Luckily, unlike Canada where it's nearly impossible to fly anywhere without spending a small fortune, Australia has cheap options for backpackers. Obviously, you need to be savvy and know the ins and outs of the websites, so here are a few tips I've gathered from living and trip planning down under.
Emily Dickinson is a travel blogger and aspiring broadcaster currently living in Melbourne, Australia.
The excitement of finishing my Bachelor of Journalism was short-lived. I saw a few options: go back to university, work like crazy for the rest of my life, or go travelling. Much to nobody's surprise, I chose the latter. Here are some tips on how to make the most of your gap year without worrying too much about the future.
07/29/2013 12:31 EDT
Going against North American restaurant norms, an Australian sushi restaurant has banned tipping. The restaurant compensates by paying their staff higher wages and making the menu slightly more expensive, as is done in Japan. As a Canadian working as a server in Australia, there are many reasons this policy should be adopted worldwide.
06/17/2013 12:30 EDT
As the city of Melbourne wakes up, trendy cafés of all shapes and sizes prepare for a busy day. Whether it's a flat white, a long black, or a short mac -- specialty coffee is a necessity for most Melbournians. In this city, where almost nothing comes cheap, what's unique is the experience you can have for less than a five-dollar bill.
06/04/2013 08:24 EDT
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