Ten Things You Learn as an Expat in Australia

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to live as an expat in Australia? I feel like everything I read or see portrays life in Australia completely differently. In fact, if you've never been to Australia yourself, you probably have an idea in your head of...

When Things Go Wrong Abroad

Reading travel blogs and seeing travel Instagram accounts, it would seem that travel is always an amazing, fun, and carefree experience. But what you don’t often see is the negative side of travel. Of course, just like in everyday life, there are lots of things that...

Where To Brunch in NYC

If you've ever been to New York City, you probably noticed that New Yorkers love brunch. A LOT! Brunch is basically a religion in NYC. Every Saturday and Sunday, trendy brunch spots fill up with people, especially in the spring and summer when restaurants add outdoor...

The Ultimate Travel Bucket List

  There are so many travel experiences I want to have in my lifetime, and I don't want to leave any corner of the Earth unturned. I put together this list of things that I think everyone should experience at least once in their life. I've already been lucky enough to...

Welcome to Girl Sees The World!

Hello there and welcome to my blog! You might have found this site from my previous blog called La Vie Est Belle. I blogged on La Vie Est Belle for a little over a year, but decided to transition over to this new blog instead. Why, you may ask? Well, La Vie Est Belle...

Highlights of Australia’s Top End

When people visit Australia, the areas that tend to be most popular are Sydney and Melbourne, the Great Barrier Reef and Queensland coastline, Uluru and the dry red centre, and even the wine regions near both Perth and Adelaide. One of the regions that tends to be...

10 Differences Living in Australia vs New Zealand

After being in New Zealand for almost three months now, I’ve gotten to know it pretty well. After 15 months in Australia, my visa ended, so I decided to come to Wellington next. People had told me Melbourne and Wellington are very similar, and I do see what they mean...

City Spotlight on Lyon, France

When you think of travelling to France, I'm sure you picture Paris, or maybe the French Riviera. But a city that is often overlooked is also my favourite city in France—Lyon. I spent a semester abroad in Lyon a couple of years ago, so I got to know the city really...

Roadtripping the East Coast of Australia

The entire continent of Australia is full of amazing roadtrip after amazing roadtrip. I made the incredible journey from Darwin to Melbourne by car, and a few months later was lucky enough to experience the East Coast of Australia too! Any backpacker who has spent...

The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Iceland

If you follow lots of travel bloggers and Instagrammers, no doubt you've seen Iceland popping up left and right! In the past year or so, Iceland has become one of the hottest travel destinations, and it's easy to see why! It's one of the most beautiful, unique, and...

5 Places to Visit in the Yorkshire Countryside

England has always been one of my favourite countries, and in the past six months I've been so lucky to experience more of England outside its big cities. My boyfriend is from Yorkshire in northern England, so when I visited a few months ago, I was excited to explore...

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A Few Days in Paradise on the Sunshine Coast

As a former expat living in Australia, I fell completely in love with the country. It has some of the most beautiful nature I've seen in the world. Queensland in particular is full of so many scenic spots to visit. Brisbane offers the excitement of a big city, Cairns...

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How To Stay Fit While Travelling

I love travel. You all know that. But what you may not know is that I am also very into fitness and living a healthy lifestyle, I recently finished a session at my Wrestling School by the way. As someone who travels so much, I admit it can be hard to stick to your...

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Top 10 Things to do in Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh is the cultural heart of Scotland and a crowd favourite among places to visit in the UK. Edinburgh offers a much different experience to fellow Scottish cities, such as Glasgow and Aberdeen. It's full of amazing history, beautiful architecture, and great...

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The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Iceland

If you follow lots of travel bloggers and Instagrammers, no doubt you've seen Iceland popping up left and right! In the past year or so, Iceland has become one of the hottest travel destinations, and it's easy to see why! It's one of the most beautiful, unique, and...

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How to Spend a Day in Brighton, England

Brighton is a small coastal city about an hour and a half south of London. It's a city that has been on my radar for a while, so I was excited to finally visit when I was back in London this past December. Brighton is the perfect change of pace from fast-paced London....

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California Dreaming – A Guide to San Francisco

San Francisco is one of those iconic cities that you need to visit once in your life. But chances are, once you've visited once, you'll want to keep on coming back for more! San Francisco has this special draw to it and has so many different personalities, making...

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21 Places You Must Visit in the UK (Outside of London!)

Ever since I was little, I have had this fascination with the UK and all things British. I think my obsession started with the Harry Potter series and then expanded as I entered my teens and discovered lots of amazing British books and TV shows. Fast forward to today,...

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How To Spend A Day On Martha’s Vineyard

When you think of New England, you picture quaint weathered houses, pretty beaches, and small-town charm. You’ll find that all over New England, but probably nowhere paints that picture quite as well as Martha’s Vineyard. The Vineyard is a small island off the coast...

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Things You Learn While Living in a Hostel Long-term

Something that has become a sort of rite of passage among backpackers is living in a hostel while travelling. If you haven't stayed in hostels before, you may picture the rooms as dark and depressing. Maybe in the past there were some like that, but nowadays...

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The Liebster Award | Girl Sees The World

Not too long ago, Girl Sees The World was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award. And I am now accepting another blogging award called the Liebster Award! This is an award nominated by bloggers to other bloggers. Thank you to Karen from the great blog Travelling...

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Roadtripping the East Coast of Australia

The entire continent of Australia is full of amazing roadtrip after amazing roadtrip. I made the incredible journey from Darwin to Melbourne by car, and a few months later was lucky enough to experience the East Coast of Australia too! Any backpacker who has spent...

read more

Meet Christie

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Hi! I’m Christie, a 26 year old girl originally from Boston who has lived all over the world. I love living abroad and experiencing different places as a local. I have no bigger passion than travel, and when I’m not exploring I spend my free time reminiscing on past trips, daydreaming about future travel, and sharing it all here on Girl Sees The World.

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