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


Hello lovelies and welcome to KAIHORA.

{‘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.

So 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

After completing my A-levels in England in 2014, I returned to Austria for a few weeks before travelling on to Kenya for a month. September 2014 I found myself making the journey back to the ultimate motherland – 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.

So why start a travel blog? Well, it’s the one thing that has always been constant in my life. I was no more than 4 weeks old when my first overseas travel experience occurred, and off to New Zealand I went.

From that moment on, every opportunity my family and I had, we were on a plane exploring the cultures, traditions and lifestyles of those around the world. However, not all my travels have been purely as a tourist, in the space of 2 decades I’ve managed to live in 4 countries; Australia, Kenya, England and Austria.

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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