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Youth Mobility Visa Ultimate Guide

Youth Mobility Visa Ultimate Guide

Over 3 years ago I posted about how to apply for a Tier 5 UK Youth Mobility Visa (previously called the working holiday visa) as an Australian. I’d struggled with finding the correct information so thought to share my experience with the world in the hopes it would help somebody else. The response to my posts has been nothing short of amazing since then so to all of you who’ve […]

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Moving To London

Moving To London

Moving to London was more daunting than any other move I’d ever undertaking in my life. Before I’d move to study or relocate to the city because it’s just what you do. But moving 2 hours drive from home or even another state in Australia is nothing compared to moving to London, one the biggest international cities around on the other side of the world. In the interest of helping […]

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Career Advice from Travelling

Career Advice from Travelling

Career advice from travelling? I know what your thinking but go with me on this for a minute there’s a message in here. Some people look at travel and the people who do it and think WOW aren’t they lucky. Their off seing the Eiffel Tower in Paris, floating around in the Dead Sea or just enjoying a beer somewhere famous and you can’t help but be jealous of them. It’s […]

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Anzac Day at Gallipoli, Turkey

Anzac Day at Gallipoli, Turkey

Anzac Day… one of the most solemn days for any Australian or New Zealander as we stop to remember our fallen soldiers at Gallipoli in Turkey during the First World War. The battle at Gallipoli lasted some 8 months between the Anzacs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) and the Turkish Ottoman’s who were allied with Germany at the time. On just the Australian side over 8000 lives were lost […]

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Bank Accounts and National Insurance Numbers

Bank Accounts and National Insurance Numbers

Before I planned my big moving to London adventure I was concerned about all the paperwork I’d have to fill out just to work here. Bank Accounts I understood, but the National Insurance Number seemed completely foreign to me. The National Insurance Number (think Tax File Number Australians) is required by your employer and while used for tax purposes it also gets you access to free health services should you […]

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4 Travel Gadgets You Need On Your Next Trip (Win A Pack For Yourself)

Travel Gadget Giveaway

Being an ex IT guy I’m big into travel gadgets and tech I can take with me on the road. Purists will say try to leave as many gadgets as possible at home and get out there and enjoy the experience of travel, seeing it with your own eyes and not through a camera. And while I somewhat agree it’s nice to be able to capture all those memories to […]

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The Problem With Making Decisions On Travel Is…

The Problem With Making Travel Decisions Is...

Travel is an all-consuming all desiring addiction that many of us suffer from enjoy and that’s why making decisions about it are so difficult. The allure of something new, something foreign, something to satisfy that feeling is a drug you can pursue for your entire life. But it’s not the dream that makes decisions so difficult, no no. The problem with decisions for a travel addict is choice. Many of […]

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5 Things I Feared About Living Abroad

5 Things I Feared About Living Abroad

If you’ve had friends that have lived abroad for any length of time then you’ll no doubt have heard all the stories of their adventures, or at least seen the millions of pictures they have uploaded online. It’s an envious lifestyle looking at it from the outside, one week it’s Rome the next is Paris and the one after they are in Dublin. There’s a certain amount of jealousy as […]

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A New Beginning

A New Beginning - Getting Married

Since starting this site in December of 2009 I’ve backpacked solo around Europe, lived the expat life in London and spent time living in Belgium and Ireland while trying to work out what to do next. In all that time I’ve seen an experienced some amazing things and I’d do it all again in a heartbeat, it was without a doubt a defining moment in my life. During that time […]

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Jurien Bay Jetty At Sunset

Jurian Bay Jetty, Western Australia

Since moving to Western Australia I’ve been quietly exploring the area and getting to know my new home. To say I’ve enjoyed what I’ve seen is an understatement. To give you a sample of what’s to come on the blog now that I’m catching up, a few weeks back I took a road trip up the north coast and stayed in a caravan park right next to the Jurien Bay […]

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Becoming An Expat In My Own Country

Becoming An Expat In My Own Country

A lot of “travellers” talk of reverse culture shock on returning home after taking off to travel, while others just fear coming home all together. It’s as if returning home means coming home defeated, destined to fall back into your old ways and never re-adjusting. I’ve gone back and forth on the dilemma for a while now given I’ve returned to my beloved Australia and to be honest I just […]

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