Late is an understatement when talking about how long it took me to get this post up, but I’m going to shrug it off with ‘better late than never!’ and go for it anyway! For my senior spring break, my roommates and I decided to go all-out and plan a trip to Portugal. We seriously lucked out and found super…

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If you’ve been following my blog the past few months, you’ll know that for the past five months I had the incredible opportunity to study abroad at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. I arrived back home a week ago and now that the jet lag has worn off, my suitcases have been unpacked, and I’ve had time to process…

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When in Australia, there are a few things that you simply have to do before you leave, and one of those things includes getting to hold a Koala. Luckily the Lone Pine Koala sanctuary, the only sanctuary in all of Australia that allows you to hold one yourself, was just a short drive from where I was staying in Brisbane.…

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I’ve been doing a fair amount of traveling in Australia these past five months, but I can positively say that I saved my best adventure for last: a weeks vacation in the one-of-a kind, breathtakingly gorgeous, Great Barrier Reef. And I was lucky enough to experience it in all its glory with my little brother as part of his high school graduation present. Being…

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I have always had a bit of a green thumb thanks to my aunt and grandma always encouraging me to help in their gardening when I was little. Now I’ve grown up with a great appreciation for flowers, green plants, and the beauty of nature, so visiting the Brisbane Botanic Gardens was a must-do since I first arrived in Australia!…

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