What To See And Do In Philadelphia

Ever since I moved to New York, I’ve been hoping to plan a trip to Philadelphia. I had never been before, and with it less than two hours away from NYC, I knew I'd be kicking myself if I didn’t go. With my return to Boston fast approaching, I decided to spontaneously...

My Plans for the Summer, and I’m Moving Abroad!

Recently, there have been so many exciting changes in my life. First of all, I left my job at L'Oréal. I learned a lot while I was there, but the longer I stayed, the more I realised customer marketing just wasn't for me. Plus, even though I find the beauty industry...

Top 10 Things to do in Wellington, NZ

Back in February, I made the move from Australia to Wellington, New Zealand. Before arriving in Wellington, I honestly didn’t know much about the city at all, and chances are that you reading this won’t know much about Wellington either. Well, after spending almost...

A Guide to Footscray, Melbourne

Footscray is one of those Melbourne neighbourhoods I've heard a lot about but never visited until recently. Even though it's a popular area, I guess it never seemed as if there was as much to do there in comparison to areas like Fitzroy, St Kilda, South Yarra, etc....

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...

Great Ocean Road: Australia’s Most Scenic Drive

Since it's basically a massive island, Australia is full of beautiful coastal routes. There's the Grand Pacific Drive south of Sydney and beautiful drives along the coastlines of Queensland and Western Australia. But what is widely known as the country's most...

10 Apps Every New Yorker Should Have On Their Phone

Whether you've lived in New York or visited as a tourist, you have an idea of just how crazy and overwhelming NYC can be! But luckily for us, we're living in the year 2015 so there are plenty of apps to make our NYC experiences so much easier. These are the top 10...

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...

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...

Visiting Zion National Park in Utah

I recently returned from an amazing road trip around the American Southwest, which included canyons, national parks, and a long weekend in Las Vegas. Check out my three recent posts about the Grand Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, and Antelope Canyon. And last but definitely...

14 Ways to Learn a Language For Free

With all of the technology available today, there's never been a better time to learn a new language. And better yet, there are so many different ways to learn a language for free! I've always been fascinated by foreign languages. I took both French and Spanish...

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7 Tips to Thrive in a Remote Work Environment

Whether you're a seasoned digital nomad or you're new to the remote work world, finding motivation and settling into an at-home routine can be challenging. You're surrounded by distractions that you wouldn't have in a typical office environment. Plus, sharing one...

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How to Satisfy Your Wanderlust When You’re Stuck at Home

Wherever you are in the world, chances are the COVID-19 epidemic has got you cooped up in lockdown. Until the virus subsides, the best thing to do is to stay home, so it would be irresponsible to travel at the moment. But if you're obsessed with travelling as much as...

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Off-the-Beaten-Path Spots to Explore in London

London is home to some of the most iconic landmarks in the world – the London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben (even though it’s currently covered in scaffolding). While these spots are beautiful and iconic for a reason, the way to experience the “real” London is by...

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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. As someone who travels so much, I admit it can be hard to stick to your normal fitness routine while you're on the road. I have taken lots...

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Top 10 Things to do in Edinburgh, Scotland

As the cultural heart of Scotland and a crowd favourite among places to visit in the UK, Edinburgh offers a much different experience than fellow Scottish cities, such as Glasgow and Aberdeen. It’s full of amazing history, stunning architecture, and out-of-this-world...

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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 you need to see once in your life. But chances are, once you’ve visited, you’ll want to keep coming back for more! San Francisco has this special draw that’s hard to explain, but once you’ve experienced it, you’ll know what...

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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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Meet Christie

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Hi! I’m Christie, a 28-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 greater 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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