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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Guest Post: Emma from Daydream Believer!

Hello! Nice to meet you, my name is Emma and I usually blog over at daydream believer but today the lovely Olivia has asked me to do a guest post here on The Black Peony!

Something that Olivia and I have in common (aside from living in the same beautiful country) is our thirst for travel! So today I thought I would tell you a little bit about my upcoming travel plans.

 I’m currently in my last semester of university, this means I have been spending a lot of time thinking about what the heck I’m going to do with myself come November when I finish.  My dream job definitely involves travel in some way, but before I get too serious about my career I want to see more of this amazing world we live in. To kick-start my traveling I have big plans to live and work in New York City! I have dreamed of living in The States since I was ten years old and am so excited to finally bring that dream to life, I can’t wait to walk the streets I have seen on screen so many times, to eat a real ‘New York’ pizza, to wander aimlessly through Central Park and to have the white Christmas I have always dreamed of!

My plan at the moment is to fly to Los Angeles sometime between March and May (All depending on the saving situation, which isn’t exactly my strong point). Once in LA I will start making my way across that gigantic country until I reach the wonderful city of New York! Since I will most likely be alone for this part of my trip I am looking at tour companies, like Contiki, to travel with. I wasn’t overly keen on using a tour company, as I’m not sure I will get all the freedom I’m after, but traveling across such a big country all on my own is a tad frightening for a girl from such a tiny country! So I’m currently weighing up all my options to see what’s best for me, if you have any suggestions feel free to throw them my way.

Here is an amazing time-lapse I found on Vimeo that shows this city in all its glory! It makes me want to pack my bags and leave on a plane tomorrow.

(Video By Josh Owens)

This is only the start of my travelling plans, after my year in The States  (and a little extra time to recoup my savings!) I plan to see the rest of the world, Europe, Asia, South America, Canada, Africa, everywhere! World look out, I’m coming!

I have really enjoyed writing this guest post for Olivia and hopefully you have found it somewhat enjoyable to read!

Emma xx 

Fantastic post Emma! Thank you so much for agreeing to do one for me! We're more a like that I thought! I'd definitely come with you across the States to do a road trip if I had the funds by that stage! That is one thing on my bucket list - road trip across the USA. Imagine the sights and sounds and vast stretches of road, the iconic scenery and the iconic people of different towns! It would definitely be something to document! 

I hope you all enjoyed this guest post, if you want to do a guest post, email me at with your idea and post, and I'll be happy to pop it up here! 

xx Olivia


  1. This is such a great post, Emma- well done :). I am loving all these pretty pictures- Central Park is so beautiful, I can't wait to check it out for myself one day too!

    1. Yay, thanks Rach!! I can't wait until you come visit me in New York next year! Hehe.


  2. Hi Emma, I wish you a great time! Hope it all works out the way you're planning.

  3. Nice pic!
    I relly love NYC!
    new post!

  4. waow, this makes me so so so excited for going away! video's amazing :)