Category: Lifestyle

Dear Future Self

What better time to write a letter to your future self than when you are at a crossroad? I’ve wanted to check this off my bucket list for so long but it never seemed to be the right time to do it. Now it does.

Bucket List: Make Origami + tips and tricks

Bucket List: Make Origami, www.chasing-emma.com

This is probably one of my more unusual bucket list items, but I personally find origami to be a rather amazing and beautiful art, especially if it is done with beautiful paper. As a teacher I’d thought creating origami was going to be a great and easy activity to assign my students one chaotic Friday afternoon, but boy was I wrong. Origami is deceptively difficult.

Bucket List: Get a Fish Pedicure

I never thought I’d get a fish pedicure. I’m way too ticklish. But that’s exactly the bucket list experience I found myself having in Bali.

How to Entertain Yourself During an Airport Layover

The view of a blue sky with white clouds out of an airplane window with the words 'How to entertain yourself during an airport layover.'

Have you ever been stuck at an airport for an uncomfortably long layover? I have and I can tell you that it royally sucks. So what should you do next time you find yourself in this situation?

Szechenyi Baths: What to Expect

Szechenyi Baths: What to Expect

e’ve all see the pictures of the Szechenyi Baths. You know, the ones of the glorious, bright yellow buildings surrounding the crystal blue outdoor baths. No lie, when I found out that these baths were located in Budapest I was beyond excited since they just look so amazing. Throughout the 36 hour travel to get to Budapest I continually fantasized about visiting these baths, submerging myself in the lukewarm waters and relaxing the day away. What wasn’t included in my fantasy was the murky water of the indoor baths, the hundreds of people who had the same idea as me and the hair. The goddamned hair.

Bucket List: Star Gazing

A large domed tent lit up from the inside with circles cut into the panels enabling those inside to view the outside sky.

What do you do when your camping weekend falls a part? You check one of your bucket list items off and go star gazing.

Starting a New Hobby: Water Colour Painting

The entrance to Simpson's Gap, Alice Springs from the car park.

On Christmas day I received a mini watercolor kit and put it to use during a day visit to Simpson’s Gap in the Red Centre. Check it out for a new bucket list idea.

2019 Parrtjima: A Festival of Light

The Parrtjima Festival of Light is one of the most amazing festivals held in Central Australia and should be on your Australian Outback bucket list.

Bucket List: Play 5 New Board Games

Stack of board games on Chasing Emma

Bucket Lists are about trying new things, so why not add trying new board games on to yours? Over the past ear I have played 5 new board games and got my nerd on.

Celebrating PRIDE at the FABalice Festival

A Drag Queen performing at the FABalice Festival

This weekend just past, the inaugural FABalice Festival was held in the Red Centre to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, and provide a safe celebratory space in the Red Centre for individual expression.