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

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

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 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.) [...]

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