#91 – Trending Travelling Topics

On this weeks episode, I discuss the latest stories coming out of the travel and backpacking world. Hear about:

  • Backpackers who are unable to claim on their travel insurance for injuries in scooter crashes around South East Asia
  • The future of tours to Leo Di Caprio’s ‘The Beach’
  • A German Backpacker who was eaten alive by bed bugs in a Sydney Hostel

#90 – Trending Travelling Topics

I talk about the biggest stories of the week coming out of the travel and backpacking world. Hear about:

  • The end of the 457 visa in Australia. Why the government are tightening up sponsorship and how it will affect future applicants
  • Bangkok banning the sale of “street food”. Is this travelling favourite really going to end?
  • The rise of the “Beg”packer. Find out what a begpacker is and why they are polarising

 

#89 – The 2 and a half year “gap year”

On this week’s episode, I am joined by Instagram influencer Jorden Tually. Jorden details his adventures in Indonesia, his visits to all but 1 island of Hawaii, his road trips accross America, his times working at a Canadian summer camp and of course, his back garden of Australia. Jorden is known for his creative ways on how to travel on a budget and shares some of his secrets with us. He can be found on Facebook, Instagram and youtube all “Jorden Tually”.

#88 – Trending Travelling Topics

On this week’s episode, hear about the convicted fraudster who was running a backpacking hostel from a house in Christchurch, New Zealand and why you should be careful about where you stay on your travels. Brexit makes a brief return to the podcast with some actual news, sort of. And finally,  hear about a Backpacker from the Netherlands whose journey to Australia took an unexpected turn, almost literally

 

#87 – Trending Travelling Topics

This week I talk about an intriguing article about how Backpackers are avoiding Canberra like the plague. Much of this is because of listening to opinions of fellow travelers but should you be listening to opinions or should you be finding out for yourself?

Also farm work gets some more airtime on the podcast. Last year Mia Ayliffe-Chung’s, a backpacker from the UK ,was killed whilst doing her regional work for her second year Australian working holiday visa. Hear about the work that her mother is doing on trying to make farm work fairer for backpackers.

#86 Trending Travelling Topics

On this week’s episode, I talk about the latest news in the travel and backpacking world. First up is an unfortunate tale about an English backpacker who was denied her second year working holiday visa for Australia, because her employer did not pay her enough. Hear about how you can avoid being in the same position. I cover an update on Brexit and what implications it may have on travel to and from the UK. Also, the incredible story of a young Australian who fought a crocodile, all in the name of love.

#85 Trending Travelling Topics

In one of the most bizarre stories of the year, hear about how a French woman has become a fugitive of New Zealand for taking a poo in the street. Also, should all these negative news stories of Backpackers put you off travelling to certain places? I discuss this as well as addressing the controversy from last week’s episode.