Destinations

Top 10 Things to Do in Williamsburg Virginia

From theme parks, to living-history museums, to outdoor adventures, Greater Williamsburg, Virginia is bursting with fun attractions and memory making opportunities.   Its location makes it quite accessible to many people living on the East Coast and an excellent location for a family getaway. And it’s an easy three-hour drive from our home base in Raleigh, NC. We spent five ...

Read More »

10 epic things to do in New Zealand that aren’t hiking

It’s no secret that New Zealand is a world-renowned hiking mecca. Open any magazine feature or Instagram page and you’re likely to see an impossibly small human perched precariously in front of towering mountains. Who wouldn’t want to go walking in that scenery? But for many people, hiking just isn’t for them. So what’s a person to do when traveling to ...

Read More »

25 photos to inspire you to get away to Langkawi

My holiday last month to Malaysia was full of delightful surprises. From spicy and rich food I couldn’t get enough of, to learning about a new land full of unique culture to sweating to new levels (leg sweat, how?!) my time in Malaysia was nothing if not full of the unexpected. If you follow me on Instagram you might have ...

Read More »

Celebrating Creativity on a Prince Tour and Paisley Park

Purple Rain. Purple Rain. Armed with a song in my heart, a Prince T-Shirt and a purple glittery butterfly tattoo on my shoulder, we set off to spend the day with the ghost and memories of one of the greatest artists of our time at Paisley Park on a Prince Tour! Prince Nelson Rogers. The Enigma and Unpronounceable Symbol. Or ...

Read More »

Nothing beats Central Otago in autumn

It’s that time of year again, autumn, my favorite season in New Zealand! Growing up in the States, I confess it did take me a while to grow accustomed to reversed seasons and fall leaves in April, but now I’m hooked and love it. And there is nowhere I love to experience more than stunning Central Otago. An east coast ...

Read More »

8 reasons to love Christchurch, New Zealand

Lieselot De Brauwer is a freelance writer and travel blogger. She sees herself as a world citizen, but lost her heart to New Zealand and was an expat in Christchurch. She specializes in New Zealand and Canada travel, outdoor adventures and inspiring others to explore new places on her blog The World is a Circus So you’re finally planning to ...

Read More »

How to Have Fun at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

In my last post about our trip to Universal Orlando Resort I shared with you the awesome day we had at Universal’s Volcano Bay. For the next two days, we moved between Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios and had the time of my life. We had the 3 day multipark pass so we could move between the two parks easily. ...

Read More »

An autumn escape to Lombardy Cottage

As a writer and pure introvert at heart, I am constantly on the lookout for cute and cozy hideaways where I can disappear off the grid, relax, and feel inspired. I wish there was a word for that feeling, but it’s something I yearn for when I travel, and probably my most ultimate state of comfort. The closest thing I’ve ...

Read More »