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Once You Land is a conscious travel writing and photography based website with the intent to enlighten, and encourage readers to seek and explore. Our ambassador, Kassandra, is currently based out of Vancouver, British Columbia. She is always seeking adventure, meaningful relationships, and collaborations. If you are interested in contacting her, please do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org We’re glad you stopped by!
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If you know me, you’ll know that I cry. A lot. Grief, happiness, surprise, you name it; it’s 95% certain that I’ll be moved to tears. The second time I cried in New Zealand (the first being when I saw the marina in Auckland city for the first time), was when I went to Maungawhau;[…]
Did I mention that it rains a lot in Auckland? The clouds roll in so quickly that one minute it is bright and sunny, and the next you are soaking wet from the rain. The first Friday that I was here I was soaking wet with a sunburn in Devonport. I woke up on Friday[…]
8 months of planning; applying for a visa, selling my things, subletting my apartment, booking accommodation, sorting out transportation, saving my dimes, applying for a bank account, booking my flight, and saying goodbye to the ones I love; after a measly 19 hour flight that “flew” by (harharhar) I can finally say that I[…]
Finding a travel backpack is no easy feat. It took me months of research; reading blogs about travel packs, watching videos, and talking to people who have travelled with a backpack before I knew what I was looking for. Once I knew exactly what I wanted, I was not willing to settle for anything else.[…]
Have you heard of the ‘no ‘poo method’? Don’t worry; ‘poo’ is short for shampoo, not the other thing that you were thinking (and I know you were). In short, the no ‘poo method, sometimes referred to as a movement, is the act of cutting conventional shampoos out of your hair washing routine. There are[…]
When I pack, I like to start early, and I like to break it down into sections so that I don’t get overwhelmed. I usually start with containers and bags to make different kits; my toiletry kit, my first aid kit, and my documents kit. If I don’t, everything gets lost and unorganized, I[…]
Hello, fellow coffee drinkers. Greetings, all you tea sippers. Between all of the travel, sightseeing, and adventures during your time abroad (and to the lovelies at home, too); it’s easy to consume without realizing what you are leaving behind, and how your actions are impacting the environment. We all know that recycling is amazing. Products[…]
Before we get into all things France, if you’re not listening to the Amelie Poulain soundtrack, I suggest you do so now. France has always been on the top of my dream destinations list. It’s romantic, sophisticated, and the old soul that dwells deep within me craves it more and more as the years pass.[…]
Camping in Tofino, British Columbia. Camping season is upon us, and with it comes unexpected rainfalls, fire bans and cold nights. However, there are many ways get prepared, and in doing so, making your camping experience enjoyable and comfortable. Start with the basics. Grab yourself a tent. Sounds simple enough, but for[…]
Tofino, British Columbia, has all of the classic characteristics that you would find on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Expansive, white sand beaches stretching out for miles; gusts of cool wind that coax out goosebumps on your skin, even on the warmest of days; and because of the consistent rainfall, lush flora peppers every[…]