25 Facts About Me

25 Facts About Me

Okay, I know the proper blogging tag is to do 50 random facts – but frankly, I could not be bothered to think of that many and I know no one could be bothered reading them. Quality over quantity, baby!

  1. I got called into the principal’s office once for posting inappropriate things on Facebook.
  2. The town of Ingham in Queensland is named after one of my relatives, William Bairstow Ingham, who was…

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7 Things Tinder Has Taught Me

7 Things Tinder Has Taught Me

Tinder. Everyone is on it – from the owner of one of my favourite bars to the current boyfriend of one of my school friends (scandalous!). And yes, I am now on it too. I only use Tinder to date, not to ‘hook up’, and here is what I have learnt from the experience thus far…

tinder

1. I have a ‘type’.

This has probably surprised me the most. Tinder is all about making snap judgements about people, so the…

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5 Year Anniversary: Why I Blog

5 Year Anniversary: Why I Blog

My first book

My first book

I wrote my first book in kindergarten. Well, technically, my mum might be considered a co-author because she told me how to spell some of the words. After all, I was four years old! However, I chose the blank notebook, came up with the storyline, wrote it all and illustrated it myself. It was a simple story about an adventure with some of my friends. At such an early age, this…

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My Funniest Travel Stories

My Funniest Travel Stories

One of the best things about travelling is all of the weird and wonderful memories that you acquire along the way. I particularly love all of the funny ones. So, here are what I consider to be my five funniest travel stories… At least from the ones I can remember…

  1. Honolulu, USA – 2012. I absolutely love snorkelling. And I get very easily distracted by pretty things, including brightly-coloured…

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15 Reasons Why I Love Travelling To The USA

15 Reasons Why I Love Travelling To The USA

First day in the USA!

My first day ever in the USA at 11 years of age!

It is 4th of July today, so I want to share why I love travelling to the United States so much. By the end of this year, I will have been there six times in the last ten years. I basically consider myself to be part American. It is an incredible country and I hope this post persuades some of you to book a trip there!

  1. The people.Throughout my…

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5 Steps to Tour the White House: A Guide for Australians

5 Steps to Tour the White House: A Guide for Australians

Me in front of the White House

Me in front of the White House

As soon as I booked flights last year to visit Washington, I started researching how to get a tour of the White House. It was something I had always dreamt of doing. I invested hours and hours in researching how to make that dream a reality. And I succeeded. On 21 March this year, I was able to take a self-guided tour through this historic building, which was a life…

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USA Trip: Washington, DC
Washington, DC was the last stop on this USA trip for us, but it was the one I anticipated the most. I had imagined my loves for American politics and history coming to life around every corner. And I was not disappointed. Travelling directly from New York, Washington provided a welcomed change of pace – it is a lot quieter, slower, prettier and so much cleaner. I instantly felt like I belonged there. Truly. I would love to live there one day. The highlight of our stay was definitely that we were able to fulfil one of my dreams of touring the White House! Yes, amazing! I will write a separate blog for tips on how to secure these tour tickets. But for now, here is my review of my short, but very sweet time in the nation’s capital!
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USA Trip: Washington, DC

Washington, DC was the last stop on this USA trip for us, but it was the one I anticipated the most. I had imagined my loves for American politics and history coming to life around every corner. And I was not disappointed. Travelling directly from New York, Washington provided a welcomed change of pace – it is a lot quieter, slower, prettier and so much cleaner. I instantly felt like I belonged there. Truly. I would love to live there one day. The highlight of our stay was definitely that we were able to fulfil one of my dreams of touring the White House! Yes, amazing! I will write a separate blog for tips on how to secure these tour tickets. But for now, here is my review of my short, but very sweet time in the nation’s capital!

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