Europe

London Calling

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This blog post is a long time coming so I apologize for the delay. London is our favorite city on earth. It is where we met while studying abroad in college and it has an indescribable draw that keeps pulling us back every year (or however often we can go!). Since living there in 2011 […]

New Zealand

2017: Our Year in Review

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  2017 was another milestone year for us. In 2016 we got married, quit our jobs, took a 3 month honeymoon and moved to New Zealand. In 2017, we spent almost the whole year living out that dream of living and working abroad. We both got jobs in Auckland, got an apartment, and enjoyed the […]

Asia

Where to Stay in Phuket, Thailand

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When we were in Thailand we were able to travel throughout the country and stay in many cities and island destinations. One of our favorite spots where we spent the most amount of time was Phuket. The reason why we loved Phuket so much had a lot to do with the luxury accommodations that are […]

Travel

Auckland’s Best Foodie & Wine Experiences

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  Main Course Cooking Class We were recommended to try this class from our good blogger friend BonVoyageLauren and we are so glad we did it! It was our first ever cooking class and the theme was Italian, so we got to do homemade pasta, among other delicious treats.   It was easier than you’d […]

Travel

Auckland’s Hidden Gems

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We knew when we moved to New Zealand that we wouldn’t be able to spend a full year here because of other commitments back home, but 10 months is pretty close! And the majority of that time was spent living and working in Auckland. We have grown really fond of the “City of Sails,” and […]

Travel

Welcome to New York

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If you’re looking for tips on the OG York you can find them here. Otherwise, keep reading to get some tips on one of the other coolest cities in the US (besides our home of LA) – New York! After living in New Zealand, I was really surprised to hear how many people here had […]

Travel

5 Must-Do Activities in Maui

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Matt and I have a real soft spot for Maui, Hawaii. Of course there are many reasons why it is so amazing including: the beaches, snorkeling, sunsets and Mai Tais. Also, as an added bonus it is where we got ENGAGED!! It was in the most perfect setting with my family and some of our […]

New Zealand

How to spend a year living abroad

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So you want to leave the US, for no particular reason…we have the solution for you! Pretty soon after Matt and I started dating we made a “Couples Bucket List.” This was everything from restaurants we wanted to visit in our town, to getting a puppy. And we both agreed that living in another country […]