Working Holidays in Australia: Pre-Departure Costs

WORKING HOLIDAYS IN AUSTRALIA: PRE-DEPARTURE COSTS

When I first started thinking about going traveling the first things I wanted to do were the fun things: spending hours on YouTube, day dreaming on Pinterest, and telling all my friends. Then came the not as fun part: paying for it. Here’s a breakdown of the major unavoidable expenses that come with a year working holiday […]

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My Year In Australia: The Plan (So Far!)

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If you haven’t already heard, Lewis and I are moving to Australia! We’re headed Down Under on a year-long working holiday visa. I leave for Oz on September 14th from Boston Logan Airport at the same time Lewis will leave from London Heathrow and (if all goes according to plan) our planes will reach Dubai airport early morning on […]

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7 Free (Or Sort of Free) Things to Do in London

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“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”   There is SO much to see and do in London. Here are some of my favorite off-the-beaten-path free or free-ish things to do in the city! Shop the Brick Lane Market and grab a bagel […]

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How I am Paying for My Working Holiday in Australia

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Almost everyone I know say that they would love to travel, but 99% of the reasons why people don’t comes down to the same thing: MONEY. UGH. I think the #1 trick to saving enough money to be able to afford something you really want is that you really need to want it. Otherwise finding the willpower to […]

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My Bucket List for a Year Working Holiday in Australia

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Take a selfie with a kangaroo …and a wombat Walk the Bondi to Coogee beach costal walk Visit the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens Celebrate Australia Day Go hot air ballooning SKYDIVE! Wake up early and catch an incredible sunrise Dive the Great Barrier Reef Sail the Whitsundays Go camping Attend an authentic Aussie BBQ Celebrate […]

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Why I Quit My Office Job to Travel

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I graduated from college in May of 2015 with a journalism degree and absolutely no idea what I wanted to do with my life. What did I know?   I knew that whatever came next in my life I wanted it to be something that I truly wanted to do. That may sound obvious, simple even. But it’s really […]

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Your Long Distance Relationship is NOT Doomed

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Long distance is HARD, there’s no arguing that. But just because you need to be in a long distance relationship, whether it’s because you’re traveling and your partner isn’t or you and your partner work or go to school in different states or even countries,  it doesn’t mean the relationship is doomed! It just means you […]

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A WEEKEND IN: WASHINGTON, D.C.

GoPro footage from our adventure visiting Tali in Washington, D.C. on the weekend of May 20th to May 23rd, 2016. ♡ Equipment used: GoPro Hero3+ Silver MUSIC: Classic feat. Powers – The Knocks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emOKa… FIND ME: Instagram: @katielofblad If you have any questions feel free to drop me a comment below and I will do […]

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Day 1/365

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Every year, one of the first things incoming freshman at Syracuse University do during orientation week is head to  the Carrier Dome to learn school songs and chants. At the end of it they arrange the students on the football field to form the shape of your class year so they can take an aerial view photo. […]

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Snapshot Scene – My Favorite Photo from My Semester in London

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This is my favorite photo from the six months I spent in the UK. My roommates and I had just gotten the keys to our new flat. It was a tiny two bedroom that the four of us would share, but it was in central London and only a five minute walk from Hyde Park […]

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