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Picking Apples in Australia

Picking Apples in Australia is another big crop where you can  get work picking fruit.

Historically, Tasmania is the biggest apple growing state so much so its named the Apple Isle.

Despite this apples are grown in all states except Northern Territory.

In Queensland, the picking season starts in February in Stanhope one of the only areas of …

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Grape Picking in Australia

Grape Picking in Australia is a big business and wine is one of the biggest agricultural products in the country.

There are many different regions that produce wine and at harvest they need a large casual workforce to pick the harvest.

When the harvest takes place is determined by the weather but I have provided an time …

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Best Railway Website on the Internet

Salve’ Gentle Jerkwads today I’d like to give you a bit of information about what I think is the best railway website on the internet.

The Man in Seat 61 covers the entire world of railways. I personally found this website very useful when I travelled through Vietnam by railway a few years back. The website …

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Backpacker Jobs in Australia download – market research

Today I started a small market research campaign for my downloadable ebook Backpacker Jobs in Australia.

What I have done is gone to the Facebook Group Backpacker Jobs In Australia and left a post asking for backpackers who would like to get the ebook for free if they answer some questions about the ebook later.

The good …

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The Australian Swag – A bit of a history lesson

If you’ve been in Australia for any length on time you would heard the word swag or a swagman.

Its a historical term because a swagman was an itinerant farm worker – these guys used to walk around to farms looking for work and swagmen were very common in the 1890’s recession in Australia although I …

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Earning Frequent Flyer Points with Agoda Max Points

Earning Frequent Flyer Points with Agoda Max Points

When I travel in Asia I nearly always book a part, if not all of my accommodation with Agoda.

I find that you get a pretty good rate and they also have a wide range of accommodation types and budgets.

I’ve never tried to get points on Agoda because I …

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cycling for points
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Easy way to make 1500 Qantas Frequent Flyer Points

Good news everyone, here’s an easy way to make 1500 Qantas Frequent Flyer Points.

You may have seen this on news.com.au because they are promoting it as well.

If you read my article Travelodium Monthly Results you would see that I have over 100,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points. I’ve had one return trip to Singapore that I have …

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Great Facebook Pages for Backpackers in Australia

Hey There Gentile Jerkwads,

Got a few excellent Facebook Groups for backpackers in Australia.

Generally on these groups there are discussions about where to find fruit picking work or work in general. Where to go partying and looking for hookups, sharing rides and selling stuff for those going home.

There is also plenty of discussion.

The groups are all …

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Finding work in Australia for backpackers

Finding work in Australia is not a particularly difficult thing to do, however finding good work in Australia can be more difficult.

Vineyard in the Barossa Valley

The types of work vary in years gone by getting short term work in call centre’s have been easy to find but not so much anymore as more and …

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Contiki Discounts for Europe 2018

Hi,

At Travelodium we like to find you good discounts so you can travel more. Also recommending these tours can bring in a source of income for this website so I can travel more and be able to get you better information.

Today I’ve got a nice discount for Australian travellers to Europe this summer that is …

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Doha Qatar
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Great deals to Europe with Qatar Airways

Since Qatar Airways has started flying to Adelaide I’ve been noticing some great deals when you fly to Europe with Qatar Airways from Adelaide.

There are a few benefits in flying Adelaide to Doha and onwards to Europe.

It is one of only 2 airlines that are flying direct from Adelaide to the Middle East so you …

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The Circus Bath
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Discount Sightseeing in UK

After getting some really good feedback about my recent post Rail discounts in UK I thought I’d also mention another great way to save some money while travelling through the UK.

English Heritage Membership gets you unlimited access to over 400 historical properties and places through the UK.

This includes

84 Religious Sights/Churches

66 x Castles

58 x Prehistoric Sights

53 …

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Greek Island church
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Travelling through Europe with Interrail

Travelling through Europe with Interrail
Many years ago when I first travelled through Europe my plan was to travel down to Greece spend a few months in the islands and then spend a couple months travelling through Central Europe checking out the sights.

I bought a Eurail card so I had unlimited rail for the 3 months …

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Tower Bridge London
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Aussie Backpackers in London – Rail Discounts

Rail Discounts in the UK and Europe

Hi There Aussie Backpackers in London  – I remember backpacking in London they were some of the best and worst days of my life.

As much as it’s a great thing and a great place to live London is fucking expensive.

I’ve found a couple rail discounts in the UK and …

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forest kingfisher in kakadu national park
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A day in Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park lies about a 2 hour drive south east of Darwin. The park is about the size of Slovenia but during the wet season (when I was there) access to the park is restricted due to flooding.

The park contains a large amount of Aboriginal Rock Art and a habitat for a large amount …

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Are Lonely Planet Guides relevant for today’s traveller

Lonely Planet Guides have been around for over 40 years now and are steadily decreasing in their appeal. Also for the past 10 years Lonely Planet has been owned by large publishing companies and this diminishes the ideal that Lonely Planet is a small publisher that is looking out for the independent traveller …

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Wage theft in Australia

On 21 November, 2017 a report Wage Theft in Australia: Findings of the National Temporary Migrant Work Survey was released. The survey is the most comprehensive study of wage theft and working conditions among international students, backpackers and other temporary migrants in Australia.

