One Year On: Lessons Learnt in a Year of Travel

I set off to travel the world exactly one year ago today. (Happy 23rd birthday! Now go take an international flight and sit on an aeroplane forever). Phea and I flew for 19 hours, stopping over in Hong Kong just long enough to screw up our [...]

2017-09-25T15:57:06+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Australia, Inspiration, Ramblings|0 Comments

Finding Work in Australia: The Only Resource You Need

I've written a lot on the topic of working holidays in Australia. I've spoken about the preparations for coming to Oz. I've elaborated on the process of getting your second year visa. I've answered all the confusion surrounding starting work. I even went into detail about [...]

2017-09-18T14:00:26+00:00 September 17th, 2017|Australia, Travel Tips|Comments Off on Finding Work in Australia: The Only Resource You Need

Farm work has been one of my best Oz experiences. Here’s why.

In order to get a second year working holiday in Australia, you have to complete 88 days of regional work. This usually means farm work in some capacity: from fruit picking, to vine pruning, to tree planting. There is a clear mentality among backpackers that this [...]

2017-09-09T09:19:31+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Australia, Ramblings|Comments Off on Farm work has been one of my best Oz experiences. Here’s why.

The Backpacker’s Guide to Buying a Car (in every Australian state)

Before I came to Australia, I had never owned a car. In the UK, it seemed an expensive and pointless purchase. Who needs the hassle of shelling out for insurance, and spending loads on petrol? But in Oz, buying a car is a necessity a lot [...]

2017-08-31T11:12:54+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Australia, Budget Backpacking, Travel Tips|Comments Off on The Backpacker’s Guide to Buying a Car (in every Australian state)

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|Comments Off on What the Eff is Super? And Other Questions About Working in Australia

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|Comments Off on Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Choosing Transport in Australia

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