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.) [...]

Don’t Panic: A Guide to Fighting the Fear Before Travel

Have a read of my advice on how to overcome the fear that is an inevitable part of first-time travel. Get your gap year or backpacking trip off to a good start using these tips!

2017-09-02T13:31:36+00:00 August 28th, 2016|Gap Year Guides, Inspiration, Practical Information, Travel Diary, Travel Tips|Comments Off on Don’t Panic: A Guide to Fighting the Fear Before Travel

Gap Year Guides: The Rookie’s Guide to Travel Insurance

It’s a boring topic, insurance. Getting it sorted is probably my least favourite thing to do before planning a long trip. But finding the right insurance is both tricky and incredibly important. Sadly. So read on for some helpful tips – essential if you’re new to planning [...]

2017-09-02T13:35:39+00:00 January 4th, 2016|Gap Year Guides, Practical Information, Travel Tips|Comments Off on Gap Year Guides: The Rookie’s Guide to Travel Insurance

Gap Year Guides: How Not to Be a Gap Year Bore

  Gap years are great. They can be inspiring, informative, educational, incredibly exciting; they can give you incredible experiences and friends for life. But don’t let your gap year story turn into a ‘gap yah’ lecture; don’t change it from something amazing and interesting into a [...]

2017-08-03T11:08:51+00:00 November 9th, 2015|Gap Year Guides, Ramblings|Comments Off on Gap Year Guides: How Not to Be a Gap Year Bore

Gap Year Guides: How to Pick a Hostel

Hostels are perhaps the best thing about backpacking. They can be fun, safe, sociable places, which can take your trip from being just ‘good’ to being absolutely brilliant. But getting it wrong can be a disaster. Not just scalding-hot-then-icy-cold showers, bedbugs and other infestations, and broken [...]