queenstown

For those who aren't familiar with Queenstown, it's a popular resort town in the southern part of the South Island that attracts tourists with its prime opportunities for adrenaline junkie activities such as sky diving and bungee jumping. Queenstown has been on my New Zealand travel bucket list for a bit as it was one…

My First Sound Activation

Trying new things is a big part of traveling and so it's not a surprise that it has been a big part of my abroad experiences. Because of this, I try to keep an open mind when and where I can. Most recently, I did just that when I attended a sound activation session at my…

5 FREE Things to Do in Christchurch

Sometimes my bank account isn't exactly thriving and I still want to do something other than sitting in my bedroom watching Netflix. Yes, many fun things do often cost money, but luckily, there is a handful of activities to do without spending a dollar around Christchurch. In case you find yourself in this city at…

Until We Meet Again

It has only been about a week since I returned from my much anticipated trip to the States. And you may already know that this trip back home was not just about visiting with friends and family, but it was also an opportunity for me to see whether Richmond still has my heart. (Note: Sorry…

To My Mentors: Thank You

Recently I read a New York Times column about what students should focus on in college. The author pointed out severals reasons that really resonate with me. One of which was that college students should put their energy into getting to know their professors and take advantage of every chance to pick their brains and form relationships…

Finding Passion in Work

Part of the reason I wanted to embark on this journey was to experience other types of jobs. I was starting to feel unsure about journalism and whether I was passionate about it anymore. When I landed in Australia, I was willing to work any job that came my way, but I steered clear of…