Tips for Going Fruit Picking

So you’ve been backpacking for some time and suddenly you realise you’ve spent all your cash on booze and well…more booze. You’re living off dried noodles, sleeping on the nearest beach (if you haven’t managed to hook up with someone already) and showering in the...

No Good For Apple Pickin’

When we pulled up at the house that evening the taxi driver wasn't quite sure we were at the right one. We were on a street of bungalows and each one looked the same. He got out and knocked on the door. No reply. I...

10 Best Party Hostels In The World

1. Far Out, Ios Greece- When backpackers arrive off the ferries in Greece, there's only one place they're going and that's to Far Out. With hundreds of beach cabins and tents to stay in this hostel gets fully booked in the summer months. Situated directly...

Surfer’s ‘Paradise’

Surfers Paradise is not so much paradise, more flashy and trashy- there's a reason they call it the Paris Hilton of Australia. With its Skyscraper hotels, shopping malls and casinos it tries to be Vegas but is more Blackpool Pleasure Beach (if any...

7 Types of Backpackers You’ll Meet In Hostels

1.The American Tourist in Europe- The American Tourist In Europe is on a 2-week trip straight out of school with their friends to ‘get it out of their system’ before going to start work. They are most likely to be found in large groups...

Evacuation of the Whitsundays

I probably drank more alcohol  in Airlie Beach than any other place in Australia. When we arrived into Airlie Beach on the bus our female tour guide took us on a quick tour- “And here’s what we call the Shagoon” she said as she pointed...

Played Until My Fingers Bled

In Byron Bay I actually felt like I was in the Summer of 69. My favourite memory of Holiday Village was singing along to Swedish Andre playing Wonderwall on his guitar. He was so wasted and played so hard that his fingers actually bled!! He...