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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 found is the Danish concept of “Hygge” or the art of coziness. Have you heard of it?

My favorite style of accommodation would probably be hygge, if that can be a thing.

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The best natural wonders of the Whitsunday Islands

Australia has no shortage of spectacular locations, and the stunning beaches and islands of Queensland is no exception. With the colorful Great Barrier Reef sparkling along the coast, with a collection of 74 tropical islands, the Whitsundays need to be on your travel wish list.

Here the natural wonders of Australia converge to produce one of the most beautiful regions in the world with reef, rainforest, beaches and islands…what more could you want?!

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10 big life lessons I’ve learned from the backcountry

I didn’t start out as an expert in the outdoors.

I didn’t grow up doing orienteering races or learning navigation or given any backcountry tips. Aside from binge eating Thin Mints, I had nothing to do with Girl Scouts and couldn’t have cared less about hiking or camping.

As I got older and more appreciative of my natural surroundings, I became more curious. I, like so many other people, began wondering how to exist in the outdoors despite having absolutely no skill set or knowledge to get me there.

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Exploring lush green Northland

I can’t believe it took me years to finally visit Northland – the most northern region of New Zealand.

Quite possibly as far as I could physically get from where I live in Wanaka and still be in New Zealand, Northland is a wild place that still has managed to stay off the radar. While many tourists go up there to sail the famed Bay of Islands, dive the Poor Knights, drive 90 Mile Beach or tick Cape Reinga, the top of North Island off their bucketlists, I still haven’t done any of that.

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