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My Ultimate Guide To Couchsurfing: For Hosts & Surfers

"I don't know whether to admire you or just think you're insane." A colleague recently said this to me when I explained to him the concept of couchsurfing - as a lot of you may know, we've spent the last few months of "downtime" hosting people through it. By which I mean, travellers have been coming… Continue reading My Ultimate Guide To Couchsurfing: For Hosts & Surfers

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Earning Money To Travel: Online Surveys

If there's one new years resolution you should have this year, it's to save money for that dream trip. And what better way to do that than earning money from the comfort of your own home? If you've ever looked into ways to earn money online, you've probably heard of filling in surveys. A lot… Continue reading Earning Money To Travel: Online Surveys

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Saving Money On Your Travels Using Cashback

Cashback is not a new thing - but it's something a lot of people forget exists. It's a great way to save money on all your online purchases, particularly coming up to Christmas. There are a few cashback sites out there, but I rarely make a purchase online without checking TopCashback (when I don't it's because… Continue reading Saving Money On Your Travels Using Cashback

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#tbt: Hitting Two Of Europe’s “Big Cities”: Barcelona & Rome

When I owned my shop, time off was really scarce. Like, really really. Like, I went almost a year without having two days off together. So when I did find the time to get out of the UK (because leaving the country was genuinely the best - and only - way to distance myself from… Continue reading #tbt: Hitting Two Of Europe’s “Big Cities”: Barcelona & Rome

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So You Wanna Do A Working Holiday In Australia

One of the most popular means of temporarily living abroad is doing a working holiday in Australia. You can see why it's popular - the visa is easy for many nationalities to get, it's a trip into sunshine while earning money, it's a very easy country to travel, it's aimed at young people (the age… Continue reading So You Wanna Do A Working Holiday In Australia

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Hawaii On A Budget: How I Did It For $300

Hawaii is world renowned for being a luxury holiday destination - when I told friends I was going, I had more comments on how jealous they were than I had for any other destination I'd been to. When people asked my mum where I was on my journey, they turned green when she told them… Continue reading Hawaii On A Budget: How I Did It For $300

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Spotting Wildlife In Mackay: Platypuses and Kangaroos at Sunrise

One of my absolute favourite things about Australia is the wildlife. So much of it is unique to Australia, which makes it infinitely more fascinating than... say, the squirrels and rabbits back home. So when I found out that the Mackay region has a beach where you can hang out with kangaroos, I instantly added… Continue reading Spotting Wildlife In Mackay: Platypuses and Kangaroos at Sunrise

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Surrounding Cairns: Beaches, Rainforests & Waterfalls

We left Cairns fairly quickly – in total, we spent less than three days in the town before continuing our journey north to Port Douglas and the Daintree national park, eventually planning to hit Cape Tribulation. The drive was a stunning coastal road most of the way up (no pictures unfortunately), and we had time for a… Continue reading Surrounding Cairns: Beaches, Rainforests & Waterfalls

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Cairns And Snorkelling The Great Barrier Reef

Cairns has been on my must-visit list for as long as I can remember, for its exhilarating activities, for the surrounding rainforests and hinterland, and most of all - the number one attraction in Australia of course, the Great Barrier Reef. Then we arrived in Australia and we kept hearing the same thing. Cairns is… Continue reading Cairns And Snorkelling The Great Barrier Reef

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All Aboard The Freight Train: Sailing The Whitsundays

Sailing the Whitsundays was one of my most anticipated activities in Australia - sailing through paradise islands just invokes romantic pictures, doesn't it? Not to mention the unbelievably picturesque Whitehaven Beach that's become an icon of Australia. The biggest problem with the Whitsundays is there are just SO many options for who to sail with.… Continue reading All Aboard The Freight Train: Sailing The Whitsundays