Coping With Homesickness As An Adult

** In Collaboration**  Remember that feeling of missing home you’d get when you were a kid? It could wreck slumber parties or school trips. It’s something you get used to as you get older, but that doesn’t mean you can’t experience homesickness as an adult. When you live away for work or study, or you’re travelling, there are times when […]

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A weekend in Sydney

I’m sure if you are regular readers or Instagram followers you would realise that lately I have definitely been fulfilling the ‘adventure’ part of dr.ofwhat’s tagline. I have been trying to get out and explore as much as I can and this time it was a short two-night trip to the Big Apple of Australia, Sydney. YHA Bondi- We stayed […]

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Travelling to Soothe the Soul

  There weren’t many things that I knew I wanted to do after losing Jake. Literally all of my plans changed. They flipped completely upside down. Well, almost all of them. Perhaps the only two things I knew I wanted to do were finish my PhD, and to get away for a little while (well more accurately, get away as […]

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Update on “24 item Bucketlist for 24 years”

I made my Bucketlist when I turned 24 in October last year, and I am proud to say that I have been ‘walking the walk’ and have already ticked off 4 items (see below). Hopefully more can be achieved before my next Birthday!   Visit Iceland See a wild Orca Get better at surfing Write a book Present at a conference Go to a World Surf League event See a wild polar bear See the Northern Lights Visit Antarctica Get my diving certification Swim with whale sharks Publish my research Swim with manta rays Visit Uluru Be on TV Get better at snowboarding Visit Seattle See a wild blue whale Help create an ethical tourism organisation and/or work for one Live in New Zealand for a little while Do a van road trip See snow falling from the sky Visit Hawaii Get my PhD!

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