ONE YEAR LATER

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s officially been one year since I made the big move to Australia. Well, it’s actually been 1 year, 2 months and 3 hours since I deplaned my Virgin Australia flight into a new life filled with “what ifs”. My two suitcases were quite literally bursting as well as my excitement for what this country […]

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MANDALA DOODLES

In my perpetual quest for adventure (and genuine need for a visa) I’ve spent the last 6 weeks enrolled in a design course. It’s tested me in more ways than I thought would be possible. I wouldn’t consider myself an artist in the sense of being particularly gifted at painting or drawing. I have however, always been a doodler. […]

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FLOAT ON

When was the last time you had “me time?” Turned off your phone, the lights, all distractions. Can’t remember? Neither could I. So I decided to float. If you’re unframiliar with the term, I’m not talking about in your bathtub, pool, or anything blow up related. What I’m referring to is a trend in the health […]

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I’M BACK

I’ve always been a big fan of change. I love it when life gets shaken up a bit and you’re forced to figure it all out. It’s new, it’s unknown, and it’s usually terrifying, but in the end it’s usually worth it.  I would have never guessed I would be where I am. Across the world […]

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5 MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT AUSTRALIA

To many of my fellow Americans, Australia is a far away distant island country with accents kangaroos and a lot of sharks. Although all of these may be true, over the last few years I’ve come to know Australia in a more intimate way. That is why I’ve decided to put “Straya” on blast and debunk some common misconceptions. So here […]

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8 REASONS WHY I LOVE CAMPING

Let’s talk a little bit about camping. This past week was my birthday (the big 27 in case you are wondering) and to celebrate I wanted to do some good old fashion camping. Some see it as the literal act of leaving the familiar comfort of your home, driving off into the wilderness, sleeping in a tent […]

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CLASSPASS

I have a confession. I am an addict. My addiction is unconventional, untreatable and developed quickly over the past month and half. What is the source of my addiction you may ask? ClassPass. Before ClassPass, I was starting to develop an exercise funk and I needed something to get me motivated. I had always considered […]

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WINE NOT? A JOURNEY “DOWTH”

Since moving to Perth, I’ve tried very hard to learn the lingo and immerse myself in all things Perthian.  For example, Sunday session ✔️ Quokka Selfie ✔️ Drunken night at Hippy club ✔️ Getting caught by a speed camera ✔️ Ending a sentence with “yeah…nah” ✔️ One thing I had yet to experience was a weekend trip […]

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MELBOURNE: 10 QUESTIONS WITH A LOCAL

Traveling gives you the opportunity to meet and form relationships with incredible people from all walks of life.  My time as a tour guide for Peak Adventure Travel (now called American Adventures) allowed me to meet a wide range of individuals and cast my friendship net all over the world. Fortunately for me, as an expat […]

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Travel Stories: The Bacon Battle

I’m just going to get right into it and explain this photo. Last week, while I was visiting my Aunt and Uncle in Bali-Indonesia, I chipped my tooth on a super crispy piece of bacon. How I wish there was a better story to the reason why I ended up looking like Lloyd Christmas from […]

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