Red my lips

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Now I'm not normally a lipstick girl (I tend to look like a 2-year old trying to color inside the lines), but have decided to make an exception for April in support of an amazing cause. I will be rocking red lipstick each day to raise awareness about sexual violence and speak out against victimizing. [Tweet "This is not about vanity, it's … [Read more...]

Phillip Island Blues

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A visit to Melbourne isn't quite complete without a trip to the pristine beaches, serene wetlands and diverse wildlife of Phillip Island. A place of natural beauty, and just two hours outside of the city, it makes for the perfect weekend escape from the buzzing urban life. As much as I love the street art and man made architecture of Melbourne, … [Read more...]

Sonderlust Secrets: Switzerland

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The world is bigger than we could ever possibly imagine, and it’s scary to think we will never even scratch the surface in this lifetime. Even if we do travel to the same places, we see the world through different eyes, creating a unique experience. As I dive head first into travel, I am inspired by each of your adventures and am starting … [Read more...]

View from an Expat: Part 2

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Hello and welcome to part two of The Shane & Rachael Way Show on the reality of living abroad. Follow us as we gripe, bitch, moan, recount with a smile, our first year in a new country. In all honesty, we we wouldn't trade this experience for the world and Rachael signed her contract for another year, go girl! (Shane's being her usual … [Read more...]

Gaga for Graffiti: Melbourne

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Ever since moving to Australia, I have become gaga for graffiti, to the point where I am planning my next trips around cities which do street art best. I'm looking at you Berlin, Los Angeles and São Paulo. Once seen as an act of vandalism, this art is now a celebrated form of expression. Masterpieces are slowly popping up in urban areas across the … [Read more...]

Sonderlust Secrets: Bosnia

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The world is bigger than we could ever possibly imagine, and it’s scary to think we will never even scratch the surface in this lifetime. Even if we do travel to the same places, we see the world through different eyes, creating a unique experience. As I dive head first into travel, I am inspired by each of your adventures and am starting … [Read more...]

Expat Life: Australia vs. China

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When I made the decision to move abroad last year, I did what any type A freak would do... I researched.  I read blogs and articles and anything I could get my hands on about packing up your life and moving to a new place.  I was lucky enough, however, that I had a blog friend turned real life friend, Rachael going through the same experience as I … [Read more...]

Melbourne has my heart

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Who knew it was possible to fall in love with a city? Melbourne reveals one surprise after another as you wander off the grid of city streets into the maze of laneways hidden behind them. I discovered cafés, boutiques, and urban art at every turn. Whether a culture buff, fashion lover, coffee snob or foodie, I highly recommend you put this city … [Read more...]

Sonderlust Secrets: Hawaii

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Sonder (n):  the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that … [Read more...]