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27 Mar
2013

How to choose your hostel

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Travelling around the world is always going to be a once in a lifetime opportunity and making it as enjoyable as possible is a must. Making the most of your trip centres around the places that you visit and importantly the places that you stay. When travelling the accommodation that you choose could be a massive turning point from making your trip good to amazing. But with so much choice how on earth do you decide where to stay?

26 Mar
2013

Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide

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Byron Bay, at times, enjoys day after day of sunshine however spending too much time exposed to the suns' radiation could come at a price. Not only do you risk looking like a tomato and being in pain, you are also at risk of developing skin cancer. Fortunately, being Sun Smart is a simple and effective way to reduce your chances of developing skin cancer.

22 Mar
2013

Want the Best Job in The World?

Tags: Jobs , Inspiration

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Bored of sitting in an office but can't think of a way out? Think it's not possible to get your dream job? Well it is possible! Apply for the Best Job in the World... in Australia!

Back in 2009 Ben Southall (follow him here on twitter @Bensouthall) won a competition and bagged himself his dream job! Tourism Ambassador for Queensland Australia. But Bens time is up and so Tourism Australia is looking for not one replacement but six... YES there are 6 dream jobs up for grabs (all with a 6 month contract worth $100,000*!).

21 Mar
2013

Australias Extreme Weather

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In Australia we experience constant, unpredictable and extreme weather patterns that are often overlooked by many people traveling up our coast lines. Most people when traveling to Australia really don't know what to expect where the weather is concerned and are often surprised by it.

21 Mar
2013

Traveling Through Otago

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After working several days here at Nomads Queenstown I had the chance to go travling through Otago. I also managed to con another intern Daniel from the hostel to come along with me. Like he needed to be convinced to travel New Zealand ;) The first day we drove to Mount Cook national park. This is really worth a visit and has some amazing views of the highest mountain in New Zealand. We also hiked up two different glaciers, the Tasman glacier and the Hooker glacier.

20 Mar
2013

Eating dogs eyes and dead horse

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Everyone who has been to Australia will definitely recognize this. After a night on the town and you feel like eating, the place with the biggest queue is the shop selling dog's eyes with dead horse. But don't worry it isn't as gross as it sounds (and it's nothing to do with the horsemeat scandal in Europe!). Dog's eyes and dead horse is actually Australian slang for pies with sauce!

18 Mar
2013

Traits of a backpacker

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When walking around in any Australian city you can easily, very easily, spot the backpackers and work out quickly who's a local and who's a tourist. There are many traits of a backpacker and stereotypes associated with backpackers from didn't parts of the world too. But if you've never been a backpacker yourself how can you spot one? Well... here are the common traits of a backpacker in Australia.

15 Mar
2013

Massage in Queenstown

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No matter how you're spending your days there comes a time when you feel the need for some serious pampering and relaxation. And what better way to achieve relaxation than getting a massage. I visited Body Sanctum for a massage in Queenstown after some colleagues recommended I go there to stop me complaining about my aches and pains!

15 Mar
2013

Common room societies

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You are probably familiar with that feeling when you walk into a common room at a hostel for the very first time; you don't know anyone and all around you are people divided into their own groups. There are some types of personality which you can find in every hostel common room 'society', the common backpacker stereotypes.

14 Mar
2013

Tips for getting a job in Byron Bay

Tags: Jobs , Inspiration

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Byron Bay attracts thousands of new tourists every day. People generally stay a week or a few days, though soon fall into what we like to call the "Byron Bay Bubble". In this bubble you'll live the extraordinary lifestyle of being able to choose from an array of beautiful beaches, soak up the artistic atmosphere of live music and street performers down the main street and of course find yourself dancing on the cheeky monkeys tables every night. Yep, you're living the dream, but wait...

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