Guest Post: The Best Summer Sessions in Dunners

Leave a Comment | 15 November 2013

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Dunedin comes alive in summer, as students and professionals alike come out of hibernation. This makes Dunedin a great spot for a weekend break or an extended summer holiday, with plenty of places to play and lots of things to do to make the most of the weather and Otago scenery. Here is a quick […]

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Guest Post: How to Buy a Home in Sydney

Leave a Comment | 23 October 2013

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It’s been two and a half years since I returned from my 12 months in Australia, and I look forward to the day I can plan a return trip. I’d love to live there for a year (again) or more one day. With that in mind, today’s guest post comes from Jamie Faulkner, a freelance […]

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Maui road trip and the Road to Hana

Maui road trip and the Road to Hana

2 Comments | 21 October 2013

USA travel

I didn’t know how much I loved a good road trip until Australia. With two unique trips, one along the Queensland coast and another from Sydney to Perth and back, I spent 3 months on the road with friends and had the time of my life. As soon as I started reading about things to […]

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Watching the Sunrise at Haleakala National Park in Maui

Watching the Sunrise at Haleakala National Park in Maui

7 Comments | 30 September 2013

USA travel

Setting an alarm for 3:00am doesn’t make the “to-do list” for most vacations. I certainly didn’t expect to include “hit the road in the middle of the night” to our list of honeymoon plans. But when you visit Maui, you’ll want to experience sunrise from the summit of Haleakala, a dormant volcano that accounts for […]

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Guest Post: 5 Things to Expect From London Fashion Week

Leave a Comment | 20 September 2013

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Although I had my modeling debut in Australia, I’m no fashionista in everyday life. BUT, I’ve loved watching Project Runway, especially when the designers show their collections at New York Fashion Week. Maybe one day when Gav and I visit our family and friends in London, we’ll go during London Fashion Week! Today’s guest post […]

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Guest Post: Bali’s Best and Most Beautiful Cultural Experiences

Leave a Comment | 15 September 2013

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Beautiful Bali with its colourful culture and rich history is a delight for all of the senses. Alive with food, arts, spirituality, and a mixture of Islamic, Hindu, Christian and Buddhist religions, it’s a wonderful place to explore and experience an entirely unique culture. And, luckily enough for Kiwis, it basically sits on New Zealand’s […]

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Snorkeling in Hawaii: Caring for the underwater world

Snorkeling in Hawaii: Caring for the underwater world

11 Comments | 8 September 2013

USA travel

While Gav and I were planning our Hawaiian honeymoon, we knew snorkeling was a must-do activity. And I did go snorkeling! Gav’s a natural in the water but hadn’t been snorkeling in years. I’m not the strongest swimmer, but I loved my first (and at the time only) snorkeling experience at the Great Barrier Reef […]

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Orange and blue wedding colors: Our perfect combination

Orange and blue wedding colors: Our perfect combination

12 Comments | 1 September 2013

Life in Virginia

When I was in kindergarten, my favorite color was orange. Don’t ask me why, but when I surveyed any available box of crayons, the orange one always seemed to call my name. While others picked blue or red as their favorite, I was the one kid who claimed orange. I don’t remember how long the […]

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Guest Post – Urban Unwinding: 3 U.S. Cities Where You Can Chill Out

1 Comment | 29 August 2013

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Cities are known for their excitement, the hustle and bustle — their “buzz.” The noise and crowds that characterize cities is natural — cities are where we congregate, after all. Urban areas have entertainment, diversity and unique architectural beauty. However, despite these amenities, cities can be exhausting as well. Navigating traffic, streets and crowds can […]

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Charlottesville spring wedding at the University of Virginia

Charlottesville spring wedding at the University of Virginia

4 Comments | 24 August 2013

Life in Virginia

I’ve lived in Charlottesville, Virginia since 1996, with the exception of the two years I was in graduate school and the one year I spent in Australia. I love Charlottesville. The city has been consistently recognized as a delicious, smart, beautiful, and all-around great place to live. Charlottesville is also home to the University of […]

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