Monthly Archives: December 2010

Sydney Sunset

On a recent evening out in Sydney, I was once again reminded how beautiful the city I live in really is.

 

 

Sydney’s sunsets are some of the best in the world and the evening of November 23rd was no exception. With a back drop of Sydney Harbour you are hard pressed to find a better frame for this picturesque scene.

 

 

 

We were located at Sydney’s Opera Bar just below the world Famous Sydney Opera House.

http://www.operabar.com.au/

 

Pricey drinks, but delicious cocktails. Decadent menu for those who choose it including the sampler for two, or a nice hearty fish and chips as you sit by the sea. A bowl of sweet potato crisps are a great share dish for the table.

 

A lovely place to spend a Sunday afternoon and enjoy some of Sydney’s best views

 

Farewell Jess!! Don’t forget the beauty of Sydney. Enjoy Canada


Nudie Run around the WORLD

I am not going to be naked!!!

But I will be travelling with my new pal, Nudie Plushie.

We will be travellign around the world together. India, UK, USA!!!

Nudie and I will be getting up to some crazy adventures and I am super excited to finally have a travel buddy!!

 

We’ve left our message with Santa and now we’re ready to get on the road!!!

 

 

 

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Queenstown for the snow

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As one reaches certain milestones in their life and passes through rights of passage, it’s time to move on to the next stage. Onward and upward! This was definitely the case for me on my most recent trip away, to NEW ZEALAND and the Snow there in Queenstown. Usually my snow adventures are with rody young university students or travellers, but it was time to step into the real world and take a girly trip with some gals. And it rocked!
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University was an amazing time for me! Full of travel, friends, adventure, lessons and lots of parties. Oh and alcohol. Lots of alcohol. These things were highlighted when I took trips throughout the year for various University activities. Eastern University Games, Australian University Games, UTS Skip trip and Snow University Games. All up my trips were costing me well over $3000……. This year I thought about taking the same trips again…. until I realised my wind, fun and crazy trips might be stopping me from spending time with some of my close, longtime and loved friends.
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We initially tried to plan our trip to Queenstown (located in the South Island of New Zealand) with a large group again. I must say I was disappointed that we weren’t going in an enormous group. My spirits were raised when I saw that 2 University groups- Macquarie and Sydney would be there at the same time. The town would be a buzz and I had friends going from various groups. But once we got there, it all changed! I enjoyed not being peer pressured every day, drinking myself silly and pushing my body to the limits.

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3 girls was the ideal trip! We went to Onsen Hot pools and got masssages, we had quaint little dinners and drank in small pubs. We met quality people and had great conversations. We took our time, took in the sites and took breaks! I loved my girly getaway! I now know that I’m not missing out, I’m just growing up and moving on to new and different experiences. There is a time and a place and now that I have graduated from Uni, it’s time to be a big kid!
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Luxurious, restful and fun trips lie ahead for me and my fab friends.

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Also got to catch up with the awesome Krystle Wright, fellow ExplorerGirls Ambassador!

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Tips and tricks for Queenstown to come soon!


5 Reasons I LOVE TRAVEL

We all know I love Travel!!

I just wanted to share with you the Top 5 reasons why I love Travel. There are 100’s of reasons, feelings, moments and experiences that make me love it but these are at the top of the list.

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1. Freedom

This is obvious. You can be who you want to be,go where you want to go and express yourself in new ways you never thought possible. Often travel is associated with fewer responsibilities and a focus on fun and enjoyment, now that is freedom!

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2. Friendship

The people you meet when travelling will touch your life and even if they don’t stay part of your life, they will certainly make an impact on you. Everyone comes into your life for a reason and at the time they are there to help you on your journey and path. Even if they just make you laugh in a bar, or you chat in line at the airport- they get you on to the next step. If you are lucky enough, you will make lifelong friends. Friends who you truly connect with because you are free to be you.

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3. Opportunity

Travel is filled with opportunity. Sorry to be corny, but you really have to acknowledge the phrase “the world is your oyster”. Travel opens your eyes up to opportunities you never knew existed, simply for the fact that you are in a more open frame of mind, but also due to the new experiences you have.

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4. Lack of expectations/ surprises

You can never truly plan travel. There will always be a surprise in store for you. Expect the unexpected. And run with it! The unexpected and unplanned will be the best part of all.

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5. Humbling

Travel is extremely humbling. the people you meet and the things you see, often make you appreciate what you have at home. Whenever I get back to my family and my home, I really understand how lucky I am in the life that I lead and to even have those opportunies. It makes you appreciate the simple things.

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Spirit of Love

I love this Quote that was shared by my friend this week!
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It’s important to do things in our life we are proud of and to have moments shared with people we love. That’s why I love Travel. It makes you appreciate those important things and I would travel anywhere in the world to be with the special people in my life i love.

“You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.”

Henry Drummond
1851-1897, Scientist and Author


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