Bear Mountain: A Great Escape from New York City

Living in New York City is so much fun. There is always something exciting to do or see, and you are constantly surrounded by all different types of interesting people. But sometimes the busyness of the city gets to be a little much and you want to escape the concrete...

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...

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...

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 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...

Cities I Am Dying To Revisit

I have been so fortunate in my life and have had the opportunity to travel to a ton of cool places—more than your average 23 year old! While I am always on the look-out for new places to explore, there are a bunch of cities I am hoping to revisit over the next few...

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...

The Top 5 Free Places to View The New York City Skyline

I'm sure anyone who has ever been to New York City will agree with me when I say there are very few cities in the world that can rival its skyline. Some other cities like London, Paris, and Los Angeles have great skylines too, but you don't really notice it until...

Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You

As Eleanor Roosevelt famously said, "Do one thing every day that scares you." I just finished reading a book called My Year With Eleanor in which the author decides to follow Eleanor's wise words and do just that! After getting laid-off from her job and feeling a...

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...

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 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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