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A Lil Bit of Both; Bondi Beach and Wilson’s Prom

G’day from the other siiiiide; I’m back up from down under and fighting jet lag like a champ by browsing the billions – only a slight exaggeration – of photos from my trip to the land of Oz. Didn’t see any emerald cities or yellow brick roads, but instead tons of sandy beaches, cuddly marsupials and ridiculously… Read more »

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Island Life

So I’ve been back in Brussels for about a week now, and the rainy days aren’t really helping my Madeira-withdrawals. I’ve finally sorted through the hundreds (not even exaggerating) of photos from my trip last week, and was oohing and ahhing so much that I had to share some with you guys. From the rainforest-like park in the… Read more »

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Kyoto

Who doesn’t love sushi? Okay lots of people don’t, but those guys are missing out – hey, more for me! Of course when in Portugal we stuck to the classic Mediterranean diet of octopus in vinaigrette sauce, grilled sea bass and were spoilt with traditional Madeira wine and Poncha (a deadly, what-happened-last-night kind of drink),… Read more »

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Tribal Travel

We’re heeeere! Last night we landed on the beautiful Portuguese island Madeira, where my mother is from. I know, I know; as a pale-skinned, blue-eyed and naturally light-haired girl, I don’t at all look half Portuguese (definitely have more Irish and Ukrainian genes than anything else), but I am, and hope to get a decent tan… Read more »

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summer staple: white pants

Like pretty much everyone, I have a love/hate relationship with white pants. There two main reasons for this dysfunction; the first is they fit me like a glove, and white pants are perfect for summer days that aren’t too hot, just warm enough that I need something light but with coverage to slip on. And, as an avid red… Read more »

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au natural

I am definitely not a nature girl. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s a beautiful thing; the sunlight dancing on the warm lake water as it laps against the dock, the bees buzzing around a group of wildflowers, Tux chasing chipmunks up trees…see? I actually do enjoy observing the beauty of the outdoors, as… Read more »

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notso nature girl

My family and I have always enjoyed taking trips to cottages in Mont Tremblant, South River and Blue Sea, and being in a Wi-Fi-free zone is a great way to enjoy some quality family time and just ‘get away from it all’ (however the withdrawal symptoms are starting to set in, so it’s safe to… Read more »

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honourable mention: octopus!

This is hands down, by far, without a doubt, absolutely definitely one of my all-time favourite meals in Italy (and anywhere else for that matter!) Octopus (as long as you don’t think about it too hard) is a refreshing, healthy and light meal that goes perfectly with a beautiful waterfront view, which is where I… Read more »