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100 Places I Backpacked Through That You’ve Never Heard Of, in Australia

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“We may never meet again so shed your skin and let’s get started” – Split Enz Firstly, this article has taken a fair bit of work over the years and I’m finally getting it published over 4 years since I …

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My Top 5 Camping Memories!

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As I celebrate the 10 year mark of being away from Northern Ireland by camping out in the desert at Wadi Rum with Rum Stars (AMAZING!), I thought it was a good time to share my top 5 camping moments …

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10 Places I LOVE Which Aren’t Even In The Lonely Planet!

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I use the Lonely Planet Guide Booksquite a lot when I travel and I like them. Usually they are correct, mostly they are useful but sometimes they are horrendously wrong and ill-informed. As soon as they go to press they …

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Thirsty Thursdays: My Lonely Beer at Australia’s Southernmost Pub

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I spent a lot of 2010 travelling alone. I was working hard, saving, backpacking and still did a load of sightseeing on my days off. I had my own car. Life took me to a tiny island on the south …

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The Night I…Slept In A Farmer’s Barn in Tasmania

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Being a global nomad and not having a home means you’re constantly changing your style of accommodation. You’re also willing to take whatever accommodation comes about. How about a free night sleeping in a farmer’s barn in Tasmania then? Yes …

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Working Wednesdays: Weeding Out A Bean Paddock in Bishopsbourne, Tasmania

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Weeding. Got to love it. I’m not even being sarcastic here. I can’t remember the total number of days I spent weeding when I lived in Tasmania but it was somewhere between 10 and 20. Long days of just filling …

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How To Get A SECOND Australian Working Holiday Visa

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You have to love Australia. It’s hard not to…and you might have already gone there on a working holiday visa  but that year went so fast (or is going so fast) that you need and want another year. You’ve come …

Working Wednesdays: Harvesting Echinacea in Forth, Tasmania, Australia

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A bit later than billed comes today’s Working Wednesdays – been dying in bed with a fever so haven’t had the energy to type anything in the last 24 hours. What does harvesting echinacea mean?? Well actually it just an …

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