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Elle's Save the Lions Project Adventure!

Elle's Save the Lions Project Adventure!

Date: Sunday, 8 November 2015

8 hours to go… 5 hours to go… 2 hours to go. The longest plane ride I have ever taken, counting down the minutes until I finally arrive in Johannesburg from Wellington, New Zealand. After a 3 hour flight to Sydney and a 15 hour flight to ...

Blood Lions Up-Roar

Blood Lions Up-Roar

Date: Sunday, 25 October 2015

In recent months the social media frenzy on canned hunting has really ramped up. A few animal activists in South Africa started a group to help "save the lions" and mostly they play on internet viewer ignorance and use emotional images and ...

Almost One Year as an Au Pair

Almost One Year as an Au Pair

Date: Friday, 9 October 2015

This Blog has been a long time coming and something I have been meaning to write for quite a while. I have been in America living as an Au Pair just out of Washington DC in a town called Rockville.
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Hi I’m Briar and I have just recently finished my year in America as an Au Pair.

Hi I’m Briar and I have just recently finished my year in America as an Au Pair.

Date: Monday, 25 May 2015

I lived in Columbus, Indiana, and although in America, it’s not a big touristy state. I absolutely loved my time there! I loved being able to experience the real day to day life and culture of Americans.
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South Africa will steal your heart

South Africa will steal your heart

Date: Thursday, 14 May 2015

Visiting several volunteer projects in South Africa is a really tough part of my job. :-) Not only do I get to catch up with some awesome kiwis on the projects but I get to return to South Africa once again. ...

One Year in The Big Apple!

One Year in The Big Apple!

Date: Monday, 23 March 2015

I cannot believe I have lived in New York now for one whole YEAR! I remember the first few months of being here, it was very difficult; learning a new culture, living in someone else’s house, making new friends, going to a new church, living without ...

Loving life in the Nations Capital!

Loving life in the Nations Capital!

Date: Tuesday, 12 August 2014

I’m Lauran and I’ve been an Au Pair in America for over 9 months now, I live in Washington D.C and I absolutely love this beautiful city!
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 It’s crazy to think that I’ve nearly been in America four months

It’s crazy to think that I’ve nearly been in America four months

Date: Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Hi, I’m Anna and I’ve been an Au Pair in America since January 2014. It’s crazy to think that I’ve nearly been here four months, time just flies by. I live in suburban Philadelphia, the fifth biggest city in America, in the state of Pennsylvania
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Elea – Au Pair in Love with New York

Elea – Au Pair in Love with New York

Date: Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Hi, I’m Elea and for the past 9 months I have been living in a small suburban town in New Jersey as an Au Pair in America. I have done so many amazing things, made heaps of new friends and have really gotten to experience life in America.
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Katie loving it in Seattle.

Katie loving it in Seattle.

Date: Thursday, 31 January 2013

I'm Katie and being an Au pair in the United States has changed my life in so many ways. I have been here in Seattle for 1year and 7months now. I take care of a 11yr old boy, 8yr old girl and a 6yr old boy. ...

Tiffany has the time of her life in America as an Au Pair

Tiffany has the time of her life in America as an Au Pair

Date: Thursday, 15 November 2012

For those of you considering coming to America to be an Au Pair, it is something that I recommend you do. It is such a fantastic way to see America and a great way to meet people from all over the world. It is such a rewarding job to have – being ...

 Kiwi Zeta and her time in USA as an Au Pair in America

Kiwi Zeta and her time in USA as an Au Pair in America

Date: Friday, 26 October 2012

Hey, my name is Zeta and I live in Olney, Maryland. I look after two girls a 9 year old, and 7 years old who has Cerebral Palsy as part of my year with the Au Pair in America Program. ...

 A Typical week for Erin as a Kiwi Au Pair in America

A Typical week for Erin as a Kiwi Au Pair in America

Date: Thursday, 16 August 2012

I am Erin and I live in Northern Virginia, near Washington D.C. and look after one little girl.  She was one when I arrived, and turns two next month, just days before my one year anniversary as an Au Pair.
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