All posts tagged: wanderlust

City in a Snapshot: Top Tips for Düsseldorf, Germany

I’m not going to lie, when I think of Germany, Düsseldorf is definitely not the first place that springs to mind. But last year I found myself in Düsseldorf for my first trip to Germany and it really was a lovely city! Here are some of my tips for making the most of your time there in my second instalment of City in a Snapshot. Accommodation: It took us a while to find, but it was totally worth it because the place we stayed was incredibly cute, very comfortable and super affordable! I got a special offer from Booking.com (they have regular deals, so it’s always the first place I look,) for a place called Hotel Sir & Lady Astor, which was a quick walk away from the S-Bahn (the subway) and a quick walk to the main shopping district. We stayed for three nights and were treated to complementary breakfast each morning which gave you the option of a continental buffet or a hot breakfast, which varied each day. Couldn’t have had a better stay if …

Guess what?! I’m Moving to Orlando, Florida!

via @annaleemutz I am so so so excited to announce that in January next year I’ll be packing up my bags once again to move overseas! This time I’m off to Orlando, Florida to work at Walt Disney World! The excitement is real! If you’ve been reading my ‘Currently‘ posts the past couple of months you may have noticed that I’ve been banging on about a ‘secret’ trip that I couldn’t announce yet because I was still waiting for confirmation and guess what?! It’s confirmed! A couple of months ago I applied for the Disney International Cultural Exchange Program and since then I’ve been waiting in anticipation for my application to get accepted, then once that came through I had to attend an interview and after that, the most nerve-wracking wait to find out if I had been accepted into the program. Disney is just one of the those things that seemed like a really really awesome opportunity and I didn’t want to miss out. I was actually in the process of interviewing for an amazing job …

It Took Me 3 Days To Get Home! | Vlog

If you remember what I was up to in January this year, you may remember I was making my way home from the UK, and it took me three days! From Cardiff to London, to Paris, to Hong Kong and finally home to Auckland it was a pretty tiring and long journey home. I wrote two blog posts about it, Part 1 and Part 2, but I also had some footage of the long trip which I thought I’d share with you. The very last footage of my Europe Trip. Enjoy tout le monde!

Food Photo Friday #20: Crêpes in Paris

Food: Savoury crêpe/ Consumed at: A little corner bistro in Paris/ Date: June 2014 I know it’s two days late, but oh well, you’ll have to live with it! Here’s a little throwback to warmer days while in Paris last year. If you guys were following me last year, you may have seen my travel posts about my time during Paris. The past couple of weeks I’ve been reminiscing about my Europe trip, so I thought it would be fitting to have a FPF from my time away. This crêpe was enjoyed at a little corner bistro just off from Rue de Rivoli accompanied by a bowl of delicious apple cider. This was halfway through our first full day in Paris. I can’t quite remember what was exactly in my crêpe, but from what I can recall it was a savoury crêpe filled with cheese, ham, spinach and an egg and from what I can remember it was really nice! I’m usually more of a sweet crêpe person, nutella and banana is one of my …

Throwback Thursday: Best Trip of My Life

Yesterday marked the date that I left New Zealand to go on my own 7 month adventure armed with two suitcases, a camera and one of my best friends. It is by far the best experience I’ve had in my life so far, so thanks to some of the photos I posted on Instagram, I thought I’d share a timeline of some of my highlights (this is going to be hard,) of the trip below: This was taken as I farewelled my family goodbye at the departure gate. There were lots of tears, but as soon as I was through those gates I was a ball of excitement! PARIS June and July 2014: Moana and I were shown around Paris by a wonderful family friend. We did a lot of touristy things and few not so touristy things. I love Paris, I visited it quite a few times during my trip. GERMANY July 2014: Some down-time on the plane to Germany really made me reflect and appreciate how lucky I was to be having such …

My 101 Unique Travel Eats: Food Bucket List

I’ve seen quite a few bloggers do this over the past few months and I thought now that I have time I might as well see how well I do. I’m not expecting much, seeing as I’m definitely not the world explorer I hope to be, but here’s trying. The original list was compiled by Dealchecker called “Food Bucket List: 101 Unique Travel Eats“. Let’s see how I go: #9: Share a traditional Thanksgiving feast with family and friends in America, carved Turkey and pumpkin pie included. Try to break the wishbone and win so you can make a wish! Half a point– I shared a Thanksgiving feast with friends from America while we were in Cardiff. My neighbour’s parents came over from the States and cooked the two flats a delicious Thanksgiving feast and yes, pumpkin pie included! #10: Nibble a French crepe under the Eiffel Tower in the devastatingly romantic city of Paris, the most visited city in the world. One point– This was a thing, and I did it! Nutella and banana anyone? …

WIN a trip for 2 on Contiki!

*This is not a paid advertisement* This morning my dear friend Moana shared a link about a competition to win a trip for two on Contiki. I absolutely jumped at the chance because Contiki has been something I’ve wanted to do for a wee while, especially after having a few friends who have had tours with the company. Moana just came back from a Contiki tour around Europe a few months ago, and from what it sounded like, she had the best time of her life, so that’s definitely encouraged me to look into it too. For anyone who is unaware about what Contiki is, it’s a company that organises travel and tours for 18-35 year olds, in different parts of the world, for different lengths of time and at different travel paces. There really is something for everyone. Because it is something I really really would love to win, I thought that you all might want a chance too. So what are you waiting for, click the link and have ‘no regrets’. CLICK HERE TO …