Maldives Photo Diary

Earlier this year, my husband and I went to the Maldives for our honeymoon and I’ve finally gotten around to compiling some of my favourite photos! It was definitely the most scenic place I’ve ever visited, and I’m not sure that anything could ever top it. The photos don’t really do justice to the views, but here they are anyway!

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LA, London and Paris. Oh my!

It was just an ordinary day, I was trying to console my sister after she realized she couldn’t go to a concert she had planned to attend. So, I decided to lift her spirits by suggesting we go on a local trip, maybe to Melbourne. And well, somehow, we ended up halfway across the world just 13 weeks later.
We had found some great deals to London and the 9-hour layover in Los Angeles was just an added bonus! And with Paris being just a train ride away from London, we knew we had to fit that in as well!
Here’s what our trip looked like:

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What a Pylon!

The Pylon Lookout is another Sydney gem! The Harbour Bridge is sandwiched between two pylons, which act as the structure that hold the wiry arms of the bridge up. One of the pylons has been turned into a lookout spot! I hadn’t actually heard of the Lookout before, and wouldn’t have visited had I not been given tickets following my Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb. It was a great opportunity because the view from the Lookout is different to any other place in Sydney because of its vantage point, and its side-view so close to the Harbour Bridge which makes it really special. You can even see Bridge Climbers making their way up the bridge!

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Did Someone Say Bridge Climb?

 Hey Chicas!

We all know that people all over the globe are familiar with the giant coat-hanger of Sydney, aka the Sydney Harbour Bridge, but what a lot of people don’t know is that you can actually climb the arches of the Harbour Bridge! Doing the Bridge Climb was something I’d wanted to do for years, so I was really stoked when I got the chance to do it some months back. It was a lot of fun, not strenuous at all like I had imagined, more like a walk through a park! The staff were incredibly friendly, and taught us about the history of the bridge as we climbed. The views were absolutely incredible – we could see the entire city! I had a blast and would definitely recommend it to everyone. Check out details below!

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Travel Guide to Fantastic Fiji!

Bula lovelies!

As you guys know, I spent the first 7 days of 2017 in Fiji. While Fiji is made up of a whopping 332 Islands (wowza!) there is one main Island, Viti Levu, which is home to 70% of the population. This is the Island we stayed on, in the city of Nadi (pronounced Nan-dy). We found it to be central to everything we wanted to see, and it was very close to the airport, which is always a plus!

We explored most of Nadi, and even ventured outside of Nadi to explore some beautiful place nearby. Here’s a quick summary of the places we visited, and the things we did:

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The Happiest Place on Earth – Magical Disney World

Happy Sunday lovelies!

I watched Aladdin the Broadway musical recently and it was absolutely incredible. (I’m so glad I caught it here in Sydney because I was so keen to watch it when I was in New York but tickets were sold out. Can’t even tell you how devastated I was) It was so fun to see the movie come to life on stage, it actually gave me Disney World withdrawals! I couldn’t help but be teleported back into the world of Disney, and reminisce about the time I was hanging around rides with my fave Disney characters.

I visited America in 2014 and had the pleasure of touring the country with my family. Out of ll the places that we visited, Orlando’s Walt Disney World was easily one of my favourites. It’s been 2.5 years since that trip and to this day my phone lock screen is still a picture I took of Cinderella’s Castle. It really has that effect on you!

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Operation Staycation – Featherdale Wildlife Park

Hola lovelies! I’m back with another staycation location for you guys today, reminding ya’ll that you don’t need to leave your country or city to be a tourist and see new places. Today’s focus is on the popular, but possibly underrated, attraction that is Featherdale Wildlife Park. Located in the western suburbs of Sydney, 40 minutes from the CBD, this wildlife park provides visitors with a unique experience. Not only do you get to see a range of native Australian animals like wombats and echidnas but you’re also able to interact with the animals. Want to pet and feed kangaroos? Want to cuddle a koala? This is the place for you, my friends.

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Falling in Love with Queenstown, New Zealand

I’ve booked in my next holiday and you can bet that I’m super excited for it! But since it’s not for another couple months, I figured I’d take the time to post about some of my last holidays, starting off with my very first vacation, to New Zealand! My sister and I spent a week in Queenstown, New Zealand in May 2013 and we had an absolute blast. It was the first international vacay I went on (visiting family totally doesn’t count) and I’ve been hooked to travelling ever since! (Scroll down for photo slideshow)

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Operation Staycation – Circular Quay

We humans love to travel and explore new places, but we often tend to overlook the place in which we live and instead seek to explore far-away places. I know so many people who have travelled the world but haven’t yet explored the amazing places local to them. Having been one of those people myself, I jumped at the opportunity to become a tourist in my own city. It was seriously the best idea ever, I had the most incredible ‘holiday’ without having to worry about flights or accommodation The ultimate dream!

The first place on the agenda was the most tourist-y location of them all. A trip down to the heart of Sydney, Circular Quay. Circular Quay is a great place to visit because not only does it deliver fantastic views of the Sydney Harbour and the opportunity to climb the Opera House steps, it also offers Jet Boating experiences, houses Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden, and also boasts a huge array of restaurants that line the way from the train station/ferry terminals all the way to the Opera House itself.

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