Highlights of the Australian Outback

When you picture Australia, one of two things will come to mind—the sprawling beaches along the coastlines or the stunning interior of the country best known as the Outback. And based on the title, I’m sure you can tell which one this post is going to be about! On our...

Starting A New Adventure In New Zealand

Wow it’s been ages since I’ve posted on here! The last few months have been a whirlwind with so much happening and a lot of change. As I posted back in November, my boyfriend Will and I had heaps of adventure packed into a couple months. We went to Bali, bought a car...

10 Things I’ve Learned From My First Few Days In Sydney

Three weeks ago, I made the long journey from Boston all the way to Sydney, Australia. About 30 hours of travel including two layovers! I stayed in Sydney for a couple of days getting settled and adjusted to the time change before jetting off to New Zealand. A few...

A Guide to Australia’s Mornington Peninsula

Melburnians are lucky because we have so many places to explore right on our doorstep. There's the Great Ocean Road, Yarra Valley wine region, several mountain ranges, and the one that I visited most recently: the Mornington Peninsula. Ever since arriving in Melbourne...

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...

Singapore: What To See And Do In The Lion City

Last week, I hit a couple of milestones as a traveller. One, I took my first solo trip. Most people were surprised that I would book a trip alone, but I had a great experience and would have no hesitations booking another solo trip in the future! Second, I took my...

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....

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...

A Guide To Lisbon, Portugal

Whenever people ask me what is my favourite city that I've visited, I always struggle to answer them. There are the obvious ones that top the list like London and Paris, but people are always a little surprised when I mention Lisbon among one of my top cities. Most...

A Guide to the Hotels and Casinos on the Las Vegas Strip

When you picture Las Vegas, there's no doubt the Vegas Strip is the first place that comes to mind. The Strip is the four mile stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard where the most popular hotels and casinos in the city are located, and where the vast majority of tourists...

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...

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The End of an Adventure… And the Start of Another

If you've been following my blog for a while, you'll have read about the amazing adventures I had around Australia, New Zealand, and Asia in the past two years. But as they say, all good things must come to an end. Almost a month ago, I made the long journey from...

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48 Hours in Auckland, New Zealand

A few weeks ago, I said goodbye to Wellington, NZ which I had called home for the past five months. But I couldn't leave New Zealand without spending a little bit of time in the country's biggest city. So I boarded an overnight bus and headed up north to Auckland...

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Blogger Recognition Award | Girl Sees The World

After lots of travel and an emotional roller coaster over the past few weeks, I'm finally breaking my blogging silence! After leaving my jobs in Wellington toward the end of June, I headed up north to Auckland for a few days and then flew over to Melbourne for about a...

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London on the Cheap! 25 Free Things To Do

When I was recently compiling a list of my favourite places in the world, I realised I have never done a post about London. And since London has been my favourite city for years, I knew there was something very wrong with that! So I thought it only right that my first...

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My Top 10 Places in the World (So Far!)

I've been really lucky to have travelled to so many amazing places in my lifetime. Being from the USA originally, I have travelled around a good portion of the US and Canada over the years. 23 US states and 3 Canadian provinces to be exact! I've also seen a good part...

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A Guide to Australia’s Gold Coast

As Katy Perry famously said, "You can travel the world, but nothing comes close to the golden coast." Except, we're not talking about California. We're talking about the true Golden Coast in Queensland, Australia! For anyone who's never been to Australia, you probably...

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Live Like a Local with Airbnb

Disclaimer: This is not an ad, and is not sponsored in any way. I just really love Airbnb and opinions and photos are of course my own! If you're reading my blog, you can probably tell how much I love travel. But what I especially love about travelling is getting to...

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Cheap Eats in Wellington For $10 Or Less

It's no secret that things in New Zealand are expensive—clothes, groceries, drinks, and of course meals out. After moving to Wellington back in February, I quickly learned that eating out too often would leave me with nothing in my bank account. Something that is hard...

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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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