Bangkok Beauty Haul – 2016 + shopping guide

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A Bangkok Beauty Haul and shopping guide to kick off 2016! And no, you aren’t having major dejavu. I managed to end up in Bangkok again (exactly one year later!) and of course there’s a beauty haul to prove it. We spent two solid days out exploring the city visiting malls, shopping squares and markets and it’s safe to say that my luggage Β came home quite a bit heavier as a result. Continue reading



How to plan your next holiday

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Planning holidays is so exciting and at the moment I’m getting ready for a big trip to Vietnam. Since a lot of you followed my travels around Thailand I thought I’d share with you some tips on how to plan your next holiday on your own – it’s honestly not that hard! As well as being fun you can save so much money doing your own research and bookings and you are much more likely to end up seeing and doing things that really suit you. To start all you need to do is pick the place and have an idea of dates. Continue reading



Summer Survival Series #2 Road Trip Essentials

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It isn’t a typical Kiwi summer without some kind of road trip! Whether you’re heading home to catch up with family, having a girls getaway or off to a New Years festival having the essentials always ensures that your road trip isn’t a bumpy ride. There are certain things I take with me no matter where I’m going or what the occasion is during summer. If you read number 1 of my Summer Survival Series (check it out here if you missed it!) you’ll already know that I am planning to head off on a roadie down to Whakatane these holidays before I set off to Thailand. I’ve thrown together a list of totally essential items to take with me on my road trip – my holiday companion Oli at reallifeauckland.com has also compiled his road trip essentials. So together I think we have everything covered! Continue reading