Increasing numbers of backpackers are travelling with laptops. A recent April 2008 survey commissioned by Hostelworld.com showed that 35% of backpackers travel with laptops. Unlike many other developed countries, Australia does not have particularly good wireless coverage - due to its geographic size and relative lack of telecommunications competition.
More than AUD$55,000 withheld from backpacker workers by farms and hostels in the Bundaberg area of south-east Queensland has been recovered by The Australian Federal Workplace Ombudsman. The Ombudsman has been investigating the Bundaberg hostels and farms for about 6 months on and has found that “there is a...
For many 2008 was a year of wandering the planet - we received this fabulous series of images from one such fortunate soul. Aspiring travel photographer and writer Shannyn Higgins has made her way through varying parts of Australia, South East Asia, Europe, and Latin America and captured these...
Christmas Day on Bondi Beach Australia It’s natural to feel homesick and lonely at Christmas if you are on the road away from family and loved ones. But it can also be a great time to make the most of where ever you are.
If you are planning on doing a crewed Whitsunday Islands sailing trip from Airlie Beach on the East Coast of Australia for a few days, make sure you give yourself the best chance of having the best experience for your money.
Dancing on the tables is a right of passage for a night out for any traveller to Australia Kings Cross Sydney has long been regarded as the seediest party of Sydney as well as the Travelers district. Located within easy walking distance from down-town, Kings Cross has in recent...
Looking for Work Many travellers save a considerable amount of money over a number of years to finance their trip. This requires a lot of effort and sometimes postponing your trip for a long period. So, the big question is: Does it have to be this way? Not at all.
There's plenty advice around about what the best or not to be missed things to do in Australia. Avoiding the lowlights is equally important. Here's some helpful hints to avoid some pitfalls of otherwise great destinations, activities and attractions in Au
Australia is home to the iconic white sandy beach, blue skies and water sports such as sailing, surfing and diving. But travelling to the wrong place at the wrong time of the year leave many backpackers disappointed and often stranded as they are unable
Melbourne Art - The bird Street art has helped Melbourne, Australia, position itself as a leading cultural destination. Melbourne’s street art and laneways were recently voted the most popular cultural attraction in Australia in a Lonely Planet web poll.