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How To Make New Friends Abroad

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 23, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Sophie Grove posted in Travel Advice

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Congrats! So you’ve finally taken the leap of faith and decided to ship off overseas. With all the logistics of your trip of a lifetime covered, a new challenge awaits... making new friends once you get there.

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The Ultimate Ethical Tourism Guide for Animal Lovers

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 16, 2018 9:34:26 AM / by Sophie Grove posted in Volunteer, Travel Advice

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Camera? Check. Passport? Check. Compassion? Check! One heck of a life-changing experience? Double Check!

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11 Tips For Saving While On A Working Holiday

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 3, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Tommy Walker posted in Travel Advice

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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!

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13 Travel Tips for Southeast Asia

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 27, 2017 7:00:00 AM / by Tommy Walker posted in Travel Advice

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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.

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Christmas Around the World: 13 Weird & Wonderful Traditions

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Sophie Grove posted in Other

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With more than two billion partakers joining in on the festivities each year, it’s the most celebrated holiday in the world. Christmas is typically a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ on the 25th of December. However, many countries and cultures have now jumped in on the fun with their own traditions. We’ve put together some of the more unusual ways the different nationalities celebrate…

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Global Destination Review: The Ultimate Chile Travel Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 12, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Sophie Grove posted in Destination Reviews

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Come hitch a ride with us as we explore the land of extremes! We’re talking nature like you’ve never seen it before. Every direction offers a different landscape to take in and an adventure to sink your teeth into. From vast deserts and endless coastlines to spectacular salt marshes and snow-capped volcanoes, Chile is filled with endless escapades!

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9 Mistakes to Avoid with a Working Holiday Visa

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Tommy Walker posted in Global Recommends...

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A working holiday visa is a brilliant opportunity for travellers from the ages 18-35 years old. Acquiring one allows you to work and travel in a new country, meet new people and gain valuable life and work experience. The great news: the process of obtaining a working holiday visa isn’t a big hassle at all! Once you’ve filled out the forms, applied and paid the fee, nine times out of 10 it’s just a waiting game for when it’s approved.

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5 Best Beaches to Visit in Australia

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 28, 2017 7:00:00 AM / by Sophie Grove posted in Travel Advice

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Australia’s coastline stretches a whopping 30,000 kilometres. There's around 10,685 beaches laying around Australia and if you wanted to visit them all, it could end up taking 28 years of your life just trying to make it to all of them! If you've got the time and you’re ready to head on a bit of a mission then great but, if you're on a bit of a time crunch, here's five of the best that you're shorely not going to forget anytime soon.

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9 Things I Learned from Teaching English Abroad

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 21, 2017 7:00:00 AM / by Jeremy Scott Foster posted in Global Recommends...

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So, you want to teach English abroad? No matter how well you prepare, teaching is difficult. You can go through everything you learned on your TEFL course and nail your lesson plans – and  things can still go wrong.

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Why Travelling Makes You MORE Employable

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Tommy Walker posted in Travel Advice

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Taking extended periods of time out to go travel can be seen as a risk to some. While travel is often associated with beach days, adventurous activities and having a great social life, it can often be misunderstood for what benefits it brings for your work life. Many of us study, and the majority of us all have to work, so going travelling is essentially putting a halt to that and keeping off the career ladder. You might think that is damaging to what path you take professionally, but we are now starting to discover why travelling actually makes you MORE employable.

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