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June, 2012

  • 19 June

    Why New Zealand is Brilliant for Working Holidays

    Back in 2009, I had the travel itch and I had it bad. I wanted to live in another country for a long time, long enough to get to know the people, the geography and the culture. I knew I didn’t have the funds to travel long term, so the perfect solution was a working holiday visa.

  • 6 June

    Advantages of Dating Someone From Another Country

    Have you met someone special on your travels from a different country and are not sure whether you should go for it? Even though the logistics of falling in love with someone from the other side of the world can be difficult, dating someone from another country has definite advantages, such as:

May, 2012

  • 26 May

    Is Long Term Travel For You?

    Do you read travel blogs every day and dream of the long term travel lifestyle? Would you give everything to pack up your backpack and set out to travel the world for six months, a year, two years or even longer? Traveling long term is an amazing adventure and it will bring you many unforgettable experiences. However, there are also …

  • 7 May

    Parental Advice that Does Apply to Travellers

    Previously we featured an article about the advice that your parents told you which doesn’t really apply when you travel around the world. However, there are also some examples of parental advice which are very appropriate for travelers. Here are a few of the things that your mom and dad told you which you should keep in mind while you …

  • 2 May

    Parental Advice that Doesn’t Apply to Travellers

    Eat your vegetables! Wear your helmet! Look both ways! Don’t make that face, it will stay that way! Remember all of those things that your mom and dad used to say to you when you were little? Some of it was good advice that is useful to keep in mind now that you are older and traveling the world. However, …

January, 2012

  • 26 January

    Slow Travel: Why We Are Hibernating in Newfoundland

    Lee and I just finished backpacking across Canada from the West Coast to the East Coast, and it was a thrilling three months filled with adventures, new friends, and never-before-seen sights. We made it all the way to St. John’s, Newfoundland and this is where we have decided to stay for the winter. Newfoundland is a truly gorgeous place, but …

  • 19 January

    How to Get An Australia Working Holiday Visa

    If you would like a year down under the Australia Working Holiday Visa could be the best option for you. Gorgeous sandy beaches filled with bronzed bikini babes. Wide open Outback stretching beyond the horizon. The exciting concerts, shows and nightlife of trendy cities such as Sydney and Melbourne. Strange and bizarre animals and birds that you have never seen …

October, 2011

September, 2011

  • 30 September

    How to Survive a Disgusting Hostel

    You arrive at your hostel or hotel after a long bus ride or plane journey, lugging your huge backpack wearily up three flights of stairs because the elevator is broken. You open the creaking door to your room and the smell of musty old furniture and dank air hits you. Your shoes stick to the floor as you make your …

  • 1 September

    Tips For Working On The Road

    Whether you are a travel writer working on a story about a remote village in the Austrian Alps, a blogger documenting your travels through New Zealand, or you simply need to finish some homework or job duties during your travels, chances are you will need to learn how to work on the road. It can be really challenging to get …

August, 2011

  • 30 August

    Creating Your Dream Job: How to Become a Travel Writer Part 3

    In Part 1 of this series we talked about managing the multiple income streams of the freelance lifestyle, and in Part 2 we listed some ways that you can actually make money as a travel writer. Welcome to Part 3, where we will discuss how you can improve your writing skills so that your work is of a higher caliber …

  • 24 August

    Why Travel Insurance is Important: A Tale of Two Broken Wrists

    After obtaining his Canada Working Holiday Visa, Lee was excited and looking forward to spending a year traveling around and seeing the beautiful sights of the second largest country in the world. We arrived on the West Coast, in lovely Victoria, British Columbia. We found a place to rent for a short time, and began to plan our coast to …

July, 2011

  • 25 July

    Creating Your Dream Job: How to Become a Travel Writer Part 2

    In Part 1, we discussed how to work hard and establish yourself in the travel writing profession, and the “multiple stream” nature of freelance income. However, you might still be wondering what sort of ways travel writers actually make a living, and where you can get started. Read on to the second part of our “How to Become a Travel …

  • 22 July

    Creating Your Dream Job: How to Become a Travel Writer Part 1

    If you enjoy writing and love to travel, the life of a freelance travel writer is an absolute dream. Imagine travelling all over the world and having amazing experiences, while getting paid to express them in words and share them with others. As a travel writer you will often get lots of sweet perks, such as free hotel stays, exclusive …

June, 2011

  • 29 June

    Canada Day All Over The World – How Canucks Celebrate Abroad

    If you grew up knowing that a “Toque” is a hat, Poutine is delicious, and that you should never stick your tongue to a metal railing in Alberta in December, you will also know what special occasion this Friday is. Yes, my fellow Canadians, it is the 144th Birthday of our home and native land. While those in the UK …

  • 29 June

    What to Look For in A Hostel

    Hostels are fantastic places for young travelers on a budget. They are friendly and casual establishments where you can book yourself a bed in a shared dorm for much cheaper than a hotel would be. Hostels also often feature communal kitchens so that you survive on cheap pasta and beans from the local supermarket when your dining out budget runs …

  • 26 June

    Creating A Deeper and More Meaningful Travel Experience

    “Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard Travel is not just about collecting stamps on your passport, getting a tan, or impressing your friends with the ever-growing list of countries that you have visited. When exploring distant lands, it is important …

  • 22 June

    Five Ways The Internet Has Changed the Art of Travel

    The days where intrepid travelers voyaged across land and sea with little more than a compass and the position of the stars to guide them are long over, and so are the days when the loved ones of these brave adventurers waited weeks or even months for a letter stating that they were alright and had not been bitten by …

  • 21 June

    5 Reasons New Zealand Is Great For First Time Backpackers

    Back in 2009 I was looking to travel,  I was 21 years old and I had a job that I loved but I always knew I wanted to see the world. I really didn’t know where to start, I had ideas but there were so many options available to me. After a little research my heart was set on New Zealand, It …

  • 2 June

    How To Get A Canadian Working Holiday Visa

     THIS POST is from 2011, HOWEVER MOST THINGS ARE THE SAME AND THE POST IS STILL A GOOD INDICATOR OF THE  APPLICATION PROCESS, PLEASE REFER TO THE  IEC WEBSITE FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION. CLICK HERE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT AND I WILL GET BACK TO YOU ASAP Canada is adventure on a large scale. …

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