You can call me the sneaky daughter. I convinced my parents I wouldn’t be seeing them for another year and they fell for it! Twenty-four hours later, and I arrived in Canada all the way from New Zealand. Queenstown had been my amazing home for the past 2 years and my time was up due to visa requirements. As I fly to my new home for the next year (it’s a secret!) I decided I should fly past Canada and surprise my parents! I made a cute little video showing their reactions, they were pretty pleased! If you’re gone for a year or so, I highly suggest surprising your parents. It’s entertaining, exciting and funny, and it’s not something you get to do every day! If you enjoyed my video please give it a like or a comment! Thanks for watching, until next time!
As you may or may not know, I’m back in Canada! My first stop right after the airport was Rush Lane graffiti in the heart of Toronto. I hadn’t really thought of going here, but my lovely friend who picked me up suggested we head over there for a great adventure! I was so incredibly pleased because the photos turned out absolutely stunning. We were there for a quick 20 minutes, but next time I’d love to hang around here for a lot longer. If you love street art, and more photos of my face, scroll down hah! Let us know what you think in comments below, and send us a photo of you beside some epic street art!
I did a fun thing! I know I do lots of fun things, but this one is really cool! My friend and I rented a 1974 Yellow Kombi and had the most epic day with it! For one day of my entire life, I looked cool, haha but seriously! We drove around Byron Bay area, stopped when we saw cool photo spots and went nuts! We took so many photos, with so many outfits and had the best time. We #doitforthegram, or just being hardcore girls, we had fun! There are so many photos of this awesome kombi van day, check them out below and give us a comment on which photo you liked the best!
Yeah, you read it correctly, I’m over traveling. This very sentence definitely has to be explained. I’ve been traveling for 2.5 years, and to some that may seem very long, and to others perhaps short. But as with everything in life, when you do too much of something, you tend not to like it as much. So, in this blog post, I’m going to share with you 5 reasons why I’m over traveling and what my future plans are.
Traveling/backpacking is loads of fun at first, but when you’re not interested in partying or getting wild, it changes the way you want to travel. Hostels are no longer satisfying anymore because they are loud and full of party animals. I’d really love a nice peaceful quiet night without loud ruckus beside my bed. A nice cozy bed with a badass view sounds like a much more enjoyable time.
I really miss traveling with someone. It gets lonely after a while! I’ve tried it once, now I’m over it. Planning a nice month holiday with a partner sounds a lot better to me. Saying that as well, I’ve been single for 2.5 years-ish, and it’s time for something new 🙂
Being constantly on the move all the time gets to you. Yes, I’ve lived in New Zealand for 2 years, but within those 2 years, I’ve lived in so many different places, vans, houses, hostels. The thought of having my own space, where my tea sits, where I can snuggle someone every morning with a dog sounds absolutely heavenly right now.
Along with my travels, I’ve met so many amazing people! Sometimes the groups I’m in are the #dreamteam of friends, and then some of them leave and it turns into the #lonewolf team. The idea of having a stable group of friends where every weekend we can go out and have a bonfire and drinks sounds like the best vibes to me. This is what happens when all these cool people travel around the world, we tend to leave and enjoy new places.
I’ve wanted a dog my entire life. Like a dog, I can keep where my parents won’t give it away, and I can cuddle him every day. It’s time for a dog.
Ew am I growing up or something? Here I’m craving that tiny house vibe, with a dog and a man. You know, a nice quiet life where I can bake and take photos of my cute life. Things are changing that’s for sure, and I really like it. I’m still going to travel around, but very different. New and exciting things are coming, stay tuned!
I’m currently hanging out in Byron Bay, craving a tan, but the weather is not cooperating. As I sit here and plan the next year of my life, and how to make it closer to my dreams, I’ll sip on my flat white with coconut milk and smile because life is good.
Have you traveled for a while, and have gone through the same thing? I’d love to hear about it!
I LOVE Queenstown NZ. I’m sure you can realize this from the title of this blog post! I’ve lived in Queentown for about 2 years and I’ve fallen even more in love with it since the first day. I’m going to share with you why on earth I love it so much!
Small town vibes
I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love small town vibes. When I can walk from one end of the town to the other in under an hour, it makes me really happy. It means that I can walk through town and know at least 3 people along the way. The longer you stay, the more people you’ll end up running into! Some people actually hate this about the town, but I absolutely love it.
Open minded travelers
The worst thing about towns that are “normal” (not traveler towns) is that people seem very closed. If you chat with someone in the supermarket they’ll almost be startled. Queenstown NZ, on the other hand, is extremely open. It’s so easy to make friends and connections that will last a lifetime.
That background on your computer can be the background of your life in Queenstown NZ. The mountains are so stunning, the lake is beautiful and you’ll feel like your in a dream the entire time you’re here. It’s actually the prettiest place in the world.
You'll never be bored
There are endless things to do in Queenstown NZ. Adventure, thrill, or calm and serene, you name it! Keen for a skydive? Well, you’re going to have the best views ever. Keen for a yoga retreat looking over the mountains, yep Queenstown has it. You can even go in an underwater shark boat! One of my favorite things is that you can snowboard in the winter and mountain bike in the summer, it’s perfect!
The nightlife is epic! There are always loads of people out and about having a blast. Picky on your type of bar/club? There are so many to choose from. A couple of my faves are Harry’s Pool Bar, The World Bar, Yonder and Barmuda. Be sure to check them out when you visit!
I’m obsessed with cafes. If anyone asks me to go for breakfast/lunch/coffee, my answer is always yes! Queenstown NZ has a great coffee/cafe vibes. There are so many to choose from and they are delicious! A couple of my faves are Yonder, Vudu, Bespoke, Boatshed, and Odelay!
More fun around Queenstown?
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