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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 …

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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 …

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Brisbane City Backpackers Review

Whilst we were waiting for our shuttle bus at the reception of the [do action=”booking-com” name=”Aquarius Backpackers” url=”http://www.booking.com”]Aquarius Backpackers[/do] 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 …

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Byron Bay…Days 1 & 2

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 …

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

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, …

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How We Got From Sydney To Byron Bay

So after our final fling with Sydney which involved a group of us  enjoying a curry in Surry Hills, Sydney, it was now time to move on to our next Aussie destination right up the coast towards Brisbane with an eye to party in Byron Bay beforehand for a few days! We had a few options of how to get up there but as poor backpackers we opted for the cheapest and most scenic mode …

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Driving in India

Do not even contemplate hiring a motorbike, moped or car in India…it simply would be the action of a lunatic. Starting my tour of India in the quieter Kerala province convinces me that unless you are tuned to the Indian psyche you would not survive on the roads. Yet it is essential to master the art of traveling if you want to make it here. Let’s say you’re traveling from Warangal to Hyderabad, which many …

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Holiday Ideas to put the Art in Architecture

Traditionally Europe is seen as the centre of the art world and tourists travel many miles to visit the famous galleries and museums of major European cities; yet the streets of Europe are an artwork in themselves and architects the artists that have left their mark. ART ON THE STREETS Helsinki was declared the World Design Capital in 2012, an honorific title that paid tribute to the importance of design in the Finnish capital. Austrian …

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Cancer Travel Insurance Q&A

It can be a shock when you are first diagnosed with cancer, however, however most cancers are treatable, or even ones that aren’t many people still go on to lead satisfying and normal life. As part of this normal routine, many cancer sufferers still like to get away and go on holiday, or find that they need to travel. This question and answer guide will make sure aware about what special circumstances you need to …

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The City That Never Sleeps “Las Vegas”

I have been very lucky to have visited this wonderful and magical place twice. Las Vegas has something for everyone and is not just a place to go and gamble your money and maybe your life away.  There are lots of things to do and see in this fascinating place which has been man made in the Nevada Desert. When I was there I went in a helicopter that took me over the hoover dam. …

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Travelling to India?

Going to India? Got your VISA? Feel like Flu coming on? Do not make the same mistake I have made…. consider applying for your visa well before you intend to leave. I had not realised the somewhat antiquated mechanism for gaining a tourist visa to India and so fell foul of the long application process. Simply…you need to allow a good fortnight to ensure you have no problems. I was been informed that it would …

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The Cost Of Living In Sydney

As Sydney was my second port of call this time around in Oz I had a rough idea of what the prices would be like here. Perth was my ghetto for around two and a half months before our sneaky interjection to Vietnam and let me tell you that that was an expensive joint to hang out in! 😉 So in a way I am grateful for the fact that Perth absolutely destroyed my wallet …

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My Views On The Website, Blogging And Our Status, With A Good Measure Of General Nonsense!

This is really nothing more than a chance for me convey my current feelings with our development and a general update on our status and plans. I wouldn’t want to get to consumed with posts about useful stuff…….who wants to actually learn something and gather useful information!!!!! It’s pretty exciting times now that Thomo and I have moved / merged our website and are now working with others and hopefully reaching a lot more people. I am …

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All You Need To Know About Regional Work In Australia…

Here, I will attempt to answer as many of the questions I myself was asking when I attempted to research regional work before embarking on my travels. I used a variety of websites to gather the information I needed as well as brochures, magazines and talking with other travellers who had entered Australia on a working holiday visa (subclass 417). It is with the working holiday visa where you are required to undertake 3 months …

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3 ‘Goon’ Reviews And The Bagged Wine’s History

With any luck this blog entry will help some of the newbies to traveling in Oz on the best (loosely used) brands of goon to drink in order to aid those party fueled evenings with what is the cheapest type of alcohol in Oz. Goon is bagged wine found in boxes which usually hold around 35 -45 regular 175ml glasses of wine and come in either the white or red variety. Unpopular with most Australians …

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Medicare – Healthcare In Australia

At present I am in the process of applying for a Medicare card and so thought it may be useful to let you all know what this is, how to get one and what it entitles you to. First of all the Medicare card is something that allows Australians to receive free or low cost Medical, Optical and Hospital treatment. Unlike the UK where healthcare is free on the NHS (National Healthcare Service) you can be …

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So What Is A Superannuation Account In Australia?

So you’re in Oz and you have set up your bank account with one on the many banks to choose from and you have heard on the grapevine about a superannuation account? So what is one of these? Unlike the UK where you pay into either a private pension scheme or hold fire until you’re like 98 years old to gather your state pension Australia has a cheeky system in place to look after their …

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