Look at that still going after 5 weeks I amaze even myself. This week I’m shining the spotlight on Sarah & Andrea over at shesinlovewiththeworld.com. They are off to travel from Asia through to Europe and seek out new adventures and generally just have a bloody good time. Sarah’s last post on It’s Just Emotions, Taking Me Over stuck with me a little and made me think about how nervous […]
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 […]Read More...
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 […]Read More...
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 […]Read More...
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 […]Read More...
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 […]Read More...
Travel Blogger Friday #5
Saving Money to Travel the World
Saving money to travel the world is an obvious one. The real question is where to store all your money so that one you don’t spend it and two doesn’t get taken away in fees and the like. With my mother working for a bank you’d think I knew saving was important… unfortunately when looking at my balance after deciding to travel in 12 months time, well lets just say […]
Hello Year of Travel
Its the last day of 2009, I’ve arrived at my parents permanent on-site caravan in the lovely town of Nelson, Victoria. The temperature would be pushing 35 by now given how the plant life is withering under the suns gaze. And I can’t think of a better place to be, especially since I am stuck without mobile phone or internet service, which for and IT geek really is a problem. […]
Travel Blogger Friday #4
Christmas has come and gone for another year leaving me well behind in catching up on all of the blogs I have been reading over the past 4 weeks. It doesn’t help that my list of blogs appears to be increasing daily. This week thought Brooke from brookevstheworld.com wrote about how Americans Don’t Speak English. This reminded me of a long running joke I have with a couple of friends […]
Casterton, My Home
With my future travel aspirations luring me off to the greater world I often wonder if I will miss home. After reading a post by Candice on How Do You Define Home the other day it made me think about it even more. I grew up in a little country town called Casterton which is recognized as the birthplace of the Kelpie breed of Australian Working Dog. With just on […]
Moving House to Save Money
As I had begun the task of sorting through what to do with all of my belongings and working out what I was keeping, selling and throwing away, the next step was to save money. After all money is the big killer on my travel goals and without it I’m not going to be able to afford the plane ticket let alone survive in Europe. My first money saving tip […]