A Quick Guide to Cairns, Australia

If you're spending some time travelling around Australia, one of the cities you are likely to end up in is Cairns. Cairns is probably the most popular jump-off point along the Queensland coast for accessing the Great Barrier Reef, and there are lots of other nearby...

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 Boston, USA

Travelling and exploring new cities has always been the biggest passion in my life. Over the years, I have been fortunate enough to visit a number of different cities and countries, including studying abroad in France, interning in Seattle, and moving to New York...

Coromandel Peninsula: Beautiful NZ Getaway

A few weeks ago, I arrived in Australia where I’ll be living for the next year, and then immediately jetted off to New Zealand with some friends. Overall, the trip didn’t go exactly as planned, but more about that in my next blog post. While in New Zealand, we spent a...

Visiting the Grandest of all Canyons!

As I am typing this, I'm sitting in the Las Vegas airport getting ready to board a flight home after one of the best vacations I've ever been on. My family had a trip planned to Las Vegas for my aunt’s wedding and decided to make it even more fun by adding in a canyon...

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...

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...

Ultimate Guide on Where to Eat in Melbourne

By far the best way to really experience the culture in Melbourne is to immerse yourself in its food and nightlife scene. I have been living here for almost seven months now, and the list of places I want to eat just keeps getting bigger and bigger...too bad my wallet...

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,...

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...

Melbourne’s Best Hike: The 1000 Steps

One of the great things about living in Melbourne is how much there is to do outside city limits. For anyone who likes nature and adventure, one place they've probably been to is the 1000 Steps. The Steps are in the Dandenong Mountain range to the east of Melbourne....

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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...

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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...

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A Guide to Footscray, Melbourne

Footscray is one of those Melbourne neighbourhoods I've heard a lot about but never visited until recently. Even though it's a popular area, I guess it never seemed as if there was as much to do there in comparison to areas like Fitzroy, St Kilda, South Yarra, etc....

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Getting Trapt in Melbourne

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably heard about the escape room trend that's been taking the world by storm for the past year. Basically, you and some friends get locked in a room and have to solve a series of clues and puzzles in order to get out...

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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...

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Melbourne Laneways You Must Visit

You may have seen on social media but Melbourne, Australia was recently ranked the most liveable city in the world for the sixth year in a row. Overseas Melbourne seems to be pretty under the radar, definitely less popular than its rival to the north, Sydney. But to...

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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...

read more

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...

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A Quick Guide to Cairns, Australia

If you're spending some time travelling around Australia, one of the cities you are likely to end up in is Cairns. Cairns is probably the most popular jump-off point along the Queensland coast for accessing the Great Barrier Reef, and there are lots of other nearby...

read more

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...

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Ultimate Guide on Where to Eat in Melbourne

By far the best way to really experience the culture in Melbourne is to immerse yourself in its food and nightlife scene. I have been living here for almost seven months now, and the list of places I want to eat just keeps getting bigger and bigger...too bad my wallet...

read more

Meet Christie, the girl behind the blog!

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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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