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5 Things to do on the first day of your Australian WHV

5 Things to do on the first day of your Australian WHV So you got the visa, you packed your bags, and you said goodbye to your life back home. Now you've stepped off a plane to embrace a new life down under for the next year or more on a Working Holiday Visa. You've… Continue reading 5 Things to do on the first day of your Australian WHV

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5 Tips to enjoy Port Douglas on a Budget

5 Tips to enjoy Port Douglas on a Budget Travelling around Australia can get incredibly expensive, so many people are looking for ways to cut costs. It's important to find the balance between making the most of the location and not over-spending. It's also essential to avoid wasting money on things that you'll regret. Here… Continue reading 5 Tips to enjoy Port Douglas on a Budget

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Top 5 items to pack for summer in the tropics

Top 5 items to pack for summer in the tropics Visiting the tropics at any time of year is amazing. In the winter you can look forward to clear blue skies, and not a raindrop in site. In the summer, or the wet season, you could be thrown from hot and sunny to tropical storm… Continue reading Top 5 items to pack for summer in the tropics

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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