Tommy Walker

Tommy Walker

Tommy is a British freelance travel writer and social media micro-influencer. He’s been on the road since 2011 and he’s travelled through Europe, Southeast Asia, South America, Africa and Oceania, including two Working Holidays in Australia & New Zealand. His favourite destinations (so far) are Melbourne in Australia, Lisbon in Portugal, Thailand and Ecuador! Find more of Tommy’s work on his travel blog The Wandering Walker.

Recent Posts by Tommy Walker

Travel Advice

The Art of Budget Travel

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Sep 24, 2018
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If you haven’t hit the road much then this article will be a worthwhile read. You might be wondering how to travel on a budget? What can you travel effectively? Does it really work? Will I have a fulfilling experience? Can I afford it? Anyone can stick to a travel budget! It just really depends on where you are going and how far you’re willing to stretch your savings.

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Lesson Plan Ideas for a First-Time Teacher

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Sep 3, 2018
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Teaching abroad has become a small phenomenon among travellers and education enthusiasts alike. Not only can you get a good job in most corners of the world, but many people go on to find it becomes a passion, giving people a ticket to the world through learning English. Although being a native English speaker (NES) definitely puts you at the front of the queue, there are roles for anyone who is fluent in English. Qualifications range from online teaching English as a second language (TESOL) certificates to Bachelor and Education Degrees. The demand for English teachers is larger than ever. With English being the world’s universal language and the ability to travel easier than ever, non-native English speaking nations want to the tools to engage with the world.

Travel Advice

The Pros & Cons of Solo Travel

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Jul 30, 2018
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Solo travel requires independent, adventurous souls who are comfortable being their own company. Hats off to all solo travellers, I applaud you because your travel experiences become maximised, everything is a little more satisfying because you did it yourself. Whilst there’s definitely a sense of achievement in solo travel, and a big one at that, there are a number of pros and cons you might like to consider the next time before you’re hitting the road.

Travel Advice

Cultural Mistakes You Should Avoid in Southeast Asia

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Jul 19, 2018
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In recent years it’s no secret that Southeast Asia has become one of the world’s major tourist destinations. With rich cultural identities, lush verdant jungles, out-of-this-world cuisine, paradisiac beaches and exotic wildlife, Southeast Asian region never needs a hard sell... Yet in Southeast Asia, made up of 11 countries, there are many laws and customs you should be very aware of. It’s all good going on holiday and being completely carefree, but in this part of the world, the nations that make up the region have strong cultural and religious identities that you should respect.

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8 Top Spots For Teaching English in 2018

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May 14, 2018
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If there was ever a job that doesn’t require you speaking several different languages then teaching English overseas is it. It’s arguably one of the best jobs you can do if you want to work abroad, because being an English teacher has so many rewards. Although teaching English has long been a job in demand, nowadays it’s far easier to get involved and be successful. With the world becoming more connected everyday, more flights, safe destinations and communication online, English teaching is something that is more than just an idea or a dream, it’s a full on reality!

Travel Advice

11 Things to Do Before Moving Abroad

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Apr 26, 2018
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The chance to embark on a new journey with a new culture and customs is something many of us dream about. Moving abroad is always life-changing, it’s an exciting chapter in anyone’s life. Whether it’s short-term for a volunteering project, a long term like a two year working holiday, moving abroad has so many benefits that it’s no wonder more and more people are taking up the opportunity.

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8 Lessons I Learned as a Teacher Abroad

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Mar 27, 2018
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Teaching English is one of the most fulfilling jobs you can do. The amount of countries that are crying out for English teachers is enormous and if you’re a native speaker then you’re in with a whole lot of luck! The even better news is that depending on where you go, it can be easy to earn your TEFL/TESOL certificate and become a qualified teacher. 

Travel Advice

11 Tips For Saving While On A Working Holiday

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Jan 3, 2018
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Working Holidays are a great way to see a new country, make friends, earn some money and gain an all-round wider perspective on life. It can be daunting at first when you put your application in, but it’s pretty darn exciting when that approval comes through. Now all you have to do is book your flight, count down the days and strategically pack your life in a bag!

Travel Advice

13 Travel Tips for Southeast Asia

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Dec 27, 2017
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Travelling Southeast Asia for the first time can be daunting. You don’t know the languages, you definitely know the culture is going to be different and it’s probably at least a few hours flight away from home. Yet, the lure of those turquoise waters, lush jungles and intriguing environments is too much to pass. Southeast Asia looks amazing and it’s understandable you want your piece of it.