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Free camping in Australia


After writing my last post about my time in Mildura, I thought it would be interesting to write a post about free camping in Australia. You can find free camping all around Australia and it’s a brilliant option for backpackers trying to save money or even just for the odd night or two on a road trip. There are of course plenty of paid campsites all over the country with electricity and other facilities, but I wanted to write about my experience of doing it the cheap way! … 

Australia, Mildura


As you may know from my previous posts about completing my regional work, Mildura was awful for me in terms of work. I worked on a fig farm for a grand total of four days before deciding I wasn’t willing to put myself through gruelling days in 40°C heat for far below minimum wage. I almost wasn’t going to write a post on my time in Mildura, but asides from the awful work and then the stress of not finding alternative work I did actually manage to enjoy myself … 

Regional Work in Australia and Getting a 2nd Year Visa - Part 2


In this post I wanted to go into more detail about the work itself and give you guys some recommendation based on my experiences. I have worked on 5 different farms during my time in Australia so I have experienced both good and bad farms, different types of produce and many different roles. I will categorise them by produce to make it easier and to give a general view of what it is for each type of farm I have experienced ... 

Australia, Innisfail


Much like when I wrote about Tully I’m sure most of you won’t have heard of Innisfail. It is another small town in Northern Queensland, about an hour from Cairns, where I went to do my regional work. I would love to say that’s where I completed my farm work, but unfortunately I still had more to do after I left. Even more unfortunate is the fact that I actually stayed in Innisfail a second time, after I’d completed my regional work and secured my second year visa! ... 

Advice I Would Give A First Time Traveller


(Before you start reading I know my hair looks awful in this photo, in my defence this was taken in 2012 and I did it myself!)

I have been travelling for a fair while now and I thought it would be interesting to reflect on what I’ve actually learnt from my experience. I figured it would be a good idea to write a post such as this and share my reflections as advice I would give somebody about to go travelling. I don’t claim to be an expert traveller or to know anymore than any other bloggers out there writing very similar posts, I just wanted to consider what I have learned along the way and what I would tell myself if I could go back in time ...