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Dingoes, shipwrecks and a bumpy ride: exploring Fraser Island (without driving)

Fraser Island Maheno Shipwreck Australia

It was hard to believe, but almost two years had passed since I first landed in Brisbane on a Working Holiday Visa, intending to spend just “a few months” in Australia. It was time to ditch the “Working” part of…
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North Stradbroke Island: an overlooked gem on Australia’s East Coast

North Stradbroke Island Brisbane Australia

North Stradbroke Island – or “Straddie”, as it’s known by the locals – is a popular weekend getaway for Brisbanites, but it doesn’t tend to feature too frequently on the typical traveller’s Australian East Coast itinerary. During my time residing…
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All the jobs that I did on my Working Holiday Visa in Australia

Working Holiday Visa jobs backpacking Australia

Before I arrived in Australia to begin my Working Holiday Visa, I had heard of plenty of people who had done the same thing, and the general attitude towards it seemed to be that you could find a job in…
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Coral reefs and emus: exploring Exmouth, Western Australia

Exmouth Western Australia

After a week of basing myself in Perth for an introduction to what Western Australia had to offer, I decided it was time to explore further afield, travelling up the coast to enjoy the beautiful Indian Ocean scenery. My original…
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Five fantastic day trips from Perth

Pinnacles desert Western Australia

My time in Sydney was fairly short-lived. That’s not to say anything against the city at all – it was a fantastic place to spend a few weeks, with plenty to see and do both in the CBD and further…
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Twenty four hours in Australia’s Blue Mountains

Three Sisters Blue Mountains Sydney Australia solo female travel

It turned out to be exactly one year to the day that I first arrived in Australia when I touched down in Sydney on an overnight flight from Darwin after an epic journey through the Northern Territory, beginning my second…
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Two days to Darwin: reaching the tropical capital

Karlu Karlu

After my magical experience of journeying to the heart of Australia, my thoughts turned northwards. My research had thrown up some spots which I was keen to visit on the way to Darwin, the capital city of the Northern Territory,…
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Stars, sand and solitude: a journey to the heart of Australia

Uluru Central Australia

With my farmwork finished and my second Working Holiday Visa safely granted, it was time to hit the road again, and this time I had something totally different in mind; heading away from the beaches and into the outback of…
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Beach, booze and barbecues: spending Christmas in Australia

Christmas in Australia Byron Bay solo travel

As I sit in my attic room in Leeds in the north of England, bundled up in multiple layers and listening to the pelting of freezing raindrops on the skylight, preparing for my first Christmas in the UK for several…
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How long-term solo travel helped my career

longterm travel helped my career

In January 2016 I quit my professional job, got rid of most of my possessions, and embarked upon an open-ended backpacking trip through Asia and Australia. Two years and nine months later, my Australian Working Holiday Visa expired, and having…
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