Australia Packing List: Winter Edition

There’s no denying that everyone loves a good nose at what people pack in their suitcases and now I’m going to give you a look into mine.  This is a look at what was on my Australia packing list for a 2 week trip during winter!  Typically when the Northern Hemisphere gets their school breaks, the Southern Hemisphere is just coming into winter.  So while I’ve been used to temperatures reaching between 30c – 40c (high 80fs to 90s), I traded them in for temperatures a bit of a jump lower than that!

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35 Things To Do in Dubuque Iowa in Summer

Woohoo! It’s the summer so as someone that works in a school that means 3 months off! Back home we only had 6 weeks off in the summer, so I can’t imagine what it’s like for a parent trying to keep their kids entertained for 12 weeks (I guess that’s why summer camps are a popular option!).  Whether you have kids or are just enjoying a summer trip or the warm weekends, here’s a giant list of things to do in Dubuque Iowa in the summer!

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A Guide To Kenosha, Wisconsin

I’ve written about Kenosha, Wisconsin several times already but what better way than to stick it all together in a helpful guide, just in time for the summer! Kenosha is located on the shores of Lake Michigan, 40 miles South of Milwaukee and 66 miles North of Chicago!  There are lots of fun things to do in Kenosha and so many great places to eat!

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A Museum like NO OTHER: City Museum St Louis, Missouri

It’s hard to find the words to describe just how crazy the City Museum in St Louis is.  The best I can come up with is a ‘giant creative steam punk playground’!  It’s definitely not your typical museum!  It’s literally a giant mash of sculptures, where everything can be climbed on/up/through or slid down!  This is the work of Bob Cassilly and his team of 20 other artists and sculptors!  The City Museum opened in 1997 and is built in a disused building that was part of the International Shoe Company Factory.

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Practicing Goga (Goat Yoga)! Coco’s Ranch, IA

Goga. Yep, goat yoga is very much a thing and it’s absolutely BRILLIANT.  I first discovered it watching the local Iowa news and within an hour or so I had booked myself onto a session.  I’ve become obsessed with yoga since moving to the States and you can’t deny that baby goats are ridiculously cute, so it seemed like the perfect combination!

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A Guide To North Devon Beaches

Out of all the places in the world, Devon is the place I’ve been back to the most.  I grew up taking caravan holidays to this area of the UK and it holds a special little place in my heart.  I’m going to share with you some of my favourite North Devon Beaches and coastal towns, including how to find the ‘secret’ Broadsands Beach and the amazing caves located at Watermouth Cove!  Something to note is that the North Devon coastline isn’t really sandy, it’s very rocky and rugged!

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Fun Things To Do In Mason City Iowa

Mason City is a ridiculously creative town in Iowa.  From music, to architecture, to puppetry to ‘street’ art, it has it all!  It has some pretty big famous connections too!  In this guide I share some of the cool things to do in Mason City!

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A Local’s Guide To Braintree Essex

Braintree Essex, a place that has a special place in my heart.  I was born in Braintree…although the hospital has since been flattened and replaced by houses…and lived there for over 26 years.  I’ve seen it change over the years, I watched Braintree Freeport being built from the window of my maths lessons.  It took me moving away to realise what I had under my nose all along, I appreciate it and see it in a totally different light now.  I’m going to share with you some of my favourite places in town, a little about the history of Braintree and some hidden surprises!

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