50 Budget Tips For Backpacking Australia

I recently spent a year backpacking Australia on a working holiday. I travelled down the East Coast, stopped for a bit to work on a farm, spent a few months working a bar in Melbourne, road tripped across the south, and then did the rest of my [...]

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 [...]

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 been through the epic struggle for my second working holiday visa in Australia. so I know how you feel. The days were long, the work was monotonous, and the pay wasn't all that great. But it was worth it, to get the chance to stay [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]