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a photo diary of September in New Zealand: home with whānau

Here I am. Piecing together words and pictures {both DSLR and iPhone snaps} from more time in this most precious of places. And here it is. The bits I feel like sharing anyway. I took nearly 1,000 photos and now have endless video files on my phone from Tara in a gin-induced state laughing at vacation photos, but I always like to put together a little photo diary of my favourite. If for no one but me.

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15 of the best cafés in Auckland, New Zealand: where to find your caffeine fix in Auckland

I lived in Auckland for a year working as an au pair straight out of University. While Remuera really wasn’t my jam { a bit too posh for this socks-and-sandals-wearing-beer-drinking-gal}, there were so many good spots in Auckland to grab coffee with friends. Auckland, as New Zealand’s largest city, hosts a bevy of brunch spots that all offer delicious food, unique interiors, and perfect flat whites.

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the ultimate guide for a road trip on New Zealand’s Northwest Coast: how to get there, where to stay, + the spots you can’t miss

With a rented car and some time, I headed down the road to Muriwai and Piha for cold ocean breezes and cosy golden hours. This post has everything you need in it to plan your own road trip or getaway on the Northwest coast of my favourite place on the planet.

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bungy jumping in New Zealand: everything you need to know before you take the leap

Bungy jumping is all very straightforward. You go to a bungy, pay your money, and then jump. But, what do you wear? What does it cost? Do you get your money back if you don’t jump? Don’t worry. I had questions too, and, today, I’m here with the answers you’re looking for! I’ve created this post with all the information you need to know and questions to ask yourself prior to having a bungy experience.

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November in New Zealand: a photo diary from my most recent trip 'home'

I’m currently going through the archives of New Zealand posts, re-vamping guide to Auckland, Wellington, and a road trip through the South Island {as well as re-vamping Myanmar posts and South America posts, per your Instagram requests}, and it’s given me such a warm heart to see how this blog space has changed, grown, and improved. But, it’s also reaffirmed for me that I will never not want there to be some personal touches on this space. So, I’ve created this little photo diary from my most recent North Island return.

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Instagrammable Hamilton: surprising street art in Hamilton, New Zealand + where to find it

When you get to spend an extended amount of time exploring a new city, you tend to find secrets of a city and why it deserves more credit than it gets. Hamilton is filled with trendy cafes, green parks, and colourful street art! This post will help you find the artsy side of the city’s side streets and alleyways.

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the ultimate guide to New Zealand's Tongariro Alpine Crossing

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is one of those quintessential New Zealand treks all travelers hear about and backpackers flock to. Despite its popularity and reputation for stunning views, and the years I’ve cumulatively spent in New Zealand, I hadn’t ever made my way to hike it. Until my recent return!

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hiking Mount Maunganui: when to go, what to pack, + what to expect

Mount Maunganui is a hike I’ve heard people talk about for ages. While I was living in Auckland particularly, people would always recommend I make the trip to Tauranga to do the walk and peep the view from the top. I simply never made the trip or had the time. It wasn’t that far up my priority list. Luckily for me, a day of good weather and no work brought together a few of my favourite humans for a trip to the Mount to mark it off all our lists!

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