Author Archives: Maria - Exploring Kiwis

The Beginners Guide to Rio Carnival – Everything You Need to Know

Bedazzled samba dancers parade through the streets, drunken revellers party until the early hours, vendors throw sweet caipirinhas into heaving crowds and a mass of beautiful people dance and sing their way late into the hot summer nights.  If you haven’t heard of Rio Carnival, let me introduce you… Carnival is celebrated in towns and […]

Barks and Recreation – A Husky Snow Adventure

Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland, Bearhill Husky, dog sledding review

This week I had one of those moments. You know, when you are in the midst of doing something so amazing that you think to yourself, “girl, you gotta remember this moment forever because this is so awesome” and you try to soak everything up like a sponge so you can replay it again and […]

A Nanny Abroad – What Life’s Really Like as a Nanny in Switzerland

Nannying in Switzerland, living abroad

Nannying can be a fantastic way to see the while whilst living abroad and forming authentic relationships.  If you’ve ever considered nannying as a way to travel whilst making money, this post is for you. A lot of people think nannying is a glorified title for a babysitter – but with longer hours and slightly […]

Yes, I Like to Travel – Meet Maria, the Newest Exploring Kiwi

Exploring Kiwis Maria Iceland

Why hello there – my name is Maria and as one of the newest Exploring Kiwis we thought I’d better introduce myself… Anybody who knows me, knows that I love to make lists. So, I thought it was only fitting that I introduce myself in list format and tell you some things about myself! I’m […]