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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Ultimate New York City High: Fuerza Bruta

If you take a trip to New York City, one experience you need to be sure not to miss is going to see a show. I've seen a lot of shows during my time in New York, but the most recent one I saw was also the most different from any other shows I've seen—Fuerza Bruta. I...

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...

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...

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...

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...

read more

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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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...

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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...

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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...

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How to Survive Long-Term Camping

Here’s a sentence that teenage me never could have seen coming. In November and December, my boyfriend and I spent more than a month camping and living out of our car. After visiting Nathaniel Cars, we were able to buy a quality yet inexpensive vehicle, and radically...

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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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