Guest Post: Brisbane’s Great Steak Debate

Leave a Comment | 3 January 2014

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Brisbane is undoubtedly a blessing for foodies, with plenty of eating options available from gastro pubs to five-star fine dining experiences. For those meat and three veg no-fuss food lovers amongst us, Brisbane is also one of the best cities to get a good feed of steak. So get ready to unleash your inner carnivore […]

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Our backyard wedding reception – in photos

Our backyard wedding reception – in photos

3 Comments | 8 December 2013

Life in Virginia

In central Virginia we’re due for a day of snow and freezing rain, starting any minute. To keep the cold at bay, I’m thinking warm thoughts and sharing photos from our spring backyard wedding reception. Guests left our ceremony at the University of Virginia and drove 16 miles to my parents’ home. The lovely neighbors […]

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Our outdoor spring wedding in photos — the best of the rest

Our outdoor spring wedding in photos — the best of the rest

5 Comments | 1 December 2013

Life in Virginia

It’s the 1st of December. Where has 2013 gone?! This year seems to have flown by more quickly than most. Between planning our wedding and honeymoon, spending the entire summer sick and injured, and working hard at the office this fall as our small team of 4 became 3, I’ve been moving from one project […]

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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

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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

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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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