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Exmouth Road Trip, Part II: Kalbarri to Monkey Mia

Hello and welcome to part 2 of my Exmouth adventure! It’s getting cold and rainy here in Perth and I’m wishing I had a warm coat and rain jacket. Australia does get cold, y’all. In this post, I revisited Kalbarri, Shell Beach, and Monkey Mia. Enjoy! Kalbarri National Park I didn’t really feel like I […]

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Exmouth Road Trip, part I: Perth to Port Gregory

From April 6-14, I embarked on my first Aussie road trip up north and found warmer temperatures, heaps of native animals, and new friends. Our final destination was Exmouth, which is 1,247km from Perth (about 775 miles) away. We made several stops along the way. In this post, I’ve written about the Lancelin dunes, The Pinnacles Desert, and Port Gregory Pink Lake.

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Packing for a year abroad

How exactly do you pack for a year? Very, very carefully. Start this early, and make sure you have a list ready! Here are some of the things I’ve learned about packing so far.

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A day at Rottnest Island (AKA the land of smiling quokkas)

Whenever someone asks me “Why Perth?” instead of the major east coast cities (Melbourne, Sydney, Cairns, etc…) I tell them about Rottnest Island. When moving to Australia on a Working Holiday was still just a little idea rolling around in my brain (an idea I never actually thought would come to fruition), I saw a […]

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Review: 35 hours of travel

Until today, the longest flight I’d ever been on was from Atlanta to Los Angeles (4 hours), which pales in comparison to the 35 hour trek I just survived. Flying with Virgin Australia was a good experience, but I’m not in a rush to fly like that ever again! ATL – LAX The day started […]

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Today’s the Day!

Right now, I’m at LAX with about 3 hours left until my plane leaves for Melbourne (and then Perth.) Leaving Atlanta was waaay harder than I imagined. I suddenly couldn’t keep the tears from my eyes as I waved “bye for now” to my mom and dad and got in the TSA line. I’m so […]

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Music for Travel

Creating your travel entertainment arsenal should not be a chore taken lightly. Books, work, podcasts, movies, TV shows, and music will make your journey much easier, and make that time spent in airports, planes, and cars go by faster. Here are my picks for music! Side note: If you’re using Spotify, be sure that the […]

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Oceania Itenerary

Here is a map of my (35 hr) trip down under and my tentative itinerary of things I’d like to do in Australia and the surrounding areas. What else should I put on here? Comment below!

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Youtube, I love you.

You can learn anything from YouTube. You can learn how to achieve the perfect smoky eye, how to use pretty much any program in the Adobe suite, and you can learn how to travel the world. Here are some of my favorite videos.  Your Guide To An Australian Working Holiday Visa Check out this video […]

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Steps to a WHV (U.S. Citizens)

Apply for your passport If you’re applying for the first time, you’ll need to go in person. Post offices, courts, and universities offer passport services. To find the nearest acceptance facility, check with the U.S. DOS here.  The U.S. Department of State has a list of instructions for applying for your passport.  Fees: As of 2018, for a passport […]