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.
Show regulars Phil Taffley and Dan Webster join me to discuss this weeks travel news. We talk about the sale of Bondi Backpackers for a staggering $18m. Also, the case of Chris Porter, a British backpacker who broke both ankles escaping murderous knifeman’s hostel rampage. He may be deported he can’t finish the work required to extend his visa. On top of this, we reveal the lengths backpackers will go to, to extend their visas and establish the wolrd’s top 5 most famous beaches.