Thoughts from the Road

Notes From a Small (Magnetic) Island

Notes From a Small (Magnetic) Island

So it’s 5 weeks since we first parked up the Landrover, pulled up the handbrake and finally took our belongings out the back. 5 weeks since we stopped the no-routine, no-timetable lifestyle and had to start setting our alarm clocks and getting a bit organised instead. Yes, it’s 5 weeks since we first arrived and more »

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7 Great Reasons Why You Should Work And Travel

By on May 23, 2016 in Budget Travel, Musings, Working Abroad with 6 Comments
7 Great Reasons Why You Should Work And Travel

Having just bagged our first job whilst on the great budget road trip here in Australia, we’re again feeling that rush of joy and exhilaration when travel becomes a sustainable lifestyle. There’s nothing quite like the thrill of knowing you are able to support yourself while living your dreams – making travel not just a more »

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Life in a Land Down Under

Why Cape Hillsborough Needs to be on Your Australia Bucket List

Why Cape Hillsborough Needs to be on Your Australia Bucket List

“Cape Hillsborough?” I hear you cry, “Struth sheila, where on earth is that?’’ Well, good question my friends, but don’t worry I’m about to share with you exactly where this great place in Australia is and why this magical spot needs to be on your Down Under bucket list. Tucked away just north of Mackay more »

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Top 10 Free Things to Do in Mackay, Australia

Top 10 Free Things to Do in Mackay, Australia

From glorious beaches and fabulous national parks to a strong sense of history and rich cultural assets, Mackay is blossoming into a great Australian travel destination. Located on the coast in Tropical North Queensland, the city has long been popular with home-grown tourists. It’s now expanding its horizons however and attracting a large amount of more »

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Best Backpacking Bits

How to Get Your Working Holiday Tax Back Without the Headache

By on June 16, 2016 in Backpacking, Budget Travel, Working Abroad with 4 Comments
How to Get Your Working Holiday Tax Back Without the Headache

So you’ve had a great time working your way across the globe, but now it comes to the boring part. Yes, no matter where you work and how exciting it can be setting up a temporary life on the other side of the world, there’s one thing you can’t avoid, and that’s tax! Here at more »

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7 Common Backpacker Mistakes that Could Cost You Hundreds

7 Common Backpacker Mistakes that Could Cost You Hundreds

There’s nothing more frustrating than finding yourself hundreds of dollars out of pocket for no reason other than you screwed up. As a backpacker, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to make costly mistakes, you might even make them before you head out of the country! The best way to avoid these mistakes more »

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Want to Teach English Abroad? The Best Resource You Need to Know About!

Want to Teach English Abroad? The Best Resource You Need to Know About!

If you’ve clicked through to this article, then chances are you’re already sold on what a great idea it is to teach English abroad. As a budget traveller, being able to work and travel is a key way in which I make my semi-nomadic lifestyle sustainable and using your skills as an English speaker is more »

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8 Incredible Tasmania Attractions You Can’t Miss

By on May 26, 2016 in Australia, Road Trip with 6 Comments
8 Incredible Tasmania Attractions You Can’t Miss

Tasmania may be the smallest state in Australia but it’s sure got a HUGE range of incredible places to visit. Renowned for its pristine wilderness and awesome natural attractions, one of the best ways to see this part of the world is via an epic road trip. One of the main benefits of you hiring more »

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The Great Budget 4wd Trip Around Australia – Week 6

The Great Budget 4wd Trip Around Australia – Week 6

Last week our tip of the week was to be flexible with your plans…. Well, as most of you know by now, that was precisely what we needed to be when a great opportunity came our way! Yes, after only 5 weeks on the great budget 4wd trip round Australia, we’ve put our bags down more »

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