7 Plane Etiquette Tips for Travelers

With the holiday season upon us and a final push to solidify our travel plans, it’s time to brush up on plane etiquette. While some rules of plane etiquette are well known and obvious, others are more unspoken, though still widely understood. As a frequent traveler, I’ve collected a list of seven travel tips toContinue reading “7 Plane Etiquette Tips for Travelers”

Are the Cliffs of Moher Worth the Trip?

You’ve read the reviews. You’ve polled your FaceBook friends for recommendations. You’ve liked the posts on Instagram. You’ve flipped through your Lonely Planet manual. It’s official – it’s on the list of “must dos” for the trip! But then, after you’ve spent the time, money, and energy getting there, a haunting question creeps into yourContinue reading “Are the Cliffs of Moher Worth the Trip?”

Finding Stability While Traveling

Stability is a part of life that we often don’t realize we need until it is stripped away, whether by choice or circumstance.  When we lack stability, we are often in search of it again.  The art of traveling is, at its core, the opposite of stability, and yet, even while on the road, weContinue reading “Finding Stability While Traveling”

(Mis)Adventures in the South Island, New Zealand

In my opinion, the South Island is significantly more stunning than the North.  With the Sounds, Fjords, and Southern Alps, the natural beauty of the South Island cannot be paralleled.  Beauty aside, my ten days in the South Island was filled with hits and misses.  While I had perfect weather every day, a handful of myContinue reading “(Mis)Adventures in the South Island, New Zealand”

My Kiwi Experience

As a newbie to the wonderful world of travel, I will be the first to admit that my knowledge of countries around the world is limited; New Zealand is no exception.  I booked my trip two months prior to my departure date, selecting a one-week stint before returning back to Australia.  One week!  I amContinue reading “My Kiwi Experience”

Catching the bug (and unfortunately I don’t mean the travel bug…)

  “I think the Gators made me sick,” I told my new friend. “Sorry – who are the Gators?” Ugh. Sometimes it’s difficult living abroad. For one, your new friends are not usually the kind of friends you can share the typical banter from home. These new friends also come with a new set ofContinue reading “Catching the bug (and unfortunately I don’t mean the travel bug…)”

Life in the Bondi Bubble

   “They call it the ‘Bondi bubble’”, my AirBnB host explained.  “Everything you need is right here.  There are people who never leave.”  As I continue my neighborhood exploration, I opted to spend a few nights living in Bondi because, why not?  Bondi is a world famous destination for surfers and travelers alike, always onContinue reading “Life in the Bondi Bubble”

First Impressions of Oz

I’m here!  After 9 months of planning, excitement, and anticipation, Ali is finally in OZ!  It’s almost surreal–there are moments that feel like a dream.  There is much to learn, see and do in my new home of Australia but, for now, I will share my initial impressions of Sydney.  We all know first impressions areContinue reading “First Impressions of Oz”