Sep 2

September 2, 2016

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A Day In The Shire – A Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Review

Ever since my Dad handed me the Lord of the Rings Trilogy book set, way back when I was only about 11 – I was hooked. I remember reading the whole of the Fellowship of the Ring in one week whilst we were on holiday, just so I could have a head start for when the movie came out later that year. It was the one book that really hooked me. From the highly descriptive scenes, to amazing characters, I…

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Aug 29

August 29, 2016

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7 Benefits of Travelling Solo

Thinking about heading out into the world on your own? Here are my 7 benefits of travelling solo! Most of us spend a lot of time around people. From coworkers, to family and friends, we socialise with a range of people day to day. However, sometimes taking a time out from people can be a great way to get to know yourself and travelling solo is an even better way for you to leave that everyday comfort zone. Oscar Wilde…

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Aug 5

August 5, 2016

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How to dive for FREE on the Great Barrier Reef!

That’s right, I said free. If like me, you have this unnatural obsession with being submerged under 30ft of water, hanging out with all manner of ocean life, then diving on the Great Barrier Reef is the perfect place to do it. And what better way to experience this wonder of the world, than not having to pay a dollar! So, here’s my how to dive for free on the Great Barrier Reef post! When you arrive in Cairns, you’ll…

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Aug 2

August 2, 2016

How to Find a Job in Sydney

So you’ve finished travelling the East Coast, or maybe you’ve arrived fresh from your amazing adventures in Asia and you now find yourself stepping off the plane or bus in Sydney, Australia looking for your next big adventure. Except, there’s one problem… Your bank balance is looking pretty low, either from too much partying or maybe one too many Thai massages. Either way, reality has now set in and the ‘working’ part of your Working Holiday Visa (WHV) might actually…

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Jul 27

July 27, 2016

How to claim tax back in Australia on a Working Holiday Visa

The purpose of this post is to explain how to claim tax back in Australia on a Working Holiday Visa, without using an agent! If you’ve been working and living in Australia for over 6 months, then you should be eligible for a tax refund at the end of the tax year. The amount that is refunded will obviously depend on how long you’ve lived in the country, how much you earn in total and what visa you entered the…

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Jul 6

July 6, 2016

The Beautiful Beaches of Jervis Bay, NSW

Australia is obviously well known for it’s numerous beaches, and it should considering it has well over 10,000 of them! With that amount of choice it is really hard to find a beach that you wont enjoy. However, there are only a few that can boast a little more than the regular golden sands and surf waves from places like Bondi. Those beaches are the white sand beaches. The squeaky silica sand beaches. You’ll usually hear about these when reading…

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Jun 30

June 30, 2016

Fraser Island – 4×4 Tag-Along Tour Review

Do you like driving? Do you like driving 4×4’s? Do you like driving 4×4’s on sand? Do you like amazingly beautiful views? Then, even if you’ve only said yes to one of these, I suggest going to Fraser Island. Fraser Island is the worlds largest sand island based off the east coast of Queensland, Australia, with gateways to the island including places like Rainbow Beach and Hervey Bay. The island it self has no real roads, with it’s main highway…

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Feb 2

February 2, 2016

Spending The Holiday Season in the Southern Hemisphere

“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…” was definitely not an appropriate song to sing this holiday season. After leaving Griffith once I’d completed my farm work, I decided to head straight back to Sydney. I wanted/needed the city, the beaches and something more than the one street and 5 shops that rural Australia had offered to me for those 3 months. I arrived in the city on the 3rd of November and met up with Kim. This made the whole…

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Dec 1

December 1, 2015

My Love/Hate Relationship with Vietnam

For me, Vietnam was a month full of a whole load of ups and downs. After spending the previous month lazing around in Cambodia, I was really excited to move on – and constantly seeing pictures from people who were already there, I was ready to get stuck in to all the activities the county had to offer. But I knew as soon as I stepped off the bus in Ho Chi Minh City that I was going to be…

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Oct 29

October 29, 2015

North Thailand – Where To Go & What To Do

When most backpackers land in Thailand, their first stop is usually Bangkok. The hub of South East Asia travel, this place connects travelers from all over the world. And once you’ve landed, taken in the sights it has to offer, from stunning temples, the Grand Palace and the infamous Khao San Road, most people head either South to the Islands or North. When I was planning my trip, the North of Thailand was the only country where I really set…

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