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

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

Coff’s Harbour: One Week Itinerary

I spent quite a long time in Coff's Harbour. Like, over a month. After planning to be there a few days. I kinda loved it. When I first arrived, the free shuttle bus from Aussitel, the hostel I stayed at, took me to a nearby lookout point. With [...]

2017-09-05T13:36:50+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Australia, Practical Information, Travel Tips|Comments Off on Coff’s Harbour: One Week Itinerary

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

Far North Queensland on the Cheap

Cairns, Port Douglas, the Daintree and the Atherton Tablelands Far North Queensland is the end of the Australian east coast journey for some, and only the beginning for others. Some will be set on blowing their budget before heading home, while for others the saving is [...]

2017-09-02T12:55:30+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Australia, Budget Backpacking, Practical Information, Travel Tips|Comments Off on Far North Queensland on the Cheap

How to Be Everyone’s Favourite Hotel Guest

People rarely give much of a thought to hotel staff in travel blogs. It’s all about ‘tips and tricks’, ways to save the traveller money, hotel and accommodation ‘hacks’. And don’t get me wrong, this is useful stuff. I read those blogs. I take that advice. [...]

2017-08-12T04:23:55+00:00 September 22nd, 2016|Practical Information, Travel Tips|Comments Off on How to Be Everyone’s Favourite Hotel Guest