The Karissa Diaries

Live. Laugh. Travel.


I am an ambivert, an introvert with extrovert tendencies, but I love nothing more than staying in on a Friday night and binge watching Netflix. I love alot of movies, but my absolute favourites would have to be: Practical Magic, The Hunger Games series, Harry Potter, Dirty Dancing, and Lilo and Stitch. I binge watch TV series’ all the time, with my favourites being: Gossip Girl, Buffy, Gilmore Girls, Friends, Sex and the City, Supernatural, Shadowhunters, Riverdale, Stranger Things… I would need a whole page to fill up my favourites actually!

I am a big reader, especially since my husband bought me a Kindle last Christmas – it goes everywhere with me! I love Young Adult and Fantasy the most, if I get on to a good thing, I cannot put it down. Some favourites include: Vampire Academy series, Harry Potter, The Watcher Chronicles, The Last Song… 

My favourite things to do on the weekend is to go to the footy with my husband to support the mighty Bombers or stay at home on the couch and watch a game with my puppies; Bailey and Tonks.

My current obsessions include crystals and essential oils. I’ve always collected crystals, but have recently been researching in depth with essential oils and how to use them as alternatives with cleaning, cleansing, beauty products and health. When I find something that works, I’ll pop it up on my blog.

I also love to travel; if I am not travelling, I am usually planning a million and one trips on where to go to next. The next planned trip is either Cape York, New Zealand or Japan (fingers crossed at least one of them happens).

My favourite cities in the world include Melbourne, Australia and  Paris, France. My favourite destination to travel to would have to be France, I recently went to the French Riviera and Paris for my birthday and it was unbelievable. I have been to almost every state/territory in Australia and have also been to Thailand a couple of times, Fiji, Bali, England, France, Italy, Monaco, Vatican City, USA and Canada. When in the USA I managed to visit New York, Syracuse, Buffalo, Niagara Fall, Las Vegas, The Grand Canyon and Los Angeles (with stopovers in San Francisco and Newark). Next time I go to the USA, I hope to go to Florida (have to get to Disneyworld one day), New Orleans (I love Southern cooking and those accents!) and Roswell (I was obsessed with aliens and UFO’s as a kid – don’t judge me). Whilst in Europe I travelled from London to Venice, Florence, Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Vatican City, Nice, Monaco and Paris – It was a jam packed (almost) three week trip but well worth it!

Below is my bucket list which will gradually get longer and longer before I get anywhere near finishing it. Slowly getting there. Very, very slowly.

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