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 is a hot topic these days, and with good reason. But it somehow seems to slip down the priority list when you're travelling - especially when you're a budget backpacker and you're trying to cut costs by staying in hostels. Don't get me wrong, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
There are currently about a million and one travel gift guides out there, aimed at finding the perfect present for your gap year pals. Is mine going to be any different? Well, I'd like to think so. If you've got a friend (or son, daughter, distant [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
Have a read of my advice on how to overcome the fear that is an inevitable part of first-time travel. Get your gap year or backpacking trip off to a good start using these tips!
Find out some tip and tricks on how you can capitalise on the cheap travel opportunities you are offered as a university student, and turn them into awesome experiences!