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 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...

Top 20 Things To Do In Melbourne

If you've ever spent much time in Australia, you probably know that there is a huge rivalry between its two biggest cities, Sydney and Melbourne. One of the biggest arguments for people on the Sydney side is that Melbourne doesn't have a lot to offer tourists. I can't...

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...

15 Places I Visited In 2015

Now that we're a week into the new year, I'm starting to reflect on everything that happened in 2015. To say things are completely different than they were this time last year would be an understatement. When 2015 began, I was working in an office job in New York. I...

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...

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...

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...

How To Spend A Day In The Blue Mountains

Sydney is full of beautiful beaches, a good food scene, and endless things to do. But one of the best things you can do on a visit to Sydney is get out of the city and see more of country New South Wales. Probably the most popular day trip out of Sydney is to the Blue...

Valuing Experiences Over Material Things

For the majority of my life, I considered myself a pretty big shopaholic. I would go to the mall every weekend and rarely leave without buying at least a few things. But over the past couple of years, I've slowly started to realise that just buying clothes, shoes,...

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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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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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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