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How to Earn Money Teaching English Abroad

Securing a paid teaching job abroad is one of the most rewarding ways to travel. Not only do you make money to fund your adventures, but you also make a difference in the lives of school children around the world and get great international work experience to put on your CV.

You’ll become a real part of the local community, as you live and work alongside local people, and you’ll gain a unique insight into local culture – a far greater insight than the regular traveller will ever know. You’ll...

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The Best Ways to Earn Money During your Travels

What’s your ultimate dream job? Pro chocolate taster? Lie-in specialist? How about getting paid to travel? Imagine spending your days in an exotic location, swimming in sparkling seas and soaking up the glorious sunshine – and all the while the money just keeps on rolling in. That would be amazing, wouldn’t it?

In fact, this paradise scenario is a very achievable dream. Travelling and earning money is a real possibility, and much easier than you think!

Here is our guide to the best jobs that...

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Paid Work in Australia - Your Questions Answered

When I hit the ripe old age of 25, I had what I like to refer to as my quarter life crisis. I loved my job as a travel coordinator and the travel perks that came with it, but I needed something more – I was craving adventure and excitement on a grander scale. So after much umming, ahhing and back and forthing I booked a one way flight to Australia (via Fiji and New Zealand, but those are stories for another day!), and got my Working Holiday Visa.

I’ve been back a couple of years now (although...

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Top New Trips Added this Quarter

On the build up to 2018, we've been busy putting together a whole range of exciting new trips, just for you! So, by way of celebrating the brand-spanking new year, we thought we'd unveil our top new trips here. Happy new travel year!

 

1. Canada Paid Work

Looking at starting over with a new home, new job, new country?! Well, now's as good a time as any, and with our awesome new Canada Paid Work programme, you'll get all the support and advice you'll need to make your (up to) two-year adventure...

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Unique Travel Experiences

It could be argued that every travel experience is unique to the person experiencing it at that moment, as no two people will feel, see or do exactly the same thing on their travels. But, there is a distinct difference in the experiences on offer to travellers in the first place; and some stand out as being one-of-a-kind experiences that aren't readily available elsewhere (our favourite kind), so we're taking a look at some of the most unique aspects of some of our top trips. 

 

1. Nepal...

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Top 10 Must-Sees in New Zealand

New Zealand frequently tops polls as one of the most popular travel destinations worldwide. Is it the scenery? A hike on the coast track through Abel Tasman National Park might make you think so. Is it the food? Dine in Wellington and you’d be tempted to say yes. Is it the outdoor activity? Well, this is the home of extreme sports (the world's first commercial bungee jump opened here in 1988)… Whatever it is, this amazing country will certainly give you a trip to remember!

 

Backpacker Iona...

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6 reasons why working in Australia will be your biggest regret ever!

1. It’s so much fun living and working in the same country day in-day out!

Faced by the same mundane tasks that you pretend excite you or spending what feels like every minute of your day in the library and thinking to yourself; “why would I want to leave all this?” right? We get it... moving to beach paradise for a year, sipping on cocktails overlooking the Sydney Harbour Bridge, with the biggest decision to make being what you’re going to wear that night - is daunting and probably not worth...

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Working in Australia for a Year

Looking to head out on a working holiday in Aus? Our very own Sam is a pro when it comes to all things Australia, and having completed a year working 'Down Under' she is full of useful hints and tips! Check out how she got on below...


So why did you decide to head out to Australia in the first place?

I’d always wanted to experience living in a different country, but work (and life) always got in the way. One day, after a particularly hard day in the office, I picked up the phone and booked a...

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Australia Paid Work: S.Y.D.N.E.Y

Known as one of the most iconic cities in the world - The Queen of Aus has a special place in our hearts! What do you think about when you hear 'Sydney'... The Opera House, that incredible Harbour Bridge or the surfing paradise that is Bondi Beach?!

To celebrate all that Sydney has to offer, we thought we’d give you the low-down on the things we love most about this beaut... After all, is there anyone out there who hasn't dreamt of travelling Down Under?! We've got all sorts of options when...

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10 Reasons Why Travelling Makes You Happy :)


Ok, so you can probably think of a million and one reasons why travelling the world would make you happy, but we just had to share ten of our favourite reasons which we hear again and again from our happy travellers.


Your road to happiness starts here...

 

1) You Meet Loads Of Inspiring People Who Become Your Buddies For Life



2) You See Things You Never Thought Existed In Reality



3) You Learn What Really Matters To You


4) You Push Yourself And Realise What You Are Capable Of


 

5) You Do Things That...

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