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
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.
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.
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.
After discussing my trip to in to the incredible Iceland, I return to the podcast with fire. Here about the future of European travel for Americans and how it could become more complicated #nice1don. I then move to a rant about disgraceful backpackers who steal from the places they visit and then brag about it on social media. Finally, do you want to get a selfie with a tiger in Thailand? If so, you may want think twice thanks to one establishment.
This week, I cover a story about a British Backpacker who was abducted by a Swedish Backpacker who claimed he was half man half alien. Good friends you make travelling are often people you have known for little time so can you trust them? What are the best ways to avoid trouble. Also covered is an amazing opportunity to travel Europe for 6 months, all expenses paid, and all that you need is a solid Instagram game. Moving on, with all the coverage of the Trump travel ban at the moment, I talk about a non political story of the situation and how it is impacting tourism in the US. Finally, what unusual proposal is the Icelandic president putting forward. Tune in and find out
Author of 10 travel books Bruce Curran joins me to talk about his vast experiences. Bruce has done it all, from a motorcycle trip from England to South Africa through 4 Continents, Sailing 35000 miles across the the Ocean and even striking up an unlikely friendship with the leader of Myanmar. Tune in to hear a selection of Bruce’s inspiring adventures and his mission to help protect the environment. His books can be purchased at authortravel.com and his webinars are available at marketmasterclass.com