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.
I talk about what’s been happening in the travelling and backpacking world this week. I return to a story discussed a few weeks ago about Chris Porter, a British Backpacker who was facing deportation from Australia despite his heroic actions. Hear about how that story has developed. Also covered is another British Backpacker who was in the news, but for all the wrong reasons. Hear about what his excuse was for videoing women in changing rooms in Queensand. And finally I discuss the journey of possibly the world’s oldest backpacker, a 72 year old woman.
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.
Aaron “ADubz” Phelps reflects on his year in Australia. He gives an honest account of the things he enjoyed but also the things he would do very differently if he was to have his year again. He weighs in on the “investing in experiences” topic too.
Other things covered are how much money you need to go to Australia, choosing your accommodation choices, making friends and making the most of where you are.
We discuss this week’s travel news. Which member of One Direction recently traveled around South East Asia. What are the new changes to the Australia working holiday visa?Will you be entitled to a free interrail pass? Did you know you can study for free in Denmark if you are an EU citizen?
Richard Poole joins me to discuss living in one of the world’s most livable cities, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Rich managed to immerse himself into Canadian culture and also explore some of the country’s most spectacular scenery. He talks, jobs, visas, the best way to settle in a new place and much more.