A guide to hiring scooters in Indonesia (without dying or being ripped off)

First of all, let me just say this: hiring a scooter in Indonesia is probably a bad idea. But before you get all shouty, let me also say that of course I have done it myself, many times. And I haven't crashed or fallen off or [...]

2018-05-08T16:13:37+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Indonesia, Travel Tips|2 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 [...]

2018-03-23T01:51:56+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Budget Backpacking, Timor Leste, Travel Tips|Comments Off on Hiking Mount Ramelau: All you need to know

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|Comments Off on Climbing Mount Rinjani: All you need to know

6 Awesome Places to Eat in Ubud

I would never claim to know what the best places to eat in Ubud are. Six days is a relatively long time in the backpacker’s world, but it’s certainly not long enough to eat in all of the great restaurants and cafes on offer. However, I [...]

2018-03-19T23:43:23+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Budget Backpacking, Indonesia, Travel Tips|Comments Off on 6 Awesome Places to Eat in Ubud

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 [...]

2018-02-16T01:52:54+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 Oz, 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 Australia, buying a car is a necessity a lot [...]

2018-02-16T01:52:28+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

Australian superannuation is not the easiest thing for a newbie backpacker to comprehend. 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 [...]

2018-02-16T01:52:05+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|1 Comment

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, road trips are 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. [...]

2018-03-13T01:51:42+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Australia, Budget Backpacking, East Timor, Inspiration, Practical Information, Singapore, Travel Tips|Comments Off on How to Take an Epic Road Trip in Australia