The Offering

I’m very excited to have a piece published!

WORDLY Magazine is the student magazine at Deakin University. I submitted a piece based on their theme of ‘Myth’ and I’m delighted that they accepted my piece and have shared it on their website.

You can read The Offering at WORDLY’s website!

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A Deeper Mystery

This piece evolved from the prompt of setting the story in a place that is familiar. I chose one of my favourite places and started from there. Bonus points if you recognize it!

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Setting The Scene

This is one of the first pieces I wrote for an assignment when I started my degree in 2015. Our task was to take an object and describe it. I chose a postcard I had received from a friend, and while the postcard has been fettered away with other keepsakes, I still have this piece.

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Top 10 Travel Apps

There are hundreds of apps out there specifically for travel and it’s hard to know which ones to get without slogging through a lot of trial and error.

Here’s a top 10 list of the apps I’ve found to be invaluable for travelling; long trips or a weekend away, these app can help make things so much easier.

Before I jump in, a little disclaimer: I don’t get any money for recommending these, they’re apps that I’ve used and enjoyed myself, and I have an iPhone personally but I will try and note if an app is available for Android as well. Lastly, these apps aren’t rated in any particular order of preference, just a compilation of apps I’ve found helpful.

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Seattle Travel Guide

Where:

Seattle, Washington, USA. As seen on tv shows such as Frasier, Grey’s Anatomy and iZombie. 

When:

End of December. This was the first stop on my Winter Break Trip. After a great Christmas with family in Maryland, I hopped on a plane from Ronald Reagan Airport at a completely ridiculous time of the morning and flew to Seattle.

Transport:

Getting from Seattle’s Airport to the city centre is simple enough, they have a train that goes out there and took about an hour. The buses in downtown Seattle are fairly good, but I only caught them a couple of times when I needed to go a long distance. I used Uber getting between my hostel and the train station with my luggage but out and about sightseeing, I found Seattle a very walkable city. It does get a bit steep here and there, especially moving down towards the waterfront.

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Boston Travel Guide

Where:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Home of the Red Sox and the Patriots.

When:

Mid-October. I went up to Boston on the Columbus Day long weekend. I had a few days to play with because that led into Yom Kippur, and my college closed to observe it. Perfect time to go, especially if you want to visit Salem; October and Halloween are full-swing festivities. Downside was that on my day exploring Boston it rained non-stop!  

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