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Ways to stay environmentally conscious while travelling, sustaining our health while abroad, and making wise financial decisions while adventuring.
The people we meet, and the stories we share.
About Once You Land
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 email@example.com We’re glad you stopped by!
Behind the scenes
If there is one thing I’ve learned during my last 2 months travelling the south island of New Zealand it’s the art of letting go. When I left home 6 months ago, I found myself making another home in Auckland. I landed in the CBD, travelled to Cape Reinga, came back to the city to Read more about The Art Of Letting Go.[…]
As a traveller, there comes a point where you need to feel at home. The majority of us travel to be presented with something new every day, to meet new people, to be thrown into new environments, and to seek new experiences; but let’s face it, travel is not as glamorous as it seems sometimes, Read more about Home away from home at The Adventure Inn.[…]
Cape Reinga was one of those places that once I was there, I knew that everything that I’ve done in my life, all that has happened so far, and all of the decisions that I had made was to lead me to this exact moment in my life. I wasn’t even going to opt Read more about With Love From Cape Reinga.[…]
You know when you’re in the middle of a great day, and you think to yourself “yep, I think this might be the best day ever”? That’s how I felt as I was climbing up Auckland’s youngest Volcano called Rangitoto. I was so tired from drinking so much juice the night before. Oh wait, did Read more about The Best Day In History On Rangitoto.[…]
I was sitting in a pub with my new friends, bantering like I would with my closest friends back home. I introduced myself to a Dutch guy who was sitting beside me, and his English friend sitting across from him. He was going back to Holland that night after spending a year in Auckland working Read more about Love And Travel.[…]
I am and always will be a daydreamer. It is the reason I took art and creative writing in high school and why I studied film. I enjoyed drawing but never seemed to care for colouring or shading, and especially disliked doing any sort of background. I doubt this is really indicative of most artists out there, but Read more about Travel: A Daydreamers Canvas[…]
It was Canadian Thanksgiving back home, and I woke up in my hostel racking my brain for reasons to be grateful. It wasn’t hard. Here I am, in one of the most beautiful places on Earth, meeting new people, going on adventures, and following my dreams. Shwing. As great as that all sounds, I was Read more about Being thankful on Maungakiekie.[…]
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; Read more about How I became a woman of the law at 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 Read more about Dancing, sunburns, and rain in Devonport.[…]
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 Read more about Kia Ora, Auckland![…]