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My Most Epic Adventures To Date

I have only been to four countries, so I haven’t been to too many places. Unfortunately. I want to go everywhere in the world. There are so many crazy adventures to get up to around the world, and I want to do as many as I can.

I want to go skydiving, go on a safari and see the big five, see Mayan ruins, go white water rafting, see the Globe theatre, ride on the top level of a double decker bus, go hot air ballooning in Cappadocia, explore Petra, wander around the Amazon, see the Great pyramids. And SO much more.

There is little that I don’t want to do.

While I still have so much yet to see and do, I have had a few epic adventures that will always stay with me.

The first is traveling to Australia on my own. Yes I was going for a job, but it was still on my own and I had to explore on my own and make friends on my own and figure out things about myself I never knew, on my own. IT WAS INCREDIBLE! Read about how I become an au pair here.


Next was going to the Australia zoo. Home of the crocodile hunter, to me, this is the ultimate zoo. They have so many animals, have a medical center that visitors can go check out, have animals walking around the zoo so that people can see them and get to know the animals. This zoo is all about education and conservation. It is the epitome of what all zoos should be. Read about how I embarrassed myself while at the zoo right here.


I have always wanted to snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef. Who knew it would happen when I was 22. This was so incredible. I have a fear of open water, but I met three amazing friends that morning, who I ended up spending the whole week with. Having them there with me made what could have been an anxiety inducing day, an incredible one. The reef was better than I could have imagined. The colors were so vibrant, and the photos will never do what I saw justice. If I lived in Australia, I can guarantee I would be going back every year.



Exploring Hobbiton. I’m pretty sure that enough is said here, but in case you don’t get excited over the word ‘Hobbiton’, it is the best place! I love the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies, and getting to pretend to be a Hobbit while wandering around real Hobbit homes, no words. Seriously. Seeing famous landmarks from the movies was the best, and then getting to have a drink in the Green Dragon afterwards is something I will never forget. Read about my whole adventure, or just check out some photos.


As many incredible adventures as I have had, the one that sticks out to me the most is by far the most adventurous one that I have ever done. Bungee jumping in Taupo, New Zealand. I had originally planned to do my jump in Queenstown, but since I wasn’t going to be making it to the South Island I knew there was only one place I was going to be doing my jump. The view from the jump platform in Taupo is so beautiful. I could have just skipped jumping and stared at the views. Of course, that wasn’t going to happen. Read about when I took the plunge.

All of these adventures were so perfect, there are times that I will have stored in my memory forever. I can’t wait to have some more experiences that will be added to my memory bank, and eventually be shared with you all.

What are some of your most memorable experiences?

2 Responses

  1. So cool! What do you think your next location will be?

    Ive adventured in South Korea, Spain, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Bahamas, Honduras, Belize, Mexico, and most of the east coast states. I cant wait to add more adventures in the years to come! Australia and Hawaii are both extremely high on my must travel lists!

    1. There are so many places I want to go, specifically Croatia, Iceland, Las Vegas, and Louisiana!
      Next month I’m going to New Brunswick (East coast of Canada) to visit my family. I’ve never been there before so I’m looking forward to that.
      You’ve adventured in so many places!

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Brooklyn standing in front of the pyramids of Giza

Brooklyn Murtaugh

travel blogger

Hi! I’m Brooklyn. Like many, I thought my purpose in life was to go to university, settle down and have kids. But that is not me. 

My aim is to inspire you to travel as much as you can while you can, whether that be through au pair work, or on your limited vacation days. It CAN be done. This world is incredible, let’s explore it!

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