I could sit here and tell you a million reasons why I think everybody should get out and explore at least once in their life. Whether that means exploring your own city, or hopping on a plane and travel the world. Whichever you decide, you won’t regret it. You’ll also learn so much about yourself and the world around you! Russell and I recently returned home to Australia from spending a month in Japan. I had never been to a country where the language spoken wasn’t English. So it was quite a different experience for both of us. It’s definitely challenging, having to communicate with people who don’t speak the same language as you, but it’s also such a great way to learn more…

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Happy Birthday to me! I’m 25 years old today. Woohoo! I’ve always loved my birthday. If you had asked me where I would be spending my 25th birthday, I definitely wouldn’t have said in hot, dusty, desert Australia – Alice Springs! But here I am. I wasn’t sure what to post about on my birthday. I knew I wanted something to go up today, for me to look back on in years to come when my blog has exploded with popularity and success (birthday wish?), but I didn’t know exactly what that would be. So I decided that it would be fun to write 25 things I’ve learnt in my lifetime. I’m sure I’m not the first person to have come…

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The older I get, the more I wish I could write a letter to my younger self. I was always a very shy child. I never introduced myself or spoke up voluntarily. In high school I was always that ‘loser’ kid. Sure, I had friends. But I was never in the sought after popular crowd. I was okay with that. I had no desire to party and spend my weekends drinking. That stage in my life wouldn’t rear it’s ugly (but quite fun) head until my early 20’s sadly enough. I’ve always wondered what my life would be like if I had been the outgoing and confident child and teenager that I always wished I could be. Would I be…

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Travelling can be an expensive way of life, especially if you prefer the luxury of staying in 5 star hotels and eating like a king while you’re seeing the world. The temptation is real, to walk into every store you see, buy all the souvenirs you don’t need, and spend hundreds of dollars on presents for every single person you know. I enjoy shopping when I’m travelling. I love finding cool places that sell things I’ve either never seen before, or couldn’t justify buying while I’m at home. There’s something about being on holiday, where it’s apparently okay to spend thousands of dollars in a matter of weeks. Then there’s the internal argument you have with yourself on your lunch break at…

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It’s hard to believe that we are already 26 days into 2017 (Happy Australia Day!) Each year goes by faster and faster. It’s as if the world is spinning 10 times as fast as it did when I was a kid. Everything moves so much quicker these days. As a kid, I always wished I could grow up and be an adult. I wanted freedom and no rules. I wanted to be in charge of my own life, and be responsible for my own actions. I wanted to stay up until 4am every day if I wanted to. I wanted to be able to eat chocolate for dinner every night, if that was what I desired. I wanted to make…

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