How Studying Abroad Changed My Life

If you are in college, the idea of studying abroad has probably crossed your mind a few times. While it used to be rare for students to spend a semester or year abroad, it's almost seen as a rite of passage for college students today. I was lucky to go to the school...

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...

How to Satisfy Your Wanderlust When You’re Stuck at Home

Wherever you are in the world, chances are the COVID-19 epidemic has got you cooped up in lockdown. Until the virus subsides, the best thing to do is to stay home, so it would be irresponsible to travel at the moment. But if you're obsessed with travelling as much as...

Where To Brunch in NYC

If you've ever been to New York City, you probably noticed that New Yorkers love brunch. A LOT! Brunch is basically a religion in NYC. Every Saturday and Sunday, trendy brunch spots fill up with people, especially in the spring and summer when restaurants add outdoor...

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...

14 Ways to Learn a Language For Free

With all of the technology available today, there's never been a better time to learn a new language. And better yet, there are so many different ways to learn a language for free! I've always been fascinated by foreign languages. I took both French and Spanish...

How To Satisfy Your Wanderlust When You’re Stuck At Home

I take every opportunity I possibly can to travel and explore new cities. Ever since I was little, I've been a really curious person. I'm always looking out for new places to visit and new experiences to have. In an ideal world, there would be nothing to get in the...

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...

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...

Welcome to Girl Sees The World!

Hello there and welcome to my blog! You might have found this site from my previous blog called La Vie Est Belle. I blogged on La Vie Est Belle for a little over a year, but decided to transition over to this new blog instead. Why, you may ask? Well, La Vie Est Belle...

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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