What the Eff is Super? And Other Questions About Working in Australia

So you’ve made it to Australia. You’ve found yourself a job. You’re beyond ecstatic at the thought of that sweet sweet minimum wage (HELLO $21 an hour). But wait. How the hell am I supposed to fill out these employment forms? Am I a resident for [...]

2017-08-15T09:00:39+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Australia, Travel Tips|0 Comments

Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Choosing Transport in Australia

If there’s one thing I’ve learnt about Australia since I arrived, it’s that it is bloody enormous. I knew it was big, of course. Bigger than the UK, sure. Bigger than several UK’s, I imagined. As it turns out, this doesn’t even cover it. Australia is [...]

2017-08-12T04:22:03+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Australia, Budget Backpacking, Travel Tips|0 Comments

How to Take an Epic Road Trip in Australia

No great backpacking adventure would be complete without a good road trip. And when you're travelling Australia, it's practically a rite of passage. It can seem daunting to the inexperienced. Australia is a big place (huge, actually); there's a lot of distance to cover. Depending on [...]

2017-08-12T04:23:52+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Australia, Budget Backpacking, Inspiration, Practical Information, Travel Tips|Comments Off on How to Take an Epic Road Trip in Australia

The Beauty of Travelling in Winter

Australia is a country that people cannot help but picture in the sun. Beaches, surf, sand, sunbathing. When I first arrived here, straight into the tropical north in springtime, I couldn’t imagine ever being cold again. Actually, on some days, I couldn’t imagine anything better than [...]

2017-08-08T14:02:40+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Australia, Inspiration, Ramblings|Comments Off on The Beauty of Travelling in Winter

Tax Returns in Australia: The Backpacker’s Guide

The end of the Australian tax year is here, and backpackers everywhere are panicking. Facebook groups are exploding with questions: how do I claim my tax back? How much will I get? Do I have to do a tax return if X, Y or Z? Well, [...]

A Complete Guide to the Australian Second Year Visa

I’ve just begun the epic struggle for my second working holiday visa in Australia. The days are long, the work is monotonous, and the pay ain’t all that great. But it’s worth it, if I want to stay in this beautiful country another year. (I do.) [...]

The Kangaroo Who Trashed the Car

It was a Wednesday. Our road trip had taken us all the way across the never-ending Nullaboor Plain and out the other side. Hour after hour, all that could be seen was dry desert and scrub, red earth and cerulean sky. Full days of driving, endless [...]

2017-08-11T08:09:19+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Australia, Travel Diary|Comments Off on The Kangaroo Who Trashed the Car

Two Fools and the Flinders Ranges

I’m writing from next to a campfire today. We’ve gone proper girl scout for the days we’ve spent north of Adelaide: campsites with no shower, a long drop toilet, and fire pits. As it turns out, there isn’t much demand for camp spots off the backpacker [...]

2017-08-11T08:11:40+00:00 June 3rd, 2017|Australia, Travel Diary|Comments Off on Two Fools and the Flinders Ranges