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Arrival in Bundaberg – What is Bundaberg like?


We heard on the grapevine that Bundaberg was as good a place as any to hitch up and grab some regional work to extend our working holiday visa, so from Brisbane this is where we headed using the train. It was a smooth ride in a very comfortable and clean economy carriage and it only cost $82 including taxes as opposed to the $98 which the Greyhound coaches were asking. The coffee on the train ... Read More »

Federal Backpackers Review, Bundaberg, Australia

Federal Backpackers, Bundaberg

Do you like narrow, windowless, dirty rooms? Do you like piss and blood stained mattresses? If so, Federal Backpackers is the place for you. Have a shower and walk back to your room and it will be likely you now have 2 years worth of dirt, numerous variations of pubic hair and unidentified objects now stuck to your feet. I should be fair and say I did actually see a cleaner, but I can only ... Read More »

Taj Mahal, India – Gallery


One of the most Iconic Wonders of the World. Unlike many others, this will certainly not disappoint. An absolutely phenomenal masterpiece of engineering and sculptural beauty. If you visit nowhere else in India do not forget to go here. Read More »

Get Free (or Nearly Free) Airport Transfers Worldwide


Travelling is fun most of the time but there are points in every travellers journey which are an utter grind. My personal peeve is forgetting to arrange transport from the airport to wherever I’m staying, if I’ve booked somewhere that is. This is normally only a problem for me if the airport is out of the city or out of reach of somewhere cheap to stay. Now normally one could freestyle it to a hostel ... Read More »

The Ultimate Charging Station for Travellers


Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve found yourself in a shared dorm of a hostel in some random country with only one or two electrical sockets to serve everyone? It can be a nightmare especially with everyone now having multiple electronic devices they need to charge: ipods laptops camera batteries mobile phones portable hair straighteners (yup! I’ve seen it!) … Well before I left for Greece, I thought back to all the ... Read More »

Fort Kochin, Kerala, India – Gallery

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With an international airport serving Southern India this is a very interesting part to take in. Fort Cochin (Kochi) has influences from the Dutch, Portuguese and British in many different ways. The Chinese Nets along the promenade are a key attraction but there is much more to see besides. Read More »

Periyar, Tiger & Wildlife Sanctuary, India – Gallery


The tiger Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary at Periyar (Thekaddy) in Kerala, Southern India is one of only a few government recognised regions dedicated to halting the eradication of the tiger and allowing tourists the opportunity to attempt to spot these beautiful creatures in the wild. Elephants, wild boar and buffalo are amongst the other wildlife species in the sanctuary. Read More »

Travel Writing – What’s That All About?


When writing an article or a post for a website where do the ideas come from and why do we write? The main aim of writing on websites is to gain an audience that will come back again and again and will also share your site with others, which will lead you to carving a career out of travel writing. You may decide to work on paid or unpaid sites. Either way, you will gain ... Read More »

Houseboat on Kerala Backwaters, India – Gallery


Anyone visiting the Kerala state of India "God's Own Country" simply must spend a day on a houseboat operating out of Allepey in the Kerala Backwaters. The stay on board is serene, relaxing and beautiful with such a lot to see and witness. Chill out does not get better. Read More »

Essential Security Software & Browser Plugins for the Travel Writer


For people who work as travel writers or simply those who find themselves using free WI-FI spots in cafés, airports and hostels/hotels whilst on the road it is essential that you secure your connection and computer the very best you can to avoid being a victim of cyber-crime and intrusions from hackers. You’ll soon see how vulnerable you could be to hackers and con-artists by the end of this article (plus the steps you need to ... Read More »

Kathmandu Levant 70L Backpack Review


After months of abuse and one too many times in the washing machine the burgundy peril which I left with back in June has finally died and after much research and no deliberation I had decided on my new backpack of choice. Kathmandu is a traveller’s store with branches in Australia, New Zealand and now recently branches are beginning to open up in the United Kingdom as well. Much like ‘GO Outdoors’ and the likes ... Read More »

What Is Couch Surfing?


This term has been rattling around in my head for some years now and it was only until recently in Vietnam whilst waiting for our bus to Hoi An that I decided to go into depth and actually research it online and see what it was all about. I think my main reason for researching into this modern lifestyle obsession was that it can save you some serious wedge compared to using hostels and you ... Read More »

Brisbane City Backpackers Review

The outside view of the Brisbane City Backpackers. Its the big orange building and it's in between about three other hostels and a pub/club

Whilst we were waiting for our shuttle bus at the reception of the  in Byron Bay we checked out the leaflet section to see what activities there were around the area. In among’st the various sky dive packages and day trips we found a brochure for Brisbane City Backpackers. I’m assuming this leaflet was on the rack due to the high volume of travellers that are using Brisbane as their next stop after Byron. This ... Read More »

Byron Bay…Days 1 & 2

Byron Bay Viewpoint

Where do I start?! Perhaps there was a small misconception on my part of what exactly Byron Bay was going to be like, probably because I had done little to no research, I prefer it that way. I had heard loads of great reviews and lots of people had said how chilled out the vibe here is and they certainly hadn’t got that wrong. Having worked pretty consistently for the last 3 and a half ... Read More »

Taronga Zoo, Sydney…….Because You’re Never Too Old

Elephants At Taronga Zoo, Sydeny

I may not be the biggest fan of zoos, or most things for that matter, but when your house mate volunteers there and has free tickets, you’d be a fool to decline. Depending on your current location in Sydney, the journey across to the zoo is in itself a treat. If you are based south of Harbour Bridge the best way to get across is by ferry. Costing around $10 return and taking 15 minutes, ... Read More »

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