Miss Renaissance


A Journey Awaits

Off to Oz

Did you guys know that about a year before this blog ever came to exist, I spent 3 months solo living & traveling in Argentina? It was a wonderful adventure – I rented a small apartment in Buenos Aires, signed up for Spanish classes (I only knew a few words when I arrived in Argentina), explored the city and other parts of the country, ate incredible local food, made some fun Argentine & other international friends, and generally learned a lot about life, myself and the world outside of my comfort zone. I believe that this type of longer-term, solo travel is essential to developing your place in the world and recognizing who you are & who you want to become. Taking risks to leave your home and discover a new place from more than just a basic tourist standpoint is challenging and exciting. I can only recommend it to all of you!!

My Argentina adventure is now a little more than 3 years behind me, and I’ve been itching to get out and do it again for a while now….and the time has finally come! Yayy!! This weekend, I’m off to Australia for 3 months. I’m incredibly excited to get away from Chicago’s harsh winter and onto Sydney’s warm beaches. I rented a cute little place right by Bondi Beach & I can’t wait to explore sides of Sydney I haven’t yet seen as well as the country in general. I’ve been to Australia for short trips before (the above picture is from my last trip to Sydney) and loved it there so much, but never got the chance to truly get to know the local culture.

I’ll continue blogging from my Aussie home-away-from-home, but I hope you guys cut me some slack if posting will be a little irregular while I get my feet wet and find my bearings. Oh, and if any of you have suggestions or recommendations on places to see, restaurants to try, shops to check out etc., please send them my way. I’d love to add them to my list of to-do’s and must-see’s!!!




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    December 30, 2013

    I hesitated including this website as it is not as up to date as I would prefer but many of the places listed definitely do still exist. I know you will have a fabulous time in Sydney. It is my hometown and I love anytime that I can visit. I lived in Texas and now live in Chicago.


    I have not been to this location in Randwick but I have put it on my to do list next time I go back home.


    Cheers, Maree




    January 2, 2014

    How exciting! Argentina sounds amazing, I hope Australia is equally so x




    January 3, 2014

    Welcome to OZ, I hope your stay here is fabulous:)
    Kristin from Tasmania