31 Things to See, Do, Eat and Drink This Year

31 Things to See, Do, Eat and Drink this Year [petiteadventures.org]

Just like January 1st, Birthdays are a fresh start. They’re a blank canvas for the year ahead, and a great time to set new goals and intentions.

And, on Saturday morning, as I sat in bed sipping coffee I did just that: I thought about what I wanted the next year of my life to look like and set a few specific goals.

Because my birthday falls so close to the beginning of the year, it can be easy to parrot the resolutions I wrote about just six weeks ago but that’s not what this list is about. This list is about the fun, sometimes ridiculous, specific events and activities I would like to take part in over the next 12 months.

At 32, if I can look back and have checked off even half of this list, I’ll know it was a great year.

So, without further ado, here are the 31 things I want to see, do, eat and drink this year, to make it my best year yet!

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32 Things I’ve Learned in 31 Years

32 Things I've Learned in 31 Years: Reflections from a Birthday Girl [petiteadventures.org]

This past weekend, I celebrated my 31st birthday. It was a wonderful day that included a sushi feast, too much wine, a 10K walk around Leeds, and laughing my head off at Seinfeld reruns (after all these years, they’ve still got it!)

For this 31-year-old, it was perfect.

In the lead up to my birthday, I thought a lot about the time I’ve spent on this planet (Birthdays just seem to breed retrospection, don’t they?!) – all the things I’ve seen, the places I’ve been, the foods I’ve eaten, the people I’ve met, etc. As you can imagine, it was a long list, but a great list; a list full of laughs, great memories, and a few mistakes here and there.

To sum it up, I’ve done a lot and learned a lot in these last three decades, and because sharing is caring, today I thought I’d share with you, dear reader-friends, 32 things I’ve learned in 31 years: Continue reading

Living Abroad Interview Series: Erin Reki

Living Abroad Interview Series: Erin Reki - Life in Nepal [petiteadventures.org]

Petite Adventures is a space for me to share my life abroad – whether that’s navigating the expat life in Madrid or Leeds or exploring and experiencing a different place while travelling.

Every so often I like to hand the mic over to someone else who’s chosen a life abroad, to share their perspective, their experiences, their likes and dislikes of living in a different land. Today, I’m passing the mic over to Erin Reki, a Brit who’s spent time living in Nepal and currently calls Australia home.

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Satisfying Wanderlust: My Favourite Writers & Bloggers

Satisfying Wanderlust: My Favourite Travel Writers and Bloggers [petiteadventures.org]

For several years now, I’ve been suffered from a pretty intense case of wanderlust. Many hours and afternoons have been lost to daydreaming of far off places, browsing Skyscanner for flights and using Rome2Rio to plan out journies I most likely won’t be taking anytime soon.

Most of the time, this is enough to satisfy my wanderlust when I can’t actually get out and travel. But then there are those other times when daydreaming and making lists just isn’t enough (seriously, who would have ever thought I’d say making a list wasn’t enough?!).

It’s on those days that I turn to a few trusted sources, a few beloved authors and bloggers who let me experience a new city or country and let me (virtually) tag along on their journeys and adventures.

So, in honour of Valentines Day, I thought I would share the love by shining a light on a few of the travel writers and bloggers who inspire me to dream big, travel far and to write it all down.
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Petite Adventures Month in Review: January 2017

Gdansk, Poland - Petite Adventures Month in Review: January 2017 [petiteadventures.org[

For many, January is a month to hunker down and practice the Danish art of hygge, letting the cold, dark winter weather swirl around outside the windows.

But not for this Petite Adventurer, at least not this year!

While in past years, I’ve been known to spend more time inside than out during the winter, I’ve decided that 2017 will be different! This will be the year I get up and out, no matter the weather. And I’m happy to say that the first month of 2017 was filled with a few adventures, both big and small, despite some colder temperatures!

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