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)

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

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, [...]

Healthy Eating in a Hostel: 5 Budget Backpacker Meals

Hostels are fantastic. Pick the right one and you’ve got a great place to meet people, a cosy spot to relax after a full day’s sightseeing, and a place to stay that’s a  heck of a lot cheaper than any hotel you care to name. However, [...]

2017-08-12T04:23:53+00:00 June 18th, 2017|Budget Backpacking, Practical Information, Travel Tips|Comments Off on Healthy Eating in a Hostel: 5 Budget Backpacker Meals

11 Easy Ways to Save Money in New Zealand

I’ve just got back from a hectic three weeks travelling round New Zealand (and by the way, three weeks just ain’t enough). North and South Island; buses all the way. Ridiculous, I know. I wish I’d had more time. But in that short time I still [...]

2017-08-12T04:23:53+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Budget Backpacking, New Zealand, Practical Information, Travel Tips|Comments Off on 11 Easy Ways to Save Money in New Zealand

Saving Money in Melbourne: A Practical Guide

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Australia is daaaaaaayum expensive. Melbourne, unfortunately, is no exception. Particularly if you're just travelling - or rather, you're not earning money while you're here. (If you get a job, the sky-high prices of everything suddenly become more [...]

2017-08-12T04:23:54+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Australia, Budget Backpacking, Practical Information, Travel Tips|Comments Off on Saving Money in Melbourne: A Practical Guide

50 Budget Tips For Backpacking Australia

I've been backpacking Australia for just over two months now, and made it most of the way down the East Coast. There's a lot of stuff that I've learnt along the way: particularly that Australia is really bloody expensive. I am generally very good at budgeting, living cheaply [...]

2017-08-12T04:23:54+00:00 December 5th, 2016|Australia, Budget Backpacking, Practical Information, Travel Tips|Comments Off on 50 Budget Tips For Backpacking Australia