Author Archives: Cara Miller

Advice That I Wish I Knew Before Traveling To India

Before coming to India, I did a lot of research about travel tips, scams, advice for women, advice for solo travelers, and anything else that I could get my hands on. From what I read, India is unlike any of … Continue reading

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Travel Fatigue Is Too Real

I was ready for the next leg of my trip. I absolutely loved New Zealand but it was seriously killing my budget. I didn’t know that it was possible to burn through cash so quickly if I wasn’t sitting at … Continue reading

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The Great Hitchhiking Adventure

I was alone yet again. There were still no available beds in Queenstown (check out this blog post about my first couchsurfing experience) and I was without a car. My accommodation options were limited to sleeping under a bridge or … Continue reading

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3 Adults, 2 Sleeping Bags, 1 Tent

Because it’s the Chinese New Year and Queenstown is notoriously difficult to book accommodation in, Danny and I had to stay in a few places that weren’t on the original plan. Haast is one of those towns that I wish … Continue reading

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Running Out Of Time

Time is a powerful thing. It doesn’t care about you or your schedule. It is constant and unforgiving. Each wrinkle, grey hair, and creaky knee, are all relentless reminders that while time is eternally infinite, your entire existence is simply a … Continue reading

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8 Reasons Why Traveling Is NOT The Same As Vacation (You Won’t Believe #6!)

…alright, you will believe number 6… I just wanted to have a headline like all those ridiculous articles that you see on Facebook that you feel compelled to read. If you don’t believe me, feel free to scroll down to … Continue reading

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Learning To Be Alone

“Leave me alone” or “go away” were the words that I constantly heard growing up. Yup, I was the annoying little sister who was always there. The five of us kept ourselves busy; we built forts out of blackberry bushes, played … Continue reading

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Oh, The Places You’ll Go (And The People You’ll Meet)

No more bundling up to go outside, no more sleeping under six blankets at night, no more shirts under sweaters under shirts under jackets. I have officially shed my winter layers and exchanged them for flip flops, tank tops, and … Continue reading

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Leaving And Loving Japan

Is it over already? I feel like I just flew into Japan yesterday and now I’m waiting at the airport in Tokyo for my flight to Australia (where it’s going to be 104 degrees!). Of course, there’s still an hour … Continue reading

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You Can Always Sleep Later

I’m exhausted. The kind of exhausted where I fall asleep during a 3-minute train ride, where my eyes are so heavy that I’m unsure if I’ll have the energy to get up to brush my teeth, where thoughts of a … Continue reading

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