Finding a job in Australia just got easier

The working holiday in Australia is a right of passage for backpackers the world over. The hardest part can be to find a job – well that just got a little bit easier. Thumbrella an Australian based travel industry site has just launched an online job board with travelers in mind.

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San Fran Schitzo: How to do San Francisco as a tourist wearing a local’s tight hipster pants.

I lived in San Francisco for 5 years. In SF numbers, that’s four public art demonstrations containing nudity, three sightings of humans defecating in public, two taxi accidents and 27 purchases of marijuana truffles from an ingenious local entrepreneur known as The Truffle Guy.

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Dominican Republic – last minute, first glance

Travelling at the last minute can be stressful, there are many things to think about and getting all your ducks in a row can be problematic, remembering to turn off the gas may be the least of your worries.

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Cruising on Lake Titicaca

Peru is an incredible country, full of ruins that attest to its full and complex history. But one of my favourite experiences was visiting a living culture on Lake Titicaca. There were five of us travelling together, and we'd learned that we didn't need to book accommodation in advance, we...

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The Chilean Earthquake - A First Hand Experience

South America has had its share of disasters this year. Everyone heard about the floods in Peru which closed Machu Picchu for three months, and only a few weeks later Chile was hit by one of the largest earthquakes since records began.

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Going Dutch

"We have to go cycling, it's very Dutch." It seemed like everything we did that day was "very Dutch". Luckily, that was what I wanted, given that we were in the Netherlands, hoping to experience as much Dutch culture as possible.

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The Village People of Northern Thailand

The Village people of Thailand, are they on your must-see list?  They were on mine, especially the long-neck tribes.  And that was lesson number one, there is more than the long-necks, there are many tribes and all have their own history and ethnic backgrounds.   Some are unrecognised by the Thai...

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Trip Planning - Guerrilla Style

Four tips to get you on the road; sharper, lighter and faster I will bet you have seen, at some point in your travels or even at home, weary backpackers stumbling along with huge packs on their backs, and possibly at times,  large daypacks on the front too.

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Exploring Malta and Gozo

Malta isn't a destination many people outside of Europe consider as a holiday destination. Europeans, on the other hand, pack out Malta in summer, and for good reason - there's something for everyone on this Mediterranean island nation.

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A slice of the Tour de France

Summer in Europe is full of sporting events. This year, Wimbledon overlapped with the football World Cup, and major golf and Formula One events were also being held at the same time. But for three weeks in July, the Tour de France overshadows it all - well, at least if...

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