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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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Holiday On The Sunshine Coast This Year

Beach Life - Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast, located north of Brisbane is the holiday destination you always wanted to visit but never knew existed. At least that’s been my experience after spending the last few days exploring this fabulous region of Queensland. Most people associate the Sunshine Coast with relaxed family holidays or romantic couple getaways what with the likes of Australia Zoo, Underwater World and Noosa calling the area home. And they would […]

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5 Tips To Keep Your Travel New Year Resolution

New Year Travel Resolution

As we closed the door on 2013 I’m sure many of you set wild and crazy New Year Resolutions for 2014 that you’ll try to keep (at least for the first few days). For those of you setting your sights on travelling more this year I want to say just one thing, please please please keep that one. You could plan that big gap year escape to Europe you always […]

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Do You Enjoy Spending Christmas Abroad?

Christmas Abroad

Christmas is a funny old-time of year. We spend far too much money on presents, eat way too much food and battle through a day with the family all under the one roof (which could be good or bad depending on how you look at it). This year I’ll be spending Christmas at home in the sunshine after the last three were enjoyed on the other side of the world […]

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A Welcome Home Sunrise

Welcome Home Sunrise

I’ve just returned home to Australia after some 7-8 months abroad in Europe and one of the first things I noticed was just how much I’ve missed the blue skies and beautiful sunrises I took for granted growing up. I snapped the above photo still half asleep and battling jetlag from my family home yesterday and thought I’d share it. With views like this to wake up to, I can’t […]

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Do You Avoid Touristy Places When You Travel?

Do You Avoid Touristy Places When You Travel?

I’m not here to debate the off the beaten path versus the typical routes people travel as that’s a whole other story. What I’m getting at is would you go to Rome but avoid the Colosseum or Egypt and avoid the Pyramids just because a bunch of other tourists had the same idea? Why am I asking this? Well a recent comment by a follower on The Aussie Nomad facebook […]

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Great Ocean Road – The 12 Apostles

12 Apostles - Great Ocean RoadVictoria

The 12 Apostles are an iconic landmark along the Great Ocean Road and are well worth the drive along Victoria’s scenic coastline. I grew up just a short two-three hour drive away and it’s only now that I’ve come to appreciate just how much there is to see and do so close to my home. This lookout point is also just one of the many scattered along the coast and […]

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