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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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Jun 21

June 21, 2015

Goodbye Asia. It’s been a pleasure!

Well, here it is. The end of my Asian adventure. I’ve spent nearly 158 days in 6 different South-East Asian countries and in that time have learnt things, lost things, experienced different food, met people from across the globe and immersed myself into different cultures. When I left back in January I had umpteen thoughts going through my mind, from ‘Am I actually crazy?’ to ‘Holy shit, I’m actually doing this!’ Those voices have been pretty present throughout my journey,…

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Mar 29

March 29, 2015

Cambodian Islands: Koh Rong & Koh Tonsay

When heading to Cambodia, it was the 1st place on my trip where I knew I would be able to go to the coast. After travelling for 2 months and not seeing the sea, where others had previously gone to the islands and picked up their travellers tan, I was looking forward to monging out on a beach somewhere and getting some colour to my skin. So after staying in Siem Reap for 4 days, exploring Angkor Wat as well…

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Dec 4

December 4, 2014

How I managed to save nearly £12,000 ($18,000) in under a year!

After announcing that I’ll be heading off on my travels, I’ve had numerous people ask me how I can ‘afford’ to do so. So I thought I’d try to explain how I managed to save nearly £12,000 (or over $18,000 to you yanks) in under a year. I think the best way to explain it is that once I decided to save – I set an amount I could plausibly do and stuck to it. Every month, on payday, a…

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Aug 31

August 31, 2014

How To Survive A UK Music Festival

So over the past few weeks I’ve attended two music festivals: V-Festival and Reading festival. The former I actually won VIP tickets for on Twitter (courtesy of Muller Rice and the fact that I’m a lyrical genius) so this was a last minute addition to my summer calendar. I’ve never attended V before, but I have attended Reading festival a few times in the past, some days and once for the full weekend. So, I thought I know a lot…

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Aug 13

August 13, 2014

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Should you take a Gap Year or Sabbatical?

Having seen this article on LinkedIn a few weeks ago (click here to read said article) it made me think; can taking a gap year/years or sabbatical really help your career, or hinder the process by cutting the chances of growth within the set out process of ‘climbing the ladder’? It’s interesting, because I personally don’t know anyone from my school days that took that leap and ‘travelled the world’ in a gap year, either before college or University. Most…

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Jul 22

July 22, 2014

Dealing With Hyperhidrosis Whilst Travelling in Hot Countries

As a rather embarrassing subject, I’m going to talk about sweating. Or, more specifically ‘excessive sweating’. When I was in Secondary school, I noticed I sweated A LOT more than the average person. And not just when physically exerting myself, but just generally sat…calmly…in a moderately cool room. It was odd, and annoying, and personally very embarrassing. Everyone automatically assumes you don’t shower, or don’t use deodorant. When actually, you shower more than the average and go through more deodorant…

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