23 Reasons Why I'm Moving to a Tropical Island in 23 Days
1. Niue - pronounced New-ay - is home to only 1,300 people, a whole lotta' coconut crabs, perfect diving conditions and a beautiful coral atoll. We figured it also needed to inherit one Australian travel blogger and one Kiwi scuba instructor.
2. Selling everything I own to move my ass to a tiny island that no one has heard of in the South Pacific is exactly the kinda thing I would do.
3. Have you seen how expensive coconut water is in Australia? I figure it's just cheaper to move someplace where I can drink them every day for free.
4. I love Australia, but it's time to move on to the next adventure. These itchy feet of mine are killing me.
5. I really like my partner and I wasn't too keen on breaking up with him when he took a job overseas. The solution? Get a job yourself and move with him. Easy as.
6. The average temperature range in Niue is 27°C-30°C. I'm not a big fan of winter, so I've decided to skip it for the next 2 years.
7. When people say, "I just wanna quit my job and move to a tropical island", I can smile and look smug.
8. I get to wear Havaianas. Every. Single. Day.
9. The best diving conditions I've ever been in was 30m visibility. Niue's waters get 100m visibility. 'Nuff said.
10. I want to learn to swear in a new exotic language.
11. Adopting a pet coconut crab named Sebastian is high on my list of things to do.
12. Fake tan costs too much. Living in a sunny paradise seems much more economical.
13. I like the idea of learning the name of every single person in one country.
14. I've always wanted to go snorkelling in a cave.
15. There are too many fast-food options on the Gold Coast. Since I have zero willpower, moving to a country with zero fast-food outlets feels like the responsible thing to do.
16. Niue has currency featuring Pokemon characters. If it's good enough for Pikachu, it's good enough for me.
17. Free wifi. That's like crack for a writer.
18. Bragging rights to say I've lived on one of the most remote islands on the planet. Up yours, Buzzfeed.
19. I need new material for my blog. This seemed like an easy way to get some.
20. My friends can't put up with me talking their ears off about travelling anymore, so I'm leaving to find new people to annoy.
21. My passport is looking a little neglected. It needs to be brightened up with a few more stamps and a visa.
22. I finally get to use my teaching degree the way I intended: Overseas. Somewhere remote. Teaching students who need teachers like me. To make a difference.
23. Why move to a tropical island in less than a month? Because I can. Simple.