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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Hang gliding over Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro is quickly becoming one of the worlds hottest destinations and with the 2014 Football World Cup and 2016 Olympics approaching fast its popularity is about to explode!

What better way to take in all of the beauty of Rio than from the air? Hang-gliding in Rio was one of the highlights of my South American adventure and I would recommend it to anyone visiting Rio!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

Mandalay Bay is the perfect place to escape the craziness of the strip whilst still staying on the strip and within a close proximity to all the excitement Las Vegas offers. A visit to Mandalay Bay feels like a vacation to an island resort.

the stunning Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas

Friday, April 25, 2014

The Library Hotel - New York City, USA

The Library Hotel is located at 299 Madison Avenue in New York City. It is a member of the Library Hotel Collection and should be your go to hotel in NYC for a luxury, elegant boutique stay in one of the worlds most exciting cities. 

the entrance to the library hotel

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

New York Yankees vs Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium

A trip to the states wouldn't seem right if you didn't take the time to experience the American culture and their love of sports. I was lucky enough to score some last minute tickets to a New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox baseball game. Yankee Stadium is the home ball field of the New York Yankees and is located in the Bronx, not far out of the city.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

A Visit to the National September 11 Memorial in New York City

The National September 11 Memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center site, near Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon, as well as the six people killed in the World Trade Center bombing in February 1993. This poignant and emotional tribute to the men, women and children killed in the terrorist attacks is a must-do when in New York. I truly found it one of the most beautiful and emotional memorials I have ever visited.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Theatre Development Fund TKTS Broadway Ticket Booths - New York, USA

Visiting New York City? Love Musicals and interested in experiencing all Broadway has to offer?

If this is you, I would highly recommend taking a visit to the Theatre Development Fund TKTS Discount Booths in New York which sell tickets for both Broadway and off Broadway musicals and plays at up to 50% off the original sale price for same day shows! There are dozens of shows on sale every single day, so there is surely something to suit everyone. 

TKTS ticket booth in New York city

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A Girls Color Run Weekend in Sydney

They don't lie. The Colour Run really is the happiest 5k on earth!  The Color Run is only a fairly new concept, originating in the USA in 2012 and is based on the ancient Hindu Festival, Holi. The Color Run has been adapted and turned into a 5k fun run (or walk/jog/crawl/dance/roll etc) that promotes healthiness, happiness, community spirit and participation whilst also supporting a local charity. Now who doesn't love that? My uni pals and I take part in the Sydney Color Run each year because it is fun and mostly because it gives us a chance to have a girls weekend away!

crowd in front of the stage all throwing paint into the air

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Spider-Man on Broadway in New York City

Spider-Man on Broadway is a 2011 musical based on the Spider-Man comics, published by Marvel Comics. It also features references to the 2002 film and the Greek mythological character, Arachne. U2’s Bono and The Edge provide the engaging and fantastically entertaining music for the production.

poster for the show Spiderman on Broadway

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas. The name says it all. Vegas is a crazy place where anything goes. For my first adventure in Vegas I stayed at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino, centrally located opposite Caesar’s palace on the famous Las Vegas Boulevard Strip.

pool in front of flamingo hotel in las vegas

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Cocktail Sunset Sailing Cruise - New York

New York City is as exciting, glamorous and absolutely fabulous as I was anticipating. We jumped at the opportunity to take a luxury sunset cocktail cruise on a beautiful schooner yacht that cruised along the Hudson taking in all that the New York City skyline had to offer and it was simply perfect.

Us girls with New York city in the background

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Beast Speedboat: New York City's only Jet-Powered Speedboat

The Beast is New York's only jet-powered speedboat! It is operated by Circle Line Sightseeing on 42nd St and departs from pier 83. The Beast is a thrill seeking, adrenaline pumping ride that sees you tearing down the Hudson River to the Statue of Liberty. It is a fun and exciting way to experience all New York has to offer from the water, taking in the beautiful New York City skyline from all angles, speeds with even a couple of spins and 360's thrown into the mix.

The beast in front of the statue of liberty

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Adventures in the German themed village of Helen, Georgia

Whilst working over the summer at Camp Blue Ridge in Northern Georgia, I had the opportunity to visit the charming town of Helen, Georgia on two separate occasions. Helen is a gorgeous town that is situated on the Chattahoochee River in Northeastern Georgia. When visiting Helen you will be surprised to find out you are still in fact in Georgia and haven't been miraculously transported to Bavaria, Germany. This is due to the fact that over 50 years ago Helen was transformed from a dying lumbar village into a German themed village and is now one of the most popular and visited towns in Georgia for locals and tourists alike.