About me

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain


Welcome to KAIHORA and thanks for stopping by.

{‘Kaihora’ is a Māori word with the meaning to travel abroad and/or wander}


Just an insight into the type of things I get up to on some of my travels!

I’m Cartier, a twenty-something year old Melbournian, and the founder, editor and blogger of Kaihora.

On 15 June 1995 I took my first breath in Melbourne, Australia. Like many other millennials, I was born into the world of Third Culture Kids (TCK for short); a 21st century term coined to refer to children who were raised in a culture outside of their parents’ culture for a significant part of their development years. Thanks to my Kiwi mother and Mauritian father, I happily fit this description even before leaving Australia to live overseas at the age of 10.

I’ve thus far lived in 4 countries but have found myself back in my home country, Australia, for the past three years now.

Here’s the short timeline of my upbringing;

  • 1995 – 2005; Australia
  • 2005 – 2010; Kenya
  • 2010 – 2014; England {on a part-time basis}
  • 2013 – 2014; Austria
  • 2014 – present; Australia

I’m currently a full time journalism student at Monash University whilst also pursuing my passion for fitness. At the beginning of 2016 I became a qualified personal trainer and this has become my part time job whilst finishing my BA of Journalism.

I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have the multi-cultural upbringing that I’ve had and the opportunities to see so much of the world at such a young age, but I’m no where near finished. The ultimate goal is to one day be able to say I’ve been to every country in the world, and slowly but surely I will achieve this goal or die trying.

On Kaihora you will find travel tips and guides to planning your next trip; lifestyle content, including book reviews and cafe profiles amongst other things; and recommendations for what to do in certain countries.

Travel has been, and always will be, a big part of my life; I hope that by documenting my travels and sharing my experiences with you all, I inspire you, in someway or another to, buy the ticket and take the ride! 


Countries explored: 27

Percentage of world travelled: 11%



*All posts read on my blog have been personally written by myself, likewise, all photos seen on my blog have been personally shot by either myself, a member of my family or a friend. If you wish to re-blog or use any of them, please ensure you credit the source. 

*Unless otherwise stated, no posts are sponsored or have affiliations with the mentioned companies. 

*Kaihora is a copyrighted brand. This includes the brand name and logo, as well as all content published on the website and across all social media platforms.


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