5 Things You Need to do Before Your Australian Road Trip

5 Things You Need to do Before Your Australian Road Trip

The endless summers. Those wide open roads. The sheer number of free campsites. Just 3 reasons why road trips in Australia are so popular. From backpackers to families right through to pensioners have you even travelled Australia if you didn’t go on a road trip at some point? We’ve all seen the idyllic Instagram shots of someone lay on a campervan bed looking out to the beach or some other spectactular view. I don’t blame you if you want a…

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Why Every Backpacker should work in the Australian Outback

Why Every Backpacker should work in the Australian Outback

As I travelled up the east coast of Australia it became clearer that one thing was lacking from my adventures so far. Actual Australians. Don’t get me wrong, I was really enjoying meeting people from across the world. However, I’m in Australia and I kind of wanted to meet some actual Australians besides the very lovely tour guides. I’d seen jobs advertised on several of the backpacker Facebook groups looking for backpackers to work in pubs in the Australian Outback….

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What to do when your road trip goes south

What to do when your road trip goes south

They say that you never really know someone until you travel together. This can be anyway from a weekend away to a whole year travelling the world. The funny thing about travelling solo is that you are always meeting new people and technically “travelling” with them. However, I don’t think you ever really get to know them properly until you spend some time in very close proximity. On a road trip for example. Nothing says getting to know someone better…

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The Ultimate Travellers Guide To Australia Day

The Ultimate Travellers Guide To Australia Day

The Christmas decorations have been put away for another year and the New Year’s hangover is fading to a distant memory as the temperature continues to increase. Summer down under is in full swing. Suddenly you notice that there seems to be an unusual amount of Australian branded tat in the shops. ou know flags, flip flops, t-shirts, shorts and hats etc. all with the Australian flag plastered all over them. It can mean only one thing, Australia day is…

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A Backpackers Guide to Surviving a Hostel Kitchen

A Backpackers Guide to Surviving a Hostel Kitchen

Ah, the humble backpacker’s hostel kitchen. Found in all shapes and sizes and differing states of cleanliness it is both a place of wonder and of frustration. From the fancy, shiny kitchens of the upmarket “flashpacker” hostels to small, dingy, could do with a remodel kitchen of some older hostels, each hostel kitchen is as unique as the hostel itself. If like me, your chosen type of accommodation is the backpacker hostel then at some point or other you will…

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A Backpackers Guide to East Coast Australia – Brisbane to Cairns

A Backpackers Guide to East Coast Australia – Brisbane to Cairns

Australia’s east coast has long been the nectar which many a backpacker flocks to. A huge coastline which is sprinkled with amazing sights, unbelievable adventures and stunning beaches. With so many possibilities every east coast adventure is sure to be unique. Sure, you might visit the same places and stay in the same hostels as your fellow backpacker but it’s the many people that you share your journey with that help create that one of a kind adventure. With those…

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12 Awesome Things to do in Cairns

12 Awesome Things to do in Cairns

So, you’ve finally made it to Cairns, the finishing point on your east coast adventure or perhaps it’s your starting line and you’ve got some time to kill before you head off. Either way your looking to maximise your time here as you’ve just discovered that there is so much more to this place than just the Great Barrier Reef. Cairns was my last stop on my east coast adventure and quite by accident I ended up staying over 2…

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Kuranda: 6 Reasons to visit the Village in the Rainforest

Kuranda: 6 Reasons to visit the Village in the Rainforest

Deep within the rainforest, nestled upon the mountains, there is a small, but vibrant village ready to welcome you like a long-lost family member. There is colour everywhere. From the shops to the clothes, even the food is awash with colour. This is a place overflowing with life. Little hand-made trinkets, paintings and jewellery decorate many of the independent shops and market stalls that adorn the streets and around every corner.

5 Things I miss about Home When Travelling Long-Term

5 Things I miss about Home When Travelling Long-Term

I love this time of year. When the only reason you need to meet up with friends and family is its Christmas. The perfect reason to rekindle friendships that may have got lost throughout the busy year. An excuse to put on your comfiest clothes and get snuggled up under a cosy blanket watching those classic films that you re-watch every year. Yet at the same time the perfect excuse to get your sparkle on and celebrate the end of…

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Tjapukai: An Australian Aboriginal Adventure

Tjapukai: An Australian Aboriginal Adventure

As I stood in the large welcome hall of the Tjapukai aboriginal cultural centre, I noticed a wall of photos. Upon closer inspection, it became clear that this was not just a wall of photos of the aboriginal people that work here like I had first thought.

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