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 [...]

A guide to haggling like a pro (without being a dick)

Ah, the wonderful world of haggling.  For me, it’s been a while. I’m currently backpacking my way around Indonesia, and as such have been launched back into a world where nothing is fixed price. However, since I first dabbled in the art, back when I was [...]

2017-11-21T14:11:59+00:00 December 5th, 2017|India, Indonesia, Ramblings, Travel Tips|0 Comments

The blue flames of Kawah Ijen Volcano: a DIY guide

Mount Ijen is just one of almost 150 volcanoes that span the archipelago of Indonesia. Volcano hiking is among the most popular activities for tourists who visit the islands (including me) – and Kawah Ijen is no exception. FYI – Kawah means crater, Gunung means mountain! [...]

2017-11-23T13:47:41+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Budget Backpacking, Indonesia, Travel Tips|15 Comments

Hiking Mount Ramelau: All you need to know

First things first: getting to Mount Ramelau is not an easy journey. I'm sure you could probably book a tour to do this from Dili or something, but doing it yourself is way more fun, right? And if you are doing it independently, you're going to [...]

2017-11-09T10:35:19+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Budget Backpacking, Timor Leste, Travel Tips|0 Comments

Climbing Mount Rinjani: All you need to know

In case you have missed my harping on about it over on Instagram, I recently undertook the three day, two night Mount Rinjani trek with a bunch of newfound pals. Mount Rinjani is not an easy undertaking. You need to be fairly fit, and more importantly [...]

2017-10-24T14:11:19+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Budget Backpacking, Indonesia, Travel Tips|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 [...]

2017-11-21T02:28:18+00:00 September 17th, 2017|Australia, Travel Tips|0 Comments

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|0 Comments