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5 Things to know about getting sponsored in Australia

5 Things to know about getting sponsored in Australia Many travellers, like myself, visit Australia on working holiday visas, planning to stay for just a year. Then we decide to do our rural work to get a second year. And once that year ends, we sometimes want to stay longer - this can be tricky.… Continue reading 5 Things to know about getting sponsored in Australia

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Preparing a Storm Kit for Wet Season

Preparing a Storm Kit for Wet Season When you're living in the tropics, a storm kit is essential in wet season. After Conor and I got caught out in a storm when hiking in 2018, we began to prepare a storm pack for the home. It's not uncommon to lose power and/ or water during… Continue reading Preparing a Storm Kit for Wet Season

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5 Rainy Day Activities in Port Douglas

5 Rainy Day Activities in Port Douglas   Visiting Port Douglas during the dry season often means endless clear, sunny days filled with beach trips, reef trips, and Daintree tours. However, many visitors choose to make their way to Port Douglas during the wet season, particularly in school holidays. On a particularly rainy day, this… Continue reading 5 Rainy Day Activities in Port Douglas

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Aisle Seat vs. Window Seat: The Great Debate

Aisle Seat vs. Window Seat: The Great Debate I've always been a window seat kind of person. It just feels a little more private and less exposed. I love looking out of the window at take off and landing, plus I'm terrible at sleeping on planes and I just always felt that it's easier in… Continue reading Aisle Seat vs. Window Seat: The Great Debate

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Top Tips to Avoid Jet Lag

Top Tips to Avoid Jet Lag I first came to Australia from England in 2016 with my partner, Conor. Despite crossing several time zones on the 25-hour journey, and me barely being able to sleep on planes at all, neither of us experienced jet lag. We landed at around 10pm, and wanted to go out… Continue reading Top Tips to Avoid Jet Lag

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Why You Need to Add Port Douglas to Your Australia Bucket List

Why You Need to Add Port Douglas to Your Australia Bucket List It's funny, I had never even heard even heard of Port Douglas a couple of years ago, even though I had been in Australia for a few months. Yet as soon as I came here I never wanted to leave. I see so… Continue reading Why You Need to Add Port Douglas to Your Australia Bucket List

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Things I Wish I’d Known Before Coming to Australia

Things I Wish I'd Known Before Coming to Australia True to my nature, I was pretty organised when planning my trip to Australia. I had a big old to do list, divided into when things should be done - booking a hostel, setting up a bank account, those kinds of things. Maybe I'll even share… Continue reading Things I Wish I’d Known Before Coming to Australia

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How I’ve Funded 2.5 Years in Aus

How I've Funded 2.5 Years in Aus Hello lovelies, and happy Sunday! It looks like it's already that time of the week again where I write a new blog post.  This week it's a more informative one, answering a question that many people wonder about before coming to Australia (or travelling anywhere for that matter).… Continue reading How I’ve Funded 2.5 Years in Aus