5 Things to do in Geelong – The Perfect Day Trip from Melbourne

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The best things to do in Geelong, whether you’re visiting as a day trip from Melbourne or as a stop on the Great Ocean Road.  Geelong may seem like just another stop on a Great Ocean Road tour, but I found it to be an endearing seaside town. While I enjoyed many day trips from […]

A Guide to Getting a New Zealand Working Holiday Visa as an American

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Learn everything there is know about getting a New Zealand Working Holiday Visa as an American. It’s as simple as filling out an online form in 15 minutes. My second installment on how to secure a work visa down under, this is my New Zealand edition where I’ll show you how easy it is to […]

A Guide to Getting a Work Visa in Australia for Americans

A Guide to Getting a Work Visa in Australia for Americans - The Atlas Heart

Getting a work visa in Australia can be as easy as filling out an online form in 15 minutes. It always surprises me how many Americans don’t know about the working holiday visa in Australia. To be fair, I was one of those Americans too, until I took my first solo venture to Europe and made […]

8 Things to do in Taupo for an Adventurous Weekend

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The best things to do in Taupo – from the Tongariro Crossing to natural hot springs, street art, and skydiving. With a population of just over 20,000, there are a surprisingly large number of things to do in Taupo, a small mountain town surrounded by stunning landscapes in the middle of the North Island of […]

The 10 Best Things to Do in Queenstown, New Zealand

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The best things to do Queenstown, New Zealand! From heart-racing adrenaline activities to local hotspots, you’ll find it all in this post. Queenstown is the epitome of adventure. Kiwis seem to have a fondness for one-upping each other over the craziest inventions (and this includes the amount of popular things to do in Queenstown that […]

Skydiving Taupo: Learning How to Fly in the Skydiving Capital of the World

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Skydiving Taupo was the most adventurous moment of my life. This was my experience getting outside of my comfort zone in the skydiving capital of the world. When I came to New Zealand, I knew I wanted to test my boundaries, face my fears, and open myself to new experiences. I was originally planning on […]

A Yarra Valley Day Trip: Wine Tasting in Victoria, Australia

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If you want to experience one of the best wine regions in Australia, doing a Yarra Valley day trip from Melbourne is a must. Even though I’ve spent the majority of my life a two-hour drive away from one of the best wine regions in the world, the Napa Valley, I had never been wine […]

The Best Things to do in Gisborne for a Romantic Getaway

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The best things to do in Gisborne for a romantic getaway on the North Island of New Zealand! I’ve never been big on the whole Valentine’s Day mania. There’s an unnecessary amount of pressure put on couples to one up each other with gestures that show just how much they care for each other, while more often […]

The Best Things to do in Coromandel | The Ultimate Road Trip

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Looking for the best things to do in Coromandel? These are my favorite stops on a Coromandel Peninsula road trip. I only had one day in the Coromandel Peninsula, but I was astounded by the natural beauty I found in my short time there and just the amount of things to do in Coromandel on […]

Travel Misconceptions: Vanuatu

Travel Misconceptions: Vanuatu

One of my goals on The Atlas Heart is to break down travel misconceptions or judgments about places and ideas. Perhaps it could be that destination that everyone warns you not to visit because of how dangerous it is, or maybe you yourself had preconceived notions that were proven wrong once you arrived to where […]