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Travel Diary: Journey to Hoi An, Vietnam

From Hue we headed down the coast towards Hoi An, known for its Ancient Town and beautiful beaches.  Hiring  a car and driver to make the 3 hour journey we stopped along the way to visit the Elephant natural springs, Lang Co beach, Hai Van pass and the Cham museum.

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Travel Diary: Hue, Vietnam

After my sister moved to Vietnam 2 years ago, I have been desperate to visit not only to be reunited with my twin but also get to explore a new place with a local tour guide. It just so happened my dad was visiting her at the same time and I super excited to see… Read more »

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Travel Diary: San Sebastian

San Sebastián. Donostia.  Surrounding the Bahía de la Concha in the Basque region of Spain, the city is the ultimate vacation spot with a beautiful beach and Boardwalk, the history of the ‘Parte Vieja’ (the old town) and a plethora of Michelin star restaurants.

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Travel Diary: Milan

Milan. The fashion capital and commercial heart of Italy has always been at the top of my list – not only as a model but also for its rich history and architecture. It definitely did not disappoint – I even got to attend my first World Expo (I was not expecting it to be such… Read more »

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Travel Diary: Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre. I had not heard of the UNESCO World Heritage sites before the trip – though upon arriving to see them I recognized the post card picturesque colorful cliffside villages. Hiking between them is stunning end to end – but it was spending the days laying on the pebbles by the crystal clear water… Read more »

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Travel Diary: The Amalfi Coast

When I imagined Italy –  I always thought of the colorful houses built into the cliffside, cobblestone pathways leading down to beaches with crystal clear water, hot summer days, fresh pasta and of course, getting addicted to that sweet, delicious gelato. Nowhere embodies all of these Italian aspects quite like the Amalfi Coast – so I was very excited… Read more »

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Travel Diary: Plitvice Lakes

Having had difficulties trying to work out a way from Budapest to Zagreb, we ended up picking the 6 am train as our best option. You can book the Hungarian trains online but only though the official MAV website. We were pleasantly surprised at how nice the seating area was – though the bathroom vented… Read more »

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    Travel Diary: UK Part II

    The rain poured as we took the train to Gatwick Airport to pick up our car in which we would road trip all around the UK. Excited to see a bit of the country side, I waited as Liam sussed out the details. Lacking experience driving on the left I was going to be in… Read more »

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    Travel Diary: London

    After planning our trip to the United Kingdom and Europe, the day finally came when I picked up the 12 hour flight from Los Angeles, CA to Heathrow Airport in London.  I was so excited.  It was hard to believe I was actually beginning my 5 month travel journey. Trying to sleep was near impossible… Read more »

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    New Zealand – Dunedin and Dolphins

    From Milford Sound we traveled to the east coast of the South Island to Dunedin. A large city with an active port and a large university, the town had great views from the hills above the city and a youthful vibe. The main attraction we wanted to see was Larnach Castle – the supposedly haunted home… Read more »

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    New Zealand – Queenstown and Milford Sound

    We left franz Josef and traveled back through the mountain ranges towards Queenstown. With snow and fog we were scared the pass would be closed – but we made it in a nick of time. The landscape was again filled with idyllic vistas – the road wound through the mountains and alongside a number of… Read more »

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    New Zealand – Wellington, the Ferry, Christchurch and Franz Josef

    We arrived into Wellington in the late afternoon and were excited to go exploring the New Zealand capital. We headed down to Sweet Mother’s Kitchen for sangria and dinner – a great and little American style restaurant (www.sweetmotherskitchen.co.nz) with kitsch decoration – before heading to Mac’s Brewery (www.thebrewerybar.co.nz) to sample some of the local beers. The next… Read more »

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    New Zealand – Waimangu Valley, Getting Lost and Napier

    On the way out of Rotorua we headed to the Waimangu Volcanic Valley, a hydrothermal system created by the eruption of the nearby Mount Tarawera in 1886. The system includes Frying pan lake, the world’s largest hot spring, and Inferno Crater Lake, the largest geyser like feature in the world. We did the self guided… Read more »

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    New Zealand – Rotorua, Hells Gate and Hobbiton

    We arrived in Rotorua and it hit us. The smell of hydrogen sulphide or ‘rotten eggs’ emanating from nearby suphur deposits and geothermal pools. So strong you actually are not sure how anyone can live here full time. Yet, despite the smell, there is a thriving city on the southern edge of a lake of the… Read more »

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    New Zealand – Auckland, Paihia and Waitomo

    New Zealand, also known as A0tearoa in the Maori language meaning ‘the land of the long white cloud.’ A place I have been dying to visit, one that not many get the opportunity to as it lies off the beaten path. With just shy of a month to go exploring, we decided to roadtrip around the north… Read more »

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    Travel Diary: Sydney

    My second Australian adventure happened in September 2014 – once again to visit my Aussie boy, as well as working and a pit stop on my way to New Zealand. After traveling around the US working in Miami, Columbus, New York and Los Angeles I was excited for a bit of relaxation, exploring and playing tourist.