Staying Safe While Travelling

All around New Zealand, locals and travellers are feeling a deep sense of loss over the murder of Grace Millane. When this twenty-one year old British backpacker was reported missing, we all collectively said a prayer that she would be found. When police detectives announced the investigation would be treated as a homicide, our hearts …

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How To Celebrate Christmas when You Live Overseas

Living abroad, I occasionally find myself puzzled over questions I never even had to consider while living back home. Who to gift Christmas presents to while living overseas is one of them.   Last Christmas I had only been living in New Zealand for one month and, looking back, I really should have organized my …

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The Four Best Hikes on Oahu (that aren’t the Haiku Stairs)

Before going to the Hawaiian island of Oahu, I only knew of two hikes: Stairway to Heaven (also known as the Haiku Stairs) and Diamond Head crater. I soon learned that Oahu has so many stunning hikes that showcase Hawaii's natural beauty. These made for some truly wonderful memories and beautiful photographs. Lanikai Pillbox Hike  Oahu …

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