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6 Magical Items to Keep You Safe at Hogwarts

by Sarah Albom / Feb 01, 2017 /
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Every Harry Potter fan has dreamt of walking the halls of Hogwarts, or performing complex spells that will turn any enemy into a bat or mouse. But we’ve begun to grow up. Our minds have moved on to reality, and Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry has been tucked away on to a dusty shelf of our subconscious.

7 Best Places to Visit in New Zealand

by Sarah Albom / Jul 12, 2016 /
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New Zealand is a green paradise set out in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean, and worthy of awe. However, many visitors only have a month to explore, which is far less time than this sub-tropical island deserves. I myself have lived here for more than ten years, and I haven’t seen everything.

Visiting Evora: 5 Places to See

by Sarah Albom / Jan 24, 2014 /
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The Chapel of Bones is an amazing, if not eerie, place to visit in Évora, Portugal. Decorated with the bones of 5,000 dead from the local cemetery, this room certainly gives you a chill when you step inside.  Apart from the Chapel of Bones, what else is

Tips from Teens for Teens: Surviving a Girl Guide Camp

by Sarah Albom / Dec 09, 2013 /
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There are so many fun activities for teenagers to do today. A personal favourite of mine is Rangers, which is the oldest group of Girl Guiding in New Zealand, ranging from approximately 13 to 17 years old.

New Zealand: A Green and Unique Paradise

by Sarah Albom / Nov 21, 2013 /
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Despite its small size, New Zealand has a variety of different terrains. One minute you could be driving by forests, full of indigenous Cabbage Trees and Nikau palms (the southernmost member of the palm family, it is unique to New Zealand). Next, you might find yourself passing snow-capped mountains, or cruising along the coast.

 

A Closer Look at the Spirit of New Zealand

by Sarah Albom / Nov 02, 2013 /
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I dream of sailing on the Spirit of New Zealand, a tall ship built in 1986, when I'm older. Unfortunately, the youngest age they will accept into the youth development program to help run the tall ship for ten days is 15, so I have a few more years to wait.

A Unique Travel Passion: License Plates

by Sarah Albom / Oct 31, 2013 /
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It’s fun how everyone collects something. Postcards, old coins, sea-glass, postage stamps - there are so many different things that can be saved. I myself have a collection, but it isn’t a common gathering of shiny pennies.

 

Molly: A Travelling Teen with an Adventurous Spirit

by Sarah Albom / Oct 30, 2013 /
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I have so many travelling friends, and I have been wondering if it is just a coincidence or if travellers are bonded together through wanderlust. Recently, my friend Molly was telling me about an adventure she was about to embark on with her family, a four-day trek around Lake Waikaremoana, which is one of New Zealand's Great Walks.

A Waking of Worlds

by Sarah Albom / Oct 16, 2013 /
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The Northern Ireland sun struggled to penetrate through the clouds, stopping just short of the rusty bus with a sigh of regret, as though too tired to continue any farther. As the vehicle made its way down the dirt path, I clung to my seat with one hand, the other holding a book, trying to ignore the bumping and rattling. A visit with an oracle of the elven king, on the Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland

Combining Travel and Charity: A Career that Gives Back to the World

by Sarah Albom / Oct 10, 2013 /
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I have travelled all over the world, and I have seen amazing places. I have also seen poverty and hunger, and it has made me realise that I want to help others when I grow up. In an interview with my friend Molly, she also mentioned that she wants to help children in Thailand when she is older.

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