Findings include:

Almost a third (30%) of international students and backpackers earned $12 per …

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Staatsoper Vienna
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Travelodium Travel Magazine 29 October 2017

29 October 2017

What’s happening in my World

At the moment I’m not travelling so I’m in Adelaide working on the websites I’ve been concentrating on selling my caravan. I find a caravan just a bit too big for a single person and a bit cumbersome to move around in. I think eventually I’ll look to buy …

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Monaco view
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Travelodium Travel Magazine 8 October 2017

8 October 2017

What’s happening in my World

At the moment I’m not travelling so I’m in Adelaide working on the websites I’ve been concentrating on Instagram this week and have over 500 new followers.

Best Flight Deals

Americas

Los Angeles to Anchorage via Minneapolis/St Paul  with Delta Airlines Oct – Dec 17 US$261.

Europe

London/ Manchester to Cancun return with Thomson …

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Houses of Parliment United Kingdom
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Travelodium Travel Magazine 1 October 2017

1 October 2017

What’s happening in my World

At the moment I’m not travelling so I’m in Adelaide working on the websites most days.

Best Flight Deals

Americas

Los Angeles to Anchorage via Minneapolis/St Paul  with Delta Airlines Oct – Dec 17 US$261.

Europe

London/ Manchester to Reykjavic return with Easyjet valid May 2018 GBP 42

Asia

Singapore to Chennai return with Scoot valid …

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Beach in the Pacific
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Travelodium Travel Magazine 25 September 2017

25 September 2017

What’s happening in my World

At the moment I’m not travelling so I’m in Adelaide working on the websites most days.

Best Flight Deals

Americas

San Francisco to Washington DC with American Airlines selected days US$99.

Europe

London Heathrow to Chiang Mai return with Air China valid late Nov – Dec 2017  from GBP 328

Asia

Singapore to Chennai return with …

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Hvar Harbour Croatia
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Travelodium Travel Magazine 18 September 2017

18 September 2017

What’s happening in my World

At the moment I’m not travelling so I’m in Adelaide working on the websites most days.

Best Flight Deals

Americas

San Francisco to Washington DC with American Airlines selected days US$99.

Europe

London Gatwick to New York return with Norwegian Air valid Nov 2017-Mar 2018  from GBP 288

Asia

Singapore to Chennai return with Scoot valid …

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Buda Castle
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Travelodium Travel Magazine 11 September 2017

11 September 2017

What’s happening in my World

At the moment I’m not travelling so I’m in Adelaide working on the websites most days. I’m looking to start advertising the website and I’ve found a website that shows a lot of promise and I’ll be advertising on growtraffic.com for a while to build up the website.

Best Flight …

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Santorini
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Travelodium Travel Magazine 4 September 2017

4 September 2017

What’s happening in my World

At the moment I’m not travelling so I’m in Adelaide working on the websites most days.

Best Flight Deals

USA

Los Angeles (LAX) to Hong Kong via Seattle/Tacoma with American Airlines selected days Jan-Mar 2018  US$502 but some discount fares available for $443

UK/Europe

London Gatwick to Boston return with Norwegian Air valid Jan- …

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Lisbon
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Top 10 Countries to visit in 2018

Travelling these days is a past time fraught with difficulties war, terrorist attacks and highly volatile financial situation makes you wonder, Why bother? But over the past few decades there has always been wars in Iraq, Central America, South America not to mention Russia imploding in the 90’s.

But in amongst the doom and gloom there …

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Travelodium Travel Magazine 27 July 2017

27 July 2017

What’s happening in my World

At the moment I’m not travelling so I’m in Adelaide working on the websites most days.

Best Flight Deals

USA

Miami to Belize City with United Airlines selected days Sep/Oct  US$347

UK/Europe

London Heathrow to Auckland with a stop in Beijing return with Air China some dates in Oct/Nov 540 GBP

Asia

Tokyo Narita to Montreal …

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Travelodium Travel Magazine 13 Jul 2017

Travelodium Travel Magazine

13 July 2017

What’s happening in my World

At the moment I’m not travelling so I’m in Adelaide working on the website most days.

Best Flight Deals

USA

Los Angeles to Ho Chi Minh City via Shanghai with China Eastern now until end Nov US$540

UK/Europe

Berlin to Phuket return with Qatar Airways shoulder season 350 Euros

Asia

Kuala Lumpur to Hong …

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Lake Cullulleraine
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Lake Cullulleraine great place for camping or caravan stop

If you are travelling from Adelaide to Sydney and are camping or caravanning and you don’t want to stop in Mildura, then a great option is Lake Cullulleraine.

Lake Cullulleraine is about 50km on the Renmark side of Mildura. It’s quite a small town but the caravan park is located right on Lake Cullulleraine and has …

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The Old Moonta Railway Station
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Australia’s Little Cornwall – Moonta South Australia

Moonta on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula is known as Australia’s Little Cornwall. This name was given due to the large quantity of Cornish miners that immigrated to Australia during the mid to late 19th century. This is known as the Cornish diaspora. Today you can see the results of this immigration in the Methodist church’s …

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Walking tour of London’s best bookshops

This is a walking tour you can try yourself if you’re interested in bookshops. You might need to divide the tour into a couple days if you’re like me and end up walking around for 2-3 hours in one shop.

However, a lot of the shops have certain specialisations so you can miss a few shops …

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Historic Pub Crawl in London

In this post I’m going to give you some details about how to do a fantastic pub crawl through London. You’ll need to do this London pub crawl in the day because some of the pubs in the city will close early.

Also you’ll need a Zone 1 tube pass as you’ll need to travel by …

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