2017 | The Year of Travelling

2017 was a whirlwind. One definition of a whirlwind is “any circling action or violent onward course”; so let’s break this down. My current mental state towards how I see myself is the ‘violent onwards course’ and to be real, I know for sure that this will carry into 2018 but more about that some […]

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from sunrise to sunset | london, england

Anyone who keeps up with this blog, or who knows me will know how much I love London! If you didn’t know, well, now you do. I could babble on and on about London all day and night long. I touch on why this beautiful city holds a very large part of my heart in […]

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STORYTIME | MY TRANSIT FROM HELL

There I was heading off to England; a place I had wanted to visit for what seems like a lifetime, but in typical Racquel fashion, something had to go wrong, and guess what? Nearly everything that could go wrong, went wrong. INSTAGRAM: RACQUELHARDIE It was 2am on February the 1st when I realised in my […]

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The Happiest Day of my Life | In Love with London

(brace yourselves kids, this one’s gonna be a deep one; I hardcore cried while writing it) I’ve wanted to write this post for a while now, ever since I left London on February the 24th to be precise. So, why haven’t I yet? Basically, I needed to be in the zone, because I’ve wanted this […]

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Snapchat Filters from the UK and Europe

While I was on my Euro-trip I made a strong effort to collect Snapchat Filters from around the world as a way to remember certain aspects of each city I visited. I thought it may be a good idea to share them on the blog so my readers can also have a little taste of […]

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from sunrise to sunset | brighton, england

Brighton Beach Huts. Brighton, England I don’t know about you but when I think of England I don’t exactly picture beaches; which is exactly why I wanted to visit a seaside town in my short time here. I wanted to experience a cold, windy, pebbled, sometimes rainy beach- the exact opposite of what a beach […]

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from sunrise to sunset | oxford, england

What do you think of when you heard the word Oxford? The Oxford Dictionary? Oxford Street in London? Well, I think of the University of Oxford; and that is exactly where my first day in England was spent. Christ Church, Oxford, England. The town of Oxford in England is located around 62 miles (approximately 100 […]

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from sunrise to sunset | york, england

When I was reading through my itinerary before my travels to England started, it registered in my mind that I would be visiting York; but that was the only emotion I had towards the place- it just registered. I knew absolutely nothing about York, and I promised myself that I purposely wouldn’t Google anything as […]

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FAREWELL AUSSIE LAND! #RacsSoloEuroTrip

I was just scrolling through Tumblr and I came across this quote from Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft… “The scariest moment is always just before you start” This quote immediately spoke to me. I didn’t know if I wanted to write a blog post before I left for my trip; I actually […]

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MY TRAVEL FEARS

By far the number one question I have been getting lately in preparation of my euro-trip is “are you starting to get scared”? Decent question, but ever so popular. My answer? I’ve always answered “yeah, but i’m more excited than scared”. I guess that this response is just my natural reaction to shrugging off a […]

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