Tahiti – paradise part 3

And now onto Tahiti... Day 61: Onto Mama Paradise, continued A short flight from Maupiti and now we were in Tahiti! We picked up our rental car, which poor Ben hated because it was a manual with a 'shitty clutch', and followed our Airbnb hosts to the studio apartment we were staying at. We originally …

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Auckland (& more)

Day 48: Ben nerds out Our last stop in New Zealand was Auckland, but first, a visit to Hobbiton along the way. For those of you who are not Lord of the Rings fans, Hobbiton was one of many filming locations for the LOTR and Hobbit movies. Now that the movies have been completed, they’ve …

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Why, hello there New Zealand!

After 3.5 weeks in Australia, it was time to visit its frenemy, New Zealand! Our path of travel was as follows: Queenstown, Wellington, Rotorua, and Auckland. [We picked this direction (South Island to North Island) because of future flights (all of which are best routed via Auckland).] Here are our adventures from Queenstown and Wellington! …

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42 Wallaby Way, Sydney!

We wrapped up our time in The Land Down Under in Sydney--home to so many of my favorite Finding Nemo references! Here's what we did: Day 34: Not all Airbnbs are created equal We flew from Melbourne to Sydney in the morning and managed to figure out public transport to our Airbnb pretty easily--already Sydney's …

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City girl back in a (not the) city

Finally, it was time to head to a proper city: Melbourne! Being the NY snob that I am, I still managed to find things to complain about 😂 Forgive me Aussies. Day 30: Chocolate on chocolate & the best risotto ever Before heading into the city, Ben and I decided to backtrack a few miles on …

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From Adelaide to Melbourne we go!

After surviving the desert, it was time to head south and begin our road trip from Adelaide to Melbourne...this is our story: Day 25: Here we go again, part 2 After landing in Adelaide and picking up our rental car, we got on the road to head to Kangaroo Island, our first stop on the …

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We’ve gone to the Land Down Under

When we were planning all of these travels, we were torn between heading towards Asia vs. Oceania after Hawaii, since both routes were plausible. After researching flight prices, best routes, and weather patterns (i.e. avoiding monsoon season in Asia), we decided Oceania should go first. Yes, we recognized this meant we would be going to …

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