Sometimes guest bloggers, with more expertise than I have, will write for Bright Lights of America, and in return I’ll pitch in with an article for them or be part of a blogger collaboration.

So in case you’ve missed them, here are articles I’ve had published on other blogs. If you’re a blogger and are interested in a collaboration, please email me.

Everyday Postcard: Niagara Falls in Winter

Snow and ice at Horseshoe Falls, Canada


You might have been to the Canadian Niagara Falls in summer before, and experienced the crowds of people trying to get photos at the same time. Or maybe you were stuck waiting in line to take the elevator below the falls to get a different view. Those are just two reasons why you need to visit in winter.

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24 hours in San Francisco: Off the beaten path

The San Francisco skyline

If you’ve been to San Francisco a couple of times before, you might feel like you’ve seen everything. You’d be wrong, of course. I put together an itinerary of lesser-known attractions, vistas and places to eat in the city that will show you a whole different side to SF.

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Ask an Expat: Living in San Francisco, California, USA

Golden Gate Bridge

Sanne Wesselman from Spend Life Traveling, interviewed me about moving to and living in San Francisco. The interview covers tips on moving to SF, what’s great (and not so fantastic) about the city and what I like to do/hang out.

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10 Travelers spill the story of their first solo trip! (And give some advice)


The title says it all really, but this is a great round up of our first solo travels. So if you’re thinking about a trip on your own but you’re not quite convinced that you’ll enjoy it, read our experiences. You might just change your mind!

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Operation Move Podcast


Finally, you get to hear me struggling to string a sentence together in audio! Operation Move is a fantastic group that encourages women to make time for themselves and their health through activity. Zoey has been my running coach for the past three years and we chatted about adjusting to running on different terrain than you’re used to at home, the Bay to Breakers and races.

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Getting a Green Card to the USA


Everyone knows that a green card is a ticket to life in the United States without the hassle of having to go through a visa renewal or re-application process every couple of years. That’s why green cards are so popular and notoriously difficult to secure. I explain the diverse ways you can apply for a green card and take you through the process step-by-step, over at The Australian Expat Investor.

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How, why and what should I tip in LA?

Tipping is a necessary evil in the US – where service industry employees are woefully underpaid. But anyone who doesn’t come from a culture of “tipping” is probably going to be confused about much to tip who. I explained the why’s and where’s in this blog for Gwen over at It Started in LA.

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Insider tips for Australians in America

If you’re thinking of moving to a new country for the very first time you’ll be making lists and getting organised, but there are just some things that you can’t prepare yourself for without having some experience of the place. Craig, over at The Australian Expat Investor, asked me to give his readers the lowdown on setting into the US.

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