Horseshoe Bend: A Hidden Gem in the American Southwest

When you think of cool canyons to visit in the American Southwest, there’s no doubt the Grand Canyon is the first to come to your mind. You’ve obviously seen pictures of the main part of the canyon, probably from the South Rim. But one of the greatest points to see is...

On The Hunt For My Perfect City

I follow a lot of different travel blogs and one that I've been reading a lot lately is Sophee Smiles. The girl who writes the blog is spending a year road-tripping with her husband through Asia, the Middle East, and Europe to find a place that really feels like home...

Pop-Up Patch: A Secret Garden in the Heart of Melbourne

It's officially springtime in Melbourne now! One of my favourite things to do in Spring has always been to get outside and explore as many new spots as possible. Melbourne is an especially awesome city for this because there are so many unique places to see. On a...

A Totally Unique New Trend: “Escape The Room”

A few days ago, my dad took the day off from work and we used that time to have a father/daughter bonding day. We wanted to do something different with our day, so I started researching things to do in Boston that are a little bit off the beaten track. The thing that...

I’m Going On An Adventure!

About a year ago exactly, I packed up my things and boarded a one-way flight from Boston to Australia. I had the best year of my life living and working here, making amazing friends, and having lots of adventures. I wish I could stay longer, but unfortunately my...

A Day Out On The Great Barrier Reef

There are so many amazing experiences to cross off of your Australian bucket list, but the one that has to be the most exciting is the Great Barrier Reef. I have had some awesome experiences around Australia over the past eight months, and so far my favourite has been...

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...

Getting Ready To Study Abroad Part 1: Before You Leave

It's almost that time of year again—back to school. But if you're like a lot of college students nowadays, instead of preparing to head back to your school for another year, you're getting ready to embark on an adventure in a totally foreign part of the world. A few...

Eating and Drinking Your Way Through Singapore

If you're a foodie, specifically when it comes to Asian food, one of the best places you can go is Singapore. I recently visited Singapore for the first time and was blown away by all the great food and drinks I experienced. It's something I'm used to in cities like...

Melbourne’s Most Scenic Walk: Brighton to St Kilda

The cold Melbourne winter is finally coming to an end! So that means getting out and exploring all the beautiful outdoor things there are to do around the city! Last weekend, I checked something else off my Melbourne bucket list: the Brighton Beach to St Kilda coastal...

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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