Jonny Blair weeding a cabbage paddock in Bishopsbourne

Working Wednesdays: Cabbage Weeding in Bishopsbourne, Tasmania, Australia

Today’s Working Wednesdays takes us cabbage weeding in Bishopsbourne in Tasmania. How I ended up in this job, I will probably never know. But I enjoyed it for all it was worth. Which incidentally was a massive $19 Australian Dollars an hour. Well worth it. If you’re thinking of doing this type of work, it’s Read more about Working Wednesdays: Cabbage Weeding in Bishopsbourne, Tasmania, Australia[…]

Jonny Blair of Dont Stop Living recommends avoiding taxis on your travels

Monday’s Money Saving Tips: Avoid Taxis

Today’s Monday’s Money Saving Tips is all about getting you to stop paying ridiculous amounts of money to taxi drivers!! They earn enough as it is and they often rip you off (and none of this “they work hard and work irregular hours” melarkey). Yes they work hard and work irregular hours, but so do Read more about Monday’s Money Saving Tips: Avoid Taxis[…]

Jonny Blair making notes at a travel conference in Hong Kong - 5 tips to earn money on your travels

5 Tips to Earn Money on Your Travels ;-)

It’s time to get inspired on Don’t Stop Living!! If you are sitting in a dull office job right now, or working on the till in a supermarket, stop for a moment and think – is this really how you want to spend your life?? I’m guessing it’s not!! So in an attempt to get Read more about 5 Tips to Earn Money on Your Travels 😉[…]

Jonny Blair of Don't Stop Living recommends anti malaria tablets

Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Anti Malaria Tablets

You might have read my previous Tuesday’s Travel Essentials from a few months back on Insect Repellent or my advice on getting a Yellow Fever Certificate. I’m prone to getting insect bites everywhere I go and I always carry insect repellent, even to countries you wouldn’t think were at risk. However using repellent is one thing, Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Anti Malaria Tablets[…]

The Day I…Got Naked in Antarctica!! (X-Rated)

I have been asked a few times “What is your most crazy or outrageous travel story?” and to be honest there are a few contenders, however being naked in the waters of Antarctica has to be pretty nuts, right? So have you ever gone for a swim in the Antarctic Ocean? I have, and I Read more about The Day I…Got Naked in Antarctica!! (X-Rated)[…]

Jonny Blair at a lifestyle of travel recommends bringing your own booze!

Monday’s Money Saving Tips: Takeaway Alcohol

Are you a traveller who likes a drink? I certainly am – no better way to relax on the road than knocking back a beer watching the world go by. But alcohol isn’t always cheap, so as backpackers the best option is to bring your own booze or to takeaway alcohol!! It may be called: Read more about Monday’s Money Saving Tips: Takeaway Alcohol[…]

Working Wednesdays: Cauliflower Harvest: Squeaking Point

  Ah the joys of farming and the obscurity of place names. A phone call one night from my boss Hayley went something like this “Jonny, can you be at Squeaking Point for 7 am tomorrow to cut cauliflower?”. Of course my answer was “Yes” but I was also hazarding a “where the hell is Read more about Working Wednesdays: Cauliflower Harvest: Squeaking Point[…]

How to get a Hong Kong Working Holiday Visa

How to get a Hong Kong Working Holiday Visa

So you have an inkling that you might move to Asia to find work, but you have no idea where to start? Why not try Hong Kong? Hong Kong Working Holiday Visa s are available for citizens of certain countries aged between 18 and 30. It could be you! Hong Kong is an amazingly busy, Read more about How to get a Hong Kong Working Holiday Visa[…]